I don’t think anyone reads this anymore, but wanted to throw up a few quick links which I get from other people, one of which is pretty good, Tim Challlies, http://www.challies.com/

The next one is really important and some of you may have gotten Katherine’s email, but a friend of ours from seminary had a baby 16 weeks early. His name is Pierce, was born at 1 lb. 7 oz, is as long as bic pen, a wedding ring is twice the size of his arm, but he is hanging in there. The parents, Nik (in school with me) and Lindsey were told about a week ago he was going to die, and he obviously didn’t! Praise the Lord!

Two things you can do: One, pray. Two, give money. They were expecting to go to a birthing center since she was having a perfectly healthy pregnancy and therefore do not have health insurance. If anything, check out Baby Pierce’s website, it’s very encouraging.

http://littlebabypierce.blogspot.com/

Good thought about our fast moving world, and in light of Rob Bell.

http://www.reformation21.org/articles/the-price-of-everything.php

For those of you who have kids (or are about to).

http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/19/granderson.children.dress/index.html

For those of you who want to have family devotions but don’t know what to do (I just got it today, pretty excited about it) a book I hear is good about parenting (hopefully read it sometime this summer), and a sweet book about a pastor in Buffalo mountain in the 20s – 50s near Floyd. This dude was ridiculous. Basically, Buffalo Mountain was full of people who drank a ton, had lots of kids, leaved in dire poverty, couldn’t read, killed each other often and this guy was converted, and changed the Mountain forever. Quick, easy read.

http://www.monergismbooks.com/The-Family-Worship-Book-p-16793.html
http://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Powered-Parenting-Gospel-Shapes-Transforms/dp/1596381353
http://www.amazon.com/Man-Who-Moved-Mountain/dp/080061237X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1303353383&sr=1-1

Finally, if you get down this far, I got a job as an intern at a church in Clover, SC (45 minute from RTS) as their part-time youth director. They give us a small house on their 70 acre church property where the associate pastor has four-wheelers and the head pastor is a Virginia Tech alumni who was a pastor in Narrows for 7 years before coming to Clover 25 years ago! Come visit and hang out! We’ll have a guest room! 25 minutes from Gordon-Conwell campus (Harris).

I’m done, but someone put something up already! I know some of y’all are on the computer a lot!

Mark

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