Friday, April 30, 2010

Went back 2 years...Oops 3 years

Seems my views haven't changed much...LOL...

If you find the time...go back to my very first blogs of May of 2007 not 2008. Tell me what you think...

Thanks again for allowing me to share with you.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Greetings to my new Friends

In the 2 years I've been blogging, and I do believe that May will be the start of my third year at this, I think up until this month, the most I've blogged in one month was 7 times. I sometimes wondered if anyone was listening (or reading as the case may be).

I always know that God cared for me whether a bunch of people read my stuff, or no one did.

Since Arlee got me started this month, I've blogged 33 times (this will be 34). The most I've ever done in one month. I don't really know if I can do 34 in one month again, but I will say this is a milestone for me. My 104th blog.

I hope that most of my blogs have touch you. I hope that they made you think. If you go back to my earlier blogs maybe my view has changed some...maybe not...I'll have to go back and reread some of my older stuff.

Thanks Lee, this month has been a challenge, but it has been fun...I will try to keep this up as I find time. Work has gotten busier (I do have a real job...LOL as opposed to my fun job.) My DJ business is my fun job. For those of you who don't know, I do have a DJ business in Northwest Florida... Life Tunes, llc "Music for the Events of Your Life." I've got a couple of jobs coming up. I'm hoping my summer will get busier. I may be working at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin, FL on Tuesday nights. If you're ever this way in the month of June or July stop by and say hi.

Well, until the next time. Lee the challenge has been great. Everyone has been encouraging. Looking forward to finding time to read and comment on everyone elses blogs...

Oh, and btw...I'm up to 11 followers...WHOOOHOOO!!! LOL...

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Z is for Zoo

Okay...yeah I know. This blog was a cop out...LOL

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Y is for You

Everyone will need to be patient with me today. I was trying to get my thoughts together for this post...trying to meet the deadline.

I have some thoughts but so little time. Today has been hectic.

Anyway...1 Corinthians 1:18 (one of the first verses of scripture that I took to heart) states, "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness. But to those of us who are saved it is the power of God."

What does this have to do with "Y is for You?" You may ask. Good question. I wrote about satan likes to play to people's egos.

Jesus' sacrifice on the cross was the ULTIMATE act of Love. He sacrificed His life for and You. He did this to remind us that even though He loves us unto the cross, life isn't just about me. The world does not revolve around me. What I do, does affect the people around me.

Love will weep with those who weep. Love will rejoice with those who rejoice. Love is the Greatest of these.

Y is for You, but I picked that to remind us all that life doesn't revolve around me or you. Jesus who is the center, the Creator, the Alpha the Omega, the Beginning and the End...Life revolves around Him...but He taught us by His sacrifice on the cross, that even though He is God incarnate, He will sacrifice for the least of these.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Sorry that wasn't more fleshed out. Just stuff I threw out there as I try to get ready to run off. Hope it made sense.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

X is for Xenophobia

“an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.”

If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before [it hated] you. If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. John 15:18-19 NKJV

Come take a metaphorical walk with me.

In these uncertain times this term has been used to describe people who disagree with someone’s political or religious points of view. People like to throw out all kinds of different names without discussing why they disagree. Yes, there are people that are like that. But depending on where you stand, it seems there are people like that on all side.

With that being said, there is a radio personality that once made the comment that if you stand in the middle of the road you will be hit from both sides. What does that mean? If you don’t take a side, both sides will attack you.

What do I believe? Jesus is God in the Flesh. I believe that He gave His life as a replacement for mine. I believe He is the only sacrifice that God accepts. I believe that if I “Call upon the name of the Lord, I will be saved.” I believe “That God so loved that world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
It’s that simple.

But I also believe that capitalism without God is no better than communism without God. I believe that both systems without the guiding hand of God are destined for abuse. Evil performed in the name of religion is no better than evil performed in the name of the state. Evil performed for the bottom line is no better than evil performed for “the good of the people.”

We don’t live in a perfect world. This is a reality that I know. I don’t believe that companies owe me a job. I don’t believe it’s the government’s job to take care of me from the cradle to the grave. I believe the unions served a purpose at one time, but not anymore, but neither am I on the side of big corporations taking advantage of their employees.

