Noted in Passing
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law--Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren grandsons: Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2004 Sep 09
1) Brian Bill sent me this quote from A.W. Tozer: "“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us…the greatest question before the Church is always God himself, and the most portentous fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he in his deep heart conceives God to be like.”
2) The discussion about Moon Pies continues. Barb King says she has seen the mini-Moon Pie version in grocery stories in Albany, New York. Bob Johnsen found some here in Chicago. Von Matthews said his mother used to bring them home for the family to enjoy. Cliff Raad is not convinced, or is he? Bob Johnsen gave him a box of Moon Pies to give me. He put the box in his car . . . and the box mysteriously disappeared. Sounds very shady to me. Cliff just laughed when I asked him about it.
3) Alan Keyes says Jesus would not vote for Barack Obama. I'm not sure how helpful it is to talk about how Jesus would or would not vote. But when he told us to "render unto Caesar, the things that belong to Caesar," he made it clear that his followers are not to withdraw from the world, but instead are to be fully engaged. "In but not of" the world still works as a good description of our position.
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