Welcome to this week's Christian Carnival. Here we gooooooo.........
*First up is Barry at who am i?. He writes about an American couple who decided to adopt a hearing-impaired Chinese girl in his post entitled, The Chinese Adoption Chronicles. The couple’s description includes how the little girl is feeling, rather scared, as she doesn’t know what is going on. The couple doesn’t speak Chinese and she doesn’t speak English.So how does this turn out? Barry includes links to the couples' journal for you to find out.
*Rodney of the blog, Beyond Belief, writes about recruitment for following Jesus and the true cost of that in his post, Now Recruiting. A short video of Mark Driscoll teaching is included as a bonus.
* Chris of Homeward Bound writes a very good post about the true way of living in the peace promised by God, in his post, How Do We Get Peace? .
*FMF of the Free Money Finance asks a very good question, “How much should we save and when is it actually hoarding?” Another question in this post entitled,
Four Keys to Helping You, is, how should we judge Christians who have expensive stuff? Or should we?
*The theme of the next post by Jennifer of the Diary of 1 is that although we are human, we do have the power of God operating in our lives. Read what she says about this in her post, The Human Condition.
*Scott of the Sacred Raisin Cakes blog asks the age old question,
Why Do People Suffer?. This isn’t a pat answer post, but a well-thought out theological (it isn’t dry though) treatise. A statement in the post that really jnumped out at me said, "Sin isn’t a part of the system -- it IS the system."
*Michelle is literally going into all the earth... .. Actually, that is also the name of her blog. Lately she’s been in Uganda among people called the Karimojong. In this post she shares the way of life of these people. I always find it fascinating to read how people live and think in other countries that are very different from ours, so Michelle’s post was quite interesting to me and I think it will be to you too.
*Kaleb of the W2W Soul blog turns poetic in his post, The Corner of Sin Lane and Grace Way. This is a neat allegory concerning: I have lost my way. What do I do now? Do read this as it's a very clever post.
*Brandon's story could be the story of so many Christians growing up in church, feeling that they don’t quite measure up. So, how did Brandon resolve this? Read his answer in his post entitled, Breaking Free from The Rules of Inadequacy in his blog, INSPIKS.
*Growing up in a Protestant church, which at that time never even talked about Lent because it was too “Roman Catholic, it’s been difficult for me to "get" the emphasis on Lent we’ve seen recently in our evangelical churches. I have to say though, Dave of Disciple's Journal, has presented one of the best posts on Lent I’ve read, in his post, Losing your life' without missing the point.
*Violet of Other Food: daily devos tells us that God actually does have contempt for some peoples. Who are they? Find out in her post entitled, God's contempt.
*Ridge of Ridge’s Blog discusses the issue of waiting on God, with examples from the Bible of those who did, in his post, Waiting.
*My contribution today: I believe the Word of Faith Movement (at least the first teachers) have gotten a bad rap overall. But today, with the clowns we see on Christian TV, is there anyone we can seriously listen to? Yes, and I name two I’ve found, in my post, Better WOF Teachers and Pastors?.
Thank you for visiting today and we shall see you next week for another exciting Christian Carnival.
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