Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Random Thoughts

At the moment, I'm sitting approximately 200 feet from the very spot I was in a year ago today. The most significant change: last year I was dodging a F-4 tornado that tore its way through Jackson, Tennessee. No chance of that happening today. Clear skies and 40 degrees!

The USA Today included several letters written by children to President Obama. Here is one of them: "Dear President Obama: You are awesome!! Some things you should do are: 1. Stop the use of oil in cars. 2. Clean up the ocean. 3. Help animals that are endangered. 4. Help immigrants get better jobs. 5. Give money to schools. 6. Fire the governor of California. Love, Hilda Herrera, age 12, San Francisco." I'll withhold commentary.

For the past couple of days, I've been listening to the Zoe Group album, In Christ Alone. The track, Magnificat, is especially uplifting.

Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity, died on Tuesday. He used his fortune to bless the lives of economically disadvantaged families. What a great legacy.

I am more than tired of the judgmental and legalistic spirit espoused by too many Christians. May the mercy of God in Christ guide us more and more!