Archive for July 31st, 2007

A Fun Read

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

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This image won’t really allow you to “search inside”, but if you go to the Amazon book site, you can sneek a peek inside the book before ordering it.

Many of my favorite books have been recommended to me by my daughters Kayla, Rebecca and Lydia. Avalon High, by Meg Cabot, is one of those books. This book is a modern-day morphing of the legend of King Arthur and friends. The book is a fun read, addresses some serious issues (but not in a heavy-handed way), and isn’t predictable, amazingly enough.

WARNING: This is not a guy book. 😛 It is not written from Arthur’s point of view, or Merlin’s, or Sir Lancelot’s, so just be warned, OK?

Forest Fire Fighters lining up at the chow wagon

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

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Back in 1974, Rick was stationed as a fire fighter with the California Division of Forestry (CDF) in Weott, CA.

Rick told me that this photo was taken on top of a mountain somewhere in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The fire fighting crew was brought to this location by helicopter. In this photo the men are lining up for chow. The “clouds” in the sky include lots of smoke from the fire as well.

This summer job went along with Rick’s college major, which was Natural Resources Management.

Singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

My online friend, Kerri, commented on one of my posts regarding singing of the Psalms in the worship of the Lord. I had never heard the quote which she cited, but I liked it. So, here is that portion of her comment, for all of you to read:

James Jordan in his _Thesis_on_Worship_ says “Ephesians 5:19 says that we are to speak ‘to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord.’ We don’t need even to discuss what ‘hymns and spiritual songs’ are because we have not yet mastered the psalms. Once we know all 150 psalms, we can then decide what are appropriate hymns and spiritual songs.”

I guess that would sum up what I think as well. I don’t know if God forbids the use of hymns in worship, but we certainly could do no wrong, and would protect ourselves much better from error if we would learn the psalms and then worry about the rest. 🙂