I want to pay tribute to my heroes. These are men and women who, like the first disciples of Jesus, have given up everything to follow our Lord. They have given up their careers, their homes, and have moved away from their family and friends. They have been willing to go wherever God sends them. They have served God faithfully through good times and bad times.
These heroes are Salvation Army Officers.
Last week I attended Officers Fellowship. The guest leaders were Lt Colonels Ian and Marilyn Hamilton. It's a joy to learn from and be with officers like the Hamiltons. I love officers who are passionate about building God's kingdom. I love officers who are passionate about knowing God. And I love officers who are passionate about winning their community and the world for Jesus! Thank you for inspiring me! You are my heroes!
I was fortunate to see Bob Dylan play last year in Perth. I am very excited by Columbia Records announcement:
"Bob Dylan’s new studio album, Tempest, will be released on September 11, 2012. Featuring ten new and original Bob Dylan songs, the release of Tempest coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the artist’s eponymous debut album, which was released by Columbia in 1962.
Tempest is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. The new album, produced by Jack Frost, is the 35th studio set from Bob Dylan, and follows 2009’s worldwide best-seller, Together Through Life...
....The Platinum-selling Time Out Of Mind from 1997 earned multiple Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year, while “Love and Theft” continued Dylan’s Platinum streak and earned several Grammy nominations and a statue for Best Contemporary Folk album.
Modern Times, released in 2006, became one of the artist’s most popular albums, selling more than 2.5 million copies worldwide and earning Dylan two more Grammys. Together Through Life became the artist’s first album to debut at #1 in both the U.S. and the UK...
....Bob Dylan also released his first collection of holiday standards, Christmas In The Heart, in 2009, with all of the artist’s royalties from that album being donated to hunger charities around the world.
This year, Bob Dylan was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. He was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”