How's your 2009 New Year's resolution going? Did you break it yet? We're only a few weeks into the year and most resolutions have already been forgotten. Why? Because we make promises we cannot keep, set goals that have no structure and effectively remove all likelihood of sticking with our resolutions.
Looking back at the week through a Christian lens: PTA Digest
"This week’s PTA Digest begins with some ideas on how to cope during the current mortgage crisis. We talked with Dale Vermillion, whose book is Navigating the Mortgage Maze. Next, Paul Butler talks with Tom Ascol and Norm Wakefield about keeping the Gospel pure. And finally, Don Jacobson visits with us about his venture Cauzal Coffee, and their recent partnership with World Vision. Enjoy the PTA Digest! – Greg Wheatley"
Love Your Enemies: John Rucyahana Receives Wilberforce Award
"In a large open area of a Rwandan prison, Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana spoke to a crowd of killers responsible for the 1994 genocide. 'Close your eyes,' he instructed them. 'Go back in your mind to 1994. What did you see?' he asked. 'What did you smell? What did you hear?'”
"Zumrat Sabitahunova swayed back and forth while cuddling her 9-month-old son, Nurdin Abdyrazakov, trying all at once to comfort him, distract him from pulling the oxygen tubes out of his nose and express her gratitude."
Amazon stock soars on strong profit and outlook (AP)
"Amazon.comInc. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit rose 9 percent and easily surpassed analysts' forecasts. Those results, plus an optimistic forecast, sent its shares soaring 13 percent in extended trading."
"It was a rare privilege and one that I will always remember.
On the eve of his 100th birthday, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with one of the world’s most recognized Christian vocalists, George Beverly Shea. And I found this long-time minister of the Gospel to be as deep, warm and inviting as the bass-baritone voice that has made him so beloved around the world. "