I find myself more and more not wanting to associate with any particular political party. Both parties want to claim some ‘right’ to God.

Follow me down this trail.

The Sadducees were a sect of Jews who believed in only the written law didn’t believe in the afterlife or the resurrection of the body. They were Jews who were involved in politics and power. They were more political in nature. They viewed Jesus as a threat to their power.

The Pharisees were a group of Jewish religious leaders that believed in the written and oral traditions of the Jewish religion. They were meticulous to keep the law in the market places. They liked being considered great ‘religious’ leaders. They, too, viewed Jesus as a threat to their power.

Both sides sought Jesus’ death. Both sides planned how to do away with Him. As one religious leader said, “Better that one should die than all the people suffer.” There was no real concern for the people. It was more about their power on the left and the right.

This is the issue with religion, any religion. It puts the adherent in the control seat. Religions basically state, “If you do A, B and C you will be loved by God and will be a good person.” Or as other religions like to say, “You are your own god. You make your own destiny. You have your own power.” These views appeal to the ego.

Let’s jump back a few more years before the time of Jesus. Satan in the garden told Eve (with Adam standing there) if you eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you will be like god. The devil likes to play to people’s egos. “I am good because I’ve done this or that good thing. My conscience is clear.” Problem with that is as Paul said, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Paul’s chapter on love, 1 Corinthians 13, ends with the following statement “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these [is] love.” Why these 3?

First is faith. Faith is what saves us, not works. What we do won’t save us. If we think it does we are putting faith in our own self and proclaiming to God, “You didn’t have to send your Son because I can do it without you.” When we put our faith in what Christ did on the cross, no longer do we have to worry about living up to what the religious people think.

Second is hope. When we have truly put our faith in the Eternal Jesus, our hope no longer is in the temporal. No matter the valley we travel, no matter the mountain top we climb, we have hope, for we know this is not our home. We are here but for a moment. We are but a vapor here today maybe gone tomorrow. But we have been promised eternity. This life is a way station. Which leads us to number 3.

The third thing is love. Love is the Spirit of God dwelling within us, giving us new life. Love is the guiding factor to who and what we do. Love doesn’t need recognition or power. Love just does. Love sees a need and fulfills it. Love doesn’t need to be forced to act. Love doesn’t need the power of the government to take care of those around them. Love doesn’t need to force those who have to give to those that don’t. As the book of James says, “If you love, you do well.” Jesus told the crowd, “love God. This is the greatest commandment. The second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself. On these 2 laws hang all the law and the prophets.” Bottom line for Jesus is not money or power. Bottom line for Jesus is Love. This is the greatest.

Problem with that is it’s a foreign concept to the world. It goes against the ego. It takes away the pride. Therefore, they hate it. They would prefer to kill love rather than just have faith and love.

Now, that is really xenophobic.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

3 Different Artists/3 Great Songs

W is for Welcome

I want to thank everyone that has made me feel welcome as I share my thoughts and ramblings. I usually am posting on the fly. Hopefully I can find some time to get to everyone's blogs....

Jesus loves you. I'm doing the best I can, but He did it for us, so I don't have to worry about my performance.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Up to 8 now...Scary...

Jeez...Now I have to write more often. 8 people are following this...LOL...

Lee...The album is called Shrapnel. It uses narration and music and songs to talk about transformation of a man from hopelessness to hope. From living death to loving life. Learning beyond our situations. So many times our reactions to those around us that are not in love are like shrapnel that can tear others' lives apart.

I have most of it written, I just have to write the music to go with the words. And I'm not good with music. I can strum a guitar, but putting words to music is something I haven't mastered yet.

Wish I had a good recording program...:)

Opening Narration: "The unmerciful sun spewed forth its blinding morning light on the unappreciative throngs of groggy practitioners of life. Forcing its way into rooms once darkened by night, the relentless rays pierced the veil of sleep while the resistant mass of human debris desperately seeks, in vein, to remain unconscious.
"The insistent buzzing of the alarm clock acts as a willing ally to the blazing sunlight crashing through the barrier of sleep."

