Do something…even if its not perfect

The disciple-community does not shake off sorrow as if it were no concern of their own, but willingly bears it. Dietrich Bonhoeffer from The Cost of Discipleship (p.109) The Wall Street Journal sits on my table alerting me of “Two Mass Shootings Leave 29 Dead.” Not the way Monday, or any day, should begin. Let me speak for all of us by saying that we are sick and tired of waking up, going to bed, and walking around with this hanging over our heads. Let’s do something…even if it doesn’t work; even if it falls short of addressing the issue; … Continue reading Do something…even if its not perfect

‘Millennials’ More Pro-Government Than Older Americans – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com

‘Millennials’ More Pro-Government Than Older Americans – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com. Not only do Millennials want more government control, they also are more likely to sleep with their cellphones by their head! I am intrigued by what forms a society and that changes over time with each generation.  Most of the culture is formed, in my opinion, due to shared experiences that occur during formative years.  For instance, if you are a child of the great depression, you are more likely to be fiscally conservative as you have seen what “can” happen with the economy.  There is nothing like a … Continue reading ‘Millennials’ More Pro-Government Than Older Americans – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com

From the Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employers cut 247,000 jobs in July, far less than expected and the least in any month since last August, according to data on Friday that provided the clearest evidence yet that the economy was turning around. Help me understand how losing 247k jobs is a good sign? Don’t care if things are getting worse slower. You can tell how bad it is by what comforts us. Continue reading From the Washington Post

One quick thought

Disappointing is the word that comes to mind.  Why?  Because God has been in the news a lot lately.  Let me be more clear.  God’s NAME has been in the news a lot lately and it has been less than flattering.  God has been tied to a host of mistakes by influential people (Sanford, Ensign, etc, etc.),  and  God’s Word has been used as a means to keep powerful people in place while others are marginalized (namely women within the church).  It seems that Christianity is becoming more of a punch-line for late night comedians than the answer for the … Continue reading One quick thought