Friday, April 15, 2011

(lent) 8


considered to be lucky in Chinese culture.

number of days of Hanukkah is a Jewish festival holiday.

in March of 1908, The Collinwood School Fire, near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174.

Crazy Nights. an animated movie by Adam Sandler.

Mile. a infamous road in Detroit. made into a movie starring Emenem.

Seconds. A true life movie of a professional bull rider, starring Luke Perry.

mm (as in mileometer). a motion picture film format in which the film is 8 mm wide.

Super 8 is also a retired film format as well as a plush hotel chain.

Magic 8 Ball. a novelty toy which, when shook, will give you answers to life's toughest questions. Also available: the Answer Me Jesus magic 8 ball.

chapter in Matthew where Jesus speaks of the challenges of following Him.
The Cost of Following Jesus
18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. 19 Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

21 Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

22 But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

count the cost.
pay the price.
following Jesus is not something to be taken lightly.

chapter in John, verse 12 in which Jesus says: "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Following means sacrificing. what will you sacrifice in order to be in the light?

there is no magic solution to get you through the trials of life - but there is a light that never goes out... and in that light is life.

cockroaches scurry and hide when the light hits them. don't run from light. embrace its warmth and let it guide you. trials may come but the light will satisfy the soul, while everything else will leave you wanting and needing more.

embrace the light. embrace life.

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