Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Creation in just 7 Days? Really?

I recently commented in the blog Women Living Well…when Courtney wrote a post entitled “Being a Creationist in an Opposite World.”  

I try to not argue the Bible…I remember my dear old Grandpa saying “Let the Bible interpret the Bible,” but I do like to throw my two cents worth in every now and then.   There are people (some I know personally) who think they can believe the Bible, and believe in evolution (of sorts…meaning that the believe God didn’t really create the heavens and earth, and all that is, in just one week…like the Bible says.  For some reason, they think it’s perfectly OK to believe what evolutionists say about this rather than the Word of God.)

My comment in full: 

If one maintains faith in God, then they know the Bible is His word. Not only did He say “In the beginning, God created….” in the very first chapter of the Bible, but also He tells us that He created the heavens and stretched them out, He spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, He gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it. (Isaiah 42:5)

And in Isaiah 45:12: “I have made the earth, And created man on it. I—My hands—stretched out the heavens, And all their host I have commanded.

And again in Isaiah 48:13: Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, And My right hand has stretched out the heavens; When I call to them, They stand up together.”

One more: Isaiah 51:13 – “…And you forget the Lord your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens And laid the foundations of the earth…”

The Bible cannot be watered down to suit the things people don’t fully understand. Faith is just that: Faith. I think once you choose to believe the word of God is Truth, you can seek your answers on creation knowing where to start (with God) you’ll see your mistakes are not in creation, but in the deception that is so rampant in evolution and an earth that is billions of years old.

Of course, if you don’t believe the Bible is the word of God is and is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, then the Bible has lost its authority in your life and heart, and therein lies the issue. Sadly, even in the hearts of some who consider themselves Christians, the Bible has lost its authority.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Musings...The Crop Duster's Edition

Dear UNA:
I cannot believe you cut down that tree!   I miss Joe.

Dear Lady in Dollar General:
I’ve never seen anyone scared of an ant.   I’m kinda that way with spiders, but…not one little ant.

Dear Man in Madison WalMart:
Seriously…did you think you were only going to crop dust?   That reverberated all over the pet food section…are you hard of hearing?!  

Dear Low Carb:
I haven’t seen you in a little while, and the scales told on me this morning!  Lesson relearned…to lean on Jesus and not rely on my own strength.

Dear Great Smoky Mountains:
I do hear you calling my name…I’m plotting and planning to see you again.

Dear Copier:
Very funny…jamming like that…and on a Monday, too. 

Dear Paycheck:
You never quite seem to stick around long enough. 

Dear Debit Card:
Maybe if I didn’t use you so much, Mr. Paycheck would stick around a little longer, yes?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday's Thoughts: The Paula Vs Kanye Edition

Dear Paula Deen: 
I don’t know your heart.  I don’t know if you are racist.  I know I wouldn’t want to be judged on things I said a long time ago.  I don’t think blaming southern culture is a valid excuse for being offensive and derogatory to anyone, but I do agree that the 60’s were a different decade.   You are paying dearly for your mistakes…but is America being fair to you?   Perhaps had your name been Kanyette West…

Dear Parents:
If you are allowing your youngsters to listen to Kanye West, I am almost certain you have no idea what he is saying to your kids.   (If you are aware, shame on you!)  One of the things he says in current songs is what Paula Deen claims she said decades ago, yet she is being hunted down by a lynch mob.   But that derogatory term is the least of the vomit he spews.   It’s so vile, I do not recommend you Google the lyrics…but they are easily found if you decide to see for yourself.

Dear Kanye West:  
What we have here is a failure to musicate.  You are a moral outrage; a severe detriment to our society. 

Dear Mainstream Media:
Why not at least pretend to be fair?   You glorify the antics of the likes of Kanye…and crucify the likes of Paula Deen.  Maybe you need to Google the lyrics.  

Dear America:
Let me see if I have this right…if I make abhorrent noise that I call music (though it is nothing like music), and attach vile words to it, you will call me talented, make me rich famous, and turn your deaf ear to the abhorrent lines I am spewing?  I suppose you’ve already proved white women in the 60’s can’t say what Kanye says today.

Dear Outraged Reader (those of you who may be outraged, that is):
I do not condone Paula’s comments any more than I condone Kanye’s lyrics.   But if one should be crucified, so should the other.   In fact, I’m a little outraged myself that Kanye is…is…whatever he is…and still going strong.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom (and retorts to comments I’ve heard...)

Yes, everything happens for a reason.   Sometimes that reason is our own bad choice.

If “that never works for you,” you probably aren’t following the instructions exactly.

If the boss is “friends” with you and doing others wrong, your day is coming. 

If one in your circle of friends is talking smack about another friend, you’re getting it, too, when you’re not around.   Make sure you are not the friend who is talking.

If it sounds too good to be true, they are definitely after your money.

If last year’s summer clothes don’t fit, no, they don’t just “shrink up” when they hang too long in the closet.

