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Taking Up Time & Space, or The Rise of “Quote Man”!!

They say that if you put enough monkeys in a room together, banging on keyboards, they will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare.  Well, I don’t even have a single pygmy marmoset (look it up) which would explain why,

  • a) I have not yet produced the works of Shakespeare.
  • and, b) I’m not even a paid writer.

What I can do however, is plagiarize with the best of them.  And, seeing as how I’ll be otherwise preoccupied for the rest of this week, I’ve unearthed a small collection of quotes from fellow bloggers and Facebook friends from my random meanderings across this space/time continuum otherwise called “The Internet”.  I thought they’d be worth passing along, after all . . .  “Inspiration is where you find it!” Continue reading Taking Up Time & Space, or The Rise of “Quote Man”!!

The Lies of God, or Lies of the World?

I’ve been mulling around a couple different ideas for blog posts recently.  But I find myself feeling very Ecclesiastical today.

“Meaningless, meaningless . . . .”

What’s the point of trying to tell people how good, how awesome and worthy of discipleship is our God?  What’s the point of trying to tackle some of the points of contention that keep men separated from the love and grace of our Lord?  What’s the point of trying to convince a person that living the life of a Christ follower is the righteous path to what Paul speaks of in Galatians as the fruits of the spirit: when I’m not so convinced of that myself this morning?

You see, turning your life over to Christ doesn’t make things “easier”. It doesn’t make your problems, your addictions, your emotions, life, magically disappear; to be replaced by this small contented smile as your eyes lift ever-so-slightly to heaven, your hands clasp gently together in reverent prayer over your heart and the slightest trace of a glowing halo appears around your brow.

Sorry, it doesn’t happen.

Addictions are still maddening. Children still die. Marriages still fall apart. Unintended pregnancies still happen. Cancer and disease still run rampant. And all of these still have the audacity to appear in the lives of Christians after they cross the line of faith.

How dare they!!

Yet the thing I take offense to the most Continue reading The Lies of God, or Lies of the World?

The View Out My Window

I’m looking out the window of my room this morning.

Man, it needs to be cleaned.

I was using this quiet time to do a little reflection, a little meditation.

I began to wonder if that dirty window was somehow a metaphor for my life, my mind, my worldview at the moment.

I wondered if I was being told that, in order to see the beauty beyond what was right in front of me, I needed to clean off what was clouding the view of the “lens” I use to see with; be that my mindset, my priorities, my prejudices, my vices.

Then I began to wonder if I wasn’t supposed to see the beauty in things beyond what was right in front of me in spite of what may be clouding the view.

After all . . . the view is still there.  It just depends on your focus.