Monday, January 10, 2005

January 10, 2005

It did snow over the weekend. Sunday morning we woke up to snow! It was also Alex's 7th birthday. He got a dog from his aunt and uncle. Mr. B is a Westie and a great gift for a little boy who wants a brother or a sister with the likelihood of such being 0. He loves his puppy. I'm happy for him.

Today our faith community begins a learning group. gen2rev, learning the story of our faith for ordinary folks. There is about 25 of us entering into a 1 year learning group lead by Winn Griffin. What a gift this is to our community. to paraphrase someone...Part of our life together is learning from and living out of (as Todd H has said) “our sacred text” to help us grow in our love for God and people. We desire to view the world and culture through the story of the Scriptures. We must become thinkers and theologians if we are serious about following Jesus and being missional in today’s culture.

This is important for us. As I meditate on the 10 commandments and study the story I realize how important one's view of God is to live out faith in our world. Some of the conversation and interviews I have seen from people of Christian faith regarding the devastation in SE Asia makes me so sad.

Time to take Mr. B out....


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