Connections

  1. Connections are a tenuous thing, much like life itself. One minute you have it, the next minute it has slipped through your fingers.

  2. Trying to pick up BNC again, our best-read website. And the hardest one to maintain.

  3. Decisão (Decision) book released today on cristaos.org/m/ blog. May it move people to act.

  4. The Propósitos (Purposes) book is waiting on me to give the go-ahead to the printer. It seems expensive, but probably isn’t.

  5. Breakfast with one brother, lunch with another. So I really needed my workout tonight.

  6. An original verse: The highest mountains heaved, the valleys buckled, / The Lord descended, and human kingdoms crumbled.

  7. A Bible verse: “But now, O Lord, upon what am I relying? You are my only hope!” Psalm 39.7.

After 60

  1. A book surfaced entitled, Our Bodies After 60. Where’s the one called, Our Souls After 60?

  2. History is the story of man’s mistakes. Redemption is the fulfillment of God’s eternal plan to save him.

  3. God doesn’t forgive the stubborn sinner. In biblical terms, you could omit the word “stubborn.” It’s redundant.

  4. If social media is a representative slice of human experience, mankind is far worse than imagined.

  5. Everyone wants to be a superhero. Who wants to be a saint winning the daily battle against the world?

  6. An original verse: Let grace forgive, that we might have our way? / Christ will reject such faith on judgment day.

  7. A Bible verse: “Therefore, strengthen your listless hands and your weak knees” Heb 12.12.

Every man a Lamech?

  1. Never in my wildest dreams could I, 40 years ago, have imagined today’s society. Is every other man a Lamech and every other woman a Jezebel?

  2. Some attitudes are more basic than others, says a writer. Among the most basic: humility. Hear with it, speak with it, act with it, think with it.

  3. Silence and stillness we need in the presence of God. Then, he would have us move and speak.

  4. Wikipedia’s “On this day”: “1969 – The children’s television series Sesame Street premiered in the United States.” 50 years ago today? Time flies.

  5. Difficulty getting a pool today for a baptism. A downside to meeting in a home.

  6. An original verse: Between this world and next, how thin the wall! / How high the holy God after the Fall!

  7. A Bible verse: “In the same way therefore not one of you can be my disciple if he does not renounce all his own possessions” Lk 14.33.