Sunday, May 20, 2018

Who's Against Illegal Aliens?

There are more and more people entering the U.S.than ever before. There are many reasons, but most are boiled down to a better life. I would venture to say most would have no problem if the people of other countries came legally, at least more people that agree with it now. The people who are often allowed to stay who are illegal are mothers who are about to give birth. The other people who come in illegally, most of the time, do so because of lack of money or don't know how to enter legally. If language is an issue, there are programs to help the aliens to learn the language. The U.S.,for the most part, are the easiest going on enforcing immigration. Other countries aren't so easy going.
Opponents on both sides of the debate have valid arguments. The big question is how do we handle the situation? Ignorance and not knowing the language can no longer be an excuse. There are many who come legally who know the right way and who can speak at least two languages, So how do we remedy the situation?

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Stryper's New Album

Stryper has gone and done it again and caused more heads to turn with their new album God Damn Evil. I have listened to the song and I think the song holds true to their Christian message, but I think the imagery is a bit much for some to handle. We all are to be bold for what we believe in, but we all are also to flee from being a stumbling block. I think many people will find something to criticize Steyper for, and their intentions may be pure, but I think in this case, the imagery will take some getting use to. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Remembering

I was looking at two old email accounts today. One account is an old Yahoo account. I remember when Yahoo was the go to email provider. In this email account were two old emails from around 2006. There was an email from a lady I had interviewed for a website I was doing before podcasting was a thing. I had sent out a message and she had responded positively about the message. There was another email from a guy who also responded positively to the email. The two email addresses are no longer active because I have tried to get back in touch with them and the email clients say they are no longer active.
The other account is from hotmail, which is now outlook. I was on the mailing list for a band I use to listen to and who are no longer together. I was looking over the emails the band had sent and they were Christian themed. The theme of each of the letters seemed to get me thinking, and it seems they still have some strength for today.
I don't remember everything about what was going on at the time, but I do remember how I felt at the time. The emails brought some good memories back. You may not see the fruits of what you say or do now, but in time you could.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Suicide

It doesn't take much to see there is much stress inducing things in this world, from self esteem, finances, wars and disease, and any number of things. For some, the stress can be overwhelming and too hard to handle. The sad point is there are some who would rather end their lives instead of doing something about their situation or seeking help. Even worse, they may believe there is no hope for  their situation. There is always hope. The situation may be uncomfortable and difficult, but there is a way out. There may always be scars, but the pain is not the one in control. You are the one who decides to use the strength you have to reach out for help or to give in to the lies that you can't go on. There is so much more to life than to end it prematurely.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Who Should Come

Matthew 28:19 (ESV) 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 22:9 (ESV) Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’

Here it is Easter Sunday. If there should be a day for street preaching, it should be today. Everyone has the same access to eternity with God the Father without bias. Once invited you do have to choose, but all are invited. Those of us who have already accepted the invitation, will we let those who haven't heard run the risk of spending eternity away from God?

Friday, March 30, 2018

Entrance

Hebrews 10:19-20 (NIV)  19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body.

To understand these verses, we need to understand what was. Back before His death on the cross, one priest could go into the Most Holy place once a year to make atonement for the sins of the people. This was such a serious situation, that a rope was tied around the waist of the priest because if he hadn't cleaned his closet, he would die in the presence of God and the priest could be pulled out. Now, it seems people are more willing to come out of the closet than to clean it. I wonder what would happen if we all took Jesus' death more seriously? We really do have it easy now compared to how it was. What's holding you back?