Thursday, May 28, 2009
The United States is facing its biggest financial crisis in ages. North Korea is blowing up nukes. Dick Cheney warns us of the "dangers that have not gone away." Wars are still being fought in Afghanistan and Iraq.
But over in the White House press briefing room it’s a veritable laugh riot.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Each of those galaxies contains around ten million stars. The average star is roughly a million times the size of Earth. And yet, even with all that, the universe is more than 90 percent empty space. All that in this tiny photo - a photo that covers only one thirteen-millionth of the entire night sky.
Friday, May 8, 2009
The map shows how each state measured up, with red being the most free and blue being the least. Illinois is one of the states with the least personal freedoms while Missouri is one of the freest.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
President Obama greeted a White House crowd gathered for a May 4th premature celebration of Cinco de Mayo with a well-intentioned attempt at Spanish and a joke about being a day early. Obama said: "Bienvenidos. Welcome to Cinco de Cuatro -- (laughter) -- Cinco de Mayo at the White House. We are a day early, but we always like to get a head start here at the Obama White House."
Unbeknownst to the president, he wasn't saying "Happy May 4th." He was saying, "Happy fifth of fourth."
But everyone had a good time anyway.
Friday, May 1, 2009
If only we have eyes to see, and hearts to believe.
The story goes that the redbud blooms before the dogwood, because Jesus first had to die and shed his red blood for the sins of the world. Three days later, after Christ was crucified on a tree, He burst forth from the tomb and rose from the dead to give new life to all who believe. Just as the redbud blooms first before the dogwood, Good Friday comes before Easter Sunday, death comes before Resurrection, the cross comes before the crown.
Well, it turns out that the redbuds and dogwoods were just a preview of the glory to come for us that day. Later that day we were blessed to tour the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, and it was just like being in heaven on earth. I can’t begin to describe to you the plethora of flowers, trees, bushes, and plants we saw on that beautiful day.
(If you haven’t been there before, you need to go.)
God gives us such beauty and pleasure as a little preview of coming attractions, as a foretaste of the feast to come. For just as Jesus rose from the dead that first Easter morning, we too will rise and walk in newness of life, enjoying the wonders of God’s new creation together for all eternity.
But in the meantime ... we have work to do. We are to be God’s Easter People – those called by Him to bring faith, hope, peace, joy, love, and forgiveness to all those around us – our family, our friends, our neighbors, and yes, even our enemies.
Emily Dickenson once wrote that “Love is the person of the resurrection, who scoops up the dust and chants, “Live!”.
That’s who we are. We're God’s Easter people. We are redeemed, renewed, and restored in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, so that we might help others repent and return to the Lord as well.
May our Living Lord give us new life to be His Easter People today.