"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep joy and the world's deep hunger meet."
This history behind Stanford University
While Mr. and Mrs. Stanford and their son were on a grand tour of Europe, their son caught typhoid and died at age 15 weeks later while they were still in Europe.
Leland Stanford Sr. told his wife, Jane Stanford, that "the children of California shall be our children. To honor their son upon returning to the United States, Mr. & Mrs. Stanford devoted their fortune to a memorial in their son's name, Leland Stanford Jr. University.
In the chapel is this inscription:
"It is by suffering that God has most nearly approached to man; it is by suffering that man draws most nearly to God."
Every magnificent deed and every horrible deed, both start in the mind. Bring your thoughts today into captivity to the obedience of Christ and your actions will be accordingly.
"God's purpose is not simply to make us beautiful plump grapes, but to make us grapes so that He may squeeze the sweetness out of us."
~~ Pictures of Napa and Guglielmo wineries
I took 10 minutes everyday this week to breathe, did you?
"Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to take it in fill your lungs
The Peace of God that overcomes
Let your weary spirit rest
Lay down what's good and find what's best
"God Talk" at the mall? Ya, baby!
When we think of the mall, we think of boutiques like Valentino, Manolo, Chanel, but did you know that there is now a new booth called "God Talk"? Well, at least there is one at a mall in San Jose. My church rented a booth at a mall in San Jose. The members took turns and we shared the gospel with shoppers. Just in three months, 67 people came to know the Lord. Regardless of where you live, you might be able to rent a booth in a mall near you. People are ready and are receptive of the gospel of God more than any other time.
When I attended the Giant's game two weekends ago, not only did I do it for CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship), but I also got to cuddle with Mr. Tall, Dark Enough and Handsome. We looked so good together that people were watching us instead of the game :-).
There was a booth at the game where CEF was able to share the gospel with 158 children and their families. Thank you, Giants, for allowing the Gospel to be shared at the game!
"Are you mostly making a living or fully making a life? Jesus is the path to the life you've always wanted."
“Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!”
~~Photos taken at the Giants' and 66ers' game this past weekend.
A wise person once said:-
"Accept your past without regret,
Handle you present with confidence, and
Face your future without fear."
And Sehin said, Amen :-).
Sehin Belew, Former Miss Ethiopia's Smart Guide to Beauty, Health and Fashion (Annotation Press, 2008)