Happy Thanksgiving! Find a way to unwind, throw your technology in a nearby lake, hang out with family, go for a nice walk, and rest if you can.
Current News in the United States: Shootings, shootings, and more shootings. A few days ago, several were killed at an LGBTQ hangout in Colorado. This morning I read the news of several shot dead by a co-worker at a Walmart in Virginia. Just over the weekend, “According to Chicago police, 20 people were shot in 15 separate shooting incidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday.” There will be so much pain for so many over the holidays. Lord, bring comfort to those suffering, and in the midst of such pain, pursue those who do not know you that you might become their Savior, Lord, and “Father of compassion and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3). When one’s world comes crashing down, what humanistic ideal or false comfort really holds? May the Lord, kind and true, be the rock upon which our lives are built. All else is shifting sand (Hymn: My Hope is Built on Nothing Else).
A Book on Deck: I have had a friend tell me how powerful a particular book has been in his life. It has influenced how they do family, especially on the weekends. A co-worker recently told me that they are using it for discussion in their local church. And it is a topic where I have plenty of room to grow. I plan on reading this in the next few weeks along with some of my other reads: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Mark Comer. Care to join me? Published in 2019, it has over 7k reviews on Amazon. Here are some excerpts from the Amazon page.