At the end of 1 Corinthians, Paul asked the Christians in Corinth to have the funds ready for the famine relief in Judea. When he wrote the letter of 2 Corinthians, he still had not been by to pick up this collection – and he was afraid that they still wouldn’t be ready (read 2 Corinthians 8 and 9, especially 2 Corinthians 9:5).
Although this was a one-off collection to help Christians in a country far away, probably Christians they never would meet, there are a number of principles that should be part of our lives as Christians and in particular as Christians who are generous. Continue reading “Being a generous giver”
My wife and I went out to see the latest Marvel film yesterday evening. As always, we stayed until the very last credit because Marvel puts in little extras to give you a wee glimpse of what will happen in the next film (or another one to come soon).
But you have to wait until all the credits have gone. And they credit everyone for anything they have done that had to do with the film. I guess if I had a small bit to do with the film I’d probably want to see my name in the “end crawl” as well! I often wonder at some of the names or some of the positions (what is a “best boy” or “best boy grip” anyway?). Continue reading “Who gets the credit?”
The bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich was absolutely delicious. The thing that probably made it taste especially good was the fact that most of my tomato plants had just been planted last week. No, they didn’t bear tomatoes that quickly! I had purchased one large plant in April and put it directly into the garden among the weeds. Continue reading “Planting in the weeds”
“Plants in the ground, plants in the ground, working like a fool putting plants in the ground.”
This is a little rap ditty that our plant sharing group chants when our plant acquisitions overtake our plant installations. It’s a parody of a popular rap song introduced to the American Idol audience by “General” Larry Platt in 2010. Continue reading “Plants in the ground”
Success comes after preparation Continue reading Be prepared