And Jesus said to them, "Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his [accomplishments]." And he told them a parable, saying, "The [mind] of a rich [wo]man produced plentifully, and [s]he thought to [her]self, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my [thoughts]?' And [s]he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my [blog] and build [a more accomplished one], and there I will store all my [thoughts] and my [writings]. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample [publications and a great reputation]; relax, eat, drink, be merry.' But God said to [her], 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God."

Monday, September 20, 2010

things pt 2:


"I'm a little nervous ... I'm also scared. But I am peaceful because I've got Jesus with me."

- Teresa Lewis, in an interview with CNN hours before her appeal for clemency was denied. Lewis is the first woman in five years due to be executed in the US. She is scheduled to receive lethal injection this Thursday.


Election workers in Afghanistan stack ballot boxes at a warehouse of the Independent Election Commission in Kabul, following parliamentary elections.

A labourer takes a nap in a roll of underground cables on a construction site in Jammu in Indian-administered Kashmir. India plans to spend $1.5 trillion by 2017 improving infrastructure, long seen as a hindrance to growth in Asia's third-largest economy.


The philosophy of reconstructionism contains two major premises:(1) society is in need of constant reconstruction or change, and (2) such social change involves both reconstruction of education and the use of education in reconstructing society.

According to reconstructionists, educators must become social activists and become involved in activities outside of their own classrooms and communities. Many people are uncomfortable with the thought of educators taking on this dual role of educator and social activist. Reconstructionists say that there is no need to separate knowledge and action. Ozman and Craver (1999) said it this way, “Knowledge should lead to action, and action should clarify, modify, and increase knowledge.”

Teaching includes actions which are intended to make individuals critically examine, and in many cases, change and be sensitive to their and to others attitudes, beliefs, values, behaviors, thinking, and knowledge. The educator’s role is to prepare students to take charge of their lives, work collectively, with others, and to speak out to bring about social change (Bondy & McKenzie, 1999).

In order to be effective, educators must be aware of and willing to initiate actions required to bring about the changes needed in our society. If administrators and teachers do not take a stand on the issues, students will not be able to take a stand.


i am like a little child.

i know nothing.

Jesus, have you ordained these hands?

will you build a kingdom on my back?

or will you throw me into the fire with chaff?

1 comment:

  1. 1. The appeal grieves me.

    3. Wow, this was powerful and so well written. I pray that this passion continues in you, and that the Lord protects you from burn out.

    4. I love you.