Maybe it has nothing to do with how I feel. Which is an odd way to think about life.
Before I started setting GOALS I would be carried along by whatever whim I felt at whatever time of day the feeling overtook me.
I was dust in the wind – that should be a song title….
Even since I started making and writing down my GOALS any half-hearted attempt I made at achieving them has been met with as much resistance as any attempt to make a movie feature a cyborg going back in time to save the Titanic – actually that’s the first time that’s even occurred to me – if you know someone that wants to talk script let me know.
Again I find myself in a place where I feel I need to take my fellow Christ followers to task. To remind them of all the things that Jesus said about love and forgiveness and how we seem to not want to show that to people today.
Food For Thought
There is nothing I like more than a good bag of chips. Nothing is more satisfying that digging into a fresh bag of salty slices of deep fried potato. I could easily sit and consume an entire bag without giving it or life a single thought.
I like plain chips – with ridges not flat, except Pringles. I like spicy chips, salty chips, chips with cheese and I really like BBQ chips. Recently, I discovered “kettle cooked” chips and let me just say, “where’s the next bag?”
When I sat down to write about Father’s Day, it was my intention to talk about the positive things and the great things about dads in general and – for me – the great things about being a dad.
Then I started thinking about all the statistics I have read over the last few years as I have been working with men and men’s groups – the few that we’ve had – at our church. And, men, the sad truth is…
WE’RE NOT DOING THE JOB!
I am not 100% sure of what I want to say. Not right now. Not at this very moment but overall. I am not sure what I want this blog to be about or who I am directing it toward. What its purpose is or will become.
Random thoughts about life and theology? No, not really. Though that seems to be what I do the most. But I don’t wake up every day thinking “OK, I wanna drop some theology on people today.”
Comic thoughts, ideas and musings? Well, I do claim to be a comedian but that does not come out in my writing. So, no, I guess not. Though I would not be unhappy if that didn’t start happening – stay tuned.
All mistakes according to those in the blogging “know”.
Satan’s Not So Greatest Lie
Last year, I wrote a post titled “Satan’s Greatest Lie,” Jeremy Myers, at ‘Till He Comes.org was nice enough to publish it for me.
I mused about how Satan tricks us with the idea that we have more time than we think and how we can always do tomorrow what we should do today. You can read it here.
I have been doing some thinking – dangerous – and a lot of reading and I no longer think that the time issue is his “greatest” lie. I started thinking about all the lies that we are told and shamefully – even Christians – fall for. He is, after all, the Father of lies.
Last Monday Americans observed Memorial Day. The day we celebrate those that have given their lives in defense of our freedoms as Americans and in support of our way of life. These brave men and women, knowing the potential danger – knowing their lives were at stake signed a piece of paper and in essence said “yes, I am willing to die for my country.” To be fair, this is admission of anyone that joins the military of their respective country – voluntarily or not – so feel free to applaud your men and women too.
I believe everything the Bible says. I believe you can trust it in its entirety.
I try not to portion out what’s easy to believe and turn my eyes away from the really hard stuff, the unpopular stuff; the stuff that’s easy to dismiss as either too antiquated or implausible.