Monday, December 28, 2009

Can Christians serve God and ammo?

While writing my next blog post for this site, this came across Twitter today, and I was led to set my own writing aside.

Jesus said that those who love Him, obey Him. Yet, in the face of the Prince of Peace, who not only told us to turn the other cheek but also demonstrated how to do that with His very life, how often do we as Christians believe in war blessed by -- even required by -- God?

How often do we set ourselves up as among those who cry "God is with us!" as we support and commit war, as if Jesus has anything to do with the deep, revolting evils within our hearts that we cover in gold painted bullets and bombs?

Check out Gary Kohls' article, 'Gott Mit Uns': Christians Excusing War.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A quick message from Lynne

Hello everyone!

I wanted to apologize for being away from the blog for the last month or so. Just before Thanksgiving, my grandmother passed, and now my grandfather is probably also going to pass in the next few days. 

Both were very strong in the Lord, and both are in His loving care. But of course such things come with a lot of family things to get done, and I appreciate your patience as we get things taken care of and caught up. 

Your prayers for my family, especially those within my family who are away from the Lord for whatever reason, are very appreciated!

In His love,