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Good article on the recent tragedy in Connecticut

Posted by joelbyer on December 16, 2012

How Does Jesus Come to Newtown? – Desiring God

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Christmas Love

Posted by joelbyer on December 16, 2012

 

- paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13

 


If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of
twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m
just another decorator.


If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas
cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned
table at

mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another cook.


If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give
all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it
profits me nothing.


If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted
snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir’s
cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.


Love stops the cooking to hug the child.


Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.


Love is kind, though harried and tired.


Love doesn’t envy another’s home that has coordinated Christmas china  and table linens.
Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of the way.


Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can’t.


Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.


Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be
lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of LOVE will endure.


                      -Author Unknown

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Death, be not Proud

Posted by joelbyer on April 7, 2012

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell;
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

by John Donne

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Then why do you work as a Supreme Court judge?

Posted by joelbyer on February 6, 2012

Ginsburg To Egyptians: I Wouldn’t Use U.S. Constitution As A Model | Fox News

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Good grief

Posted by joelbyer on January 28, 2012

Good Grief: Soundings, Part One « The Bible and Culture

Ben Witherington, a prominent Wesleyan-Armininan scholar, shares his grieving process through the tragic and unexpected death of his daughter.
His thinking on grief, I think pretty much mirrors my own, although thankfully, I have never experienced such devastating loss.

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Pointed…and very moving.

Posted by joelbyer on January 4, 2012

Top Ten Reasons 2012 Is Going To Be Your Best Ministry Year Ever :: Perry Noble | Leadership, Vision & Creativity

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Pithy Thought of the Day

Posted by joelbyer on December 3, 2011

Why We Need Jesus | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction

We live in a world that assumes reason is unbiased, when in fact our reason itself is enslaved to naturalism: a denial of the world’s dependence on God for its creation and preservation, much less redemption.

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Great article!

Posted by joelbyer on November 2, 2011

Dear Occupy Wall Street … – daveramsey.com

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Like. Never. :-)

Posted by joelbyer on October 23, 2011

Seth’s Blog: When is it okay to start worrying?

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This has got to be a first

Posted by joelbyer on October 22, 2011

Woman allegedly beaten with frozen armadillo

Well…I’m a little uncertain as to frozen armadillo laws, but I’m pretty sure that was illegal.

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Well said

Posted by joelbyer on October 22, 2011

Seth’s Blog: The difference between management and leadership

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Breaking News

Posted by joelbyer on October 20, 2011

Gaddafi Killed; Mauled by Tiger in Ohio « Borowitz Report

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