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Videio: Interveiw with God

I first saw first saw this 2007…I an not sure I accept the message totatly, but I think it is cool.


Interview with God

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Fast From Criticism (for Ash Wednesday)

Fast From Criticism

Don’t speak evil against each
other, my dear brothers and
sisters. If you criticize each
other and condemn each
other, then you are
criticizing and condemning
God’s law. But you are not a
judge who can decide
whether the law is right or
wrong. Your job is to obey it.

James 4:11 NLT

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Catherine Marshall tells of the time she decided to do a -day experiment. Oh, it
really was an eye-opener for her. You see, she had a problem common to most of us. She found it too easy to be critical of others. Well, one morning as she meditated on the verse, “So don’t criticize each other anymore,” (Romans 14:13 TLB) she became aware of the Lord nudging her to not be critical for one day.

Of course she tried to shove it off. But she couldn’t get it out of her mind. So she tried to rationalize her critical attitude. After all, aren’t we to use the intelligence God gave us to analyze and evaluate—even though the results is not always positive? The nudging continued right through the debate going on in her mind until she finally agreed to give the experiment a try—but just for the one day would she fast from criticism.

Through most of the morning she kept wondering what the result would be at the end of the day. The lunch with her husband and friends was normal except for the unusual silence of one person— Catherine. She had not committed to silence, just to not criticizing. It surprised her to realize how much of her conversation was usually critical an judgmental. She was silent only because she couldn’t contribute to the conversation without judging. So, she kept quiet and no one seemed to notice. A sting to the pride as well.

It wasn’t until mid-afternoon that something special began to happen. The floodgate of ideas began to open and creative thoughts flowed through in a way she hadn’t experienced in a long time.

At day’s end she marveled at all that had transpired simply because she refused to entertain a critical attitude. A letter to encourage a friend, insight into praying for a college student, seeking her child’s forgiveness, all filtered through her freely because there was no negative thoughts to stop them.

Catherine’s one-day experiment became a lifetime habit.

Catherine Marshall, Retold by Marilyn K. McAuley

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A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

Luke 6:45

Parable – a poem

Parable

Some fishermen pulled a bottle from the deep. It held a piece of paper,
with these words: “Somebody save me! I’m here. The ocean cast me on this desert island.
I am standing on the shore waiting for help. Hurry! I’m here!

“There’s no date. I bet it’s already too late anyway.
It could have been floating for years,” the first fisherman said.

“And he doesn’t say where. It’s not even clear which ocean,” the second fisherman said.

“It’s not too late, or too far. The island Here is everywhere,” the third fisherman said.

They all felt awkward. No one spoke. That’s how it goes with universal truths.

~ Wislawa Szymborska ~

(Poems New and Collected 1957-1997, trans. S. Baranczak and C. Cavanagh)

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Holidays, Bah Humbug!

From my files (posted in 2009)

Holidays. Bah Humbug!

by Marianne Clyde, L.M.F.T.

Like the Grinch who stole Christmas, there are things lurking in the dark, waiting to steal your Christmas Joy. The children are out of control; there are childhood expectations of your own that have never been fulfilled; there are gifts to buy and you don’t have the money; cards to write and you have no time; and parties to go to where you don’t even know the people; not to mention that it’s the final quarter of the year and books have to be balanced, sales must be increased. Expectations are high. Nerves are frayed. Oh yeah, and you’re supposed to decorate!

The in-laws plan to come, but your parents are offended because you spend more time with your spouse’s family. Your grown children have lives of their own and all of a sudden they have plans for Christmas Eve. No, they can’t make it for New Year’s Eve either because they have another commitment, but thanks for asking. Then there’s that thoughtful gift your husband is so excited about — a vacuum cleaner! All the while he is not really turned on by the matching blinking bow tie and socks that you would have never even considered buying at any other time of the year. It seemed like a cute idea at the time.
Now on top of all this, add a divorce, a death, an unplanned trip out of town, a kid who gets caught shoplifting. Right about now you are ready to just sleep through the holidays and wish they would just go away.

