Friday, April 23, 2010

American Justice

Having had some experience with the American justice system over the past few years, I can tell you that justice may be blind, but it can certainly smell money.  The amount of time you serve for committing crimes in America is directly proportionate to the amount of money you can spend on an attorney.  If you have a public defender, then you are going away for a long time.  It's just the way it is.  The late, great Larry Norman once wrote:

"All men are equal, all men are brothers
So why are the rich more equal than others
Don't ask me for answers, I only have one
A man leaves his darkness when he follows the Son."

Never confuse our legal system with Justice.  Only God offers justice.  That's all I'm saying...

Friday, April 16, 2010


A rumor was making the rounds of Facebook yesterday that President Obama (who according to many wingnuts actually handed Eve the apple in the Garden) had cancelled the National Day of Prayer, which happens each May.  I must have seen it posted at least 5 times on Marilyn's feed.  It is not true (a judge ruled the day unconstitutional; an appeal is expected), but that is really beside the point.  How can anyone, even the President, cancel a day of prayer?  It's kind of like all of the fuss about prayer in schools over the years.  If I, or my child, want to pray at school, who can stop me?  I used to have a button on the the bulletin board in my office that read, "As long as there are exams, there will be prayer in schools."  Sounds about right to me...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm Just Saying...

Why is it our country never runs out of money for wars?  USAmerica only seems to run out of money for things like education and health care...

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Today is the final day of The 40 Day Adventure.  I will post again tomorrow in honor of Easter and the celebration of our Risen LORD!  I hope that during our time together you have discovered something new about yourself and your walk with the Savior.  I hope that you have discovered anew what grace really is and what the sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf was really all about.  Our theme scripture from 2 Corinthians 6:11 is once more presented at left.  I hope it means something different to you now than when we started on Ash Wednesday.  Paul was writing to the church at Corinth about how we tend to live our lives in a box.  We so often fence ourselves in by putting God in a box.  God cannot and will not be contained by the things of man.  Don't let this world contain your love and your faith.  Be WIDE OPEN to living large, to changing the world in the name of Jesus.  He said that He came to bring us life- the abundant life, and life eternal.  Rich Mullins used to say "Live like you'll die tomorrow...Die knowing you'll live forever."  And that, my friends, is the definition of living the WIDE OPEN live with Jesus.  Because of His sacrifice, we have full access to the Creator of the universe.  What could be better than that?

Happy Easter to everyone. He is RISEN!  He is RISEN INDEED!!!