August 18, 2021
We are part of a resistance...
“It might not look like it, but the Resistance is winning”: An excerpt from “Inspired”
By Rachel Held Evans 2018
This is a great article that I hope inspires you. Here is an excerpt:
"These are the people telling today’s resistance stories, drawing from the Bible’s deep well of prophetic examples for inspiration and strength. Though political, they avoid partisanship; though clear-eyed, they remain stubbornly hopeful…
...What I love about the Bible is that the story isn’t over. There are still prophets in our midst. There are still dragons and beasts. It might not look like it, but the Resistance is winning. The light is breaking through. So listen to the weirdos. Listen to the voices crying from the wilderness. They are pointing us to a new King and a better kingdom. As Jesus said, “Let those with ears, hear."
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Back To School
For all our UK friends...in the US...it has become a tradition to take a pic on the first day of school...here are some bright and shining faces of Common Thread on their way back to the dreaded halls of academia.
Prayers from Sunday
Here is the prayer list from the past Sunday:
Pray for healthcare workers around Arkansas
Prayer for new job to start well and end well at the old one.
Pray for safe travels to India for me and encouragement for Brenda while we are apart.
Our oldest son as he should start a new job here this next week and working on getting his life going here in Central Arkansas.
Prayers for us as parents to give him his space but guide with love and patience.
My brother in law and their family as he lost his grandfather on Saturday.
Prayers for all the children headed back to school.
Prayers for my children who are making big life decisions.
Tom & Mary:
The situation in Afghanistan, especially for the women.