Friday, February 13, 2009


I was listening to casting crowns and i got thinking. The song kinda went on about people being caught in the middle and gave different examples like

  • Fearless warriors in a picket fence,
  • reckless abandon wrapped in common sense
  • Deep water faith in the shallow end and we are caught in the middle.
  • With eyes wide open to the differences, the God we want and the God who is. But will we trade our dreams for His or are we caught in the middle?
Well this took me immediately to a dream i had once. A woman dumped her child in a dumpster and the child was found. There was this discussion on how to approach her nicely and say stuff like we found your missing child, please take better care of him, watch over him well, yada yada yah.

Thinking about it now? That was just plain BS. Where do we draw the line between standing for our beliefs and being diplomatic. The babe did wrong!!! We could say stuff like:

  • This time we wont burn you alive but if anything happens to this kid we will be back.
  • We are calling the police to haul her wicked heart to jail.
  • Get her counselling.

Loads of things could be done different ways but in trying to preserve peace and be 'politically correct' we are all becoming a bunch of .........

When did it become a sin to say a black man is black and a white man is white? When did it become okay for people of the same race to call each other a name but it becomes an insult when another races use it.?

Frankly at the risk of sounding bad, i would say that the nickname i have for one of my friends is golly. I always used it since i was a kid. Now i hear a woman using it on BBC has committed a mortal sin. What?

Don't we have enough things to worry about with life and the economy and health and kids and many things?

Why not worry about job creation before jobless graduates become highway robbers. Don't they know idle hands are the devils workshop?

Well in the middle of my rant that doesn't seem to have a direction, what i am trying to say is people should have beliefs and stick to them. If we are Christians, by our behaviour and lifestyle, we would be identifiable.

Sometimes i see some Muslims (peaceful worshiping ones) i know personally that have so much faith and conviction in their beliefs and mode of worship and wander why we Christians are content to be coasting along.

How do we want God to give his all to us if we ration our lives to him? Doesn't seem fair now does it?
How do you commit your life to Jesus and then deny him in public either by your lips or lifestyle? I am not squeaky clean on this and i don't claim it to be easy but anything worth getting never is. It is a continuous decision you make to take a path and stick to it.

There is a difference between being tolerant and foolish. Last thing on my mind was some of the things casting crowns said.

  • Somewhere between the wrong and the right
  • Somewhere between my faith and my plans
  • Somewhere between the safety of the boat and the crashing waves
  • Somewhere between who I was and who You're making me
Somewhere in the middle, You'll find me
Just how close can I get, Lord, to my surrender without losing all control?

By the way i am in the middle of exercise or not, diet or not. Somehow i expected to loose weight just by thinking. Guess what? It didn't happen so here i am getting onto the difficult painful road of getting fit.

And not to forget, my band of the moment, DAUGHTRY and the African Children Choir singing 'HOME'.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Battle of the snowmen. Who wins?

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