Saturday, November 15, 2008

Why Believe in God?

Recent news reports have shown new signs going up on buses in our nation's capitol. They say:

"Why believe in god...
Just be good for goodness sake!"

These signs are to help agnostics and atheists feel less "left out" this holiday season.

My response to that can be found by watching this video:

I think it answers the question, "Why believe in God?" quite well.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Amen and Amen

I dreaded having to tell my little guy what the outcome of the election was. My children were so aware of and so involved in this one. Not like when I was little and we just wanted the election to be over so the TV programming would go back to normal! My kids knew there was a lot at stake riding on this one. We have had the discussion over and over that it is God who is ultimately in control.
This morning Beth urges us to come up higher with these words. They echo what the Lord placed on my heart this morning...we war on our knees. The weapons of our warfare are not of this world but they are might for the demolishing of strongholds! Unity in the body and revival in our nation can only come through prayer.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Kingdom Coming Download

Kingdom Coming

Click the widget above to download a free song from Shaun Groves. No strings attached - you can read about his intentions here.

And remember to check in with the Compassion bloggers in the Domican Republic here.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dominican Republic

Some of my favorite bloggers are headed to the Dominican Republic and it's not for a vacation:

November 2–7, 2008 Compassion International will take a group of bloggers to see their ministry to over 40,000 children in the Dominican Republic. Known for its resort-speckled beaches, there’s another side to this Caribbean nation unknown to most vacationers. Our bloggers will visit a city dump where families scavenge for food and clothing. They’ll tour a neighborhood where drugs are trafficked and children live beside open sewers. And bloggers will also see firsthand how Compassion International and child sponsors are bringing hope to children living in these places by releasing them from poverty in Jesus’ name.

I would like to challenge my friends and family to take a look at a couple of these blogs over the next week and see the world through another's eyes...a part of the world that is so easy to ignore. In a week where everyone's focus is going to be on the election - may I ask you to focus for just a moment on the lives of children who get their food from a garbage dump - it will put life in America into perspective for all of us. Just click on the widget in my sidebar that says Domincan Republic. That will link you to the Compassion web page for this trip and then you can click on the individual bloggers to read their stories.

I would love if you'd leave a comment here about what you've read. Thank you!