First Song: Awake
A splash of cold water
A blade to my neck
I jump in the shower
My hair is a wreck

I fall into morning
Wipe night from my eyes
Another day trying
And wondering why

And I question existence
And ignore the seasons
Yet with subtle persistence
I search for some reason
What more is there here
But to live then to die
Why should I then care
Why should I even try

I pour a mourning cup
Prepare for another day
I try to wake up
To enter the fray

But where is this going
Where will it lead
Is there a Voice calling
To answer my need?


More narration...

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

V is for Verisimilitude

So many people and things seem to have verisimilitude that we accept them. Yet we don't do what Paul said we should do. "Listen to what I say, but verify." So many people sit in churches and accept what they are taught, but don't go to The Word themselves and find out if what is being taught is in context. I've seen so many scripture verses used to justify hating of one group of people, when if you look at the context of where they are found it basically says that we are all guilty in the eyes of God, but Thanks be to God, we have Jesus.

Paul lays out the argument in Romans chapters 1-3 that "... all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..."

But he also concludes, "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law."

No one can boast.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Verisimilitude "something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Poem I Wrote

I hope you don't mind my ruminations
As I try to shed some illuminations
On my silent consideration
About the state of this creation
I wonder about the way we act
The "what we do" or why we react
Are they illusions of is it fact
Or is this deck of life just stacked
I ponder what is said to me
Yet sometimes accept most willingly
The tales that they impart to be
Their views, though sometimes hard to see
I sometimes feel I'm on sinking sand
While seeking out a helping hand
And are denied the chance to take a stand
And sheepishly give in to their demands
The simple path of least resistance
Is taken due to their persistence
And Truth is lost to their insistence
That life is nothing more than chance

Written some years ago.
Be blessed. Be a blessing

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Woohoo up to 5!!!

I'm up to 5 cool is that...

You guys must have some free time on your hands to follow my ramblings...

Thanks to all of you...It's nice knowing that my words aren't just floating around and no one's reading...When I have time, I'll try to do more of this blogging stuff.

Lee's got me writing like a mad man. Maybe in the next month I'll share some of my concept album with everyone.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

U is for Unworthy

I think one of my favorite stories Jesus tells is about the religious leader and the tax collector who were both praying.

Luk 18:10-14 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank You that I am not like other men--extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.'
And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise [his] eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!'
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

So many times we think because of our good works we are worthy of God's love and those that we don't think are worthy God won't have anything to do with. That so goes with the prodigal son story. So many talk about the prodigal, but we forget the other brother who stayed home. He thought that the father was being ridiculous letting the prodigal come home. What the brother didn't understand is that the father never stops loving either son (or daughter) no matter what.

We are all unworthy, but through faith in Jesus He becomes our righteousness. He makes us worthy...

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Friday, April 23, 2010

T is for Trust

Okay, this post may get a bit long. I usually like to try to keep them short and to the point but sometimes my thoughts need to follow this long trail. So trust me on this one…LOL

I used to have this saying I used to like to put at the bottom of my personal emails… “Don’t trust me, I’m human.” Can we really trust anyone? Ultimately everyone you know will let you down in one way or another…except God.

Although I don’t know him personally there is someone that has been on this blog that commented about someone saying he couldn’t be a Christian because he “smoked and drank.” Yes he can.

I bet there are people who just read that saying to themselves “No he can’t.” All of us are guilty of something. We just don’t think our vices are as bad as “That person’s vices.” Some have the attitude of “Don’t drink, don’t chew, don’t date those that do.”

The religious people liked to accuse Jesus of being a friend of “gluttons and winebibbers.” So?

The problem with being friends with people so you can share Jesus with them is that it is not genuine. What happens if they don’t accept Jesus? You abandon them. Brush off your feet sort of what I wrote about yesterday in my “S is for Shoes” blog. I’m sorry I didn’t dwell deeper into that blog. Quick addition to that blog from yesterday – people who may not be Christians, but don’t mind hanging around you and have serious questions, hang with them, be friends with them. Example: Zacchaeus was a little guy. A tax collector that was despised by the Jewish community but he wanted to get a look at Jesus. The only thing that is recorded that Jesus said to him was in Luke 19:5 “And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house." This simple act changed Zacchaeus’ life.

