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Candles #4

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Well, I’ve come across another person who makes me think that the world might not be as close to Perdition as I am usually prone to believe. My daughter pointed me to the inspiring story of Jason Brown, who walked away from a successful NFL career to become a farmer. There are millions of farmers, but what Jason Brown aspires to do sets him apart.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-nfl-player-farms-for-good/

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Candles #3

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I love it when someone is able to make me think it’s possible to brake the descent. Blessings on these three young men:

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Candles #2

 

 

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Merry Christmas. Peter, Paul and Mary used to sing a Hanukkah song entitled “Light One Candle” that had this chorus:

Don’t let the light go out
It’s lasted for so many years
Don’t let the light go out
Let it shine through our love and our tears


Whenever I see something that makes me think that the light still has a chance to shine in our darkness, I light to share it. What happens when you give a homeless man $100? In this instance, light….

 

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I wasn’t going to post anything this weekend, as I have something scheduled for publishing tomorrow, but I was told about this article in the Virginian-Pilot, this morning, in my Sunday School class. I’ve entitled my page on today’s culture “Going to Hell in a Handbasket”, in keeping with my perspective on our times, and my curmudgeonliness. However, every once in a while, a candle shines in the darkness. Although I am the farthest thing from a Pollyanna, when I read about such candles, I want to acknowledge the light that they give.

Mark Rodriguez was one such candle. Only 17-years-old, Mark was killed in a shooting spree this past May. The article tells how his parents found out that Mark kept a prayer journal, and that it was g-r-e-a-t!. His parents were so moved by what he wrote that they started a blog to publish excerpts from his journal. Please go to the Pilot article and read it, and then go to the blog that they set up.

I promise you, you will be blessed.

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