NOTE: No E-news next week due to me leading at Super Summer Youth Camp in Abilene.
THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 10th
Choir: As the Deer
Preacher: Jason (full text is Psalm 127:1-4)
Youth Mission Trip/World Changers to Houston, TX: June 10-16
Vacation Bible School: June 17-21
KELSIE MENTIONED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
My friends, I try to be very careful about mentioning anything personal about my family here in this e-news. We all have children and grandchildren we’re extremely proud of. That said, when your daughter is mentioned (very favorably) in one of the largest news media outlets in the world, in my humble opinion, it qualifies to be shared. 🙂
A “travel editor” from the Times was assigned to do a story on Branson, MO. The entire article details how they were scheduled to see a different attraction but instead decided to buy a ticket for the Showboat Branson Belle. Below is the screen-shot of the “front page” followed by the paragraph mentioning Kelsie.
THE MIND-BOGGLING UNIFORMITY OF THE COSMOS
Even the non-Christian physicist, Paul Davies, states that the universe has the appearance of design – hence, having a Designer. I’m continuing to plow through “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson (non-Christian), who writes:
“This universality of physical laws (of the cosmos) tells us that if we land on another planet with a thriving alien civilization, they will be running on the same laws that we have discovered and tested here on earth…
Science thrives not only on the universality of physical laws but also on the existence and persistence of physical constants… If you do the math, you can determine that a star’s luminosity is steeply independent on the universal law of gravity. In other words, if gravity had been slightly different in the past, then the energy output of the sun would have been far more variable than anything the biological, climatological, or geological record indicates.
Such is the uniformity of our universe.”
YET ANOTHER REASON WE LOVE FORMER RED RAIDER, PATRICK MAHOMES
Read the USA Today article here.
QUOTE of the WEEK
“A man (or woman) who says, ‘I was wrong,’ really in effect says, ‘I am a little wiser today than I was yesterday.” – Charles Spurgeon
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
Saw this the other day. Soooooo true.
GRACE NOTES: The God Who Hurts Us
The “problem of pain” (how a good & loving God can allow suffering) is the No. 1 argument for atheism. And rightly so. Although the Bible never gives us definitive reason for why seemingly innocent people (children, for instance) suffer, or why hurricanes and volcanoes are allowed to wreak havoc and devastation, God sprinkles clues throughout his Word. But, most of all – he says, “Trust me.” Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick (See note below)
CHANGING OF THE GUARD – We’re inching closer to handing the Music Notes E-News over to Glenna Applewhite. I will be continuing this type of e-news to the leadership of our Biblical Education & Learning ministry. I had asked if anyone would like to continue to receive my weekly publications. Only ONE person has asked to be removed from the list (because they have moved to another city.) So, please – and i promise it won’t hurt my feelings – let me know if you would like to receive one less email per week. 🙂