Did you feel the explosion in the atmosphere that took place this past Monday evening, October 17th? There were some 900 to 1,000 Aglow men and women on the Critical Mass Prayer call, interceding for the United States and the coming election this November. God’s people want God’s will and God’s purposes fulfilled in this pivotal time in history.
Rio Olympic Games of 2016 are Over
There were boos of sadness when the International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach, announced: “I declare the Games of the XXXI Olympiad closed.”
Boos of sadness could be heard from my home, as well. Tony and I loved watching this memorable event in which runners, swimmers, gymnasts, and other skilled athletes from around the world, come together in a sportsmanlike atmosphere and compete for the prize of a gold, silver or bronze medal.
There were so many wonderful wins in these games. Those participating had lived such disciplined lives, training for months and years. Now the moment of opportunity had finally come to possibly win the prize of gold, silver or bronze!
We are living in times when many of the “norms” or “accepted ways of conduct” we have known in the past have changed, some radically so. “Christian morality is being ushered out of American social structures and off the cultural main stage, leaving a vacuum in its place – and the broader culture is attempting to fill the void. Barna reveals growing concern about the moral condition of the nation, even as many American adults admit they are uncertain about how to determine right from wrong. Do Christians see truth and morality in radically different ways from the broader public, or are they equally influenced by the growing tide of secularism and religious skepticism?” (Research Releases in Culture & Media – May 25, 2016)