Archive | February, 2011

Will We Rise to Public Scripture Reading?

Reading

George Guthrie, in Will We Rise to Biblical Literacy?, noted some important statistics about the Bible reading habits of regular church attenders. They are not that encouraging: Yet, only 16 out of 100 of those who regularly attend our churches read the Bible every day; another 32 percent read the Bible at least once per […]

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Feeling sick is not a priority

Bursts

[amazon_link id=”0525951601″ target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link]Being sick, on the other hand, is. That’s where I was on Tuesday. Yesterday as being sick yielded to convalescing, I picked up Albert-Laszlo Barabasi’ s book [amazon_link id=”0525951601″ target=”_blank” ]Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do[/amazon_link]. In his chapter “Feeling Sick Is Not A Priority”, he highlights the drop in […]

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Benny Hinn meets [T&T] Prime Minister

AMERICAN televangelist Benny Hinn, who once called former prime minister Patrick Manning “foolish”, yesterday paid a courtesy visit to PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar at her office at 13-15 St Clair Avenue, St Clair at 1.30 p.m. via Benny Hinn meets Prime Minister | Trinidad Express Newspaper | News.

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Refusals for Everyday

Before boarding the Facebook bandwagon and neglecting this blog, I had stored up a bunch of draft posts that never saw the light of day. I’ve been reviewing them and even though some have lost their currency there are some worth sharing. Tying in with my recent posts about goals and annual reports, I was […]

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Goals: Surf less

Surf less

After I started this series of posts, I worried that I had worded one of my goals for this year as “read less”. That would need a lot more explaining than “surf less.” Surfing is an apt metaphor for much of what I do. I probably read as much or more than ever. But my […]

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Goals: Write More

Write more

Writing can be hard work for me. I like to communicate precisely. I don’t like to be misunderstood. As an introvert, it feels risky opening up my inner world. So it surprised me when “Write more” flew off of my fingers and into my annual report for ABWE. Yet there it was with the cursor […]

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Goals: Learning to Live Again

report

I serve with a great missions agency, one that encourages its missionaries to keep moving forward and looking to the future. Each year we submit an annual report, setting goals for the next year and reviewing accomplishments in the last year. The deadline is January 31. Last year’s report was never completed. I had more […]

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Hanuman idol perched atop pole in T&T

A massive idol of Lord Hanuman perched atop a pole has been unveiled in Trinidad and Tobago. The idol was unveiled by Minister of Education Tim Gopeesingh at the Todds Road Hindu Temple in central Trinidad. Rudy Indarsingh, a minister, was present. via New Kerala – World News, 142482.

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