Depression, stress, anxiety and suicide all increase around the holidays. Is it any wonder? Where is Jesus in the mix? He came to bring peace to all men. Where is your peace? Packed away with last year’s Christmas paper?

Many of us find ourselves asking what is it all about? Why all these traditions? Now that there has been a change in the family structure perhaps, you might not even have your kids for the holidays–or now that Mom has died, Christmas just can’t be the same.

There are many causes for holiday depression. It’s a very real thing; it needs to be recognized and treated before it gets out of hand.

• Are you sleeping too much or too little?
• Are you eating too much or too little?
• Are you having a difficult time making decisions?
• Are you entertaining suicidal thoughts? Maybe thought that you wish you were dead?
• Are you withdrawing from people?
• Are you feeling overwhelming sadness?
• Do you feel shaky and nervous?
• Is your temper short?
• Are you having stomach or digestion problems?
• Are you crying a lot for no apparent reason?
• Is it difficult to get anything done?
• Are you feeling overwhelmed?

Here are some suggestions to take back control of your holidays–and your joy!

1. There is no rule that says you must send out cards. Is there a way you could pare down your list, send them at another time of year (New Year cards perhaps), commit to getting in touch with your friends throughout the year instead of now?

2. Why are you buying all those gifts? To get one back? Out of obligation? Maybe you could suggest drawing names for your family gathering. Maybe each one could be asked to give something homemade this year. Maybe you could have a gift exchange game where everyone brings one gift worth a certain amount of money and you pick numbers: number one choosing the first gift, number two picking a gift from the pile or the gift number 1 chose. Then number 3 picking a gift from the pile or the gift number 1 or 2 chose, etc. until all the gifts are distributed. This can be a lot of fun! Maybe you could be the one to suggest no gifts this year.

3. Decorate simply and modestly, if you feel you must decorate at all. You could make decorating a family project by popping popcorn and string the popcorn with cranberries and have an old fashioned Christmas. Meanwhile play Christmas music, tell Christmas stories or share Christmas memories.

4. Give yourself permission to invite everyone to your house this year so you don’t have to run all over town. Make it a potluck or a combined effort. People usually like to help.

5. Consciously choose the events you will go to. Know why you are going. It’s OK to say no. Even too many good events can get stressful.

6. If you have a new family configuration this year due to a divorce or death or kids leaving home, feel free to develop a new tradition. Traditions are good as long as they serve their purpose. If they are stressing you out, they have outlived their purpose.

7. If you have lost a family member to death, perhaps you could memorialize that person, by going to the hospital and visiting sick patients in their honor. You could hand out small gifts or have the kids decorate cards or ornaments to hand out. Involve the whole family.

8. Bag the tradition all together and serve on a food line for the homeless.

9. Create a family project Instead of giving gifts to one another, buy blankets for the homeless shelters and deliver them, or inexpensive toys and deliver them to a housing project. Most churches have some kind of outreach to the less fortunate at this time of year.

10. Maybe you could rent a cabin in the woods and have a totally relaxing holiday this year. Try something new.

11. If you find yourself alone, create your own family. Many people have families that are too far away and would love somewhere to go.

12. If you know someone else is struggling, ask them to lunch and tell them you care.

13. Take time to assess what you are doing and why. If it doesn’t make sense, consider the whole reason for the season. He gave his life so that we could live abundantly. What would you have to change to feel that you are experiencing the abundant life? Take the first step today. Put the JOY back in your holiday.

Marianne Clyde is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the Renascence-PIW Clinic in Fairfax, VA. Marianne also has her own radio call-in program, which can be heard daily on WCTN 950AM at 1 PM.

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Easter Song (by Keith Green)

This one of my favorite Easter songs. I hope you enjoy it too.

Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!

Easter Song by Keith Green


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Christian Values?

When people like Gingrich, Santorum, and Romney say that they stand for Chrustian values, what do they mean? What does the “Christian Right” mean?

What were Christ’s Values?

Are Mormons Christian?

