Wednesday, September 5, 2012

More "Change?"

***No thanks, Michelle. We don't want to give your husband four more years to finish what he's started. We've seen enough.

***We've heard it all before...

***Obama as CEO:

Imagine, for a minute, that you are on the board of directors of a company. You have a CEO who is not meeting his numbers and who is suffering a declining popularity with his customers. You want to help this CEO recover, but then you learn he doesn’t want your help. He is smarter than you and eager to tell you this. Confidence or misplaced arrogance? You’re not sure at first. If the company was performing well, you’d ignore it. But the company is performing poorly, so you can’t.
With some digging, you learn, to your horror, that the troubled CEO spends a lot of time on — what the hell? — bowling? Golf? Three point shots? While the company is going south?
What do you do? You fire that CEO. Clint Eastwood was right. You let the guy go.

***McDonald's to open vegetarian restaurant.

McDonald's Corp., the fast food chain that brought the hamburger to the world, is opening what may be its first vegetarian-only restaurants.
The world's biggest hamburger chain said Tuesday that the locations in India will serve only vegetarian food because of customer preferences in the region. The company could not immediately say when the restaurants would open or how many there would be.
A 2006 poll found that about 40 percent of Indians do not eat meat, and McDonald's is eager to tap that 500-million-strong market.

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***Just so you know, there is a record number of Muslim delegates at the DNC. This is the religion that seeks to destroy America, and any other nation that does not embrace it. Kinda sounds like the Democrats.


 


 
It surprises me when many Christians engage in work to redeem the culture with a somber, morose, and even anxious spirit. I don’t pretend to be smarter or more spiritually mature than anyone else, but this particular attitude is curious and even a bit contradictory. hope1.jpg

Have you ever encountered this from time to time?

A dear friend of mine who is a pastor once preached on an uplifting text of Scripture. He spoke of God’s sovereignty and perfect will, of His love and goodness and graciousness. He was not serving up weak tea; he preached about the centrality and sufficiency of the gospel, as well as the power and glory of God.

After the service, a well-known evangelist who had been in attendance approached the minister. “You’re giving them too much hope,” he told him bluntly—and with that, he turned on his heels and walked out of the church.

Thomas Fuller once wrote, “Hope is the only tie which keeps the heart from breaking.” This is why the apostle Paul urged the Romans to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12).

Hope in that which is noble can ease pain and bring comfort.

Hope will help to keep despair and despondency at bay.

***From Inspire 21:

How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb?
Charismatic: Only 1
Hands already in the air.
Pentecostal: 10
One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.
Presbyterians: None
Lights will go on and off at predestined times.
Roman Catholic: None
Candles only.
Baptists: At least 15
One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad and fried chicken.
Episcopalians: 3
One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks and one to talk about how much better the old one was.
Mormons: 5
One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.
Unitarians:
We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your light bulb for the next Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, 3-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.
Methodists: Undetermined
Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved. You can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Church wide lighting service is planned for Sunday. Bring bulb of your choice and a covered dish.
Nazarene: 6
One woman to replace the bulb while five men review church lighting policy.
Lutherans: None
Lutherans don't believe in change.
Amish:
What is a light bulb?


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***Goals are dreams with deadlines.  ~Diana Scharf Hunt

***Have a great day!
 

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