Monday, July 6, 2009

JerusalemJones on Facebook

by Steve Ray on July 6, 2009

Add me as a friend on Facebook now with my new user name at:

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Locking myself away

by Steve Ray on July 6, 2009

I am under pressure to finish the CSS Bible Study course on 1 and 2 Corinthians. I told Gail I’d have it done this summer. I am in the middle of chapter 1 and will be locking myself away a good part of the summer to get it done. Janet is the jailer with the key. She brings me my meals and checks to make sure I am working :-) Actually, she sits with me and reads and is my sounding board. What a great wife and partner.

I am also hoping to finish a new book for Ignatius Press this year. It will be a fun and interesting overview of the New Testament. I am writing it in such a way that you actually step inside each of the 27 books of the New Testament and meet the characters and walk in their sandals — learning the book from the inside out.

I am having great fun working on these two projects, as well as a bunch of other things. Keep me in your prayers. Thanks.


U2 Singer Bono’s Ode to Mary

by Steve Ray on July 6, 2009

For the full article including the words of the song, click here. The article was written by my friend Tim Drake, staff writer for the National Catholic Register.

I just bought the new U2 album entitled No Line on the Horizon for my iPhone from iTunes and there are other good songs with Catholic themes. I have always liked U2 but even more when they do this kind of thing.

I took my oldest daughter Cindy to a U2 concert in Detroit when she was 7 years old (around 1984). Everyone looked at me like I was crazy. Hey, I raised my kids somewhat differently than most families and the result is in the pudding :-)

You can listen to Bono sing an Ode to Mary — based on the Magnificat — by clicking on the video below.