If you have known me for a while, you would know I am a big Rich Mullins fan. I love his music and I loved the Ragamuffin movie about him. As big as fan as I am, I am sadden what I think is the cottage industry developing around Rich Mullins. They are now having Rich Mullins retreats and a tribute album. I just wonder how Rich feels about this.
An 18 year old Italian girl tells her Mom that she has missed her period for 2 months. Very worried, the mother goes to the drugstore and buys a pregnancy kit.
The test result shows that the girl is pregnant.
Shouting, cursing, crying, the mother says,
‘Who wasa the pig that did this to you? I want to know!’
The girl picks up the phone and makes a call.
Half an hour later, a Ferrari stops in front of their house.
A mature and distinguished man with gray hair and impeccably dressed in an Armani suit steps out of a Ferrari and enters the house.
He sits in the living room with the father, mother, and the girl and tells them:
“Good morning, your daughter has informed me of the problem.’
‘ I can’t marry her because of my personal family situation, but I’ll take charge.
I will pay all costs and provide for your daughter for the rest of her life.
Additionally, if a girl is born, I will bequeath a Ferrari, 2 retail stores, a townhouse, a beach-front villa, and a $2,000,000 bank account..
If a boy is born, my legacy will be a couple of factories and a $4,000,000 bank account.
If twins, they will receive a factory and $2,000,000 each..
However, if there is a miscarriage, what do you suggest I do?’
At this point, the father, who had remained silent holding a shotgun, places a hand firmly on the man’s shoulder, looks him directly in the eyes and tells him.
“You-a gonna try again!”
(Thank you me Matteo for sending me this one)
Where was the UN? Where was Secretary of State John Kerry, when Hamas was lobbing thousands upon thousands of missiles into Israel? For some reason now they are upset and there needs to be intervention because Israel decided to put an end to this and invaded Gaza. Is one of the reasons why the UN wants this to end because Israel is finding missiles stored in UN schools and that they are being fired from UN buildings? Or could the real reason be is that the UN hates Israel and wants to see it wiped off the face of the earth like the Palestinians do? Could the reason be that Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to broker a peace, because he and the President are pro-Palestinian?
Maybe it is time to allow Israel to deal with these terrorist. That is what Hamas is. They are terrorists who are hiding behind children, the sick, and the elderly while they try to kill the people of Israel.
I offer my prayers for God’s nation; God’s chosen people, the people of Israel.
The sad thing the biggest loser in all this border crossing is the children. They are shipped off with hopes of a better life while enduring countless horrors only to arrive in the US and being thrown in a holding place not knowing what is going to happen to them. Our borders need to be secured and the rule of law needs to be followed, but we need to protect these children. They need be shown love, mercy and kindness by us as a nation and us as Christians.
This path that I am on, the one of who I was who I am, and whom I hope to be is the hardest the scariest thing I could have ever imagined. Even though I believe I am able to roll with any of the punches that life throws at me and that I have the strength to overcome any of the obstacles the appear along the way, to be completely honest, I am not whom I think or hope I am. This war, these daily battles in life just point me to how tired how weak I am and how I need the love and strength of God in my life. Without His love and strength I would be heading to if not already in the grave…