Job and The Grieving Process

Three years ago this month I shared a series of devotions on the book of Job and how his process of grieving the loss of his ten children is so relatable today. Following are links to those 31 daily meditations.

I dedicate these meditations to those who have suffered loss. Please feel free to share with hurting friends.

What does it mean to be blessed?

I guess a lake view is a blessing to some.

What do you think of when your hear the word "blessing"?

Check out my commentary here.

Terminator Genisys | ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Yes. I am a fan of the Terminator series. A few things that I liked about this installment:

    •   Loved the way that they reimagined the story using an alternate timeline.
    •   The casting of Sarah Connor stayed true to the original movie.
    •   The smile. The throwback signature lines. Made me smile out loud.
    •   The twists and turns in the plot kept me engaged and on my toes.
    •   21st Century technology greatly improved the special effects.
    •   Lastly. Arnold. He resurrected the series after that last failed t-flick.

If you are a fan of the Terminator series, I think that you will like this one. A lot.

I liked the movie and, on a Terminator scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★.

Catch my other mini-reviews by selecting the Movies link in the menu bar above.

Theologian Quiz

Who had/has a theology that included these ideas:
  • Transubstantiation is a valid view of communion;
  • The bible contains errors;
  • It is okay for Christians to drink beer;
  • Purgatory and prayers for the dead;
  • Possibility of salvation after death.
Here are your choices:
  1. John Calvin
  2. N.T. Wright
  3. Arminius
  4. John Shelby Spong
  5. C.S. Lewis
  6. John Wesley
  7. Martin Luther
Check here for the answer and let me know how you did.

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

* A poem by Emma Lazarus engraved on a tablet within the pedestal on which the statue stands.