Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Irena Sendler

From FoxNews: Poland Honors Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children During Holocaust

"Every child saved with my help and the help of all the wonderful secret messengers, who today are no longer living, is the justification of my existence on this Earth, and not a title to glory," Sendler said in a letter read by Elzbieta Ficowska, who was saved by Sendler as a baby.

Let us never forget the brave actions of persons, like Irena, who risked their lives to protect others during a time of war.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Thoughts on Christians and Christian Music

As I read Tim Ellsworth's post on the recent Jars of Clay interview, thoughts cross my mind. For example, a stream of Christian musicians such as Derek Webb, Switchfoot, and Jars of Clay, are not the mainstream conservative Christian types, and therefore really don't fit into any current mold.

Is this really a bad thing? I mean as long as their character exudes Christ, is it bad for there to be diversity amongst Christian artists.

Case in point: Let's look at Toby Mac. Have you listened to his lyrics? The man is a singing missionary. He sings to such themes as racial diversity [relationships], homelessness, character, and God's unconditional love. Last I looked, he's no walking poster boy for the Democrats or Republicans either. Is this a bad thing?

Sometimes we become so wrapped up in what one political party is doing over the other, that we forget who we are and our mission:

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Thursday, March 08, 2007


From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Only a crumb would do this

A guy gets drunk and high on drugs and robs a girl scout of her cookies. Thankfully, he's caught.

So, here's a few punishment suggestions for all you judges out there:

1. Order the assailant to dress as a girl scout and sell cookies at a Home Depot. He must explain to everyone what his crime was. If not at a Home Depot, then at a construction site.
2. Make the assailant do 500 hours of community service as ordered by the Girl Scouts. Since he's got so much time to drink alcohol and do drugs, he's got time to do community service. If he balks, then on to number 3.
3. Serve 5 years in prison with no chance of parole.
4. Last, order him into the Marines for a mandatory 20. [Oh, I do like this one!]

If you think these suggestions are too harsh, I have news for you. The typical drunk assailant will not only spend some amount of time in jail, BUT, they will commit the same type of crime again once they're free. Increase the punishment, make them do some hard labor, and just see what happens...