Monday, November 16, 2009 “Have a Little Faith”
Have a Little Faith
Today we had the pleasure of speaking with author Mitch Albom who wrote the best selling book “Tuesdays with Morrie” has a new book about Faith. We talked to him about his faith and how faith is growing during tough economic times.
Listen to the full interview here: 11-13_mitch albom interview have a little faith
Information on the book from the official website: http://mitchalbom.com/books/node/5515
“Albom’s first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have A Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an 82-year-old rabbi from Albom’s old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy.
Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he’d left years ago. Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor – a reformed drug dealer and convict – who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof.
Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Mitch observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival: the older, suburban rabbi, embracing it as death approaches; the younger, inner-city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat.
As America struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs, Mitch and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man: how to endure when difficult things happen; what heaven is; intermarriage; forgiveness; doubting God; and the importance of faith in trying times. Although the texts, prayers and histories are different, Albom begins to realize a striking unity between the two worlds – and indeed, between beliefs everywhere.
In the end, as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor’s wobbly church, Albom sadly fulfills the last request and writes the eulogy. And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself.
Have a Little Faith is a book about a life’s purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man’s journey, but it is everyone’s story.”
Weird Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin isn’t just for pies anymore! Looking for a unique recipe for Thanksgiving? How about some of these! It would certainly be a conversation starter!
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Steven Curtis Chapman Coping with Daughter’s Death
I don’t know about you, but one of my biggest fears is loosing a child. I can’t imagine how one goes on after dealing with something like that.
The Chapman family is now trying to do just that. With his 19th album, ’Beauty Will Rise.’
The album is his personal testament to Maria’s life and the overwhelming belief that they will be together again one day, he said.
Smithsonian American History Museum Opens Christmas Exhibit
One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Amanda’s dream job is to be the emcee for the parade one day! Watch out Diane Sawyer.
If you’re a fan too, check out the newest exhibit at the Smithsonian featuring iconic commercial art and images from Christmas seasons past – including holiday parade memorabilia and window displays from such department stores as Marshall Field and John Wanamaker’s. It focuses on displays from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Dark Chocolate and Stress
From Web MD: ”Those Stress-induced chocolate cravings may be justified after all. A new study shows that eating dark chocolate may lower levels of stress hormones in people feeling stressed out.”
But, what do you do about the stress and guilt from eating too much chocolate over the holidays? Why, eat more of course!
Today’s Positive Thoughts
The character of your kids tomorrow depends on what you put in their hearts today.
No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by it’s own fruit.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success
A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.