26, 2004 You Are what You Eat
are not natually pink. They are born gray. Thir color is due to thir diet.
Chemicals in the crustaceans they eat are what gives the flamingo its
pink color. If their diet is changed, their feathers become white.
like this is a good metaphor for the effect out appetites have on
us spiritually. What we partake of has an effect on our character
and our demeanor.
The Bible is a Christian's
primary source of spiritual food. It helps us to grow spiritually
strong in the Lord. Your physical body needs food to grow and be
strong. The same is true for your spirit. A constant diet of God's
Word through personal Bible study promotes spiritual growth.
Senior Defending Right to Say 'God Bless' in School
Jim Brown, Agape
Press (This happened just down the road from where I live...)
A pro-family law firm is defending a Christian
student who was kicked off his public school's daily TV broadcast program
for uttering two words while on the air: "God bless." Dupo High School
in Dupo, Illinois, has suspended senior James Lord for at least a month
for telling people before the Christmas vacation: "Have a safe and happy
holiday, and God bless." The school claims Lord's comment was inappropriate
for public school and violated the so-called "separation of Church and
State." But his attorney, Frank Manion with the American Center for Law
and Justice, says the school acted unconstitutionally. "This is, at best,
a sham, an over-reaction, [and] a misinterpretation of what the law requires
with regard to religion in schools," Manion says. "We are prepared to
vindicate James' First Amendment free-speech rights in court." A member
of the Dupo School Board is quoted as saying the Superintendent Michael
Koebel "knows the rules and knows what people can say and can't say."
Lord will attempt to address his local school board by asking members
to revoke his suspension and acknowledge the right of a student to use
the expression "God bless." The senior distributed more than 400 flyers
to encourage local citizens to attend the meeting. He told a local newspaper
he cannot guarantee he will not repeat the phrase.
my pal Larry on the Motley
Fool LOTR site...(Yes you will need to set up an ID) Larry says, (with
tongue placed fertively in cheek, I suspect)
"...if we consider that the three LOTR movies were
actually movies 4 through 6 in a long series, then the prequels (or threequels)
1-3 would be:
LOTR -1: "The Elves: From Here to Eternity"
LOTR -2: "Gollum: The Missing Years"
LOTR -3: "The Hobbit: there and back again"
... and the sequels 7-9 would be...."
LOTR 7: "Return of the Fellowship"
LOTR 8: "The Dark Lord Strikes Back"
LOTR 9: "The Rise and Fall of the Third Alliance"
Anthony sez...I think LOTR 1-2 might fare better than
the Silmarillion. The Silmarillion tells a tale of the Elder Days, when
Elves and Men became estranged by the Dark Lord Morgoth's lust for the
Silmarils, pure and powerful magic jewels (Amazon
review). My recollection of reading it was that it was dryer than
LOTR and might have benefitted from multiple volumes instead of filling
it with so much to cover...
And Larry also sez.
||"Looks like John
Piper has a brand new book out "The
Passion of Jesus Christ". Certainly timely, probably not a coincidence,
and will hopefully clear up unresolved issues
due to Mel
Gibson's movie -- leading people to the cross and to the crucified
one. Perhaps having their soil prepared by the movie, from everything
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