» Jaclyn Cascio – After graduating in 2009, Jaclyn enlisted in the Army to be a Combat Medic. She shares her thoughts and preparation for basic training.
Profound thoughts on the 60-day mark
“When deciding to enlist, I didn’t think I would be giving up much. And compared to some with spouses and children and jobs, I’m not giving up much. But what I realized yesterday is that I am going to miss some relationships. The sacrifice I’m making by leaving is different than I first imagined. It’s not necessarily greater... It’s just different. And the sacrifice is not necessarily mine...”
» Guy Chmieleski – Experiencing the extraordinary of God in the ordinary act of life at This Day on the Journey.
» Jenny Colvin – Three years of baking adventures are listed on her blog, Jenny Bakes.
Kugelhopf and hedgehogs
“In one of the book clubs I am in (the only one that meets in person), we met to discuss ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’ by Muriel Barbery, translated from the French. It takes place in Paris, where a concierge named Renee tries to keep her intelligence hidden from the people living in her building. The baked good getting the most attention in the book is a gloutof, which is described as ‘a rather voracious Alsatian cake.’ Despite my doubts that a cake can indeed be voracious, it intrigued me. I had definitely never heard of it...”
» Ron and Trina Davis – Read about the Davises travels around the world and their continuing adventures at Harvard Law and Boston University Medical schools.
A contradiction in our criminal system
“We tend to think that moral blameworthiness is indelibly linked to intent. Evil intentions are, in a way, the ground of moral evil. And we think of the criminal system as having something to do with blameworthiness. And yet, in criminal law, we rate blameworthiness by outcome, not intent...”
» Curt Holm – Tales of starting a youth ministry at a small church near Portland.
» Rick Johnson – Commentary and inspiration on better fathering and better families.
» Trinity Kay – Trinity chronicles life on her blog “Road to Rome,” where she writes about her work as a long-term missionary for ReachGlobal.
Excitement in the air
“Did you know that in Rome there is a desperate need for the Gospel? There is. Our director of ReachGlobal told us yesterday that, “Europe is less than 1 percent of the population that has a relationship with Jesus. My friends, that is why I am so excited to go to Italy, so ready to move forward on this Road to Rome...”
» Jared Meidal – Jared works near Los Angeles for a camping ministry that serves urban youth and families.
» Heather Weissbuch – Read Heather’s stories as she deals with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma.
“We got out of the car and started to walk up the ramp to the restaurant when all of a sudden I realized that my left leg wasn’t cooperating with me and seemed to have a mind of its own. I grabbed the handrail next to me and made the observation, ‘That’s weird...”
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