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Today is Holy Saturday also known as Black Saturday. The Sabbath was a day of rest, a legal and moral obligation for the Jews. Some Christians believe Jesus was other places doing other things during that period of time; I will not get into whether or not he literally descended into hell and preached to the condemned. Tomorrow is Resurrection Day, Easter Sunday to many although not everyone agrees on that title. If you are in the Calhoun, GA area the Gordon County Christian Ministerial Alliance is having a Sunrise Service at BB&T Park in downtown that begins at 7 AM. We will have prayer, two or three songs everybody knows and a 15 or 20 minute sermon. At 36 degrees I will remind our speaker the shorter the better. Hopefully 2020 taught us not to take so many things for granted, including worshiping together and visiting family.

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Happy Monday

Without Daylight Saving Time in the middle of summer the sun would rise at like 5 AM. DST doesn’t make the days longer, that would happen naturally. What it does is takes an hour of daylight from the morning and moves it to the evening. As much as Americans enjoy sleeping in I can’t believe all the DST hate I’m seeing these days.

Anyway, on to bigger and brighter things. This is Happy Monday #418.

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It’s been three years since I first saw Wasabi Baby. My advice is watch it at least twice.

Pope Francis is visiting Iraq. The main objective of his visit is to encourage the small number of Christians there and encourage Muslims to live at peace with those Christians. Some notable places Christians read about in the Old Testament, such as the Garden of Eden and Ur, the birthplace of Abraham, would be located in the modern nation of Iraq. Francis is expected to visit Ur on this current trip. Click here to read more about the pope’s visit.

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Pizza Hut rolls out Detroit style pizza nationwide. Your next question is probably “What is Detroit style pizza?” Well the first thing you might notice in the image is that this pizza is rectangle. It’s a picky little detail but Chicago style deep dish is usually round. The major difference is that while Chicago style pizza forms a deep dish and fills it with toppings, Detroit pizza has a much thicker crust. My wife’s complaint about Little Caesar’s Deep Deep Dish is that it’s not really deep dish pizza just a lot more bread. That’s Detroit style in a nutshell. Click here for more in depth analysis.

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Silver linings – None of us would have chosen to live through a global pandemic at this time but there are some positive aspects to it. I wrote weeks ago that a little bit of struggle is good for us and managed to avoid using the cliche what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Families are not only spending time together some family members may have gotten to know each other for the first time. People are buying groceries and cooking at home. The slowdown of our economy is uncomfortable for some and extremely difficult for others but many have stepped up their levels of giving. Economic hardship has become an equalizing force that makes people realize we are more alike than we are different. Small companies that faced shutdown switched to make hand sanitizer or paper masks, many giving the product away and workers donating their time and labor. How many people, from politicians to celebrities, from corporate officials to health care workers, have you heard say we’re all in this together? Continue reading

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Easily the funniest thing I have seen all week. If you don’t get the reference to The Princess Bride you need to watch that entire movie, right now, then come back and finish reading this blog post. It’s Saturday, everything’s shutdown, you’ve got time. Continue reading

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Staying at home, avoiding large gatherings, homeschooling online, streaming movies… we’re all doing pretty much the same stuff right? There is almost nothing else on the news to speak of but let’s see if we can’t find one or two headlines besides covid-19 to review. Continue reading