This article was originally posted/written in 2008 when I still had a Blog on MySpace (which got wiped out when MySpace elimninated all user’s blogs without notice.) I am posting this not to offend any of my Mormon readers if there are any (they can always leave comments which will not be censored unless they are vulgar) but because this is an issue that seems timely in light of the primaries…- Ninure da Hippie

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I was talking to a dear friend of mine awhile back about my difficulty in stating my opinion on whether or not I believed Mormos were Christians.

I told him how much I hated when others looked at “us” and said “we” werne’t Christians because we placed “our “emphasis” in the Jesus “we meet in the Gospels”, on following His example, teachings, and commandments.

“We should think twice”, I said, “Before judging people who claim to follow Jesus”.

He looked at me, and asked. “So would you say people who are memebers of the KKK are Christians? They claim to follow Christ, don’t they?”

“Of course not!’

“And if somebody asked you if the KKK or Christian Identity were Christians, you wouldn’t hesitate to tell them what you thought, would you?”

I got his point.

Not everyone who claims to follow Jesus is a Christian. There are groups like the KKK and Christian Identity claim to ve Christian. And I remember years ago getting up very early in the morning to watch a TV program called the Shepherds’s Chapel, before I realized that preacher was teaching a theology that made Satan a Co-Creator with God.

When it comes to Christianity, if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck….it just might be a wind-up toy..or something much worse.

So I will answer…..

I do not beieive Mormons are Christians. They look like Christians….they can even speak “christianese.” Without a doubt most of them are moral, ethical people just like most of us.

…..but their beliefs about Jesus, God, “our purpose” is, as a my friend put it, a kind of genetic mutation of Christianity at best.

Mormons will tell “you” the tradtitional story of Jesus, but they will not tell you – and it could be that some really don’t know – a whole lot of the theology that Mormons are supposed believe – how their theology differs from the MAJORITY of Christians denominations in the world. (and don’t get me started on that extra “Bible”!!!)

This Video may help to show some of what I mean :

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

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The Rebel Jesus

I was talking to a friend of mine how that I still felt odd that I keep expecting that in the days following Christmas how little of the peace and goodwill sung about in the churches seeps into “our daily lives.”

“Oh,” she said, “The Christmas Day have been come and gone, but Christans in the East have yet to celebrate Christmas, so there is till hope!!”

She was right, even as the Orthodox Christmas has also come and gone, ubless Christmas is ONLY about a little baby vorn in a manger. Don’t we who claim to love the One who grw up to become our Saviuor. Redeemer, Brother, and Lord know beteer?

Yes…there is always hope that more of us will take a stand with Jesus who grew up and akso became a rebel, isn’t there?

The Rebel Jesus


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Lyrics:
The Rebel Jesus:”All the streets are filled with laughter and light
And the music of the season
And the merchants windows are all bright
With the faces of the children
And the families hurrying to their homes
As the sky darkens and freezes
Theyll be gathering around the hearths and tales
Giving thanks for all gods graces
And the birth of the rebel jesus

Well they call him by the prince of peace
And they call him by the savior
And they pray to him upon the seas
And in every bold endeavor
As they fill his churches with their pride and gold
And their faith in him increases
But theyve turned the nature that I worshipped in
From a temple to a robbers den
In the words of the rebel jesus

We guard our world with locks and guns
And we guard our fine possessions
And once a year when christmas comes
We give to our relations
And perhaps we give a little to the poor
If the generosity should seize us
But if any one of us should interfere
In the business of why they are poor
They get the same as the rebel jesus

But please forgive me if I seem
To take the tone of judgement
For Ive no wish to come between
This day and your enjoyment
In this life of hardship and of earthly toil
We have need for anything that frees us
So I bid you pleasure
And I bid you cheer
From a heathen and a pagan
On the side of the rebel jesus.

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

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YouTube – Bette Midler – From A Distance

I love this song. tho I think God is NOT watching us from that great a distance.  I am afraid God watches us from the eyes, and hears from the ears, of all those who are suufer and/or are in need.

YouTube – Bette Midler – From A Distance.

Video: O Holy Night sung by Josh Groban

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