Archive for November 15th, 2007

Ewwwww!When you shake off your mortal coil and move from the imperfect to the perfect, what do you want folks to do with your remains? I’ve heard a number of conversations on this recently, particularly with the growing trend in cremation. Whether it’s being buried in your local cemetary, having your ashes spread in Disneyland, or being made into something a little bit more permanent, does it really matter?

Or, in a different light, does it make sense for your loved ones to spend the equivalent of a lifetime’s earnings in a third-world country, simply for the interring of your remains in the style of the times?

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Does anyone remember Madlibs? When I was younger, my brother and I would play those for hours on end. It was great fun.

I just did a little mad libs with a recent CR?N article. While I would never say the below in seriousness, it does show the importance of the Golden Rule:

However, we at suggests that before Ingrid becomes involved in offering any “gift,” because of the division she’s sown within the church in general and for the sake of those she has alienated, Ingrid should repent and divest herself of her unbiblical headship over men in the church; publicly renounce her sin, and ask for forgiveness. Because Jesus says:

“Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” (Matthew 5:23-24)

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Love as we understand it is supposed to be a display of tenderness and gentle devotion, and two young lovers in a meadow sometimes comes to mind. Who can forget our first love when our hearts were drawn to someone in school or the neighborhood? We might have been drawn by their eyes or hair or personality, but something about them captured our hearts and we experienced for the very first time the emotion we call love. It was all so like a fairy tale.

But how can we fully experience God’s love, and what about the Father can draw us to know and experience His love toward us as well as materialize within us a love for Him? Will it be the beauty of the mountains or the brightness of the stars? The majesty of the oceans or the wonder of the human figure? The expanse of the universe or the warmth of a mother’s affection? Which of these or others will God use to exhibit His matchless love for us? Of course all of these fall short in communicating the Father’s love but they all come with finite beauty and limited majesty.

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