Updated: Jul 4
An A La Carte of links to things I came across in the last week that I found interesting.
Really Good Movie
"Greater" is a movie worth watching! This is the true story of Arkansas Razorbacks walk-on offensive lineman Brandon Burlsworth (Christopher Severino). Devoutly Christian and ridiculed for his portly appearance, Burlsworth defies the odds to make the Razorbacks' squad in 1994, and ultimately develops into an All-American player and top NFL prospect.
I can't believe this movie came out in 2016 and I just saw it this week. I think you might like it too, especially if you like sports movies. I seen it on Hulu but you can also watch it on Amazon.
This article is just 6 days old and has some pretty good information about the coronavirus but the article says 17000 infected and 362 deaths. In just six days there are now 37593 cases and 814 deaths. I'm not one to blow things out of proportion but this does seem like something we should be concerned about.
This is worth a read. From what I can tell from the article, the main reason they failed is because "organic" became so popular that everyone wanted in on it which increased the competition. This made their rapid expansion across the country with the help of Krogers a tough market to compete in. It's a shame they are failing but it also says something about people looking for healthier food options and stores competing to fill that need, that's a good thing if you ask me.
So this might be happening in my town and I think we really need it. I have felt for a long time that our little town has really been suffering. Several years ago the main job staple of our community which was the Chrysler Plant closed their doors and in some ways left this town in ruins. It seems that ever since that happened our town has been going downhill and even seems to be portrayed in a negative light by anyone mentioning our town. This just might be what we need to turn things around, I really hope it happens.
A Great Song I Would Like To Share With You
A strong message of the hope found in Christ's resurrection.
The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can't Get Their Act Together by Jared C. Wilson
The title of this book pretty much says it all. I read a lot of books about the Christian life and it seems many of them assume I'm better, more disciplined, and stronger than I actually am. This book comes at me with some reality.