I don’t believe we need to walk away from people who may not agree with us, nor should we expect to know what God is doing in someone else’s life. Consider the story of Peter on the beach with Jesus after the resurrection. Peter asked Jesus what another disciple will be doing. Jesus told him not to worry about him…Jesus said to him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what [is that] to you? You follow Me."John 21:22 We are to Trust and follow Jesus.

People can spot people who genuinely love them as opposed to people who are just trying to win a religious argument. Jesus invested in people’s lives. He gave of Himself. He gave Himself.

How many of us are so busy building our kingdoms that we don’t invest in the people that are around us? If someone doesn’t serve some purpose in our lives (sort of like a trophy on the wall of our egos) we don’t want to take time with them.

Jesus doesn’t want to be some “religious” part of your life. Jesus wants to be invested in your life. He wants to be with you when you work. He wants to be with you when you are playing. He wants to be with you always. Do you trust Him when He says He loves you? Do you trust Him when He tells you that He loves you no matter what you do? (While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.)
Do I think smoking is good? No. Does it disqualify someone from heaven? No.

Paul claimed to be the chief of sinners. Does that disqualify him from heaven? No.

If we truly trust and believe that Jesus is the Son of God and He gave His life for us, don’t worry about how others are following Jesus… “You follow Me,” as Jesus said. What does that mean? Well, if you have faith and believe that Jesus is God incarnate (God in the Flesh) and you also believe that God is Love then you would put faith when, “Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is [the] first and great commandment. And [the] second [is] like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." (Matt 22:37-40 NKJV)

Everything to God is tied up in Love. Are we perfect? No. Can we be trusted? Not all the time. But God is good, all the time. For God is Love.

Now back to what I’ve said in the past, you can know the law, without knowing God. But you don’t know Jesus if you don’t love. “He who says he loves God and hates his brother is a liar.”

I will close these ramblings with a line from a song from years ago, by Steve Camp. “Don’t tell them Jesus loves them ‘til you’re ready to love them too.”

Another line from another song by Casting Crowns… “Jesus paid much too high a price for us to pick and chose who will come.”

Hope you made it through my little road trip.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Okay...I was not Quick. I was right on. S was the letter for the day. JEEZ...this has been a busy day.

Q is for Quick

I was Quick to jump on S...LOL...Since I've posted S already, I don't have to post tomorrow.

This is all Lee's fault. I've been posting, oh, maybe once every month or I've got to post something everyday...some of it's just rambling. Some of it's nonsense. But hopefully someone likes what I write.

I don't have the time to read everyone's blogs. Wish I had more time.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

S is for Shoes.

"And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet." Matthew 10:14.

Sometimes I wonder if our egos are so big that we just can't accept that people won't listen to us. We spend more time trying to kick down spiritual doors that God hasn't opened for us. We waste our energy on things that are getting us no where, when we should be moving on to where God is leading us.

Ecclesiastes talks about there is a time and season for everything. The Byrds sang about it. Dave Perkins redid the Byrds version. Sometimes we need to fight. Sometimes we need to walk away. Discernment is knowing when to stay and talk or when to wipe the dust from our SHOES.

Sharing Jesus isn't about winning arguments. It's about Love. For God is Love.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Praise You in this Storm...for those who need to hear...

R is for Renegade

One of the things that I find fascinating about Jesus is that He was such a renegade. He wasn't rebellious. What did God say about rebelliousness? "Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, stubbornness [is as] iniquity and idolatry..." 1 Sam 15:24

Jesus never rebelled against God. Jesus was a renegade against the religious stuff that the religious people enacted. Consider the overturning of the money changers tables in the temple. His zeal for God drove Him. Not religious popularity. His love for us fueled His anger at those who were misrepresenting God, by selling their crap.

Jesus never rebelled against God. Jesus loved always without fail. Love never fails. This made Him a renegade from the religious system for it had become a system that professed God with their lips, but their hearts were far from Him.

May we truly seek the Truth and not just a excuse to cast off Jesus. For He alone is Truth.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Monday, April 19, 2010

I Wrote a Concept Album

Not that it will ever see the silver of CD-dom, but I wrote a concept album called "Shrapnel." The story of one man's move from the shattered pieces of his life, to a new beginning. Is it pretty? Is it simple? Is it fun? No. But sometimes, neither is life.
Maybe I'll share some of the lyrics I've written. Maybe I'll puts some music to it then make a cheap recording. Then I'll sell tens of records...yeah...and become a star in my own mind. Or not.

