New today: TV with friends, K-LOVE Radio, honor in failure

July 31, 2014

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21Proverbs 10:1-5Philippians 4:10-15 

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Ignatius of Loyola (Episcopal and Catholic calendars), Zdenka SchelingováEugene Carson Blake.

New today from the Century

TV with friends, by Beth Felker Jones. I have always watched TV in community. In many ways these communities of shared stories have shaped the stories I tell about my life.

Why I listen to K-Love Radio, by Katherine Willis Pershey. If I was discipled to anyone in middle school, it was to the pop stars of the contemporary Christian music scene.

The honor of struggling and failing, by Arthur Remillard. Halfway through the marathon, I felt a twinge in my right achilles. I walked. I stretched and then walked some more. It got worse.

Goodbye, 5-, 10-, or 15-year life plan, by Elizabeth Hagan. It isn't wasted energy to make plans or to have a plan. The stupid part is how much mental, emotional, and spiritual energy we exert toward particular plans. 

"The station band," a poem by J. Barrie Shepherd.

In the news

Meriam Ibrahim leaves Italy for new life in New Hampshire

Krista Tippett honored by White House for engaging listeners on what it means to be human

In the CCblogs network 

Normal doesn’t feel normal, by Larry Patten

Haters (Jonah 3:10-4:3), by David K. Popham


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