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The Hyperlinked Life

The Hyperlinked Life

On 4/1 Michael Carter wrote: The Way We Were and Are "We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works." Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt   The transmission of technology has forward gears only... there is no reverse; digital natives have no problem accepting this concept, but digital ... The Hyperlinked Life

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Schools in Crisis

Schools in Crisis

On 2/9 Michael Carter wrote: "Living is a great deal more than simply not dying. It is carrying out a mission, committing oneself to fashion some meaning that will attain eternity."Leonardo Boff      We walked down the hallway side by side, the Principal and me, and a remembrance unsettled me. My mind wandered ... What are you doing here ?

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Awakening Faith

Awakening Faith

On 1/9 Michael Carter wrote: "It might perplex us that God asks us to pray, when He knows what we need before we ask Him, if we do not realize that our Lord does not want to know what we want- for He cannot fail to know it- but wants us rather to exercise our desire through our prayers, so that we can receive what He is preparing ... Awakening Faith

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Dateline Jerusalem

Dateline Jerusalem

On 11/12 Michael Carter wrote: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:"May they prosper who love you.May peace be within your walls,and prosperity within your palaces."For the sake of my brothers and my friends,I will now say, "May peace be within you."For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,I will seek your good.Psalm 122:6-9I just ... Dateline Jerusalem

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 9/21 Michael Carter wrote: “The most really poetical impossibility is an irresistible force colliding with an immovable post. When that happens it will be the end of the world.” G.K. ChestertonThe Uses of Diversity1920 “These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, ... Jesus On Every Page

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Nearing Home (Paperback)

Nearing Home (Paperback)

On 8/2 Michael Carter wrote: Truth is heavy,therefore few care to carry it.The Talmud     Sometimes truth is too simple... it requires a heart that is willing to pause and consider. So, when I noticed a new book on writing my first thought was, "...another one?" Then I read the subtitle- Understanding the Passion ... Recent Reads

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Clean

Clean

On 6/20 Michael Carter wrote:      "I don't read anymore. I don't read any less, either!"I know it is a new spin on an old joke... but it's still true. I read. My list is eclectic. Currently my stacks include (in a variety of 'stations' around our home):Mountains Beyond Mountainsby Tracy KidderThe Philokalia, ... I don't read anymore.

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Outreach and the Artist

Outreach and the Artist

On 5/11 Michael Carter wrote: photo byEmma Stojancic"My point is not that it's possible to make a connection between the arts and Jesus. My point is that there already is a connection. This is a theological reality."Con Campbell     Con Campbell plays jazz, lectures in theology, and likes coffee. Thus begins the bio ... Outreach and the Artist

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Reclaiming Love

Reclaiming Love

On 5/6 Michael Carter wrote: Love is one of the many words our culture has devalued. I just finished reading Reclaiming Love by Ajith Fernando, a wonderful exposition on I Corinthians 13; it is a book that reminds me why definitions are important. Ajith Fernando worked with the poor, serving as the National Director of Youth for ... Love Never Ends

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The Story of the Voice

The Story of the Voice

On 4/16 Michael Carter wrote: "Our goal has been and continues to be to attract a new audience to the Bible, namely, people who have never read, are reluctant to read, or find the Bible a hard book to understand."David B. Capes, The Story of The Voice     It is fitting that The Story of The Voice is a book about a ... the story of The Voice

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A Year with G. K. Chesterton

A Year with G. K. Chesterton

On 2/18 Michael Carter wrote: "Since Christianity broke the heart of the world and mended it, one cannot really be a pagan;one can only be an anti-Christian."G.K. ChestertonTo 'sum up' G.K. Chesterton in one volume is akin to eating an elephant, and Kevin Belmonte has done an admirable job of providing the reader with bite-sized ... A Year With G.K. Chesterton

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Neighbors and Wise Men

Neighbors and Wise Men

On 12/26 Michael Carter wrote: "Stand at the crossroads and look,and ask for ancient paths where the good way lies;and walk in it, and find rest for your souls."Jeremiah 6:16     In G.K. Chesterton's classic The Everlasting Man, Chesterton writes-"There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. ... Neighbors and Wise Men

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Grace

Grace

On 11/23 Michael Carter wrote: "More verb than noun,more present tensethan past tense,grace didn't just happen;it happens."Max LucadoGrace- More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine      Reading a book by Max Lucado is like bumping into an old friend, and Grace is no exception. If there is one concept ... Grace by Max Lucado

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