Friday, February 20, 2015

Around the Horn – 2/20/15

At first, here’s a long but interesting article on ISIS. It’s worth the read though it will take a bit. It gives insight in the mindset of ISIS, and should leave us feeling somewhat of the dilemma of the best way to deal with it.

At second, here’s an article about a photograph album containing previously unknown pictures from Auschwitz. Several people, having seen the picture, commented that “the strangest thing about the album for them is that a person can look again and again at the images and never find an answer to the question ‘How could you have done what you did?’” It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words but there are some words that pictures just cannot provide. I have always thought that something like World War II could never happen again, but having seen the recent events of ISIS, and reading the article above, it may well be that something like WWII might happen again.

At third, here’s a helpful article on public prayer. It’s something that those who pray publicly should give careful consideration to. Pastors often spend hours preparing their messages yet pray off the top of their head. Talking to God might be worth a little planning, particularly when others are going to be listening in and praying along.

And the homerun today is an amazing display that seems fairly useless. I am not sure what benefit this is, but I can't help but be impressed. And glad I don't have to learn how to do it.

And BTW, pitchers and catchers are reporting this week, which means only two things in the midwest: Spring is just months away and the Cubs are on the verge of elimination.

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