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MATTHEW WEST-THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS
For those times when life "pushes back" at you, I thought I'd share a few things I have found helpful during my devotion times this week. This is a completely random list of positive thoughts, quotes, and verses.
"ALL THINGS work together for our good! " (Romans 8:28)
“There are accidental parents, but there are no accidental children. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did.” (Rick Warren)
"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." (Psalm 16:8)
I'll be honest with you. When it comes to being a Godly man...a good husband...a role-model dad, I feel like I fall short. I feel like I am walking through a furniture filled room, blindfolded.
I was raised by a single mom. How she pulled that off without losing her mind I will never know. My father lived nearly 2,000 miles away. I saw him, very infrequently. Hence my insecurity about my own "manly" abilities. If "man cards" were real, mine would have been likely repossessed long ago.
All that to say: praise God for the men out there who are toughing it out. Doing what they can to be Godly influences. I'm grateful to watch you and to learn from you.
Here's some top notch advice for anybody you know who'd like to learn more about what being a Godly Man means:
This may sound oxymoronic to you (if that's even a word), but I am a political junkie who is disgusted by our nation's current politics.
To put it another way: the art and power of politics has always fascinated me. I believe the political process, when used properly...with dignity, honor, respect for your opponent, honesty, etc., can actually be a very good thing. I was once so taken with politics that I majored in Political Science as a college student in Michigan. I interned for a state senator. And that's when the disillusionment started.
This morning I saw a funny tweet: "Watching the Olympics just reminds of how much talent I don't have."
THEN, I came across this site where you can at least pretend to be an Olympian. I plugged in my stats, and found out I could be a Shot Putter.
Curious to know what you'd be doing in London this week? Here's the link to find out: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19050139
It's kinda funny to think the guys who give all us all those deep, somber songs like "I Can Only Imagine" and "The Hurt and the Healer" can also come up with some brilliant, hilarious videos.
Here's one of the latest from Mercy Me's "Cover Tunes Grab Bag." LOVE the cameos from Lecrae, Canon, and DJ Official too!
I'm typing this not even knowing if I am going to hit "save" so that you'll read this. It's kinda touchy, and I like my job.
You may have heard that Dan Cathy, president of Chick Fil A (please PLEASE expand to Las Vegas!!) has been taking heat for his stance on gay marriage. (Here's the transcript.)
Why does it seem like 90% of the time an "outspoken Christian" is in the news, it's for something deemed "unpopular," or "out of touch" or racist/homophobic/etc.?
I can. NOT. Stop. Laughing.
Nearly spit out my Captain Crunch when I saw this earlier today.
I hope you enjoy it half as much as I did!
My former home state, Colorado, has been through a lot this summer. Too much.
Last night, a person with evil in him shot 71 people at a movie theater in the Denver area. You've probably heard all about it.
Few of us know what to say, other than that we are of course praying for everyone touched by last night's maddening act of violence.
This morning, I heard somebody say the shooter is "somebody 'the Church' didn't reach. Satan did instead."
So a bunch of our listeners and SOS Radio DJ's got together to create this really awesome remix of the new Toby Mac song, "Me Without You."
Grab it here if ya want it!