O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity. Grant us the fullness of your grace, that, pursuing what you promised, we may share your heavenly glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
I love Michelangelo’s painting in the Sistine Chapel
hi… (REACHING FOR YOU)
THIS WEEK WILL BE FILLED WITH ME APPLYING FOR MORE FULL TIME JOBS… (got a meeting on Tuesday @ PSU) HAVE YOU SEEN MY RESUME???
I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME READINGS THAT I WILL SHARE WITH MY CHURCH ON SUNDAY (yeah… i am reading)
Isaiah 50:4-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Servant’s Humiliation and Vindication
4 The Lord God has given me
the tongue of a teacher,[a]
that I may know how to sustain
the weary with a word.
Morning by morning he wakens—
wakens my ear
to listen as those who are taught.
5 The Lord God has opened my ear,
and I was not rebellious,
I did not turn backward.
6 I gave my back to those who struck me,
and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;
I did not hide my face
from insult and spitting.
7 The Lord God helps me;
therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like flint,
and I know that I shall not be put to shame;
8 he who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
Let us stand up together.
Who are my adversaries?
Let them confront me.
9 It is the Lord God who helps me;
who will declare me guilty?
All of them will wear out like a garment;
the moth will eat them up.
James 3:1-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Taming the Tongue
3 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters,[a]for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2 For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle. 3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies. 4 Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits.
How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature,[b] and is itself set on fire by hell.[c] 7 For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, 8 but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters,[d] this ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters,[e] yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh.
SEE THE VIDEO I CREATED FOR MY TOASTMASTERS CLUB???
LET’s GO WORKOUT
i had a meeting TODAY at career services at Penn State… yesterday, i made a video for our Historical Society…
I WOULD LOVE IT, IF YOU READ WHAT I READ THIS MORNING BEFORE MY MEETING.