Mercy Now appears to have supplanted Skeeter Joe (come on back bro!) as the cure for writer's block for now. A great point is raised; if we concentrate on work, don't we simultaneously choose that which does not matter over the real relationships which do?
And so a corrollary axiom comes up; we derive most joy not from activities for which we get paid, but rather from activities we perform gratis. In the same way, God receives His glory in great part for something He did gratis, didn't He?
What a nice turn as well; gratis, of course, comes from the root word gratia, and we celebrated the dawn of sola gratia last night. Not a bad deal at all.
Especially since nobody came by our house last night and the ice cream bars are all ours!
The Flag - It was a hot, dry summer – like most summers in North Dakota, really – 39 years ago. I was going into seventh grade in the fall. But that was a few months...
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