Christians Are the Next…

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) and Padawan O...
Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, as portrayed by Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sunday, in light of the recent election, my pastor, Derek Holmes, made an interesting analogy. He said that, in light of the fact that morality and faith are becoming increasingly passe, Christians get to be rebels.

I have long held a different view, and I have held it for quite some time. I’ve just felt a little insecure about writing about it.

It’s a little controversial and embarrassing, but here goes…

I believe that Christians are the new JEDI. Continue reading “Christians Are the Next…”

A Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Last week, my kids had a field trip to the local pumpkin patch, and I got the opportunity to chaperone. I hung with Lyddie and her friends, while Tony spent the day with his friends (and didn’t really stop for photos). Here’s how we spent the day…

Continue reading “A Day at the Pumpkin Patch”

Holey Trousers and a Bittersweet Memory

Due to my recent weight loss, my wife bought me some pants at a local Goodwill. She found me some great deals.

As closet space is limited in our house, I decided to start going through mine and begin cleaning out some things. I happened to pick up a pair of grey pants that still fit, but, as I held them, I noticed that I could see light through a couple of sections of the seat.

That can’t be good, I thought. Continue reading “Holey Trousers and a Bittersweet Memory”

Stand-up Comedy and Canned Peas

In college, entertainment is at a premium, and variety is a luxury. So, when there is an economical venue of potential amusement, you grab it.

My friend and I heard about an event at the Student Center. It was a free concert (well, folks were asked to bring a can of food for the needy), featuring a well-known comedian and a jazz trumpeter. We thought, “Sounds like fun!” So, we went.

And we were the majority of the crowd. Continue reading “Stand-up Comedy and Canned Peas”

Inspiration from Pickles and Running Pixels

I have been thinking about the origin of inspiration. What causes inspiration? I’ve written about the fact that I blog in bursts because it seems like inspiration comes to me in waves, but it also comes from odd sources.

And if you want an example from this blog, just go to my post about pickles.

Yes, pickles. Continue reading “Inspiration from Pickles and Running Pixels”

The Tragedy in Aurora and Its Unfortunate Wrong Turns

In the midst of getting ready for the day, I tried to keep up on the latest news about the shooting in Aurora, Colorado. And as I feared, the coverage has gone down several paths, none of which should have been explored…

  1. Gun control. It doesn’t matter what law is in place. Evil people will break laws to get the tools they need to do evil things. Period.
  2. Presidential aspirations. This type of violence is completely bipartisan.
  3. Blame game. No movie studio or talk radio host can be blamed for this. No policy or lack of policy. The perpetrator of this tragedy and the fallen, sinful world in which we live are to blame.

Let’s keep our wits about us, people.

#Obamacare and the Throne of God

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States declared that the individual mandate included as part of Obamacare was constitutional (for a well-written, comprehensive look at the ruling, click here). This is the first ruling on healthcare, but it will not likely be the last, as this law will be challenged a number of additional times in the coming months from several different angles.

My impetus for writing this post comes from my feeling a sense of disgust and despair at this announcement, until the Holy Spirit reminded me of the following truth…

It is times like these that make me very glad that God forever and always occupies the throne of the cosmos, and that He alone has any ultimate say on the affairs of man. No decision of man, good or bad, alters that fact.