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January Akron Roundtable Prayer 
Monday, January 31, 2011, 09:00 AM - Prayers, Kiwanis
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Our Akron Roundtable speaker was Senator Sherrod Brown United States Senator from Ohio on this special Monday edition of Akron Roundtable.

Here's the prayer I offered:
Giver of all that is good,
We see protests in Egypt
and thank you for our freedom.
We see chaos in Haiti
and thank you for good government.
Help us to use our freedom
to bring good to all people
together at these tables
and at yours.
Amen


Akron Roundtable is held at noon on the third Thursday of every month, Akron Roundtable is a non-partisan forum. Each event, held at the Quaker Station located at the Quaker Square Inn on the campus of The University of Akron, begins at 12:00 noon with the speaker's address immediately followed by a question and answer session. Doors open for the event at 11:45 a.m. The event concludes at approximately 1:15 p.m. $20


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Walking with God (Or God's Annual Report) 
Sunday, January 30, 2011, 06:00 AM - Church, Sermon, Podcast
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Micah 6:1-8

How Can You Walk With God?




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Good For Nothing? 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 10:35 AM - Extra Christy, Family, Radio
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May Still Be Good for Others

This is a photo of my wife and daughter leaving on a cross country trip. They are fine, but the car was wrecked and totalled less than 90 days after this picture was taken.

My daughter, Rachel, was driving with her friends when she lost control of the car and it flipped over. No was was seriously hurt as they hung suspended upside-down. Rachel had made everyone put on their safety belts before starting, a iron rule in our family as she was growing up. She was buckled in almost daily for over 20 years before it made a difference.

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Recently, I learned that as the car was flipping over, Rachel's frightened friend looked to her figuring she would know what to do. Rachel had wrapped her arm around her face in case the windshield shattered. Her friend imitated her. The windshield held, but the passenger side window exploded all over her friend. But since her friend had her face covered, just her elbow was bloodied. Her arm had protected her face and eyes.

Rachel buckled her safety belt and made others do so for decades before it made a dfference. But she also protected her face and eyes for just seconds. This didn't make a difference for her, but might have saved the eyesight of her friend who looked to her for the right way to act.

When I think I might be okay for me to take a risk or that I could survive temptation...I think of the frightened friend that looked to Rachel and how what she saw in Rachel kept her from losing her sight.
A Good Imitation

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil but imitate what is good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God. - 3 John 1:11

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Finding Light in the Darkness 
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 06:00 AM - Church, Sermon, Podcast
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Isaiah 9:1-4 & Matthew 4:12-23

How can Light be in Darkness?




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Door Open Button 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 07:00 AM - Extra Christy, Radio
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Pushing the Right Button

I like reading control panels. Options appeal to me in general and I like to see how they are laid out and explained.

I came across this elevator that is different than all the others I've checked. The Door Open button lacks its evil twin, Door Close.

I like to think about the optimistic designer who wanted folks to be able to open doors for others; but didn't think there was a need for the antisocial close door option.

I also chuckle imagining the person looking to stab the close door button when hurrying footsteps are heard only to find that openess is the only option.

I think of this elevator when I am tempted to close doors because I'm rushed or "filled up" and remind myself that opening doors for others should be what we all push for.

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Jesus Wants In

But Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me. - Revelation 3:20

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