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Why God

Listen to a spiritual leader talk about the death of his dad, in a short radio commentary.
Audio

Kids being sent to a bench at school, but not for a timeout.Instead to have friendship time

Video

 

Three years after her son died, mom hears his heart


Son’s heart

Goodbye, Rob Sherman – My Friendship with a Departed Athiest

( The blog post below I just found the other day, though it was written a few years ago by the Senior Pastor of the Moody church,Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer. Even though it is an older sad post, it makes some points which are still true here in 2017. )

I considered the well-known atheist Rob Sherman a friend.

On Saturday December 10, I was saddened to learn that Rob had been killed in a single-engine plane accident in Marengo, a distant Chicago suburb.
Though we found ourselves on opposite sides of these important issues, our friendship transcended our differing political views. We also talked about his background, his family, and his love of airplanes.
I gave him a copy of John’s Gospel and urged him to read a chapter a day asking the simple question, “Who, according to this book, is Jesus Christ?” I told him he could read it as a skeptic, but that he owed himself the opportunity to just read it! Sadly, when I met him a year later, he admitted that he not taken up my challenge.
Goodbye, Rob. I regret that you did not come to believe in a God who loves us enough to send His Son to die in our stead. I pray that your unexpected death will be a reminder that life is short and eternity is long, and that preparing to die should be our highest priority.
Goodbye, Rob. I regret that you did not come to believe in a God who loves us enough to send His Son to die in our stead. I pray that your unexpected death will be a reminder that life is short and eternity is long, and that preparing to die should be our highest priority.
( Read the full blog post. )

A Good Family Man

( audio ) Who says that anymore? It used to be a badge of honor—so what happened to change all that? It’s today’s commentary!

 

 

The question above all questions

Dead, or alive

Middle schoolers line route for dead officer, they know it is the right thing to do

 

 

 

( Read a powerful column. )

Slain Deputy Mark Burbridge was a hero both at home ,at work and at home, kids say in touching tribute ( updated )

Here is powerful story. which may break your heart.And inspire you to pray for the folks in blue, along with their families.

A lesson in how not to be thankful!

Returning home after walking my regular course one afternoon last fall, I came across an unusual scene. In front of the Christian school that I pass by were two men I know who work there. One was kneeling beside the sewer opening at the curb while the other was actually lying on the pavement and trying to reach down inside. A nicely-dressed woman was standing nearby.

I stopped to help and discovered they were trying to retrieve a schoolbook that had somehow fallen down into the sewer and which was lying, safe and dry for the moment, on a bit of concrete shelf. Being dressed down in shorts and T-shirt and already dirty, I offered my help and got down beside my friend. Though taller and having a longer reach, I couldn’t get to the book either even though I got down as far as I could into the sewer opening. Even using a pole with a gripping device wouldn’t work.

Well, we worked at it quite awhile before my friend thought about possibly prying the manhole cover from its rust-encrusted position so that he could drop inside. It wasn’t easy and the iron cover proved heavy and cumbersome – but it worked. Once we had that done, it took just seconds for him to retrieve the book and but another minute to maneuver the manhole cover back into place. Our efforts had produced a successful conclusion and, I don’t know about the others, I felt a wonderful sense of achievement.

But the most notable detail of this story was one that wasn’t wonderful at all for that was the inaction of the young girl whose book had been saved. During the whole time of the adventure – 15 minutes since I had showed up and who knows how long before that – she merely sat in a nearby car, messing with her phone. It was the girl’s mother who had stood alongside watching our efforts in her daughter’s behalf. The mom was encouraging and very grateful. But, even when the book was retrieved, the girl herself displayed no gratitude, not even interest. The mother was embarrassed when she finally had to direct her daughter to roll down the window to acknowledge the favor. The girl let the car window come down, took the book from her mom’s hand, gave us a slight and quick smile and…zip…up went the window again and she returned her attention to her phone. The mom repeated her own thanks and assured us that her daughter was grateful too. The evidence of that, however, could hardly been weaker.
( Read the rest of this blog post.)

10 year old sees colors for the first time

Read a cool story
with pictures.