Life Apps for the weeks of 12/28/14 to 1/10/15

A  way to live:

You are one of the wise men coming to see who lies under that star.  While you are wise in many ways, you always have more to learn so you come.  Then leave to use your gifts to enlighten the world.  When darkness threatens, the Spirit will help you to keep your light bright.
[A way to live Matthew 2:1-12, the Gospel for the Feast of the Epiphany, Jesus appearance for the wise men and for all the world to see]

More life apps for reading:

By Eric Ward

By Eric Ward

Work – “A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist.  Just Ask Scandinavia” by Neil Irwin in the NY Times of 12/18/14; helping low income families can help their members to join the work force with comments from some workers.  Biblical reference: Genesis 1 and 2 — we are made to love and to work.


Leisure – “Scrooge’s of the World, Begone” by Nicholas Kristof in the NY Times for 12/25/14; some good news about lowering global poverty, Haiti’s improvements, and Vitamin A in the sweet  Biblical reference: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full,” John 10:10); don’t “steal” satisfaction with what we have done with God’s help.