Monday Meanderings

It Is Well With My Soul

You likely know this well-beloved hymn, but here's the story behind it.


Look Who's a Believer Now

Whatever you do, don't give up on your atheist friends.  Love them. Talk about your faith, if they are willing.  Pray for them.  My husband was once an atheist.  Many other Christians were too:
 "They came to realize that they could only tear down and thus were left intellectually with no habitable place to live. John Henry Gordon, who held the only full-time, salaried secularist lecturer position in England, came to believe that secularism was a creed of "mere negations."
Read more of atheists who go on to believe in God here.


Archaeological Evidence Found that Luther Was Indeed A Mere Mortal

Here's a strange little archeological find. On the historic site of the home of Martin Luther, renovations were being made.  You'll never guess what they unearthed: his toilet. You can read about it here.  It's an interesting little story, though it's highly unlikely that, as suggested, his 95 Theses were actually written there, since he was a monk at the time and would not have been living in his own home.


Thankfully the tradition has come to an end. The practice of foot-binding in China has passed out of vogue and into disgrace.  Here's a sad but sweet story of the end of the "lotus shoe" and the last living feet-bound women.
(ht to Noel Piper)


 Sorry Rules 
Don’t say “I’m sorry” if you don’t believe you’ve done anything wrong.
Don’t say “I’m sorry” if you think you can justify what you have done.
Don’t say “I’m sorry” if you regret the consequences, but not the action.
Don’t say “I’m sorry” unless you fully intend never to do it again.
imgI now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
by David
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 (ht to Betsy)


Anonymous said…
What a wonderful reminder! Thanks Laurie! I have been reading your posts on FB. I love the new look of your site. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with blessings!!

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