Tue 2 Dec 2008
I got back into the swing a litte better this month of blogging here. It was a good month, but hard to believe we’ve been in Minnesota for almost a year!
In case you missed it this was a presidential election year! I shared why I am a moderate and also some thoughts on having schools be a polling place. Many people where up in arms and afraid that the election of Barack Obama was going to ruin our country so I posted two videos to remind myself and others that God is always in control.
I posted an e-mail forward about poverty that I thought was insightful into being poor. In a similar vein I took part in Bloggers Unite for Refugees and shared some of my thoughts about the refugees I’ve encountered here in Minneapolis.
Last year I wrote about Five Forgotten Fights, sadly to say – they are all still forgotten. I also did a better job of writing about the sermons I heard at church. The first was about having too much stuff! We went to a medical missions conference in Kentucky and heard lots of good, challenging, and inspirational messages. Another sermon this month was about using it or losing it.
I finished Billy Graham’s book Peace with God, which was a nice change of pace. I also read Martin Dugard’s Into Africa which told the story of Stanley and Livingstone. I offered my 10 Rules of Internet Safety and was surprised at how many people actually read them! As Thanksgiving approached I shared about a news story which talked about the need for food in America. As we entered the Christmas season I encouarged all of us to think about the ways we are blessed and how the HIV/AIDS crisis is still rampant.