Thursday, August 26, 2010

Many personalities

If I ran all by myself through the streets of Pamplona, Spain, there would be no danger. No one would get hurt. When you release hundreds of runners and bulls into the narrow streets of Pamplona for The Running of the Bulls, someone is going to get hurt.
This is a taste of what it's like in a large family. Sometimes, trying to get a word in at the breakfast table is like trying to jump into a herd of bulls! With so many personalities all running at full speed- someone is going to get hurt.
But... what could be more fun? It's more fun (and more safe) than running in Pamplona, Spain!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Nancy!

How about something new and more positive?

Today is a great day! In case you didn't know, as I write, today is May the 14th. In case you don't know the significance of that date... it is my wife's birthday!

She has been a wonderful helper, chef, janitor, washer woman, friend, teacher, wheat grinder, companion, baby sitter, administrator, wet nurse, researcher, doctor, counselor, birther of eight, gardener and nothin' less than my little love muffin!

I love you Nancy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Faith-Based Organization

"Faith-Based Organization." What does that mean? No, really... what does that mean?

One definition: If your government agency has run out of cash; if you want to get something done; who are you going to call call? ..... a "faith based organization." Synonym: Free Labor.

I also found a definition that listed possibilities as "churches, mosques, synagogues or temples." ..... Did anyone catch that? .... Their list is a series of nouns that each describes the functional architectural structure where these various religions meet. One exception though in that list.

The Christian "Church" is more than a building. It really is, in many ways, a faith-based organization. The larger ecumenical church is a machine that can get things accomplished! (Just try asking a "mosque" to clean up the streets of Fairfield, Alabama on a Saturday morning.)

This is my real point though: How many mosques send money, people and supplies to the wrecked island of Haiti? How many temples ask to adopt the dark faces of urban blacks scarred with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

It is the Church- the true Church. The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ that sacrifices itself for the sake of the world. Not "faith-based organizations!"