The Word of God is thus God at work. -- J.I. Packer



Romans 15:4 New International Version (NIV)

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.


2 Corinthians 1:3-4 New International Version (NIV)

Praise to the God of All Comfort
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

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1 Corinthians 13:13 New International Version (NIV)

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


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Psalm 40:5 New International Version (NIV)

Many, LORD my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.

None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare.


From DSC:
The second part of verse 5 here reminds me of a reflection from long ago, where I personalized this:

Like trying to see all of the stars in the sky, were I to try and thank the LORD for all of the things that He has done for my family and me, I would be able to see some of them, but certainly not all of them. So thank you LORD — whether I can see the works of your hands in our lives or not!





Ephesians 3:20-21  (NIV)

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


Proverbs 27:1 New International Version (NIV)

Do not boast about tomorrow,
    for you do not know what a day may bring.


 Proverbs 27:17 New International Version (NIV)

As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.


Proverbs 27:19 New International Version (NIV)

19 As water reflects the face,
    so one’s life reflects the heart.





If you doubt that we are on an exponential pace of change, you need to check these articles out! [Christian]



From DSC:
The articles listed in
this PDF document demonstrate the exponential pace of technological change that many nations across the globe are currently experiencing and will likely be experiencing for the foreseeable future. As we are no longer on a linear trajectory, we need to consider what this new trajectory means for how we:

  • Educate and prepare our youth in K-12
  • Educate and prepare our young men and women studying within higher education
  • Restructure/re-envision our corporate training/L&D departments
  • Equip our freelancers and others to find work
  • Help people in the workforce remain relevant/marketable/properly skilled
  • Encourage and better enable lifelong learning
  • Attempt to keep up w/ this pace of change — legally, ethically, morally, and psychologically


PDF file here


One thought that comes to mind…when we’re moving this fast, we need to be looking upwards and outwards into the horizons — constantly pulse-checking the landscapes. We can’t be looking down or be so buried in our current positions/tasks that we aren’t noticing the changes that are happening around us.



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