Did Jesus Enjoy Being Here?

June 13th 2007 1 comment so far  

One morning I was enjoying taking a walk. It had been a good week. Far from perfect, but I felt that the week had gone well. I was enjoying the morning and time by myself. Then the question came to my mind, “Did Jesus enjoy being here?”

The question came in response to really enjoying the morning. I was enjoying the richness of life that I am experiencing. I was thankful for where I was and what I was doing. I was thankful for those who God had surrounded me with at this time.

That led me to think about Christ time …

Where to Find Courageous Christians?

June 12th 2007 4 comments so far  

Last week I found myself waiting at Great Clips to have my usual monthly haircut. While waiting I grabbed the May 7th edition of Forbes Magazine where I found an article that attracted my attention because at the bottom of the page I saw the name of a former Mexican president, Ernesto Zedillo, who shares the Current Events column of the magazine. The article “Needed: Leaders of Courage“ written by British historian Paul Johnson points out that contrary to traditional approaches to history that stress “the importance of forces and classes,” individuals in the recent past such …

It’s Monday Evening in Maputo, Mozambique

June 11th 2007 2 comments so far  

It’s Monday evening in Maputo, Mozambique. We (my wife Priscilla, along with Lee and RoseAnn Hopwood) arrived this afternoon in Maputo (pronounced “mah poo too”) on a flight from Johannesburg, South Africa. That was after two previous all night flights from Dallas to London (Sat.-Sun.) and London to Johannesburg (Sun.-Mon.). We’re bone weary but excited to be here.

Over two million folks call Maputo home. Driving from the airport Priscilla and I just looked at each other and said, “This is Africa!” After traveling for over thirty hours when we got in the line for passport control for foreign nationals …

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