This is a good reminder.
But “john316” is not a good choice for keeping your account safe. It’s the most common Bible verse used as a password, according to a new analysis of a list of 32 million passwords leaked in a 2009 data breach.
And beware the power of Jesus’ name—for hackers.
We live in society that loves youth. It’s tempting to want to stay strong in order to pamper our vanity; to have people mistake us for being younger than we are, or to proudly say we can still wear a particular size. But there are better reasons to stay healthy and strong: so we can serve God.
Little boys need their moms, yes. But they also need their dads. I can speak from experience that young boys watch every move their dad makes. See, kids are good at observing things; but they’re not good at processing things. Young boys are always observing what happens in the household. And if they see their fathers acting up — abusive behavior, apathetic behavior, confusing behavior — they’ll pick up on some of those traits. It will be worse if no one helps the young boy process what he observes.
A good reminder for marketers and fundraisers: conflict matters to the story you’re telling.
This led me to ask myself—other Christians (preachers in particular)—do we have a mild allergy to God’s judgment? By this I mean, do we avoid the topic of God’s judgment?
If you’re in the mood for a biography, you might want to check out Hudson Taylor: The Man Who Dared by Marshall Broomhall.
A favorite from the archives:
Now, depending your congregation’s proclivities, you’re probably going to sing a song like this today. And I’ve gotta say, to me at least, it’s really weird. It’s not that I’m against being aware of God’s presence, nor am I against praying—or singing for that matter—for true, Spirit-wrought revival. But I’m not sure this is what these songs are talking about. Instead, they seem to be putting us in the drivers’ seat, making us the ones in control during the our time of corporate worship.