Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I've written before about the group that will travel from the States to the Philippins to be apart of the celebration as these books are delivered to the Kagayanen.
As I travel, I plan to blog about it as I have internet access -- so you'll be hearing lots more about it. For now, I thought some of you might want to see this book that arrived just an hour ago.
(I love technology sometimes.)
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Some of you who pray for me have also often prayed for this team, even if you weren't calling us any of the names we've used. Now you have names and faces.
How can you pray for us? Let me give you a few suggestions for things that are constant opportunities:
- Pray that we will listen well -- to each other, to those we lead, to those we serve and most of all to our Father who is over all and in all the works through all.
- Pray that we will be constantly growing in our trust of one another -- able to conflict well (iron sharpens iron) and collaborate well (brothers who dwell together in unity) and work well (created for the works God has prepared in advance for us to do)
- Pray that God will protect us from all sorts of distractions and derailments as we work hard, travel often (Bob more than the rest of us) and interact in myriad relationships for the sake of those who have not yet heard God speak to them in the language they understand deeply -- maybe not at all.
- Pray that we will rest in God who is our refuge, rejoice in God who is our hope and strength, and be overwhelmed by the greatness of God who is almighty and gracious and good.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
While Wycliffe's heart beats to the rhythm of providing access to Scriptures for all people in the language and form they understand best, the music that accompanies this beat expands beyond a single task.
One the one hand, there are all the things that God's Word accomplishes in the hearts of individuals and communities as God's Truth becomes known. Disciples are made who in turn become disciple-makers and the church is born again and again.
On the other hand, there is literacy and mother-tongue first education, and all that comes with this empowering of people.
And God, by his plan and for his purposes, chooses to do this work through us. In us. With us.
(As always with images in Blogger, if you click on the image it will open full size in another browser window -- and, in the case of this "postcard," this will be more readable in that larger size.)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Oh, use the title above to link to a free ring tone download site that features these Mosquito Ring Tones (about which I would not have heard except Joel Hunter referenced them on Sunday morning).
I'm not sure if I'm more irritated that this is promoted as a way to be sneaky behind the backs of adults (parents and teachers, specifically) or because I can't hear the one labeled "under 49" and I AM under 49. Grrr.
What is the Mosquito Ringtone?
The short version, A tone outside the audible range of hearing of most people over 30. This means that you can get phone calls and receive text messages in class or school without teachers hearing it.
On Wikipedia it talks about origin of this "technology" -- you'll enjoy that if you are an adult. :)
I didn't like them all (no surprise there). In fact, I didn't like most of them. But there were a few that made me smile. This one, for example.
It's creative. It assumes that I (as the viewer) have the ability to also be creative (at least creative enough to add my own verbal story to the images). I'm thrilled that they didn't hype this with overpowering music or voice over.