Until tomorrow and Q...hmmm...

P is for Power

I once read a saying that stated, "Freedom is not the right to do what you want, but the POWER to do what is right."

What is right? What is wrong? So many of us think we know.

All I know is there is only One good, that's God.
What is right? To Love God, and Love your neighbor. That is freedom, and that is Power.

Simple. Uncomplicated.

Let no one beguile you from the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus.

Be blessed. Be a blessing

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Something I Wrote Yesterday

"If I tell you what you want to hear
Would you be happy?
If I tell you the Truth
Would you be mad?
If I didn't say anything
Would you ignore me?
If I told you a lie
Would you be sad?
Through everything I do
Would you love me?
Through every mood I have
Would you love me?
Through every thought I share
Would you love me?
Through every hurt I have
Would you care?"

By Glen
aka DJ GlenMC

O is for Obvious

From the Web Site

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

L is for Law/Love/Liverpool

Yeah I know. Why 3?

First the law. I posted a couple of weeks ago a blog titled something along the lines of “The Gospel Oversimplified.” Talked about the Garden of Eden and Adam and Eve thinking they could decide what was right and wrong. They failed.

Years later we are given the same choice as they were given in the Garden. Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Religion) or the Tree of Life (Faith in Christ). What does religion promise? (Any religion) If you do what we tell you to do, you will be acceptable to our god. (What did the serpent promise in the garden? If you eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will be like god.) What did Jesus tell us? “I am the Way, The Truth and The Life. No man comes to the Father, but by Me.” So now the choice is Faith in our good works or Faith in Christ. Works or Christ.

Which brings us to the second word, Love. After Jesus said, “There is none good but God,” He then went on to say that the greatest commandment was to Love God with all your heart, mind, body and soul. The second greatest was to love your neighbor as yourself. “On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” If we say we have faith in Christ, then according to Christ, everything is tied up in Love. Jesus was critical of the religious leaders of his day because they would profess God with their lips, “but their hearts were far from me.” He also said they knew the law, but they didn’t know the Spirit behind the law. Just because we know that law, doesn’t mean we know the Lord.

Finally, the last word, Liverpool. Birth place of the Beatles. Also, who wants to jump into a pool filled with liver…LOL…Has nothing to do with anything...

Until another day.
Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

K is for Kindness

In this day and age kindness is a rare quality. We seem to live in a ‘every man for himself’ attitude. Simple acts like paying for someone’s meal or offering someone a ride or just a simple smile to a stranger are becoming rare.

I saw a bumper sticker once that said, ‘Smile. It makes people wonder what you’re up to.’ Simply offering to help someone is questioned. We have bred cynics. We live with distrust. We don’t take anyone at their word anymore, because we don’t trust anyone.

There are plenty of kind people. We just don’t trust most of them. Business people who are only nice because it affects their bottom line or religious people who are nice because they want to ‘convert’ you to their point of view all add to the age of distrust.

We should remember that “Love is Kind.” In Christ, kindness is a fruit of the spirit. It becomes a part of who we are in Christ. It should flow, not because it affects our bottom line, or because it means someone will be more receptive to ‘our message.’ It should be a part of who we are because it is who we are in Christ.

Start with a smile to a stranger. Maybe say something nice to someone you particularly don’t like. If they say something stupid of mean in return, just smile and walk away.

Be blessed, be a blessing.

Monday, April 12, 2010

H is for Habbakuk

Thought I would backtrack a letter or two since I'm just now jumping into this fray.

Habbakuk was ticked at God. "Why God are you punishing Israel with a people that are a WHOLE LOT worse than we are?" (Don't we do that, take pride in ourselves and think we don't deserve what we are getting? I once heard someone say, "Why do bad things happen to good people, is not the question to ask. The question to ask is why do good things happen to bad people?" Did not Jesus say, "There is none good but God.")

Okay back to Habbakuk. He asked his question then went up on a tall tower to wait on God. (Sometimes we need to wait. "They that wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength...")

God shows up and says, "Habbakuk, I want you do something for me."

