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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Could Isaac help drought stricken areas?

The clock room and the typewriter display from the Pioneer Village museum in Minden Nebraska.

My friend Carter posted a 30 second video from his back porch of the steady soaking downpour during Isaac. Suddenly a hummingbird appeared to take a drink from his feeder, seemingly not phased by it all.

Hearing about lots of flooding, and power outages, but now I am hoping the prayers of many in the drought stricken areas will be answered.

Still working on saying goodbye to clutter in the office, getting closer each day.

I was having a conversation with an intelligent man about where my views were on various hot button issues in evangelical faith, and I realized again how much we need to go back and test everything we have been taught about who God is and what the gospel is all about. Not fighting, but questioning and listening and reflecting.


Dixie said...

The president of the seminary where I'm attending, Gus Konkel,taught me my Job class this May. He is also one of the translators of Job for the NLT.

A few times in the class he brought up hurricanes and how they transfer such a huge amount of water inland. Yes, it is violent, but how else do you provide such volumes of water inland?

If you look through much of Job (especially God's appearance in the whirlwind at the end of the book) there is so much discussion of the contrasts in nature -- the violence and the growth -- and how we as humans JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND.

It was such a great class to take. The book seemed to be much more about human understanding than human suffering. And there is something strangely hopeful in becoming aware of our limited knowledge.

And in the end I did REALLY well in that class. I wrote some quality papers if you ever want to read them. :)

Don Hendricks said...

Amen to all you said, and to Job, and all your work in seminary. I am so proud of the Vanderslays and your entering of another phase of the journey.