Friday, March 20, 2009

Regarding The Dog

I love how kids think about everyone. One time when my niece was at youth camp we went to the evening service. Now the camp was for ages 9-12. The guy in charge (Scott Brafford) went around to everyone and ask for each person to give one prayer request. Well one child said pray for my dog and some adults laughed. I really loved how this was handled. Scott said don't laugh he didn't want the child's feelings hurt, then he went on to quote Proverbs 12:10...

"A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast..." Proverbs 12:10

I know this is probably more directed to a working animal, but sometimes I think my dog is a beast. LOL!!! I love him though. It is so amazing how dogs can sense when you are down and they will do something funny to cheer you up. My cousin Marcy helped me get my digital camera hooked up to my computer and we downloaded all my photos of my dog Gizmo and I thought I would share some with all of you out there.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!! (and I'm back)

Clearly I'm not Catholic but of Irish descent. So when I celebrate St. Patrick's Day it is not how everyone else celebrates it. I enjoy the music, if you think about it, Irish music comes close to bluegrass music (which is one of my favorites). Also I enjoy Irish Step Dancing, I wish I could do it though. I would say I love the food, but we eat potatoes all the time, lol and the last time we had corn beef my mom got really sick. Not from the corn beef though, but she didn't enjoy the smell and we haven't had it since.

I will say that I don't agree with how the day is transformed into one big party. When I think of Patrick, I think he should be honored better then what people honor him with. Really I think God should get all the honor. Here is how I have been looking at Patrick lately. I see someone that is an example of love, because he was captured by some Irish men and held as a servant for six years. He escaped but he felt the calling to go back and help the people.

Wow, haven't I been smacked upside the head. Isn't that what Jesus said though in Luke 6:35, "But love ye your enemies..." It is nice to have people though that truly loves their enemies, because as Christians we are suppose to do this. I have a friend whose sister was murdered and the judge gave them the right to say something to the young man who had done it. He said he sat there arguing with God, there was other things he wanted to say to this guy that killed his sister, but he stood up and said "Jesus loves you and so do I."

"He that loveth not knoweth not God: for God is love." 1 John 4:8

Here is a video of a song called St. Patrick's Breastplate. I really like the part that says Christ be with me, Christ be within me. Christ behind me, Christ before me. Christ beside me, Christ to win me. Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me. I want Christ to be all around me.