Wednesday, June 3, 2009

summer break

Summer is here... no school... a time to forget everything that you learned in the last 9 months -- empty the mind so you can start again in the fall cramming knowledge into it again. is there ever a summer vacation for the things you love? there is a saying out there that goes like this... if you truly love something set it free and if it comes back to you then you know that it loves you too... or an alternative ending would be if it doesn't come back hunt it down and shot it... but being a nonviolent passive aggressive person i will go with the first one. do you think that God ever did that? set us free to see if we would return to him? his amazing love and even more amazing grace i believe that God allows us the freedom that it takes to find out if we really do love him. not something your parents love or your friends love but you... a personal, deep, passionate love... a love that will last forever and ever and ever...
as you sit around the pool and play video games and count the stars why don't you count the blessings that God has given you to bring you back to him!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

so there seems to be a lot of ideas floating around about the kid that goes to a christian school which forbids dancing and hand holding and going to the movies... it all seems a bit extreme but is it? to look at it at first glance i would have to agree with 90% of the people out there saying that it is ridiculous... but here is the other side of things... he signed a covenant saying that he would not do those things... he signed it under his own free will... so why is he surprised that they are the school now wants to do something about it? Is it foolish to think that our disobedience has no consequences? Or maybe he thought that it is ok to break the rules if he thinks the rules are stupid or over the top... what happens when he thinks that underage drinking is stupid or go to the extreme say that taking a live is stupid... what happens then? will that ever happen i pray not but it could. this is a good lesson for all of us in that if we disobey, even if we don't really agree with it, then there is an action that comes out of that. say a consequence. I respect the school for suspending him... do i agree with the whole thing... do i think that prom is a big watse of money and there is a lot of stuff our kids are being exposed to that they really don't need to be exposed to. Call me old fashioned or conservitive or whatever... but that is the way i feel. ok... i am done... until next time. Peace