Thursday, January 12, 2006

Peaceful Religion?

Over and over again we hear the Islamic people testify in the United States that the jihad is not something they support. It is a different mindset than that which is taught by their beloved Muslim text. I long to believe them because I too understand those which deviate from the truth of the teachings of Christ.

Yet again we see a enormous amount of people committed to tradition and ritual and not dedicated to the care and well being of your fellow man. I cannot begin to grasp this mob mentality even after being apart of mobs myself. What posesses you to get to a destination in such a way that you dare not look at the path on which you trod, lest you be held back? What comes over an individual that removes all sense of awareness of their surroundings to a point where they could walk/run over another human being because of their goal? How tragic! How amazing!

Hajj trampling

God calls us to focus totally upon Him as we strive towards the goal and attain the prize at the end of the race. However, He also calls us to run so that we demonstrate to others what we are running for. If we show each other our commitment to the prize may cost them their opportunity to receive the same prize, are we showing them the compassionate love of Christ? Run/Train so that you may not only point your brother in the proper direction, but that you may run/train along side them. When they cry out for help, HELP! Pick them up and get them back on their feet and run.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Moon Over Maryland

Why are there not more court cases like this in publication? If this was all are justice system had to fool with on a regular basis I think I would watch Court TV on a daily basis. Instead we have the unfortunate civilization that is full of domestic violence, thievery, vandalism, divorce, citations and such.

Check out this article on Fox News about a lawsuit over whether "mooning" was illegal and in fact, indecent exposure. I love the judges argument about women's clothing providing the basis for a similar argument as well. Let me think, what about all of the designer dresses at the awards shows in Hollywood - Lil Kim?

I couldn't help but argue for the very prank that wreaked havoc upon my childhood as I experienced it both in the giving and the taking. Don't even begin to expect the government to intefere in these affairs of my life. If mooning is illegal, than I will retaliate and protest that any woman wearing a skirt that does not allow them to sit without me seeing their business should be arrested. Any man who bends over to repair a water main and exposes his crack should be arrested. Any woman who wears a shirt that is too tight to contain their buldge should be arrested. Any man who wears jeans that are too tight (ladies, I ain't talkin' about the butt area) and exposes an outline of his package should be arrested.

Need I go on...please people, allow the court time to be used for settling matters that actually benefit our society. That goes for you too oh one who sues McDonald's because you forgot that COFFEE IS HOT!

5 Years

Today my husband and I celebrate 5 years of wedded bliss! What a great 5 years it has been! Have I told you how wonderful he is? The Lord chooses a path for each of us and I have been blessed that my path has been along side Jeremy Powell's!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Christmas Came

You have watched my countdown to the incredible holiday event and as we are all aware through the fatigue and bloating we may be feeling, Christmas did indeed come. My beautiful daughter received far more than we even imagined and we were elated to watch her enjoy it all. She will be knowledgable on shapes, colors, numbers, letters, animals, Swahili, you name it before her first birthday. We are truly blessed with family that cares so much for her well being and seeks to provided for her in even her most fragile state. This same family seeks to provide for Jeremy and I as well humbling us as we realize we are among the few in America that still have these types of relationships with their loved ones. As we look back over two whirlwind weeks in the Powell house, we realize that Christmas - the celebratory date - has come and gone. However, as Jeremy so eloquently put in on the 25th, Christmas did in fact come and praise God, it has not gone. Instead, those who truly believe in Our Lord and Savior are left knowing that because Christmas came, we can celebrate with our families. Because Christmas came, we can understand what the spririt of giving is. Because Christmas came, we develop a sense of appreciation and sacrifice. Because Christmas came, we begin to know true love and devotion. Because Christmas came, we have hope.

Has Christmas come to your home? Do you truly grasp all of these gifts?