Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Momma's body has been laid to rest
Today was the final day of the formal ceremonies honoring the life of my mother. Now it's onto life without her physically being here and all the responsibilities.
I shared with a friend that I was dreading the "receiving friends," and funeral for Mom because even though I knew that my mother wasn't inside that body, that body had been my mother. She told me something that sticks with me and she probably doesn't know how much. She told me to realize that there is more of my Mommy inside me than there ever will be inside that body again.
Thanks, Pat.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

UK Telegraph reports that one bishop is encouraging churches to expand their horizons and use pop hits -- in their services. In a new book, the Rt. Rev. Nick Baines, Bishop of Croydon, speaks of the influence of many pop music writers to convey spiritual yearning and even truth to the younger generation, asking churches to go a step beyond guitar praise-and-worship styles. "For many people the language of the Bible has become inaccessible and yet pop song writers can make a connection with people because their language is fresh," he said. ""The Bible is an amazing collection of books that we've allowed to become banal. For many people it is a closed book and asking them to read it is a lost cause, which is a tragedy." The Archbishop of Canterbury has endorsed Baines' book.