Daily Post

Not Slack

Time has been merciful and I am able to get another post in today!  As I took the garbage to the street this morning, I monitored carefully for Zombies or Aliens! 🙂 Seeing none, I sprinted to the street and back, just in case!

We all know that one day will be the end, if not for everyone, one day will be our last individually.  It’s something that we all know is out there, and will sneak up on us like a thief in the night

For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.1 Thessalonians 5:2New Living Translation (©2007)

We cannot worry about it, or be too anxious, however we should look forward to the day, like a child looks toward Christmas, or maybe even like the way so many were watching and waiting for his birth here on Earth.  And while he tarries, we must take advantage of everyday that we are graciously given, and use it as another opportunity to do good and be the light!

34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray   Luke 21

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  2 Peter 3:9 New International Version (NIV)

Enjoy today, it still might be the last! 🙂

Daily Post


It’s here.  The arrival of the day lots of people have waited for months.  No it’s no Christmas, although it’s had a similar feel. It’s the release day for the new Hunger Games movie.  Some people cheated and watch it at midnight, which I think is like opening presents on Christmas Eve.

But seriously, there has been a build up and expectations of epic proportions for the release of this movie.  The book was a huge success and people have been talking about this movie for weeks and ticket sales have been going on for months.  That’s fun!  I am sure there are some people who will not be able to do anything today but wait, with much anticipation for the arrival of their showtime.  It’s so much fun and so exciting.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could live everyday with that sort of expectant feeling.  Waiting, watching, anticipating.  It’s a hard thing to keep that level of excitement, I know, but we are called to be always waiting and always watchful of the return of the Christ

11-13Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day—but we’ll hardly notice. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness.  14-15So, my dear friends, since this is what you have to look forward to, do your very best to be found living at your best, in purity and peace. Interpret our Master’s patient restraint for what it is: salvation. 2 Peter 3:11-15

Be on Guard today, watchful, and living with anticipation.

And may the odds be in your favor.

Daily Post

Any Other Day Of The Week Is Fine

Its Monday, and what better way to start the week then a little bit of The Mama and The Papas?

Yes, that right,I think most of us can sing with then  as they sing:

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin’ all of the time

It’s Monday, the day that can crush your dreams and hopes as quickly as the sound of the alarm clock in the morning.  Oh, the depression of returning to work and school and going away from the freedom of the weekend.  But let’s remember as much as we might dislike Mondays, it is still a blessing from the Lord and another day to bring glory to him. Take a peek at the encouragement of Paul to Timothy as he says:

7-11Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes! (1 Peter 4:7-11, The Message)

Then we can still sing The Mamas and The Papas, we can just focus on this part of the lyrics:

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be

Oh Yes!

Daily Post

Vote for Christos

Ah, it’s election day!  I have been waiting for this for months.  Finally, the phone calls will stop.  “Hey, I’m Bill the farmer and I support Joe Bob for..”  or “Urgent, This election Day is in 48 hours, make your decision…”.  Man, does anyone really listen to all of that telemarketing?  Seems like a waste of money to me.

But anyway, it is election day, and please no matter who you support, get out and cast your vote.  Voting is such a blessing, and we should not abuse it by neglecting it.

At the same however, make sure you are casting your real vote for the Christos Party, or the followers of Christ.  If I received a phone call with this content I would probably listen::

5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 2 Peter 1:5-11 (New International Version © 2010)

Now that’s a great campaign speech. That’s the sort of people we want to vote into office and that’s the way we are reminded to live our lives. So lets execute on those campaign promises, possess those qualities in increasing measure and confirm your election!

Daily Post

Registration Day

Yesterday was school registration day.  What a mad house.  Between all the confusion and chaos and money flying around, there is a small detail that makes me love this day.  There something about seeing the children again after not seeing them for just the short months of summer.  Some of them have different hair cuts.  Some have grown 2 feet.  Some have matured in their faces and in the eight grade some of them have grown beards.

Its just a great measure of physical development and really really fun to witness.  Its a shame in some ways that we reach a maturity level with our physical stature.  The shame is that I think sometimes we apply that same ‘I’m done’ growing approach to our spiritual growth as well.  Wouldn’t it be interesting if we could witness in such a visual way our continued spiritual growth?

So, maybe as school gets starting for another year, we need to assess our spiritual situation and figure out what we need to do to move on the the next level.  Just like those children growth day by day, not all at once over the summer, we can continue to grow in our salvation day by day.  However, you do have to make sure that just like school lunch, you are providing yourself with spiritual fuel to keep that growth going.

So, start today and sign up for continued spiritual growth!

14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:14-16 (New International Version)

17Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. 18But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:17-18 (New International Version)