Those in the creative arts, such as musicians, songwriters,
authors, and even journalists, often depend on royalties for their
income. Royalties are portions of sales from their songs or books, so
the more albums or books sold, the more royalties the person receives.
For example, in the United States, the going rate for song royalties is
about 9 cents a song. However, if a record company makes 1,000 copies
of a CD with that song on it, the artist or songwriter gets 9 cents for
each CD for that song, or $90 in this case. This is a case of credit
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.