There are a few things on my mind that I thought I would talk about today, its been sometime between my posting, but I though I would give it a shot today. Why the break? I really don’t know, I always have something to say about what's going on in our world. Heck, Obama gives … Continue reading Share the Wealth
Jesus H. Christ (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009) "I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you." (John 13:34) Jesus, after washing the feet of His friends, gave the commandment to love one another as he has loved us, that, my friends, is a hard commandment. The love of Jesus is … Continue reading Did Jesus set us up for Failure?
Image via Wikipedia Were is your focus this Lent? On you or on Jesus. Lent is not about us, it is not about self-improvement, it is about Jesus, it's about New Birth, it's about New Life, it's about New Perseverance and New Death. New Birth … Continue reading What is your Focus this Lent?
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. ~William James (1842 - 1910) Attitude…. What a powerful word. manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes. … Continue reading Attitude, you got one?
The death of 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez has shaken this neighborhood along the U.S.-Mexico border, where parents already burdened by economic woes and street gangs are now faced with explaining the tragedy to their children. Making it especially hard: It remains unclear to his parents and investigators why Jaime — a drum major who danced in … Continue reading Questions of Force and Faith
Image via Wikipedia The only survivor of white supremacist Mark Stroman's bloody rampage after Sept 11, 2001 is asking that his attacker be spared the death penalty Wednesday for his crimes…. …I forgave Mark Stroman many years ago," he writes on his blog. "I believe he was ignorant, and not capable of distinguishing between right … Continue reading Forgiveness… Can you do it?
Image via Wikipedia Change Your Life I think it is ok to allow yourself to make mistakes. Making them often helps teach us what is right. Trying to be perfect leads to perfectionism which most people agree is not healthy. Leading a narrow existence also leaves our experience of life emptier then if we … Continue reading Can Humans ever be perfect?
Image via Wikipedia Over the weekend we had a death of a celebrity in the Detroit area. He is well known through out the country, and I am sure, the world. Dr. Jack Kevorkian, or Doctor Death, as he is known. Although the death of anyone is sad, the loss of human life is always … Continue reading Doctor Death is dead…
http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://anamericanpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/lent-2011-are-you-ready-for-it/ Image via Wikipedia With Lent here, it’s a good time to ask the question, “Are you ready for it?” or an even better question, “Do you understand it?” Lent is a complex time in the Church year, we are depriving ourselves, we are reminded of our mortality yet we are to be preparing for … Continue reading Lent 2011: Are you ready for it?
Image via Wikipedia As part of my job, my 9 to 5 job, the one that pays my bills, I get to travel the world. I love that aspect of my job, I love going to new places. Not only do I get to go to new places, I get to make new friends. I … Continue reading A Community of Friends