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EXPECTING THE THIEF ...

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EXPECTING THE THIEF A thief is a person who steals, esp. secretly or without open force; one guilty of theft or larceny. If a burgular called you and told you: "I've been watching you for a while. You got your stuff together. Just calling to let you know that I am going to rob you and take everything you got. I gotta get orders from my boss... but it's a definite. Consider yourself robbed, taken clean... well... I'll be there soon!" (Hangs up) Would you? 1) Ignore it!
2) Live in fear until you are actually robbed. 3) Prepare for him Let's review the above three options. 1) Ignore it! Okay, we know there are alot of pranksters out here but there are many people out here who have this type of agenda. The craziest thing someone could do is ignore it. Chances are... he is not joking and what if he does come? You would be caught off guard... but it's partly your fault. He called you and told you. He may not have said "I am going to rob you Tuesday at 8pm" but…

I'm not sleepy God!

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I don't wanna go to sleep Daddy! This is a different type of post and I hope you can flow with me.  I am not crazy. I just take God's Word and eat it like filet mignon. And ummm... it's good. This was a thought I had earlier so I wanted to share it. First of all I know God is sovereign. He can take life whenever he wants and he always has good reason for it. (That's hard to stomach but it's true) I understand that since I know God and believe in Jesus' life, death and resurrection I never really die anyway. I just go to sleep- awaiting his return. But this is something I am really desiring. I don't want to "sleep" in Christ. As bad as life can get, as high as gas is, as crazy as world peace is... I don't want to sleep. You know how kids don't want to go to sleep in fear they may miss something? I want to see it all! Every letter of prophecy fulfilled. Every transformation this country will go through positively or otherwise, I want to see it…

Good men hurt too...

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Believe it or not... Good men hurt too I think we get caught up in girl talk: "Men ain't this...ain't that". But why is it that we place them in stereotypes not giving them the chance to present their case? As much as we gripe and complain about the bad ones we need to applaud the good ones. Consider the fact that they deserve the same respect. I am writing this post because I read a blog post by Dymon, a member of NMS. He was talking about how he was dealing with stresses as a good man. I was moved. This is not just his story - this is the claim of many good men out there. They are trying to live beyond the stereotypes and be the man their kids need. To those men who work against all odds - you get my uttermost respect. Thanks Dymon for sharing. I must say when I was in high school I didn't go for the good man. I went for the one that skipped class or never came to school. They sold dime bags after school and kept a flock of friends. That intrigued me. But whenever …

The Late Bernie Mac and the Institution of Family

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Bernie Mac Actor dies August 9, 2008 If you haven't heard already, Bernie Mac was pronounced dead this morning in a Chicago hospital. Bernie Mac was a well known comedien who featured in many movies. That's not what this post is about though. As raunchy as some of his material was he remained focus on the structure of family. He proudly declared how he took custody of his sister's kids who coped with a cocaine addiction. He would say, "We all got them in our family!"  The truth is he was not lying. All of us have family members that have habits or issues we don't agree with. What is our aim with them? Do we act as though they do not exist? Are we speeding past them when we see them on the road? Bernie took the kids in and offered them the lifestyle he had become accustomed to. I believe all of us need a little "Bernie" in us. Come off your high horse and see someone hurting - especially family. You may be living the good life. Your kids may not be on dru…

My Generation vs. "Church Folks" ...a must read

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First let me say this: In a way, I blame the righteous for the lost. Our "religion" has stopped alot of people from coming to a "relationship" with God. Our practices and criteria for "belonging" has pushed so many away. If they only knew how much they were loved and where this world is inevitably headed they would run to God. There's alot that's tugging at my heart - my generation mostly. I want to see the "family of God" appear as real as they should - exemplifying a real God. I can truthfully say that I was found in that awkward place this week. I thank God for NMS and it's theraputic effect on my life. Sometimes I am not blogging for the people who come and read the blog, but rather myself. This is one of those days. I know I was diagnosed with MS for a reason and even though some people cringe at me saying it, "It has served a great purpose in my life." I suffer with symptoms like the next diagnosed person. There are day…