jeff noel Sobriety

Yesterday, United States President Obama. Today, Orlando’s jeff noel.

Different people, same word.

Sobriety.

December 31, 2001. New Year’s Eve. The biggest “drinking day” of the entire year.

But not this day, December 31, 2001. Not this man. Not ever again.

Sobriety.

President Obama Sobriety

Rarely watching TV, I was captivated the other night when Charlie Gibson was interviewing United States President, Barack Obama, on the ABC Evening News.

The one word that really made me put things into perspective, was a word the President Obama used to describe how the decision to send US troops to Afghanistan was different from other critical US policy decisions.

Sobriety.

President Obama spoke of a certain level of sobriety that was needed on that particular decision. He said it was the one decision that was different from all the others. I paraphrase here, to illustrate the magnitude:

“Bailing out the auto industry or the financial system is one thing. But picturing Arlington Cemetery, with a mother, sitting in the rain, in front of a tombstone…..”

Back To Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods.

Does he deserve forgiveness? Will you, if you haven’t, forgive him?

Or is he unforgivable? The lying, cheating, dirty, no good scum of the earth. Is that it?

Tempting isn’t it? Difficult, isn’t it? Will we find it impossible?

All things are possible for him who trusts in the Lord. Is that a figment of my imagination, or did I read or hear about this somewhere?

Okay, so here’s my final answer, and it comes straight from Jesus’ mouth, “Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.”

Care Share Prepare

Care. Share. Prepare.

Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Hey, gotta make this blog post brief. The phone is ringing….

Talk to you later.

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Rejoice In The Lord

Rejoice In The Lord. That was Sunday’s message. Rejoice!

This is a great goal, to rejoice. How is it done though? Life is so crazy busy that sometimes, I don’t know what day it is.

Ever feel like that?

Or, perhaps some people, this year especially, are struggling so much financially, that they can’t see straight.

So, what are we supposed to do? How does one rejoice under these circumstances?

We all know the answer, don’t we?