What a lonely, hopeless life it would be without God.
What a lonely, hopeless life it would be without God.
about what awhaleofatrip said earlier. This blog isn’t just here for encouragement and to make people feel good. If it’s encouraging, that’s great, and I hope it continues to be so. I do want to help.
But part of being a Christian is proclaiming the truth to the world. And the truth is exactly what the world doesn’t want to hear. The truth is what I really need to be giving out on here, and I can’t be worrying about how many followers I have or how much hate I will get. There are a lot of messed up things going on in our society right now, and we as Christians have a responsibility to set things straight and spread the love of Christ and the hope of heaven.
I hope this is what I accomplish, and I hope you’ll help by reblogging my posts and posting your own!
I’ve heard people say a lot that they aren’t giving anything up because they would just fail and end up breaking another promise to God.
Giving up things isn’t to help God. It’s a way of making a sacrifice in order to become a better person.
I mean, since we will always fail at trying not to sin, should we just give up trying? Of course not!
Make a sacrifice this Lenten season. Even if it’s just doing extra little things to love and serve the people around you :)
During homecoming week, the four classes competed in a penny jar competition (where pennies give you points and you put silver coins in other classes’ containers for them to lose points). Seniors won (yeah!) and we got to pick which charity the $600 raised went to. We voted and decided on the Make a Wish foundation.
Today our principal read us a letter from the foundation thanking us for the donation and telling us how the donations they get are used. They told us the story of a 4-year-old boy who is fighting a type of lymphoma and who just had a birthday. This little boy loved army things, and his wish was an army-themed playset.
They did him one better: when he went outside to see his new playset, members of the U.S. Army Reserve marched in to meet him in their uniforms. He was so excited! They had lots of cool army-themed stuff for him, including his own little army uniform. They played with him on his playset and sat in one of the towers with him to tell him some of their army stories.
This experience gave the boy and his parents a new hope and a new fighting spirit.
I was like tearing up when I heard this, as were a lot of the people I talked to. This is just the most amazing thing ever.
Please pray for healing for the little boy!
Okay, I just have to say:
I’m so sick of seeing people calling themselves Christians condemning people to hell. Jesus told us to go and make disciples. Do you honestly think that telling people “you’re going to hell” is going to make them want to know God? NO.
Jesus calls us to bring people to Him in love. Tell about all the awesome things Jesus has done!
If people are doing something seriously wrong, tell them why it’s wrong—not in a condescending way, for you are no better than they are! Do it all in love.
Also, to keep yourself humble, think of this: a road stretches one mile. One person stands at the start of the road, you stand a quarter of an inch in front of them. Are you really that much closer to the finish line?
Compared to God’s standards, we are really no better than anyone else. We need to constantly work to get ourselves and our neighbors closer to what God wants us to be.
I just lost two followers, I think because I posted something pro-life.
You guys, God says in the Bible so many times “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” and stuff like that. Humans in the womb are valuable to God.
Couple that with “you shall not kill” and you’ve got your whole Biblical pro-life argument right there. You can’t be a Christian support abortion if you really know what Christianity’s about and what abortion is. That’s just the cold hard truth.
This is what Pseudo-Christian means.
For instance, a Catholic belief is that homosexual actions are wrong. It’s stated right in the catechism. If you call yourself a Catholic and then contradict the catechism, there’s a problem.
When you are confirmed as a Catholic, you promise to follow the Church and its beliefs as stated in the catechism.
This is why there are so many skewed views about what we believe as Catholics and more broadly as Christians.
While I’m thinking of it…
A while ago Obama was talking to a group about his bowling scores or something and he said “It was like the Special Olympics.”
When I heard this I was so angry. Like honestly, you are running our country and supposed to be acting like a leader, an example for the citizens, and you are going to make a mockery out of those with disabilities?
I’m sure he’s a nice person to talk to, and with any normal person just talking to a group of friends I would just try to ignore this, but as a leader—as the President—he should be held to a higher standard.
that in school you’re doing really well, A’s on all your tests, when suddenly your teacher says, “Alright, class: from now on I am going to average all your test scores and give you all the same grade.”
Is this fair?
What kind of affect would this have on incentive to work? Would the A students work so hard for A’s? Would the F students try to do better?
This is called “equal outcome,” as opposed to equal opportunity.
“If any part of your body causes you to sin, cut it off!”
I think this is a passage people really don’t like to think about. Not just because it sounds a little graphic (honestly, it can’t scare you that much if you’ve seen Saw) but because it involves separating ourselves from our guilty pleasures. Think about it: what causes you to be lazy or lustful or gluttonous? We never like to let go of those things, but we have to in order to follow Jesus.
Remember, God didn’t promise it’d be easy; He promised it would be worth it!