Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Scripture, Sayings, and Suggestions (January 17, 2015)

Ah, Saturday!  I will enjoy a leisurely morning in the Word with a cup of coffee.  Then, it's off to do some fun shopping with the kids.  We had a great week with Grandma joining us for dinner on Tuesday, out with friends after church Wednesday night, then a good-sized group of friends gathered around our long table on Thursday for dinner.  Friday night, it was just the nine of us.  We had such a great time fellowshipping amongst ourselves with make-your-own pizzas and then we all played a new Trivia game while munching on popcorn.  Nah, we're not exactly the Waltons, but we do enjoy spending time together!  Hoping you will be spending time with your loved ones this weekend.  But, first - some scripture and thoughts to ponder…..


But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they failed, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Matthew 9:36



Did God choose one particular person for you or did He give you a free choice in marriage?  Matt Walsh discusses it this week on his blog.

Yesterday, I told you a bit about the book Unbroken - the biography of Louis Zamperini.  The next few links will lead you to more of his story.  

 In 1976, Zamp was interviewed about his salvation experience at a Billy Graham Crusade.  I cannot get the audio to work on my computer, but the text is written.  A beautiful testimony of God's amazing grace.

In 1998, Zamperini carried the Olympic Torch in Japan.  His story is told in this moving short-docmuntary made at that time.  Interviewed are Louie, his brother Pete, Louie's co-pilot Phil, co-prisoners of war and The Bird.  I will be sitting down with my kids today to watch this 30-minute video.  

Billy Graham introduced Zamperini in his 1958 crusade - 9 years after Zamp accepted Christ - proving that people who have gotten saved do, indeed, remain faithful.  Louie is introduced around the 5-minute mark.  Although, if you are like me and love to hear the "old" Billy Graham speak, you will enjoy the entire 6 1/2 minutes.

I love the Piano Guys!!  I love a lot of their music.  Though "Peponi" is one of my least favorites (basically do not like it at all), I LOVE the behind the scenes video.  The making of Peponi is amazing - a true "cliff-hanger"!  :)

OK - you've spent too long here already.  GO!  Make some memories with your family today!

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