"Black History Month"?

I have been thinking this for a long time, but if I said it publically...well, I'm sure the "R" label would be tossed around. But, I didn't say it; Morgan Freeman did. I like Morgan Freeman and I think he is right...plus it was fun to watch Mike Wallace squirm!

Love in the Truth.

Happy 40th Pastor John!

On February 1, John MacArthur will celebrate 40 years of faithful and fruitful service at Grace Community Church. Pastor MacArthur's ministry has impacted many lives including mine in a positive way. I pray that the Lord will be pleased to continue to use this great man of God for the glory of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank you John for serving so faithfully for so many years. Soli Deo Gloria.

Love in the Truth.

6 Ways to Meets Your Wife's Need for Affection

A great reminder from titus2talk for us guys!

1. Touch her arm or knee when you talk with her. Your gentle touch communicates, “I’m here. You’re not alone. I enjoy you. I’ll take care of you.”

2. Make an effort to spend time alone together – go out for dinner, for a walk, or out for coffee. Show her (and others) that you enjoy the intimacy of being alone with her.

3. Grab her hand and hold it when you’re out in public.

4. Give her a kiss and a hug when you leave and return home.

5. Don’t see every complaint as an attack. Women think as long as they feel the marriage is working, they can talk about it. On the other hand, most men feel the relationship isn’t working if they have to talk about it. Allow her to express what’s on her mind.

6. Recognize her strong emotions as exclamation marks. When she is upset, angry, or frustrated, realize that these emotions are her way of letting you know how much the issue at hand matters to her.

Good advice for sure. I tend to have trouble with 2, 5, and 6 to my shame. What about you?

Love in the Truth.

U2 - New Song Matches Bono's Theology

What do I mean by that? The new single (something about putting boots on) like Bono's theology pretty much sucks. Anyway, I think it just had to be said.

Love in the Truth.

Irritated Obama "Stares Down" Reporter

The "One" made it very clear during a visit to the press corps that it is OK to ask questions...well, just not ones that he doesn't want to answer. "W" would've have been accused of censorship for doing the same thing. Here's a reporter trying to do his job and ask the hard questions and rather than an answer - or even a "no comment" - he gets the "stare down"! And to follow it up, he gets the finger point! I can almost see it now..."shut your mouth and know your role little man, IF YOU SMELL WHAT BA-ROCK IS COOKING"

Sorry, Mr. President, if you are going to live in the White House there is no such thing as just a "visit" with the press. Do you honestly think that little "Joe-Nobody" would be given the time to ask during a formal press conference? He certainly won't anymore - that fact was made abundantly clear.

Love in the Truth.

Mohler Tells It Like It Is...As Usual!

I thought my previous post - or link rather to another post was pretty funny. But, perhaps there are some out there that have no sense of humour and thought it was a bit out of line. Well, if anyone was actually offended, that was not my intention. Anyway, that said, Al Molher hits the nail on the head as it relates to our gay "friend". Actually, our "friend" lays it out quite nicely himself:

"Bishop Robinson said he had been reading inaugural prayers through history and was “horrified” at how “specifically and aggressively Christian they were.”

“I am very clear,” he said, “that this will not be a Christian prayer, and I won’t be quoting Scripture or anything like that. The texts that I hold as sacred are not sacred texts for all Americans, and I want all people to feel that this is their prayer.”

Bishop Robinson said he might address the prayer to “the God of our many understandings,” language that he said he learned from the 12-step program he attended for his alcohol addiction."

Yeah...great choice of words. Check out the rest of the article for yourself.

Love in the Truth.

That's Totally Gay

I can't claim the title even if I wanted too! This post is from prugatorio.

The first openly gay priest ordained by a major Christian denomination will deliver the invocation at the kickoff inauguration event Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial.

The Rev. Gene Robinson, Episcopal bishop in New Hampshire, has accepted an invitation issued by the Obama team prior to the announcement of the Rev. Rick Warren’s selection to deliver the invocation at the president-elect’s swearing-in.

Sad days...

Love in the Truth.

On Our Watch

Here's a great post on things we as pastors can do to keep watch over our flocks. I was especially taken with #6: "Saturate your church's children and youth with the Bible faithfully and enthusiastically, week by week, year by year, and they will still be drawing strength from it fifty years from now. They might not remember our names, but we will still be there in their lives, speaking the Bible into their hearts and minds and consciences."

I'm sure that is a typo...he really meant to say keep them entertained...didn't he?

Love in the Truth.

Having A Bad Day?!?

Thanks to the kerux for posting this video. I just had to share it as well - It's just been that kind of week(s) lately!!! Anyway, you hate to laugh at the expense of someone else...who are we kidding...no we don't!! Well, if you're needing a little "pick-me-up" (inside joke...watch the clip!) here you go:

Love in the Truth.

God Broke Me Like a Twig

Is God sovereign in salvation? Well, if you were to ask Kyle Jamison he would say so. "Even in my defiance against getting saved, God broke me like a twig", says Kyle of his salvation. Kyle posted his testimony at the New Attitude site. "I got saved at NA 06’, in spite of the fact that I said I would NOT get saved at NA cause it was to cliche’, and I was only going as a last hurah to the whole christian scene. Coming to NA directly opposed to God, and all he stands for indignantly, and leaving broken and saved is a pretty serious contract, and amazing."

Before that, his story is all too familiar for many of todays "Christian" youth and young adults. What are you counting on for your salvation? A prayer wispered for mommy and daddy because you wanted to please them? Or maybe while "every head was bowed and every eye was closed" you slipped up your hand? Are you living a double life like Kyle was? Read the rest of his story and ask yourself, "am I saved?"

Love in the Truth.