"What God?"

"I want you to make me a sign so big people that come by this tower can read it." (Basically the first Billboard)

"Okay God. What should it say?"

"I want it to say...THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."


Then God went on to explain, that it was He who raised up the people who would punish Israel. It was He that would deal with them when He deemed the time was right.
We, as a people, need to LIVE BY FAITH. Trust Him when we don't want to. Hold fast to Him when we want to let go. LET HIM LOVE US.

Okay...enough of my ponderings for today...
Tomorrow is K...

Until then...Blessings and Grace,

J is for Jesus...whoohoo...2 days in a row for me!!

Since I jumped into this alphabet soup a little late J was kind of an easy letter for me. If you’ve ever read any of my earlier posts you would know that and would think to yourself, “You don’t say, Mr. Obvious.”

Jesus is what I would consider is the most misunderstood, misused, misinterpreted, misrepresented, yet, the most important figure I can think of. Do I know it all and have Him figured out completely? Oh heavens no. I’m of the mind like the old hymn “Amazing Grace,” “When we’ve been there 10,000 years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise, than when we’ve first begun.” Why is that? Because, after 10,000 years, we still won’t have God figured out.

I heard a saying once that said, “If you think you’ve got God figured out, your god is too small.” But what I do know is this, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him (puts their faith and trust in Him) shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

I believe that God is Love. I also believe that Jesus is God incarnate, or “God in the flesh.” Therefore I also believe that Jesus is the very embodiment of Love. Foreigner once sang, “I wanna know what love is.” Look to Jesus.

Which leads me to one of my “I wonder sometimes” moments, there is a scripture verse that states, “Having a form of godliness, but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Tim 3:5) These are the same people that are “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” and 2 Tim 3:7. Are these people who claim to love but have ulterior motives? Paul gives Timothy a good idea of who these people are at the beginning of the chapter. These people cover a wide range of people from the religious to the anti-religious, to the politicians to the business community. “If you say you love God and hate your brother, you’re a liar.” Simple statement. Love is the greatest of these. Not personal gain. Not position or power.

So much to say and share, so little brain power…LOL…

Until K.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I is for Incredible ...just for Arlee

Saw the Air Force Thunderbirds today...
Incredible group of flier...
They were Incredible.

Blessings to everyone of our service people who serve this country...
May God bless you and keep you and may His face shine upon you.


Friday, April 9, 2010

I Wonder Sometimes...

I posted on Facebook about a week ago that I “wonder sometimes.” There is so much implied in that. What do I wonder about? Why just ‘sometimes?’

I wonder sometimes about people who are ‘Christians’ who claim to believe that “God so loved the world,” then proceed to tell the world that God hates them. Then I remember that Jesus looked down from the cross and said, “Father forgive them. They know not what they do.”

I wonder sometimes about people who claim there is no God and then claim to have the evidence to prove that evolution is ‘true.’ But when I read about the ‘evidence’ there are always clarifying statements like ‘scientists believe that’ or ‘they think.’ But I can say that “I believe the clouds are made of cheese,” but it doesn’t make it true. I always think of simple questions like, “If man evolved didn’t a woman have to evolve at the same time, in the same stages so that he could reproduce another one?” And, “If man evolved, didn’t a food or energy source have to evolve at the same time?” Then I remember that “God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked.”

Then I wonder sometimes why people hated Jesus so much. Then I realize that Jesus strips away all pretense of pride. Jesus freely loved anyone (not this modern day definition of ‘love.’) “For God so loved the world…” He was willing to forgive anyone that would believe in Him with their hearts. Jesus could see right into the heart of everyone. He once noted that the religious leaders professed God with their mouths but their hearts were far from Him.

Jesus died on the cross for the whole world. He looked down from the cross on the whole world and said, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

Steve Camp wrote a song that said, “Don’t tell them Jesus loves them, til you’re ready to love them too.” Jesus declared that “They will know you are my disciples by the love you have for one another.” “If you say you love God and hate your brother, you’re a liar.”

Disciples are teachable not dogmatic. Disciples love when self says, ‘hate.’ Disciples love whether a person’s a right-winger or liberal. Disciples love whether a person’s rich or poor.

I wonder sometimes…