Friday, May 29, 2009

Step it up, before it's too late.

First, excuse me if my blogs seem plain, typing from an iPhone can be super difficult at times.

I'm a little frustrated with Christians, and this is what this post is about.

It all started the other day when I watched a John Piper video on abortion. The video was basically all about condemning President Obama and his pro choice stance. I have a lot of respect for Piper, and I too want to stop abortion, so I appreciate his passion. By as far as the whole political involvement of this issue goes, I literally cannot understand WHY we, Christians, continue to put our hopes in the president, or the political system? Why can we not understand that non-Christians think that we are CRAZY for wanting to stop them from having abortions?

I am frustrated because all we want to do is change laws. Changing laws is the easy part. Christians are scared of the hard part... Changing HEARTS.

If you are against abortion SO much, then I hope you are volunteering in the inner cities with the youth where 14 year old girls have sometimes already had 2 or 3 abortions.

If you want babies to live, then I hope you are out volunteering at Birth Choice Clinics, and pouring your money, time, and energy into that amazing place.

If you think that people should pick life over death then I hope you're willing to adopt.

If you want teenage girls to stop killing their unborn child, then it's time to start mentoring the hurt and abused; you can start at Olive Crest in LA or Costa Mesa.

Politicians don't care. Most of them don't have the same morals as Christians, so we seriously need to stop putting our hope in them. We are so lazy. Just sitting around whining instead of making something happen.

So then today, I came to my blog and found a comment within my Jim Wallis post that said that he was an "emergent heretic". Now, I don't mind a good discussion, but first off, if you don't have the guts to tell us who you are, I can't take you seriously. And second, how dare someone call a brother in the Lord such a horrible name. I am reading a Wallis book right now, and I guess you could call some things, "liberal", but for goodness sake, the man is doing wonders for the poor all around the world, and has transformed many lives in DC, for the glory of Jesus Christ. So how dare you speak about someone that way. It's people like you who make others turned off to Christianity.

With that said, there are so many Christians out there who are just like the person who commented on my blog, and it was almost borderline stumbling to me. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, when I became a Christian, a lot of the disgusting thoughts and behaviors I had, I tried to leave behind. This happened, only to find, that many Christians behave in the ways I used to before I knew anything about God. Somebody SHOW ME the difference that Jesus makes. Show me WHY I should believe in your God when you behave this way.

Christians need to step it up, before it's too late.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Jon and Kate

The season premiere of Jon and Kate Plus 8 was on the other night and it was quite disturbing. They are basically headed for a divorce and it's soooo sad. But I feel as if I'm going to be such a better wife for have watching this show. In doing so, I've learned everything you shouldn't do as a wife, and how NOT to treat your husband.

#1 - Don't yell at him, everyday, all the time.
#2 - Don't hit him.
#3 - Don't control every move he makes.
#4 - Don't let him lose his identity.
#5 - Don't make him feel like a child.
#6 - Don't verbally abuse.

I was talking to the Worrell's about this, and they were saying that they see this happen a lot. Women are ridiculous when it comes to treating their husbands, and one day, the husbands snap, and they leave.

I feel as if every day God is teaching me more and more about what it means to be a wife, and so I just get more and more scared of how much work it's going to be. And I'm not really asking for these lessons so I'm also a little nervous about what He has in store for me...

Change is a coming...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Deal on Wallis Book

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that Amazon is having a great sale on one of Jim Wallis's books - "The Great Awakening" (not to be confused with the new book, "The Great Awakening - Seven Ways to Change the World"). 

"The Reverend Jim Wallis (b. June 4, 1948, Detroit, Michigan) is an evangelical Christian writer and political activist, best known as the founder and editor of Sojourners Magazine and of the Washington, D.C.-based Christian community of the same name.
Wallis actively eschews political labels, but his advocacy tends to focus on issues of peace and social justice, earning him his primary support from the religious left. Wallis is also known for his opposition to the religious right's fiscal and foreign policies."

Check it out! It's only $7.99, originally $25.95. Everyone should read AT LEAST one Wallis book, so here is your start!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday's Wonderwall...

Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

Backbeat the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you now

And all the roads we have to walk along are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
I don't know how

Because maybe
You're gonna be the one who saves me ?
And after all
You're my wonderwall

Today was gonna be the day?
But they'll never throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you're not to do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do
About you now

And all the roads that lead to you were winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you
I don't know how

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one who saves me ?
And after all
You're my wonderwall

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one who saves me ?
And after an
You're my wonderwall

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Live Life.

Typing from my iPhone... Wish I had a computer :-(

Just had a word of encouragment for you -

Yesterday a 29 year old woman came in and had cancer.

It was inoperable.

We took a new scan and found more inoperable tumors.

The chemo and radiation didn't work.

Maybe she has a year... To live...

If you can call what she's going through, "living".

Remember to live life today, and tell those around you that you love them. We never know how much time on earth we really have...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

i love.

i love God.
i love the shining sun and smell of the ocean breeze.
i love that people can fail and get back up again.
i love good news.
i love challenging opportunities.
i love the way scriptures can be sharper than a sword.
i love being at peace about losing people, places, and things.
i love my iPhone maps application.
i love people who are real.
i love my comfy comfy bed.
i (try to) love my family and friends.
i love people that will give everything to fight for those who have no voice.
i love people who won't compromise.
i love people who don't give up.
i love, love, music.
i do really, really love music.
and finally, i love the way God speaks to me.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Music to my ears...

Playlist...
  • "Creature Fear" - Bon Iver
  • "Tiny Vessels" - Death Cab
  • "All I need is You" - Hillsong United
  • "Politik" - Coldplay
  • "Grapevine Fires" - Death Cab
  • "You'll Come" - Hillsong United
  • "I Can't Fly" - Dr. Dog
  • "Wedding Dress" - Derek Webb
  • "I Feel it All" - Feist
  • "You are the best thing" - Ray Lamontagne
  • "A boy and his harp" - The Union Line

I know. It's just the most
random
thing ever...

Cinco De Mayo/Taco Tuesday tonight... woot!