October 30, 2008

Where I am today...

At just the right time I got this in my email box this morning:

“Jesus Christ is stronger!”

“Ready for some good news? . . .

Jesus Christ is stronger!

Stronger than my fears about the future or my shame over a past that cannot be altered though I wish so much I could do some things differently.

Stronger than my tired prayers with well-worn phrases and weary pleas.

Stronger than my need to know now, and have the trial terminated.

Stronger than the enemy of my soul who would discourage me with my own failings and disillusion me with the faults of others.

Such a simple truth—Jesus Christ is Stronger. ‘Stronger than what,’ you ask?

Stronger than whatever would cause you doubt or discouragement today.”

—James McDonald,
“Jesus Christ is Stronger”
(HT: Tim Challies)


Sharing the Wealth

Shane and I are going to try this for a week and see how it goes:

Redistribution of Wealth

Published at 12pm on 10/27/08

An Inside the Beltway Forward …
In a local restaurant my server had on a “Obama 08″ tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference–just imagine the coincidence.
When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need–the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.
I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I’ve decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.
At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.
I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

You can find more insight on politics at www.wsmith.org. William is a good friend of ours who lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, Diamond, and his 1 year old son, Will. His blog is very good and provides some different perspectives on what it is to be a conservative.