I’ve been serving with ZOE/Wineskins for six years and excited about the journey we are on toward a more Christ-mission-led approach to a worshipping life. The way ZOE works is that we’ve opened ourselves to learning from Christians worldwide from various denominations, both men and women, who are helping us move from being “a worship ministry” — and we do still produce a new worship CD and have a worship conference annually — to being a fellowship of people on a journey to model our lives and mission after Jesus’ life and mission. It has been an incredible journey, and we’re just getting started.
Want to join us? Write me and ask more about it or click the links below. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Wineskins Magazine (www.wineskins.org) is very much part of this journey as well.
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For many who’ve never been to countries such as Uganda, you may have seen only photos of sick and starving children.
By contrast, I want you to see a healthy child in Uganda. Good friends of our mission team in Jinja, Uganda just had a baby a month ago, and I want you to see their beautiful child, Josiah Desiree. The father’s name is Lazarus and I don’t remember Lazarus’s wife’s name because he married her after we left.
Take a moment to marvel at this spider. Last week, we had a similar spider build a web nightly across our patio. Each morning she was gone and would build anew the next evening. When we went out to throw watermelon or cantaloupe rinds into the compost, we’d come near putting our faces into the web then remember and back up and go around.
One night, I put some bits of tortilla in the web, and each time the spider would come down and detach the foreign object and chunk it out of her web. Truly amazing. This video is not mine but shows a similar spider and how fast it can build a web.
Typically people are either afraid of spiders, exterminate them, or they marvel at them but perhaps give credit to evolution. But here is another way to see God’s hand in creation. Who taught the spider how to do this?
Two great cartoonists have died this year. Doug Marlette, who lived and worked in Tulsa, died this week in a tragic car accident, and Johnny Hart, who created the cartoon my eyes always lock on like a magnet to metal on a page full of comics. I’ll miss their wit and wisdom. The two cartoons below link to more about them and their work.