Some things stay the same

Some things stay the same

It would be much easier to simply say “forget about it” or “let’s just move on”. But how can we act as if the next 4 years of our country are unaffected by the election results? Whether you are an Obama fan or not, the next 4 years of our nation are going to look very different.

But instead, of being fearful or worried about what the future holds, we must intentionally decide to trust in God. And rather than trying to explain His will, we need to intentionally trust that His ways are just.

As one of my facebook friends wrote on her wall:
Regardless of the election results, this is what we can be sure of:

1. God will still be on His throne
2. Jesus will still be King of kings and Lord of lords.
3. The Bible will still have all the answers to every problem.
4. The tomb will still be empty.
5. Jesus will still be the only way to heaven.
6. Prayer will still work – it will still make a difference and God will still answer prayer.
7. The cross, not the government, will still be our salvation.
8. There will still be room at the cross.
9. Jesus will still save anyone who places their faith and trust in Him.
10. God will still be with us always – He will never leave us or forsake us.

Hope in the midst of the hurricane….

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Fear. Devastation. Billions of Dollars. That’s what fills the minds of Americans as they look at this picture. So how can we, as Americans… but first as Christians, look at Hurricane Sandy with a different perspective.

There is no getting around the fact that Hurricane Sandy has brought terrible devastation to the lives of those involved. People have died and their homes have been destroyed.

Yet. In the midst of the damage, in the midst of the distress, God is in control.

Our first thought shouldn’t be fear – Our first thought should be prayer.

Our first thought shouldn’t be devastation  – Our first thought should be redemption.

For we know that in the midst of the damage, in the midst of the distress, there is a future hope of God’s greater plan. This too shall pass. There is healing and hope that remains.

1 Corinthians 13:13, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.”

Praying for the families of Hurricane Sandy

Vote for Big Bird???

You might not know a lot about the economy. Or taxation. Or health care reform.

You might not know a lot about Obama. Or Romney.

But everyone knows Big Bird.

In Obama’s latest ad campaign, he uses the big yellow bird (without permission) as a way to poke fun of Romney.

In order to cut back on our national debt, Romney said that he’d cut government funding to PBS, the television channel that airs the popular TV show Sesame street. He made the pop culture reference in direct correlation to the economy and government spending.

Now the whole thing has spun out of control. It’s 28 days before the election, and America is talking about Big Bird.

Topless Extremes….

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to see Lady Gaga or Katy Perry posing half naked on the cover of a magazine. These women are known for being extreme and immodest just to gain a reaction from their fans. They choose to show off their bodies in a way that is degrading and insulting to the graceful beauty of femininity.

But Duchess Kate Middleton is a different extreme.

Topless photos of the princess have been published in a French Magazine WITHOUT her permission. A photographer spied on the Royal Family during a vacation getaway and snapped photos of her sunbathing at a private destination miles away from public eye. The Royal family is outraged! And they are demanding justice for the intrusion of privacy.

Whether or not the Princess should have been sunbathing topless is not my point…. My point is that she is responding in a way that demands respect for the graceful beauty of femininity! Unlike the pop star icons of America, she is appalled by the thought that topless photos of her were published. I am glad that she realizes the importance of protecting her femininity.

This is the statement published by the Royal Family:

“Their Royal Highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner. The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the duke and duchess for being so. Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them.”