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UNC Trip To Rome!



Dear Professor,

On a spring break trip to Italy, my classmates and I were standing just inside St. Peter's Basilica, the second largest church in the world. The tour guide explained, "This church is so large that no man on earth could hit a baseball from one end to the other, not Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, or even Mark McGuire on steroids."

My group stared in silence at the beautiful marble sculptures, intricate paintings, and glorious mosaics all around the enormous building. Then one girl interrupted the silence with an astonished question: "You mean, they actually let them hit baseballs in here?"

Love Always,
Michelle
UNC Sophomore

5 comments:

Ron Hutchcraft - AWWY said...

It's amazing how creative parents can become when it's time to explain the
facts of life to a child, especially in the vocabulary they choose. A parent says to
their child, "This is your chin. This is your neck. That's your stomach. That's your ...
oogieboogiewagaboogie!" I've really heard some pretty funny names for human
anatomy - words invented by red-faced parents, but not recognized by any doctor
on earth. Of course, they're better than a lot of the words our children come home
from school asking about. But when it comes to sex, it's important to use the right
words - especially one.

Our word for today from the Word of God comes from the Inventor of sex, who is,
of course, God Himself. Our world seems to have forgotten who invented sex - and that
the Inventor knows best. In the first experience of sexual love in human history, Genesis
4:1 says, "And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived." Now this is sex as it was
meant to be, still unspoiled, still the best. And the word God uses to describe it is "know."

When two people come together physically, it's designed to be the ultimate knowing.
When two people have sex that isn't an expression of a deep, intimate friendship and
commitment, they aren't going all the way - they're only going a small part of the way.
That's not ultimate knowing!

The Hebrew word for "know" here is "yadah." It conveys the intimacy of two people
who know each other as they really are - a deep, personal, intimate, experiential knowledge
of another person. That's why God designed this kind of bonding to be for a lifetime commitment,
confined within the protective fence He calls marriage.

Ironically, when you take sex out of marriage, it actually slows down the knowing process.
The physical tends to take over the relationship. The relationship becomes more self-centered.
A couple stops talking and focuses on the physical. And, as a result, too many people end up
married to a stranger - someone whose body they know, but not their heart. Because so many
relationships between men and women have been so physical, a lot of those relationships are
strangely lonely. With sex dominating so many relationships, a lot of men and women have
never developed a friendship - and maybe never will.

When the physical starts to take over, it often masks serious weaknesses and dangers
in the relationship - hormones make you blind. Consequently, many people have married the
wrong person because their passion blinded them. It actually kept them from really knowing
their partner. And they made a lifelong mistake.

Remember how the Inventor designed sex: two people {male & female} bonded in a
lifetime knowing experience, expressing it through the unparalleled intimacy of sex. Anything
less is a cheap, twisted, ultimately disillusioning counterfeit. If you've made that mistake,
there's a Savior who died for every sin, including our sexual sin, who will forgive it if you'll
repent of it - and He'll begin to restore your emotional and spiritual virginity. Don't settle
for anything less than Designer love where the right word for sex is K-N-O-W. Know - as
in knowing your best friend forever.

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Avez-vous su que Dieu vous aime ?
Wußten Sie, daß Gott Sie liebt?
Avete saputo che il dio li ama?
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Professor Howdy said...

THINGS WE DON'T UNDERSTAND

Wisconsin's Beloit College starts every school year with a list of things kids entering
college today think have always existed. Topping the list for the Class of 2012 born in 1988:
-- A Southerner has always been president of the United States.
-- Richard Burton, Ricky Nelson and Truman Capote have always been dead.
-- Cars have always had eye-level rear stop lights, CD players, and air bags.
-- We have always been able to choose our long distance carriers.
-- Weather reports have always been available 24-hours a day on television.
-- The "evil empire" has moved from Moscow to a setting in some distant galaxy.
-- "Big Brother" is merely a television show.
-- Cyberspace has always existed.

Professor Howdy said...

OBSCURE & UNUSUAL WORDS

1) scuddick skud ik (noun)
: something small in size or value

2) periclitation per ik li ta shen (noun)
: exposing to danger

Anonymous said...

But all of us—at home, at war, wherever we may be—are within reach of God's
love and power. We all can pray. We all should pray. We should ask the
fulfillment of God's will. We should ask for courage, wisdom, for the
quietness of soul which comes alone to them who place their lives in His
hands. We should pray for a peace which is the fruit of righteousness. The
Nation already is in the midst of a Crusade of Prayer. On the last Sunday of
the old year, there will be special services devoted to a revival of faith.
I call upon all of you to enlist in this common cause. I call upon you no
matter what your spiritual allegiance.
— President Harry S. Truman

Professor Howdy said...



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