Saturday, April 18, 2009


HT: The Rebelution Blog

There is a new book coming out April 21st that is appealing to me. It is Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian. Here is a video clip about why he wrote a book compelling Christians to make a difference by being different.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

So We Went to a TEA Party

My husband and I went to the Fort Worth TEA Party last night. Thousands were expected to show up through out the Metroplex last night. I would estimate that at least 4000 people came to the Fort Worth one as Lagrave Stadium holds 4,000 people and it was pretty much packed. I know that the Arlington (between Dallas and Fort Worth) party had about 2500 people.

We got there after Gov. Perry left (I still think he is just being a shrewd politician before the governor primaries), but we did hear Rep. Joe Barton. It seemed rather ironic that the Republicans were the main sponsors as they did plenty of big government stuff when they were in charge. It made my husband wish we lived closer to Burleson where The Star Telegram said all the "fringe" was going to be.

There were lots of flags. Many people, like my daughter, brought their American flags. There were also quite a few Don't Tread on Me flags. The signs were mostly homemade and very interesting. Lots of kids had signs like "Don't Mortgage My Future". Grown-ups had made up their own slogans like "Liberty is all the stimulus we need."

Mike Huckabee has a poll up asking, "What happens now?". It is an interesting question. I think that further action should ignore the federal government and concentrate at the state level. The federal government (especially President Obama) isn't listening, but the states are getting fed up. Just take a look at the 25 or so states that have some sort of 10th amendment resolution in the works. Here is a video about it. About halfway through is a map showing the states with resolutions.

As this is obviously not just a Texas phenominon, I am leaving you with links from elsewhere. Shawn at Caffeinated Thoughts shares his impressions of the one in Des Moines, IA. WorldNetDaily has coverage from around the country.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

TEA Party Day

Here are a few TEA Party tidbits for your perusal. My husband and I are going to one near us. I will try to post comments and possibly pictures of our experience tomorrow. If you are interested in going to a Taxed Enough Already TEA Party, here is the link to the site and the locations near you.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gov. Perry for TX State Sovereignty Resolution

Personally, I am surprised that Gov. Perry has the guts to be for TX HCR 50. He has always struck me as something of a moderate. Maybe that means this resolution is so popular that he thinks it will bolster his chances of being re-elected if he supports it. Who knows! Anyway, here is his speech. It is actually better than I would have anticipated.

A Plug for Widow's Might

There is an Independent Christian Movie that won awards at the San Antonio Christian Film Festival called the Widow's Might. It may now be in a theater near you. As it is not at a theater near me, I can't really comment on it. I am mentioning it because I like to support Christian movies with a good message especially when made by resourceful young people. So here is the trailer. I would love to hear your thoughts if you get to go.

Monday, April 13, 2009

SEEK the Kingdom

I hope everyone had pleasant Christ-centered Easter. We had a great time with my in-laws.

Two things happened over the weekend that prompted this post. The first was Wickle's post about how people should actually read their Bibles and not take everything they hear from a TV preacher as truth. Wickle pointed out that "Will there still be disagreements? Sure there will. We’ll be a lot closer to the real truth, though, if we’re looking in the right place for it." That is the whole point. You have to look for truth. That involves actual effort.

The second was an e-mail from the Barna Group describing the percentages of self-proclaimed Christians that do not agree that Satan or the Holy Spirit are real beings. According to Barna, only 26% of people claiming to be Christians can strongly disagree with this statement: Satan is not a living being but is a symbol of evil. I think this fallacy comes from two sources. First, people are not making an effort to read their Bibles. Second, many denominations are claiming more and more of the Bible is just nice stories and not fact (generally starting with Genesis). With this being the case, why should the parts about Satan be factual? Also only 25% of self-proclaimed Christians strongly disagreed with this statement: The Holy Spirit is a symbol of God's power or presence but not a living entity. How sad! How can they rely on Him and listen to His voice if they do not believe in Him? I think many people are relying on spiritual gurus for guidance instead of the Spirit. And honestly, I think many of these gurus are just fine with that.

So here is the point of this post: SEEK the Kingdom. Seek truth. Seek the Lord. Seek the Holy Spirit. Let me take a little break here to insert a definition. According to the definition of seek is : "to go in search or quest of"

People, this is not a passive thing. Who ever heard of a knight going on a quest by siting in his living room? No! Quests take effort and risk and perseverance and determination. So does finding the Kingdom and the Truth. The definition also implies that you can't really seek more than one thing at a time. So a quest requires focus. Even in a game of hide and seek with multiple players, you can only find one secret hiding spot at a time. That is why Jesus says seek first the kingdom. If you are busy searching for accolades from your boss or the latest fashion trend, you will not likely find much of the Kingdom or Truth. So get on your armor (see Ephesians), put your game face on, get out there, and start questing!