Thursday, May 29, 2014

"We face a national budgetary crisis that threatens to rip our country apart and destroy our way of life, yet many concern themselves only with the governmental benefits they might lose."
~Dr. Ben Carson

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Christians shouldn't be involved in politics?

I do not believe that we are engaged in "politics".  I believe we are engaged in prophetic ministry. 

Was Moses engaged in politics when he went down and told Pharaoh, "God said, 'Let my people go'"?

Was Samuel engaged in politics when he said to Saul, "Obedience is better than sacrifice; to harken is better than the fat of rams.  You have disobeyed God and God has rejected you from being king"?

Was Nathan involved in politics when he told David about the rich man who stole the ewe lamb from the one poor man adn David said, "Where is that man, that man deserves to die!"  And Nathan said to his friend, "You are the man"?

Was Elijah engaged in politics when he said to Ahab and Jezebel, "You are troubling the land"?

And my friends, was John the Baptist engaged in politics when he said to Herod, "It is unlawful for you to have your brothers wife"?

Indeed, was Daniel engaged in politics when he told Belshazzar, "I've read the handwriting on the wall and God has weighed you in the balance and found you lacking"?

Was Jesus engaged in politics when he told Pilate, "You have no power over Me except what has been given you from above"?

It's not politics.  It's prophetic ministry.

And I believe that we are in an emergency and we've got to throw aside the excuses that have kept us from getting involved.  We've got to challenge our brothers and sisters and say to them,
"God is calling you into this battle."

~Bishop E.W. Jackson
May 2014
See the whole message here.

Friday, May 23, 2014

"We all sat down at the table, trying from time to time to make conversation.  It seemed that our individual sorrows had separated us, even though we were members of the same family, and we just didn't know how to be of comfort to one another.  I didn't understand at first why we were so changed, because I had always thought that blood was such a strong tie, but as time went on, it became clearer to me that what separated people--or brought them together--was the way they responded to their experiences.  In this, it seemed, no two members of our family were alike."
The Road from Home by David Kherdian.  Such a great book!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Coolest news story in a while.

I just thought this was the coolest thing I've read in a long time.  I'm planning a trip to Haiti as soon as possible. :)

Pretty sure that Columbus' shipwrecked Santa Maria has been discovered.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

…bound to repeat it.

"They are trying to say, 'Wake up!'  They are trying to say that we are unaware of the present moment -- that is, reality.  All men's problems are caused by sleep.  There is no such thing as conscious evil.  Look around you!  The Armenians are asleep in their foolish trust, and the Turks believe that two minus one equals three.  Instead of being on this road to Hell, we should have escaped while there was time.  The man who is awake can read signs - the massacres of 1895, the massacres in Adana and Tarsus of 1909 and now the threat again in 1915."
~The Road from Home by David Kherdian, chapter 3