As Black History Month continues, “The Baytown Carver High School Recognition & Preservation Society” pays tribute to an African-American businesswoman who lived in the all-black community of McNair and was a graduate of the Baytown George Washington Carver High School.
The earth is spinning on its axis at over 1000 miles per hour and is traveling around the sun in its yearly orbit at approximately 18 miles per second, yet does anyone feel dizzy? Do you even feel any motion? So is it not possible that the Lord is at work though we cannot see or feel him?
In 1990, a seminary intern serving at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, prayed a simple prayer: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat,” That prayer inspired a youth-led movement to help hungry and hurting people around the world.
Recently, I heard this little bit of Super Bowl humor stating, “What do the Houston Texans and Billy Graham have in common?” “They both can make 70,000 people stand up in a football stadium and say, ‘Jesus Christ!’”
Of all the identities one might claim, that of a Christian is as vague and amorphous as any that one can imagine. The term Christian is used to describe individuals for a multitude of reasons, most often because of affiliation with a certain church group or denomination. Some identify as a Christian simply because they have grown up in a culture in which Christianity is the prevalent religion and they therefore feel a certain affinity for Christ as a cultural symbol. A narrower group associate the name Christian with a specific salvation ritual or practice by which they have appropriated the right be a Christian. Still others see Christianity as a lifestyle practice which attempts to emulate Jesus, without any reliance upon or affiliation with the church as a religious institution. All these disparate definitions of what it means to be a Christian account for the vastly different mindsets and attitudes exhibited by those who consider themselves to be Christians or adherents of Jesus.
A lot of people have had the opportunity to travel to almost every country in the world. Some have traveled across these gorgeous United States of America. We have been blessed enough to have been to a few places. When we have walked up to or have driven up to one of these places which we have only read about, we just stood there, our mouths gaping wide open. One of these places was the Grand Canyon. Have you ever thought about that name … Grand? If you have been there, does it even come close to describing the vastness of that place. I wonder how long it took someone to finally settle on that name, Grand Canyon?
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