JBB’s Final Thought 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… “Everything Happens for a Reason…”

Everything happens for a reason, I’ve pretty much lived my whole life believing that to be true. Alas, one generally doesn’t think about such things or hear those words except when things have gone horribly wrong and one is trying to figure out where it all went to hell. It’s probably part of my optimistic American upbringing to respond to difficulty, set-backs and failure with … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thought 24-Article: What Do People Really Mean When They Say… “Everything Happens for a Reason…”

Blog Action Day: Inequity and The Opportunity to Learn

My mom and dad grew up in the post-World War II boon when they really believed that you could achieve anything that you worked hard at. They grew up in San Gabriel, CA, where the joke was that everyone was related to one another and it was understood which side of the railroad tracks, which ran directly behind my grandparents’ houses, one should stay on. … Continue reading Blog Action Day: Inequity and The Opportunity to Learn

Video Fridays: The Most Epic Inspirational Speech Of All Time

I don’t know what kind of week you’ve had and there’s a real danger to finding one’s inspiration from movies and other sorts of fiction… but sometimes we fall in love with these moments because they speak to a greater reality. Enjoy. Uploaded by flashmvp on Feb 12, 2011 A montage of incredibly inspirational movie speeches, rolled into one moving motivational speech. All film rights … Continue reading Video Fridays: The Most Epic Inspirational Speech Of All Time

Mt8 5-13 – A Soldier’s Faith

Matt. 8:5-13 – A Soldier’s Faith Interesting that a gospel very concerned with Jesus’ fulfillment of the law & the prophets begins with the confession of faith from a Gentile. There is a naturalist/logical quality to the centurion’s expression of faith. For him it just makes sense. But before we go too far we need to note that this “logical” approach begins with the soldier … Continue reading Mt8 5-13 – A Soldier’s Faith