Friday, April 29, 2011

T is for Transatlantic


S is for Shoot.
Not going to get this A to Z challenge done. Sorry folks. I tried.
Maybe in the next couple of days I'll post the last letters T-Z and my thoughts on them. Life has been busy. Thoughts have been many. Time has been little.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

R is for Rain

"Rain can ruin your weekend
Or rain can spare your life,
Depending on who you are
Or what your thirst is like." Mark Heard

So many things can be good or bad.

Hope your life is spent in thanksgiving and praise.
For all things work together for the good for those who are the called...
God didn't say all things were good, just that they work for the good.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
CC. PF. Love Jesus above all else.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Q is for Questions

I heard a quote once that stated, “A fool has more questions than a wise man has time to answer.”

Basically, the foolish man will keep asking questions regardless of what answers they have been given.

I had a conversation with someone who would always ask me questions about my faith. When I gave him my thoughtful response he would always seem to have a pat comeback. One day he asked me a question and I just simply said, “I don’t know. What do you think?” He then gave me the response that he had planned before I could answer. He was surprised that I responded by saying, “Okay, can I get back to my conversation now?” Since I was talking to someone else when he asked the question.

He said, “I didn’t mean to make you mad.”

I told him he didn’t make me mad, but I knew he didn’t want to hear what I had to say. He just wanted to give me his response. I told him later when he came by my area, if he was right, then our conversations mean nothing and are a waste of time. But If I was right, and I believe that I was and still am, then he is in trouble and that bothered me.

As a Christian we should always be ready to give an answer for this hope that we have. But, we need to be as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves. We need to be discerning because there will come a moment when it is time to brush the dust from our feet and move on. Sometimes it’s best just to walk away from a dog that keeps trying to bite you than to keep trying to pet it.

I don’t believe in “trophy” friendships. “What is a ‘trophy’ friendship?” You may ask. It’s a friendship built on nothing but winning them to your point of view. If they don’t come to your point of view you toss them away and move on to the next ‘trophy.’

I believe in building relationships, but relationships need to be based on love. Romans 12:9 “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.”

The guy I mentioned at the beginning of this? We are still friends. He may not agree with me, but he knows I love him and would do what I can to help him.

Be blessed. Be a blessing

Cheesecake is good. Pink Floyd Rocks. Jesus is Lord. Love Him above all else.


Monday, April 25, 2011

P is for Perfect

There is none righteous. No, not one.

Nobody's perfect except God. So don't feel so righteous.

Those who like to use Romans to condemn groups of people by using select verses need to read all of Romans. Paul condemns everyone. We are all guilty and in need of Jesus' saving grace.

As Paul would say, "While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Cheesecake. Pink Floyd. Love Jesus.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

O is for Occipital

According to
1. of or relating to the back of the head or skull"


Be blessed. Be a blessing.
CC.PF. Love Jesus.

Friday, April 22, 2011

N is for Nonsense

Before I take you on my small road trip here let me give you the definition that I'm using.

Nonsense...(from #5) "
anything of trifling importance or of little or no use."

How many of us have gotten caught up in the whole "golden calf" frame of mind? In order to love our families we must 'give them the best of everything.' How many have lost their family or friends chasing the "American Dream?" How many in the body of Christ have equated riches and fame with blessings from God?

Jesus said we can't serve God and money. Sometimes what God desires from us goes against monetary gain.

We sometimes defend our selfishness as some sort of "right."

I will let you know, I have just as much of a problem with people who think that they have a "right" to take from the rich to distribute to who they think deserve it. We are told that if we don't work we don't eat. But, we are also told to feed those who are hungry, clothe those who are naked, give drink to the thirsty. This is all a part of love. Jesus didn't tell us to take from some people to give to others. He basically wanted us, out of love for each other, to take care of each other.

Some people in politics like to think of themselves as Robin Hood. They think they are taking from the rich to give to the poor. What exactly did the legend known as Robin Hood do? He took from a oppressive over taxing government money taken from the people and gave it back to the people. Do I endorse stealing? No way.

I believe in helping others. It is what God wants. It's not the government's job. It's everyone of us in Christ's job. But, if we consider it our "Christian duty" then we are doing it for the wrong reason.

Love just does. Everything else is nonsense.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Eat cheesecake. Listen to Pink Floyd. Love Jesus above all. Everything else is nonsense.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

M is for Mature

You ever see those movies where they say "For Mature Audiences?" Most of the time the characters are acting anything but mature.

How about "Mature Language." That's a good one.

Let's see. What is mature language. Uh...commitment. Sobriety. Moderation. Control. Faithfulness. Love. Kindness.

Some movies with the "Mature Language" just remind me of kids who just learn a bad word that will "shock" their parents so they use it a lot. Yeah, right, really mature.

I guess maybe I'm just God fashioned. Perfect? No. Loving? Try to be. Forgiven? Definitely.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Cheesecake. Spaghetti. Pink Floyd. Love Jesus above all.

If you are ever in Destin, FL during the summer (June, July or the first part of August) come see me at Baytowne Wharf playing the tunes for the kids on Tuesday Nights for Mini-Gras.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

L is for Love...of course...

I Corinthians 13:13

“Now abide these three faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is love.”

He who says he loves God but hates his brother is a liar.

Love God. Love your neighbor.

As I have loved you. Love each other.

If I said that I was sad/would you cheer me up?
If I said that i was glad/would you raise your cup?
If I said that I was lonely/would you spend the day?
If I said the I was bored/would you want to play?
If I said that I was hurting/would you share my pain?
If I said that I was broke/would you share your gain?
Would you love me?
Do I think there is life on other planets? I don’t know. But how does that help me love you? – Glen McClead…aka DJ GlenMC

Sunday, April 17, 2011

K is for Kinetic Energy

Kinetic Energy...what is it?
Heck if I know.
But it starts with K and I got that letter taken care of for the day.
Wish I could see TobyMac. He's playing here tonight. I saw him when he was early in his career with DC Talk. (That has nothing to do with Kinetic Energy btw)

So, anyway....Kinetic on the link. It will take you to a wikipedia reference to Kinetic energy so maybe you let me get back to goofy off and stop asking me about kinetic energy.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Eat cheesecake. Listen to Pink Floyd. Love Jesus above all else...Really...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

J is for Jesus

Misunderstood. Misrepresented. Misapplied.
Jesus is considered a controversial figure of history. Others claim he never existed. He's had profound effects on people. He's been used to manipulate people. He has changed people. He's changed my heart and life. Am I perfect? Nope.
What do I believe? I believe that Jesus came to earth, lived as a man. Gave His life for mine to make me acceptable to the Father so I don't have to try and be perfect. He was perfect for me. Does that mean I can be willfully hateful? Nope. Like one of my posts the other day says, "If you truly believed like I do" you wouldn't think like that. Grace is such an amazing thing.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."

"While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." You and me.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Cheesecake. Pink Floyd, Love Jesus above all.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I is for Innocent

There is none righteous, no not one.
Sarah McLachlin once sang, "We are born innocent..."
I think not.
You don't have to teach a child how to lie.
"Did you do that?"
"Who did it?"
"I don't know."
Our souls from the day we are born are stained. But I know the Stain Remover.
I know what washes whiter than snow.
He suffered, bled and died for us and He rose again to justify us.
Not by my works. By by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ. The Ultimate Stain Remove. Once and for all.

Be blessed. Be a blessing
Eat cheesecake. Listen to some Pink Floyd...maybe Wish You Were Here...
Love Jesus above all.

Monday, April 11, 2011

H is for Hope

One of the definitions of hope is “to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.”

One of the most recognizable chapters in the Bible, 1st Corinthians 13, ends with the following verse, (13) “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Some time ago I wrote one of my little ramblings on the verse about faith, hope and love. My emphasis was on the last part of the verse that states, “But the greatest of these is love.”

Right now I’m going to focus on hope. Why? Because H is for Hope. But I have to do a little bit on the other two words. Faith is what saves us. Who we put our faith in is what saves us. Work doesn’t save us. Words don’t save us. Who do you REALLY put your faith in? I believe I am saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Not by works. Religious people have problems with grace. They like to talk about it, but their attitudes reflect a view of “works.”

My pastor the other day told a story about 2 pastors that were riding horses. One was legalistic and the other was discussing grace. The legalistic pastor after a bit of discussion said, “Well, if I believed like you do, I would just take it upon myself to knock you out and take your horse for myself and not worry about the consequences.”

The other pastor looked at him and said, “If you REALLY believed like I do, that thought would never enter your mind.”

I believe that when you truly put your faith is Jesus you do gain hope and your life becomes guided by love. People can be religious and never know love. Religion says, “you must do these things or god will not accept you.”

God says, “I love you so much, trust me.” I believe in Jesus. This gives me hope and my hope is guided by love. I have hope because I know that there is more to this life. I know that He has prepared a place for me. I know that if I die today, I have a tomorrow. Hope sustains me in times of trouble. Love guides me and gives me hope.

There is so much more that I can write on this subject, but I will leave you with this thought. If God is love, and Jesus is God incarnate, then Jesus must be the embodiment of Love. Should we not trust Him to reveal to us how to love each other?

Be blessed. Be a blessing.

Cheesecake. Floyd. Love Jesus above all else


Saturday, April 9, 2011

G is for Glen's Blog Spot

Okay...I know that was kind of lame...but hey, it covers the whole G-thing for today.
Check out some of my earlier writings...LOL

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Cheesecake, Floyd, and above all, love Jesus.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

E is for Eugene

Okay...Eugene. That's my middle name. It's late in the evening and I needed an E for today. So there ya go.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Eat cheesecake, spaghetti, put on some Floyd and Love Jesus.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

D is for Decided

who better to make the point but Third Day.

I have decided to follow Jesus.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Eat cheesecake. Listen to some Pink Floyd and Third Day. Love and follow Jesus.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

C is for Character

Side note: Everyone keep my wife in your prayers. She has an 11 x 11 mm kidney stone. Ouch.

Character. Martin Luther King Jr once said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Content of character. What kind of character are you? 1st John 4:20 says, "If someone says, 'I love God,' and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?"

Our character is really driven by what we put our faith in. Do we believe in a God who loves us so much that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but will have eternal life? Or have we put our faith in a petty god who holds grudges and only accepts you if you follow what some people think he wants? Mine faith is in a God who loves us so much that he separates me from my sin as far as the east is from the west. A God who throws my sins into the sea of forgetfulness. I love Him because He loved me first.

This is the type of character I want to be. This is the character that looks beyond skin color and point of view and just loves those around.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Cheesecake. Pink Floyd. Most importantly Jesus.

Monday, April 4, 2011

B is for Berean

Okay. It's a simple and typical B. Berean. How many of us are truly Bereans? What does that even mean? Some may ask.
So many of us just take what our pastors or friends tell us. They listen to what some website has to say. Some will even watch movies and take that as the "truth."
But what does being a Berean mean? It means listen to what people say, but verify.
I like to give my opinion here. I share my views. I can even point to scripture to maybe back up my claims.
But so many people don't dig deeper...Someone once told me that they didn't need to read their Bible because their person in authority would tell them what they needed to know. I asked them well, what if they're wrong.
I've been wrong. It's easy to get caught up in "Well, Pastor So and So said..." So many of us just take what someone tells us and don't find out for ourselves.
Example: How many wise men were at the manger? Most would say 3. The Bible says the wise men entered the house (not the manger) and doesn't say how many. (See Matthew 2:11) So were they at the manger? Not according to the Bible.
This is just a blog to make you think. Don't take my word for anything. I hope you listen to what I say but find out for yourself. I'm just like the woman at the well. I like to talk about Jesus, but I hope you come to experience Him for yourself.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Eat cheesecake. Listen to Pink Floyd. Love Jesus.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hello everyone. I'll try to keep up with this blog, at least during this month. I see that I've gained a few followers. I'll try to make it over to your blogs sometime in the near future...really. I've been busier than normal, but there are some days I've just been lazy...but you know what? Jesus loves me anyway...

Blessings and grace to all.
Eat cheesecake. Listen to Pink Floyd, love Jesus with all your heart, mind and body...


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sorry All

I missed day one of the A-Z challenge for April.
I was going write about the word "Amoral"
There are things in this world that are amoral. Music. Guns. Knives. Things that can be used for good or bad. They are amoral.
I could go deeper, but I am current not in Florida. I'm in North Carolina. I DJ'ed friends' daughter's wedding reception today. We had a great time.

Blessings and Grace,