Tag: help someone to hope
A Hike Toward Heaven: El Porvenir out of Las Vegas
June 26, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The hike began at Las Vegas. • Pictures of the hike and the stream. • Conversations on the hike.
OUR HIKE BEGAN AT LAS VEGAS. That’s Las Vegas, New Mexico, which is an hour north-east of Santa Fe. I’d never been there and found it to be a delightful small … More “A Hike Toward Heaven: El Porvenir out of Las Vegas”
I experienced an awesome way to wrap nutritious food for starving children
June 12, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A game-changer: children helping starving children. • 100 kids and adults packaged 12,000 meals in 2 hours. • I look terrific in a hairnet! • Takeaways. First of all, LAST WEEK I ROLLED UP AT 7 AM (YES, I CRAWLED OUT OF BED AT 5:30 AM ON A SATURDAY). To … More “I experienced an awesome way to wrap nutritious food for starving children”
A secret meeting. A frustrating conversation. A life-changing mystery
May 17, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • In a secretive night meeting, a spiritual leader talked about being born again. But the listener didn’t get it. So the leader compared it to the wind, which didn’t seem to help the listener’s understanding. • 2,000 years later, a young engineer named Joshua talks about how the wind of … More “A secret meeting. A frustrating conversation. A life-changing mystery”
Some truths about human life beyond earth
May 10, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Arguments for life beyond earth • The spacecraft Kepler’s search for other planets • The beginnings of life • Implications for Biblical faith
This blog is excerpted from an article in Time Magazine entitled The Perfectly Sane Case for Life in Space (by Jeffrey Kluger, April 2016).
ARGUMENTS FOR LIFE … More “Some truths about human life beyond earth”
Would you hire or recommend a person with a felony for a job?
April 24, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What is a felony? • Do people with felonies deserve a second chance in the workforce? • The felon in Les Miserable.
First of all, this article is dedicated to Don and Lola Compton, who have led Shalom Ministries for over 45 years. The ministry began for hippies living in … More “Would you hire or recommend a person with a felony for a job?”
If ever you or your kids or grandkids had to stay in a shelter for the homeless …..
April 15, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Photo of my grand-daughter Kara at the Prom. • I had only once before visited a homeless establishment, even though I’ve been in church all my life. • My avoidance and ignorance has now been replaced by a deep respect. • A practical mix of compassion and discipline leads to … More “If ever you or your kids or grandkids had to stay in a shelter for the homeless …..”
Some Truths about Opioid Addiction
March 27, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A heroin addict since high school • Death by overdose • Are opioid pain-killers the gateway drug? • Learning to be open about personal addiction
The following story and images are excerpted from National Public Radio. This true story is one of anger, tears, and depression…….but also of hope.
Learnings from a Prostitute Encounter
March 16, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A prostitute crashes a dinner party. • With a crazy act of love, she becomes the center of attention. • The host secretly blasts her act of love. • A guest uses the gift of mental telepathy to criticize the host. • He then calls out the woman and rewards … More “Learnings from a Prostitute Encounter”
Some Truths about Fracking (and Earthquakes), Part 3
March 5, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Four-year old boy illustrates how oil molecule travels through shale rock. • Oklahoma in 2015 recorded six times as many earthquakes as California. • Most of these earthquakes are a result of oil and gas activities. • Is fracking causing the earthquakes?
Earlier articles on Some truths about Fracking, Part … More “Some Truths about Fracking (and Earthquakes), Part 3”