Update

coffee45.jpgOver the next two weeks, I will post an interview with Byron Weathersbee of Legacy Family Ministries about his new book, "Before Forever."  This book is authored by both Byron and Carla Weathersbee and is written especially for seriously dating couples.

I will also post a nice piece by Josh Graves, a minister in Rochester, Minnesota, and also a teacher at Rochester College.  Josh is a good thinker with a heart for God and people.

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Just got a Kindle2 (Amazon).  Very nice.  Right now, I am getting acquainted with it but am quite impressed.  I am amazed at how clear the screen is for reading.  More later.

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I have been using Twitter for several months now.  I am beginning to see some real value.  You can find me on Twitter if you wish (@JimMartin).

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A year or so ago, I heard Tim Keller speak of the value of book reviews for his ministry.  This is especially true as there are an overwhelming number of books being published.  This past week I read a wonderful review of a new biography about Flannery O’Conner entitled Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Conner by Brad Gooch.  The review was in the New York Review of Books

For the last year, I have paid more attention to various book reviews.  Some I pay attention to because of the authors and some because the title or subject is provocative.  Sometimes I read the review and at other times I simply skim through the various titles.  Anyway, I am finding this helpful.

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I want you to know that I read EVERY comment and try to respond to most.  I value the time you invest in reading this blog and in making comments.

Thankful

I’m very thankful for all of the people who prayed  for "Tech Support" the last few days.  How wonderful to share a prayer request for someone in a country far from this one and see an outpouring of people who pray.  I was very encouraged to see your response to her.

 

I continue to be very grateful to all of you who read these posts.  Some of you comment occasionally and some very regularly.  I have known some of you for a long time.  Others of you now seem like longtime friends as I have interacted with you through comments and even e-mail for several years.  Then, of course, some of you are fairly new to this blog and I am thankful that you are here.   

 

This blog began four years ago.  At the time, I did not know what to expect from anyone who might be reading.  I did know that writing helped me think through what was on my mind/heart.  Since then, you have been a constant source of encouragement.  Some of you comment occasionally or regularly.  Others have sent notes or have indicated on Facebook that a particular post was meaningful.

 

I like this medium.  It enables me to write something that I hope will be useful to you.  Sometimes these posts originate in what I’ve read or in some particular experience.  At other times, I am thinking about some dimension of life and choose to write about it.

 

Ultimately, I would hope that the posts generally reflect the name of this blog.  After all, I do believe that we are only fully human when we seek and hunger after God.  I really believe this.

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Update: You might enjoy my Facebook page or even Twitter.  I have found both to be very useful.  You might enjoy browsing through some of my bookmarks on my del.icio.us page.  I use this regularly and am constantly adding new bookmarks.

 

You might enjoy looking at God-Hungry Live for new videos that have been added.  Videos are added to this collection very, very regularly.  A number have been added in the last two weeks.  (Go to the top, middle portion of the page and look for "playlist" to see the videos that are available for viewing.)

 

Finally, "What I’m Reading" in the right hand bar has been updated.