August 26, 2014

Losing My Religion/This One Goes Out to The One I Love

There was a time when I was caught up in religion. A time that reading about Jesus in the Gospels made me feel uncomfortable. Looking back, I can see that it was Jesus I didn't like. Bizarre. I called myself a Christian and I think I was a Christian. I knew, accepted and thanked Jesus for dying in my place. I just didn't relate to him. When I read about him in the Gospel accountings, he rocked my world, and I did not like it, so I didn't read the gospels. My structure, my holiness, my piety, everything I was living for, he pretty much spoke against. I was holding tightly to my godliness, unwilling to loosen my grip. I was afraid of the world and did not understand the power of God.

August 10, 2014

Immune In America

I know the song, Sunday Bloody Sunday, was written about a different time in history but I can't help but feel the relevance of it this morning as my Facebook newsfeed is flooded with the horrific violence and crimes being committed against humanity today. And this line reverberates within me:

"Yes, it's true, we are immune, when fact is fiction and T.V. reality. 
And today the millions cry, we eat and drink while tomorrow they die.
The real battle yet begun, to claim the victory Jesus won...."

As I sit here in my warm cozy house, while the rain pours down, I am barely able to feel anything for the persecuted.

Immune in America.

August 06, 2014

Manna for Today: Who is Righteous?

Genesis 17:1-19:38

I'm reading about Lot this morning.

Lot believed the angels when they came to him and warned him of the imminent destruction of his home and city. He showed his belief when he ran to tell his two daughter's fiance's, "Quick! Get out of the city! The Lord is about to destroy it." They probably thought he was crazy because they laughed at him and refused to go with him. 

I wonder, did their reaction have anything to do with Lot's next move?

When the time came to flee, 

Lot hesitated