THIS SUNDAY, 5/17 (This Sunday is High School Graduate Recognition Day)
Choir: Give Us This Day (The Lord’s Prayer)
Preacher: Jim Gerlt
Praise Team: NO REHEARSAL THIS WEEK
Adult Choir: Rehearsal at 7:15pm in the Choir Room; (Final mid-week Rehearsal prior to Summer Break: 5/27)
NOTE: Wed., May 13th, marks two years since our son, Jordan, took his life. I am not certain as to how this will impact me psychologically. Nonetheless, I don’t plan on chancing it. Therefore, I have asked Dr. Hyung Sek Chae to direct Adult Choir Rehearsal this Wed., 5/13. Please be present – we’re scheduled to sing a great song on Sunday.
Thank you for allowing me to attend my daughter’s (Kelsie’) college graduation this past weekend in Nashville, TN. Does she look excited?
FIRST YEAR IN PURSUIT of an MA in APOLOGETICS: COMPLETED!!
VIOLENCE IN THE HOME
As one who grew up in an extremely violent home, this blog caught my eye. You can access the entire blog below. However, here is an excerpt:
At least one in four women is a victim of domestic abuse in her lifetime. And research shows that Christian women stay far longer in abusive situations and in more severe abuse than their non-Christian counterparts.
What is domestic abuse?
In our book, Is It My Fault? Lindsey and I define domestic abuse as “a pattern of coercive or controlling behavior used by one individual to gain or maintain power and control over another individual in the context of an intimate relationship. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, exploit, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound an intimate partner.” This definition is the consensus of psychologists, lawmakers, and experts in the field.
Is abuse dangerous if it is not physical violence?
Yes. Domestic abuse can take many forms—willful intimidation, physical assault, sexual assault, battery, stalking, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, economic control, psychological abuse, and isolation. Threats of abuse can be as frightening as the abuse itself.
Should I encourage a victim to call the police and report physical abuse, or should we deal with it as a spiritual issue?
A victim should first turn to the police when violent abuse has occurred.
GREAT INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST, ROGER WIENS
Roger Wiens works with the NASA Mars Rover, Curiosity. Questions regarding his Christian faith begin toward the end of the interview (the entire interview is fascinating.)
WHAT HAPPENED TO CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC (CCM)?
I thought this was an interesting take on the above question: http://www.worshipideas.com/what-happened-to-contemporary-christian-music/
“THE KEY TO PRAYER IS SIMPLY PRAYING” (A.W. Tozer)
Reminder: BHBC will be open every Saturday at 5pm (unless notified otherwise) for prayer-walking.
QUOTE(s) of the WEEK
“Precisely because we cannot predict the moment, we must be ready at all moments.” – C.S. Lewis on the Second Coming of Christ
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE:
GRACE NOTES: “Bottom-Feeders”
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick