September 21, 2010
So, I just checked my Facebook account. There are some people (not only on Facebook, but for the sake of example Facebook makes a good test case) who you can pretty much predict what they will be talking about. What bothers me is when someone writes on their Facebook profile that Jesus is the most important part of their life, yet in their daily posts all they talk about is, say, politics and sports, politics and sports. The message that sends me is that Jesus really is not as important as these other soap-boxes. Or perhaps it communicates that they are a Christian whose real mission is to transform Washington D.C.
So what is my soap-box? Do I reflect through my words that Jesus is really the most important part of my life? Or am I sending the message that Jesus is a part of my life, but this other area is what really matters, what I’m passionate about? My prayer is that I will honestly be able to say, like the New Testament believers who were commanded not to teach in Jesus’ name, “We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20).
January 13, 2010
“God does not salute the American flag every morning, nor is He a republican.”
-Joe Rice, from Dennis Rouse
December 4, 2009
What strange times we live in! Most everyone is aware of our government’s decision to send 30,000 troops to the middle east. What people are probablly not aware of, however, is that day after this was announced, 600 national defense employees were layed off at a base in California (my brother in law being one of them). What’s even more strange, they were hired with one year contracts.
Brother, my prayers are with you. What can I do to help?