Saturday, October 23, 2004
October 23, 2004
8:00 PM Articles worth reading … Why I Love Halloween China’s Alphabet May Have References to Noah and the Flood Churches Installing Cell Phone Jammers Mary Had a Little Lamb 7:37 PM Here’s a letter from a prisoner in Washington, Pennsylvania, who read “An Anchor for the Soul”:
I am writing you because I recently got your book. I have read it seven times and took twelve pages of notes..I am 19 years old and have been battling a drug addiction for 7 years now. I have been in and out of rehabs, 12 step programs, and various institutions. I have put together periods of clean time, but I still had a void in my life. I tried to fill it with women, materials, money, false Gods, etc. none of which filled the void. After I read your book I felt a load taken off of my shoulders. I for once in my life feel complete. I have a sense of peace and well being. I am the happiest Ive ever been in my life. I am clean but, most importantly, lost the desire and cravings to drink, use drugs and even smoke cigarettes. Now, I told you I am the happiest Ive ever been. Here is the amazing part of it all, I ‘m in my county prison. My new belief in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior has changed my life.My new faith has taken away my fears of being here.. I trust the Lord will protect me from evil. He has also taken away my loneliness.
7:30 PM An encouraging report from today’s “Future of Truth” conference at Moody Church in Chicago:
Hello Pastor Ray – I went to the F.O. T. conference today at Moody church, and it was EXTREMELY AWESOME! To get all those “Christian super-brains” in one venue was just unbelievable! Especially good was Phillip Johnson, who wrote “Darwin on Trial” and other books. And of course Ravi Zacharias was just breathtaking. Not just because they were so intellegent and knowledgeable, but because they spoke the truth! There were about 5 other Calvary people there, all younger people. It was an awesome thing for young people to hear. There were a lot of college age people there, and younger.
7:43 AM Today’s entry in the Crosswalk weblog is called If You Keep Your Cool.