Posts from May 2010

Posts from May 2010

Psalms of Ascent-Books to Read

Here is the list of books I (Matt) mentioned in class when we studied Psalm 123 –“Service- The Right Posture” I highly recommend this book on humility –A Guide to Living in the Truth: Saint Benedict’s Teaching on Humility by Michael Casey (ISBN 978-0-7648-0739-8). The Rule of St. Benedict (Chapter 7 in particular) (In English -ISBN 0-8146-1272-5). The…

Pomp and Circumstance

Elizabeth has been reigning for decades as the Queen of England. She is shown great respect. Her portrait even appears on the money of Canada. She doesn’t actually run Canada or even England. She is what we call a figurehead: a person who holds an important title or office yet executes little actual power Jesus has been reigning as King of kings for centuries. He is shown…

What’s Your Hurry

I’m in a hurry to get things done I rush and rush until life’s no fun All I’ve really got to do is live and die But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why. I’m in a hurry. I keep searching for the finish line. I am eager to prod myself and everyone else to completion. I’m in a hurry. God is not. He has priorities that don’t…

What Are We Thinking?

I watched a movie with my daughter tonight. It’s a favorite of hers, and a very old story. It was first known as Taming of the Shrew, and then Kiss Me Kate and for the more recent generation, Ten Things I Hate About You. Julia Stiles plays “Kat”. I like Julia Stiles, she’s just cute in a very frank and fresh way. The actor playing opposite her was…

Your 13 year old is "doing it"…

There’s a ton of research coming out regarding the sexual mores of the Junior High age group.  The results are staggering and heartbreaking. Take hope though, at Grace Chapel we seem to be on the right path to breaking through some of these issues, at least structurally. Read this article and…
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