Monthly Archives: May 2018

What’s Your Calling?

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What’s your calling?

We’ve just wrapped up an amazing Wilberforce Weekend, where we talked about calling: especially our call to be people who create, who confront, and who care. We heard from former Popeye’s CEO Cheryl Bachelder, Joni Eareckson Tada, Fr. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute, and many more. You can hear their incredible talks on the BreakPoint Podcast over the next several weeks.

But how about you? If you haven’t discerned your callings—whether you’re a recent graduate or in mid-career—don’t tie yourself in knots. Relax, trust God, and do the next thing well.

As Catholic writer Jacque Phillippe has said, too often, “we spend so much time searching and doubting” about our long-term calling, “we neglect things that are God’s will for us every day.” Things like prayer. Faithfulness. Loving our neighbor in the next tangible way. If you don’t have answers yet about the future, “prepare to receive them by living today to the full.”

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Gambling, sports, and the Bible

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Earlier this month the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. New Jersey plans to join Nevada as another state that will allow legal sports betting. Other states (like Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) will probably follow.

I wondered how the professional sports associations would react to the decision. We didn’t have to wait long. The NFL said that it has a “long-standing and unwavering commitment to protecting the integrity of the game.” They called on Congress to get involved because of the “potential harms posed by sports betting” and the concern this could erode “public confidence in these events.”

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Young boy helps older lady

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Amazon Puts Activists Over Owners and Customers

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Memorial Day ideas

Here are some ideas of things you may want to do today. I know it is late in the day where I am so perhaps these are things you will

want to do next year. Don’t just tell your kids about these things take them with you when you when you do them.

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Thank you daddy from a 13 year daughter after trouble at airport

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How true

Here are some words from Rev. Franklin Graham. All I can I write or add is amen. Billy.

“They’re calling it a landslide—I call it a national tragedy. Yesterday Ireland voted to repeal their 8th amendment, which protected the unborn child and gave equal rights to the life of a mother and a child. So now, what they have decided is that the stronger have the right to take the life of the weaker. At least 33% of the country got it right. Just because the majority who voted say that murdering the unborn should be legal, doesn’t mean that it‘s right. Just because the Hutus in Rwanda had a majority and wanted to kill all the Tutsis, that doesn’t make it right. For many years in the United States, the majority thought slavery was okay and should be legal, but that doesn’t make it right. No matter what country you live in, everyone needs to remember that you will stand before God one day and give an account for your actions—and it may be sooner than later.”

In Jesus name, I play.

Here is a story about an NBA player who is shining for Jesus. https://sportsspectrum.com/sport/basketball/2018/05/23/celtics-jayson-tatum-named-to-nba-all-rookie-first-team/

These Nebraska nuns are saving souls and kittens, too

Sister Mary Lucy used to be a dog person.

Cats just weren’t her thing.

But then a stray cat befriended by the nuns from the Daughters of the Eternal Father, a community that teaches the Catholic faith, had six babies on their front porch.

 

Ten years later, they still have the three males from that litter, and they’re spoiled rotten.

“I keep telling them to go out and get a job so they can earn their way, but they don’t respond,” Sister Mary Lucy says.

Feral cats are a part of their neighborhood, and the nuns feed and name them. They plan to spay and neuter them, too.

 

But before that could happen, one of the females snuck through the pet door on the back porch on May 1 and gave birth to five more babies.

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In the midst of a playoff run, Cavs guard Kyle Korver has been trying to find balance after the death of his youngest brother Kirk.

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