Web-Sightings for the Week - July 12, 2013

Unique Egyptian sphinx unearthed in north Israel

AFP - Part of an ancient Egyptian king's unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there.

Michelle especially gets my attention.  Her God-talk seems very sincere.  Yet you wonder what the years of abuse and neglect have done to her while in captivity.  May God be with all of these young ladies, granting them healing, the ability to forgive and move on and give them God-honoring lives full of His blessings and provisions.  

Egypt: Christian Beheaded as Islamist Violence Escalates
Hostage "beheaded" as Egyptian Islamists take advantage of unrest to target the country's Coptic Christian minority is either proof that Islamists aren’t good at math or that ideology plus opportunity equals a deadly mix to justify violence against Christians

When sex is cheap
July 5 2013 at 07:10am
By Mark Regnerus

How should churches relate to others with same-sex attractions? Read Peter Hubbard.
Andy Naselli — July 11, 2013

Peter Hubbard’s website: Love Into Light

Zondervan, save up to 70% 

A Retrospect – J. Hudson Taylor (free on the Kindle)

First published in 1894 this book is compiled from the journals and letters of J. Hudson Taylor, the 19th century missionary to China

Portrait of Calvin – free in pdf, mobi (for Kindle) and epub (Nook, iBooks)

Kindle freebies that expire at midnight EST (?) on Friday, July 12, 2013
The Language of Sparrows  -- now $2.51 (as of 07/15/13)
David C. Cook Publishers

Brilliant and fluent in too many languages to count, 15-year-old Sierra Wright can't seem to communicate what is important to her in any language. Though April Wright stubbornly keeps an upbeat attitude about her daughter's future, she has let her own dreams slip away. Just across the bridge lives old Luca, scarred from his time in a Romanian gulag years before. Though he has seemingly given up on people, Sierra is drawn to him despite his prickly edges.

No one else is comfortable with the unpredictable old man spending time alone with Sierra, not even Luca's son. Yet it is this unconventional relationship that will bring two families together to form friendships and unearth their family stories, stories that just might give them all the courage to soar on wings toward a new future.

It’s Your Call   -- Now $2.51 (as of 07/15/2013)

Few spiritual concepts have fascinated and confused people more than understanding God’s calling for their life. Is it primarily about a job or a role? It is precise or general? Is a calling only reserved for those who work in professional ministry?

The truth is actually amazingly profound: What we are supposed to do is what we most want to do.

This is a guide for discovering God’s design and destiny for your life.

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