Monthly Archives: December 2012
By the word ‘gospel,’ we are talking about a factual statement.
Kindle Deal of the Day: The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie by Kim & Krickett Carpenter. $2.99.
Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident.
And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, “I’m no hero. I made a vow.”
Earlier this year, The Guardian reported about Bonnie Ware, a palliative nurse, who had spent 12 years documenting the last words and dying regrets of those under her care (which eventually resulted in a book). Ware said that people at the end of their lives have “phenomenal clarity of vision,” and therefore we should consider what we might learn from their wisdom.
Ware listed the top 5 regrets (most commonly mentioned) of those on their deathbed. At the end of each regret listed by Bonnie Ware, I share a prayerful reflection about this upcoming New Year.
Almost all of the reviews I’ve seen of the Les …
A prayer of Jim Elliott
Even better than the musical is Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. No movie or musical can do justice to the beauty of the book.
A scary elevator prank from Brazil.
Links for your holiday weekend reading.
A list of the most-read posts this year at Kingdom People.
I went back through some of my “Trevin’s Seven” and “Worth a Look” posts from 2012 and chose some content from other blogs – articles that deserve another look.
Some of our friends from Oradea, Romania gathered as a flash mob downtown to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
“Silent Night” from Amy Grant’s “A Christmas to Remember”