If you’re spending more time counting calories/fat/carbs than you are doing anything else…well, watching you is wearing me out.

Why does this keep happening to you?  That would be because you keep reading the same book, you’re just on a different page in the next chapter.  Get a new book!  Don’t even get one in the same series!

If you keep hearing “huh?” or “What?” or “Pardon?” maybe you should consider speaking a little louder.   I mean, everybody you come into contact with isn’t losing their hearing…

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Whacky World Edition

It has occurred to me that there are some really twisted views in today’s “real world.”  Common sense has taken a nose dive off of the edge of the earth, or at least Mount Kilimanjaro, and I wonder what’s to become of our children growing up.   What kind of scars must a little boy have who was suspended because his nibbled Pop Tart looked like a gun to someone?   How confusing is it for a three year old deaf boy who must change his name because someone thought the sign resembled a gun?   Second graders suspended for pointing their pencils!  Nurf guns caused an uproar…and a few suspensions…and may I say they look absolutely like a toy?   A five year old with a cap gun at school?  Suspended.  A five year old!
Really?  Idiocy!
Something is out of whack!
And “whack” it is, my friends,
to think that law breakers will follow laws.

“Gun” is not a bad word!  Perhaps gun opposers are trying to scare (and scar) our little ones, so that they can wipe out our Second Amendment Rights altogether?  

When I was in school, teachers and parents alike reminded us that if we screwed up, it would be on our “permanent record.”   I wasn’t sure what that was, but I envisioned a huge, very scary, filing cabinet in a darkened, dusty, cobwebby room, where my every deed was recorded to follow me for the rest of my life!   These days, I suppose Facebook and other social networking media has taken the place of the “Permanent Record.”   I can’t help but feel sorry for some of these young’uns…because once it’s out there, it’s out there…like a dandelion in the wind, it ain’t coming back.    

And what’s up with the overuse of the word “hate?”   If you don’t agree with someone’s stance on a controversial issue…you’re a hater.   Heaven forbid you bring the Bible.   Christians can’t even seem to agree of some of today’s biggest concerns, and when you look around, those who should be set apart look amazingly like the ones who are “loster’n a goose” as one former Shoals pastor liked to say.   (Translation:  Lost as a goose for you non-southerners.)

And since when does anyone have the right to never be disrespected?   If you say something they don’t like, you are “dissing” them.   They somehow miss that they are being totally disrespectful themselves.  

Speaking of disrespect…we have a president who is under fire for the misdeeds of his administration and those agencies under him.  Yes, we have a problem…but is disrespecting the office of the president going to change anything?   Absolutely not.   Instead of the jokes, the haranguing,  criticisms, and…well, disrespect…we should be praying, and praying hard, for our country and our leaders.   The Bible is clear on respecting authority, and if the good people of America want change, they simply must remember that they won’t get it by murmuring and complaining.  If you can't respect the man, you should respect the office.

Aren’t you glad…if you are still reading…that I have reached the 500 word mark?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Musings: The Dilli-Whopper Edition

Dear Folks (in front of restaurant loudly discussing your Christianity and political affiliations):
How in the world did you get so deceived??

Dear Teacher:
You hold a Master’s Degree, I understand that.   What I don’t understand is how you obtained it with your grammar and spelling.

Dear Department Head:
If you don’t know how to spell it, don’t call someone else out on their “lapses of grammer.”

Dear Brown Recluse:
Haven’t you learned yet that every time you pick on someone else’s grammar and spelling, you make a dilli-whopper yourself?

Dear Sixth Grade Spelling Bee:
I still remember you putting with me out with the word “Biscuit.”  I guess Betty Crocker’s “Bisquick” doesn’t mean biscuit is spelled “bisquit.”

Dear Phantom Neighbors:
I don’t ever see any of you.  ::::raised eyebrow::::

Dear Wal*Mart Mommy:
When your 4 year old is pelting you with the toy he wants you to open NOWWWW!! in the middle of the store, I respectfully suggest you don’t keep offering him other toys he may like better than that one.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday Musings: The Lost Doggy Edition

Dear Dog Owner:
Thankfully, the tag on your pet had your number.   However, when you are called and told your dog is blocks away from home, near a busy intersection, skittish, hungry and thirsty, the proper responses are not:
"Uhm, I'm not home."
"Uhm, I don't drive."
"Oh, he'll come home when he gets ready to, he does this all the time."

Dear Dog Owner:
We fed and watered him, and I hope that he did get safely home.   Your attitude about the the situation was disturbing.   I sincerely hope that you are a better caregiver than what this incident suggests.

Dear Grocery Store Manager:
It's ironic that this dog would be at the store you manage.  I momentarily thought perhaps the poor beast belonged to you.

Today is the first Monday in June...can you believe it?!     I mentioned several posts back that for the month of June, I would be posting (Monday - Friday) a series of short devotionals....today is the first one.   I hope you enjoy!   >>>Clicky<<<

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