28 August 2011

The New Oprah

About 15 years ago, I began to recognize that Oprah Winfrey was Bad News. I would mention this to Christian friends, and they would think I was completely off my rocker. Those same Christian friends have sent me links to videos where Oprah is defaming Christ. "Yeah, I know! Remember back in the '90s when you told me I was being mean? Hello, people!"

Well, I'm about to do it, again.

Glenn Beck is Bad News. No, scratch that. He is BAD. Just plain BAD. I know some of you are going to say I'm being mean, but I am absolutely convinced he is pure trouble. I urge my Christian readers to examine their hearts and test the spirit that animates this man. If you still deem him safe and good, than I just ask you to remember this warning, because one day he is going to say or do something that makes you feel uncomfortable. When that happens, you are going to ask yourself, "Is this OK? I'm not sure about that." When that happens, remember what your friend Caroline said, and put as much distance between him and you as you can.

Don't give him credit for the truth he speaks. That's not how it works. It's the truth he isn't saying that matters most.

03 August 2011


I clicked onto this blog today, and realized how much I have neglected it. So much potential here, but I don't nurture it. I don't make time for it. I am disappointed in myself, but life is just not conducive to blogging sometimes.

As I wrote the title of this post, the word "neglect" kind of hurt my eyes. I can't help think about other things in my life that I have been neglecting lately. They aren't all things I can so easily afford to ignore, though. Some of these things are actually very important to the people I love most in this world.  How has this happened? I don't want to be neglectful. I don't want to put off doing things for the people I love. What am I doing instead? What isn't being neglected?

Ah, there's the rub! My real problem is coming into focus. Some things are not being neglected at all. They get hours and hours of my time each day. Are they really deserving of that much time and dedication?

I think it is time to make some lists. I think better on paper, pen in hand. I need reevaluate the things I am giving myself to, and I need to root out those things that have exalted themselves to a place of priority in my life. My days are numbered. I need to get serious about how I spend them. Am I investing them in what will bear fruit, or am I wasting them away? Productivity isn't my only goal, though. My desire is to be purposeful. I want to accomplish what I've been put here to do, and I want to make a difference in the lives of those I love. I want to fulfill my purpose.

So, no more neglect.

Are there important things you have been neglecting lately, or are you achieving your purpose in life?