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These are photos from the Triangle Church project with Habitat for Humanity, Aug. 2-6, 2016:
This post was written by Brenda Watson, an assistant professor at St. Augustine’s University, one of my fellow early birds at my job. One of the things I love about getting in early is that I have time to chit chat before the day gets going. When Brenda shared her story abut her car troubles, I asked her if I could use it in this blog — fortunately, she agreed. Enjoy!
God shows Himself strong in many way great ways — small, big, even strange ways. To me, He has shown Himself strong through my car, my beautiful (to me) old 1998 Honda CRV. I loved the car, its perfect size, shape, handling capability. Sometimes I have a tough time listening when God speaks to me. Maybe that is why He chose my car. Read the rest of this entry »
If I didn’t know Mark Felsher well, I would think he’s stretching the truth. But I have had extensive dealings with Mark — he has done thousands of dollars worth of repairs and renovations on my home and my mother’s home (there was the time he
annoyed the general contractor by insisting on high-quality work, but that’s another story) and I have had heart-to-heart talks with him over lunch or coffee a few times. So I do know Mark well, and I believe the events that I’m about to recount went down exactly as he described them. Read the rest of this entry »
The Vatican has approved Pope John Paul II for sainthood, according to news reports. I have very mixed feelings about this — I believe in miracles (wouldn’t do this blog if I didn’t), but I’m not sure we should be deifying human beings. The Bible says God will give us anything we ask for in Jesus’ name, so can’t anyone perform miracles — anyone with enough faith?
The Vatican does have a high standard for miracles (e.g., healings must be “instantaneous, permanent and with no scientific explanation.”) But should human beings be allowed to determine what constitutes a miracle?
And I love how the powers-that-be in Rome have determined that it takes two miracles to become a saint — so one is not enough? If I were to raise someone from the dead, that wouldn’t impress the Vatican? I’d have to do it again?