MICHAEL JACKSON A MUSLIM?
Jermaine Jackson wants his brother Michael to convert to Islam. Hey, hold on. Doesn't Islam, already struggling with image problems, get a say about this?
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BEING MINDFUL OF SEASONAL GIFTS
Every January for the last however-many years, my wife and I have gathered with friends to celebrate the birthdays of the four of the six of us born in this month. That includes me.
January at the Lake of the Ozarks? Isn't that a summer get-away place? Well, yes. But one of the things I've learned about our world is that the Creator has made each season beautiful in its own way.
So today I just want to share with you a few photos of what I found to admire on a January day while wandering about at the lake.
Those of you who own my book, A Gift of Meaning, may well recognize the first photo. One very much like it, taken seven or eight years ago, was used on the cover of my book. By "very much like it," I mean the photo on the book's cover was one I took from exactly the spot where I took this one, looking up what I've come to think of as my own hill.
To read my latest Kansas City Star work, click here.
P.S.: For you Superbowl fans, click here for a Baptist Press story about the deep Christian commitment of Bears' coach Lovie Smith. Well, with a name like Lovie, how evil could a guy be?