Grand Baby Update Owen Reginald Aldrin, born August 22, 2012 Edwards Hospital, Naperville, IL 8 lbs. 20 inches to Dan and Meredith Aldrin Grand Dad Schoenleber gets to hold grandson for first time. Meredith and Dan are doing fine, but need sleep! So proud of our girl, her husband and their new and first son.
Wednesday is for Prayer Going to the hospital to see our first grandson! Meredith and Dan expecting their first child within the hour. Long labor through the night. Picture above is from their wedding day three years ago and Meredith’s reaction to the surprise groomsman Olympic style scoring of their first kiss. A great day … More Grand Daddy Day!
Monday Discussion Seth Godin said this at his blog recently: People don’t care how much you offer them. They care about whether you exceeded their expectations. If you want to delight, if you want to create a remarkable experience, if you want people to talk about you or buy your stock, the secret is simple: give them … More Seth Godin on Expectations
Weekend Musings Bonhoeffer is endlessly challenging. This is my fourth reading of his book, The Cost of Discipleship and again my spirit reels from his analysis and perspective on what he calls “cheap grace.” “Cheap grace means grace as a doctrine, a principle, a system. It means forgiveness of sins proclaimed as a general truth, the … More Bonhoeffer Wrecks Me on Nearly Every Page
Benedictions, whether they occur at worship services, meals, commencements, inaugurations etc., are often some of the least thought through moments in public worship and prayer. But there is a richness in the benedictions scattered throughout the pages of Scripture that are waiting to be explored for the people of God. For more see –> Pastor, Don’t … More Pastor, Don’t Throw that Benediction Away
Weekend Musings How cool is this! Gospel going out in Guatemala in 57 languages. Very creative approach. Thanks to Phil Goija for passing the link on.
Weekend Links Some real show stoppers in this list. And once again, I post them, I don’t necessarily endorse everything in them or the sites from which they come. Updated Note: I have dropped a link that I did not properly vet and since have found to be almost completely false concerning President Obama. Thanks … More Academic Witch Hunts; ACORN; Angela Moncrief; Bad Preaching; Life Priorities; Che Guevara
Friday is for Heart Songs If you didn’t get your Olympic fill with the nearly 24 hour broadcast, maybe this will help. My source is Wikipedia. Eric Liddell’s Olympic exploits were depicted in the Academy Award winning movie Chariots of Fire (1981). After the 1924 Olympics, Liddell went to China as a missionary and served there until … More An Olympic Story You Have Never Heard (and worth hearing)
“And if we answer the call to discipleship, where will it lead us? What decisions and partings will it demand? To answer this question we shall have to go to him, for only he knows the answer. Only Jesus Christ, who bids us to follow him, knows the journey’s end. But we do know that … More Where Does Discipleship Lead Us?
Here’s a great video of a surprising and miraculous story of God working to reach a people with the gospel. The story is told by Malcolm Hunter of the U.S. Center for World Mission. Worth viewing/listening to. It will challenge your thinking, lift your heart and make you praise your God. Just some of the … More God Goes Before Us