Showing posts from September, 2011

Remembering and Reflecting Love (A 9/11 Message) - John 3:16-17, 1st John 3:16-18

This is part of an interview offered on NPR this past Wednesday. It is rather lengthy, but please bear with me:

Capt. Jay Jonas was on the 27th floor of the North Tower when the South Tower collapsed. When he found out, he didn't tell the firefighters who were under his command.

"There was another captain on the 27th floor, and I said [to him]: 'You check the south windows. I'll check the north windows,' because I thought a piece of our building had just collapsed. And he just looked at me and said, 'The South Tower collapsed.' The firefighters under my command didn't hear the conversation, and I just looked at them and said: 'It's time for us to get out of here.' "

The captain and his men started to make their way down the staircase. Minutes before the tower came down, they came across a woman named Josephine Harris. She said she needed help.

"She was crying," he says. "My guys stopped and one of my firefighters t…

Having Dominion? - Genesis 1:1-2, 26-31

How many of you are fans of Pixar Animation’s Toy Story franchise?  I would have to say that our family likes almost all of Pixar’s work, but especially the Toy Story trilogy.  In fact, Toy Story 3 has become one of Joshua’s all time favorite movies to watch.  It’s funny, when we took him with us to the theater to see it, he could have cared less.  Now, it is one of three things he likes to watch.  We’ve seen it so many times, it did not surprise me that as it was playing yesterday, it suddenly hit me.  The movie provides an excellent illustration for this sermon. As Andy has aged since the first two Toy Story Movies, through an extended course of events, thefamiliar characters of Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye, Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head, Slinky, Rex, Barbie, Ham, and the Aliens end up in Sunnyside Daycare. At Sunnyside, they are joined by lots of new toys.Imagine the fun of working of Pixar and having to figure out animation for every toy in a daycare room.At Sunnyside, our favorite ch…