Did you know your brain has over 16,000 km of blood vessels? And that the average person spends 6 years of their life dreaming? Mind-boggling information, this.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the other disciples? Judas’ fate is well-known, as is Peter’s, James’s and John’s. Philip is mentioned in the book of Acts, and Matthew wrote the gospel that bears his name. So what happened to Andrew (Peter’s brother), (doubting) Thomas and the others?
Update: I revisited this question in this Easter Sunday post.
We fall into sin by degrees. Consider the chorus of Casting Crowns’ song Slow Fade:
It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade
And here’s the video:
From the bottom: The Cross of Christ by John R.W. Stott (heavy stuff); The Heavenly Man (a biography of Brother Yun, a Chinese Christian); 3-in-1: The Pursuit of Holiness, The Pursuit of Holiness Bible Study and The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges; and the Bible (in Italian). Since I’m always reading the Bible, it technically isn’t counted. Technically.
What about you? Do you read one book or many at a time?
I’ve been inspired by a vintage Boundless article, Overcoming Verse-Bite Christian Culture, to write this post. That article takes a very close look at 1 Thessalonians 5:22, “Abstain from all appearance of evil”. A recommended read.
My paltry contribution is on Revelation 3:20
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. Continue reading
Every summer, Rome’s residents flee and tourists pour in. This dynamic touches our church, where we get the chance to host visiting choirs from the US. This summer, we’ve had three come visit, but as the title says, this post is about my impression of two of those. Continue reading
So, the Kenya Tourism Board has redoubled its efforts of late. I was excited to see the Rome metro filled with huge posters like this one: Continue reading
For a little over a month now, I’ve been enjoying Librivox recordings. They are audio versions of books in the public domain, and so far I’ve kept company with Jane Austen (3 novels completed) and Charles Dickens (1 novel completed). Right now, I’m working on Our Mutual Friend, Dickens’ last completed novel, and one chapter in particular had me laughing out loud as it described what resembled a fairly recent phenomenon— that of online scams. Continue reading
That’s the excuse we Kenyans give for speaking poor English. The idea is that some bits and pieces were irretrievably lost on the long and perilous sea voyage.
Well, we aren’t the only ones with reasons to complain. Take the manufacturers of a “luxury shower room” soon to be installed in a bathroom near me, for example. They lost more than a few bits and pieces— but somehow, I think I understand what they’re trying to say. Continue reading