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I wish I would have paused the other day!!! Great advise!
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2011 on Pause and Think About This at Momentum
Well said!!! Here is a link about Harold Camping. This article shows how dangerously crazy someone like Harold Camping can be.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2011 on Judging Judgment Day at Momentum
Bono said the same thing about Africa when U2 visited there in the 1980's. I've heard Bono say on several occasions he has never been the same because of his experiences with the people in need in Africa. There are almost 100 different passages in the Bible referencing the world's poor. In Proverbs 28:27 we are told; "He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses." God loves us all!!!
Toggle Commented May 18, 2011 on Wrecked at Momentum
Thanks for summarizing this. As I started to study the major events in Church history, the Reformed view is the only thing that has ever made sense to me. I was not raised with Reformed Theology but I had several neighbors that were. Each summer growing up, a Holy war erupted on our block. The Reformed neighbors could back up everything they said with scripture. All of the other neighbors just said we don’t believe that way. My family was always in the “We don’t believe that way” group. As a kid, it never felt right to blindly choose a side. As an adult, I freely and quickly embrace Reformed theology. I am going to copy your summary to a Word File so I can send it along to people that ask.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2011 on Reformed or Deformed? at Momentum
3) I have learned to live in moments. Prom and Homecoming are those "moments" for the whole family. We have spent too much money on dresses for these occasions, but I am not going in debt to buy the dresses. It's like Dave Ramsey says about the really expensive cars; "If you’re not going into debt to buy it, it's okay to have it." About two years ago, I heard Pastor Jeff talk about the conditions of a heart and how over time hearts become hardened. While dresses and up-do hair styles are not necessary, sometimes those are the things that are remembered the most by our kids. They are also the things that keep our hearts soft for God. When I was a kid, my grandmother bought me a Dual 1229Q turntable. It was my first real turntable. I was delivering newspapers and caddying every day for the turntable. I had about half the money saved when they discontinued it. I was heartbroken. They had a few left on clearance at Musicraft. My grandmother found out the price and gave me the money for the turntable. It's not the money value of the turntable that matters to me. It's the fact that my grandmother spent some time to find out about something important in my life. That's what dresses and hair-dos and dances are for kids. They just want to feel that their parents care. FYI - Don't show up at the dance as a chaperone. That wrecks the moment for them.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2011 on Friday's Random Thoughts at Momentum
I like that people from your past can find you and you can quickly catch up. The "Cootie Girl" from grade school found me and I almost said no to the friend request. As I was about to say no, I had all of the teachings from Faith Church come rushing into my head. I could hear my mother saying to me; "You now go to church and claim to have Jesus. Would Jesus reject the "Cootie Girl"?" It took me two weeks to accept the friend request, but I did. While it may only be a baby step, it is one of the ways I could look over my shoulder, looking back at life to see a change of heart.
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