On June 21st, I woke up to a disappointing announcement that Tullian Tchividjian stepped down as pastor of Coral Ridge Church in Fort Lauderdale after admitting to an affair. A report to the Washington Post said the following:
We are on a rescue mission to Ethiopia. With your help, 2+ children will become a part of our little family. Will you help us?
We are adopting a sibling set from Ethiopia! With your help we can cover a huge part of our adoption cost. Seven days ago we launched a Kickstarter project to help raise the money needed to bring our children home. This is a website that allows you to pledge an amount to help us on our adoption journey.
What is a sibling set? This means we are adoption at least two children. If there is a third sibling, however, we would never separate them. We will adopt all three. That’s crazy and exciting to think about! Our family will definitely grow by two very quickly, but could potentially grow by even more!
US football star goalkeeper, Tim Howard, broke the World Cup record for saves in a game: 16! He was astonishing, incredible, almost miraculous; yet the US lost to Belgium on July 1st. It was a tough blow after a record breaking performance. The US defense was pretty much non-existent in the second half of the game, but Howard came through over and over again. In extra time, the US World Cup hopes came to an end, losing 2×1. For Howard, however, there’s more to life than just soccer. Here’s what he had to say in an interview with Campus Crusade for Christ in ’06:
When I think about what my daughter will be exposed to in high school, it honestly freaks me out. Our culture is so sex-saturated that it seems we’ll never get out of the muck. Then this happens:
Google has released a new policy against pornography in it’s advertizing, searches, and sites.
PornHarms.com listed Google on both our 2013 and 2014 Dirty Dozen List because of their involvement in and profit from pornography in Google Play, Google Ads, YouTube and more.
Love isn’t love unless the object receiving the love feels it.
Ever heard that old saying, “Actions speak louder than words?” I have found this to be so true in my marriage. My wife can attest to the fact that I am constantly telling her how much I love her. And I do, with all my heart! With time, however, I’ve found that unless I love her in the way she needs to be loved, my proclamations never seem to go as far as I would hope. It’s not that she’s got some sort of hang up, it’s just that we have both learned that the effort behind our words are so much deeper than the words themselves. If I look at my wife and tell her I love her, but then I never help around the house, never listen to her and only talk about issues in my world, what kind of signal does that send? Certainly not a one of love. If anything, it shows that I love myself more than I love her.