Are You a Fanatic?

Years ago (I’m not going to tell you how many), when I was first saved.  I was always reading my Bible.  Everywhere I went I read my Bible I even made some feeble attempts at prayer.  I would try to tell everyone about my faith.  I wanted every one to go to Heaven.  I felt like one of my friends when he said “when the rapture comes I’m going to grab the two closest people and say ‘Do you wanna get saved or do I let go?’”

Over the years, the Bible became drudgery, my prayer life became non-existent, and some folks who called themselves Christian made the rest of us cringe.  Even if they were possibly right.  I used to say  “I’m a Christian, but I’m not a fanatic!” 

Now I think I’ve come full circle.  I would like my prayer life  to be better,  I’m reading my Bible more, and I want my study to go deeper.  I think if you were to call me a fanatic today, I would consider that an honor.

What do you think?

Does Prochoice really mean that?

"I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it." This is a quote from the president of NOW about the Tim Tebow Superbowl ad. I hadn't seen the one on Focus on the Family, so I surfed over to the web site and watched it. I'm not sure I understand her statement. As one facebooker said "The Betty White ad was much more violent."

It's not even a dissenting opinion it's just the Tim Tebow story of his birth. There is even an offering of help for unwed mothers, and a plea not to kill the unborn babies. I was looking for even the slightest thing that could be construed as violence against women. I didn't see it.

It makes me wonder if prochoice really means prochoice or does it mean "I'm prochoice as long as you agree with me, and kill that baby." It seems that there is an inconsistency there.


I’m sitting downstairs listening to the wind blow through the house.  Janet and Katie are upstairs in bed.  We’ve had at least three snow falls this year and I’m pretty excited about it.  I love snow.  Janet and I keep talking about moving somewhere where there’s more snow.  I doubt we’ll do that, because all of our family is here.

It’s nice to live around family.  Where I grew up, there was no family.  All of our family was over a days ride away.  My friends always had their cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents around.  I think it would have been great to have my cousins around.  I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.


I want to write often, but I’m always looking for something profound to say.  I do the same thing in my bible study.  I began a study on forgiveness, and I found a simple truth:  “If you don’t forgive others, God won’t forgive you.”  It’s not earth shattering, not profound, it’s just plain simple.

I’m finding I really need to get over myself.  I may not have the talent to be the next great Christian writer, say like CS Lewis.  But my mind really doesn’t work that way.

Since I’m a first-born, I think it boils down to what Kevin Lehman says in his book (I like to read) , I want to do things, but if I can’t do them right I’d rather not do them.

Now I’m going to work on doing them.