We all love to play Peekaboo with kids but have you ever wondered why they think you can’t see them when they close their eyes? Wonder no longer, a study in Cambridge gives the answer.
The Dog Whistle was invented by Frank Galton it works because dogs can hear at a higher range than humans. That’s what they say but is there another explanation? When you look at if from the dog’s point of view there is.
Languages are not my thing, I have studied French, Hebrew and Greek but they were always a great amount of work for me. It has been said many times that English is a very difficult language to learn so I am glad I am a native speaker. Here are a couple of videos to help us understand why.
There are many ways to take up an offering. Some churches pass the plate, a basket or an offering bag. Many churches provide online options, or an ATM in the foyer. A few churches have boxes in the back to drop your offering in on the way out. You have to wonder if the amount changes depending on the sermon:) At times church members will even withhold their offering because they do not like what is happening in their local congregation. Such as this example below.
While I am not a big fan of this, some few churches have the people come forward to give their offering. To me this would be very uncomfortable for visitors. However, no matter how the offering is taken up we can all learn a thing or two about the joy of giving from this guy. Maybe just minus a bit of the showmanship:)
“Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.” (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
Enjoy your day:)
It was 8:30 a.m. on a weekday morning, I was brushing my teeth and my wife was combing her hair when the call came in. It was one of those calls that you never want to receive. A friend of ours called to let us know that her sister and brother-in-law had just given birth to their first child, the baby was in Sick Kids Hospital and was not
going to live. We made the 1 hour trip to sit with the family as they grieved the inevitable. It was not long after we left that afternoon that the baby passed on.
Death is always hard even if the person has lived to a “good old age” and the passing is expected. However, when the death is of an infant the impact is greatly increased because it doesn’t seem fair that this person never had a chance to live their life.
Ministering to a family during the death of an infant is extremely difficult and the issue of a child’s stand before God is guaranteed to come up. As a minister how do you deal with this important question? Here are a couple of articles that help bring this quandary into perspective.
The blog the Cripplegate addressed this issue this past summer with two posts called “What Happens To Infants Who Die?” Here is their article from the Old Testament perspective and here is the New Testament perspective.
The death of child a journey none of us want to take but it is taken almost every day. I hope these articles equip you to minister well if a family in need calls on you in their time of crisis.
“The true character of ministry is a servant’s heart.” Harold Warner