Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The article addresses the challenges that we face as an organization as we work to mobilze resources for Bible translation. If you are looking for a 40,000 foot view of Wycliffe's work, this is one great source of information and inspiration.
Building Resources to Reach the World
Wycliffe Bible Translators launches the Last Languages Campaign
Bob Creson Outcomes, Feb/Mar 2009
Two years ago, I sat across the table from a donor and listened as he told me about his passionate interest in a certain country. "I want to see that country transformed by the power of God, and I believe Bible translation is an important key," he said. "If I gave you $100 million for your work there, what would you accomplish? How would the country be different?"
To read the rest of the article, follow the link.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Over the past couple of weeks I've been preparing a workshop on Facebook that I'll share on Saturday in Indianapolis at a 1-day women's retreat.
This evening, while sitting around waiting for the flu to pass and having just the right amount of energy for web-surfing but not enough for much of anything else, I found this video on You Tube. I was there looking for one I remembered from about a year ago -- which I also found -- but liked this one more.
If you don't Facebook, this really won't be that funny for you. If you do...well...may it at least put a smile on your face.
"The Word" from Northland Video on Vimeo.
I loved this song the first time I heard the recording by Sara Groves. These three (regular members of Northland's worship team) shared the song in our worship service a couple of weeks ago and (no surprise) I loved it. How cool that I can actually share it with you!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Anyhow, it was a metaphor that Anderson used that took my breath away. He was laying a foundation for his book -- sharing how the Kingdom of God is diverse and unified and that therefore the Church is diverse and unified and should better reflect that reality. The statement that caught me was that in heaven "there will be one church and it will be multicultural. One bride, not a harem...."
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
After reading and thinking through all of the names suggested for my new mouse friend -- and after letting the mouse imagine each of the recommendations as his own name -- we chose Filbert. In some ways you might say that Filbert chose the mouse. It just fit.
Part of the decision process including doing some research about nuts. If one is about to share his name with a nut, one should know something about nuts in general and that nut in particular. Of course, the mouse's decision had far more to do with the way the name looks in print and how it sounds.
"Nut" is a general term for the large, dry, oily seeds or fruit of some plants. While a wide variety of dried seeds and fruits are called nuts, only a certain number of them are considered by biologists to be true nuts. Nuts are an important source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife.
All nuts are seeds, but not all seeds are nuts. Nuts are both the seed and the fruit, and cannot be separated. Seeds come from fruit, and can be removed from the fruit, like almonds, cashews, walnuts, and pistachios, which were once inside fruit.
The Filbert is part of the hazelnut family and the mouse likes the character Hazel on TV Land reruns, so that may have had some influence.
And when you Google "nut" and "filbert" it is not long until another definition pops up in the discussion which the mouse finds most amusing. Wikipedia puts it this way: "a lunatic; an individual wholly unhinged; predominant neurotic tendencies."
Filbert also liked the idea suggested by an anonymous reader to name other mouse friends by other nut names. That reader made some specific suggestions and then Filbert did some name-hunting of his own.
Filbert noticed early on that Kluwak is a bit, well, sneaky and so a name of a nut that is "chocolate brown" and "slippery" seemed to suit him just fine.