Stumbling Through Life

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Please, God – Don’t strike me with lightning! I’m just trying to figure this world out. Sometimes I think and say things that are stupid. But sometimes, too, You tell me things that are so meaningful that I simply have to write them down. This blog is nothing more than a diary of some of these thoughts.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Perfect Like God

Today is "Leap Day." Every four years we add a day to our calendar. Why? Because the calendar can't quite be coordinated with the astronomical year. It takes 365.24219 days for the earth to get around the sun. So... since we can't have a quarter-day, we're forced to add a day ever four years. A lunar year is different yet, about 357.37 days, which is why the moon cycle doesn't last a month.
So, if God is perfect, why did he make such an imperfect year? He could have made it 364 days long: divisible by four. There. Nice and neat.

But he didn't. Hey, I don't have to understand it. I just have live my life.

And not only that, but He made people with different colored skin, and people who believe different things, and people who dress differently... and He told us all to love one another.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

That's not so complicated, is it?

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

Peace, Love, Perfection

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

God Wants You

Yet even now, says the Lord,
Return to me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
Rend your hearts and not your clothing.
Return to the Lord, your God,
for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love,
and relents from punishing.
Who knows whether he will not turn and relent,
and leave a blessing behind him,
a grain-offering and a drink-offering
for the Lord, your God?
Joel 2:12-14

Friday, February 10, 2012

What I’d like to say to the people of Westboro Baptist Church:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:43...

But they wouldn't listen anyway. "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:8

God is love.

God IS love.

God is LOVE!

Peace, Love, Coexist