Archive for May, 2008

There he isIt seems every month or so, you can mark your watch there will be another delusion…er… hallucination…I mean… a “God Sighting”.

May didn’t let us down with this story from Orlando.

Oh sure, it was close being so close to June, but the Lord always makes a way when there seems to be no way, eh? Amen, somebody?

The refreshing part of this story is that ‘Jesus of the Redwoods’ faces his house, not the street.

Well, of course he does. Who else do you think this guy shares conversation while he is stuck at home without a date on a Saturday night?

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They need prayer too

Some stories found on the Wall are alarming because of its warning, others because of its sheer lunacy. Then there are stories like this one from Baghdad that make you pray for this country and hearken back to the days of our founding fathers.

Oh sure, I understand there are valid arguments that skew for this being a Christian nation, and other unfortunate ones that skew in a more humanist fashion. Nonetheless, the story of this soldier being removed from duty for witnessing is abysmal and melancholy.

A U.S. Marine in Iraq has been removed from duty amid complaints that he was handing out coins with Bible verses at an American checkpoint, the military said Thursday. A military spokesman said Iraqis in Falluja complained that the Marine was giving the coins, which were printed in Arabic, to people at an entry control point in Falluja.

It was coins sharing another point of view, not a full manifesto claiming a Jihad! Seriously. They overreact because some tool used the Qu’ran as ‘target practice’, so no sharing of religion whatsoever because we need to keep our contacts. You know, burning a bridge and all.

Here’s the question of the day: How do you think the Church will respond in defense of this bold soldier? Answer: They won’t.

Ironic, you know. Jesus Christ put the weight of the world on his shoulders, yet unity and solidarity is a foreign concept to most Christians. Causes don’t seem to be something that catches the Church’s attention (NOTE: THE Church, not YOUR church), unless it means a building fund or sending a local youth group to Mexico. Nothing wrong with those things, but let this happen to the Nation of Islam and see what kind of protest happens at the Pentagon.

If you ask me, this is something (even if it begins with this post) to send to friends, loved ones and um, pastors. We need to speak out for this soldier, because those men and women need all the support they can get… even if it comes for a trite verse from God’s book on a dirty, sand-ridden coin. Heck, take it as a dare. Prove me wrong… please?

Deep in the heart...A couple of days ago, the Wall was schlacked with information about FLDS, the Texas supreme court ruling and those poor, unfortunate children stuck in the middle of cult brainwashing and uh, the 18th century.

Well, according to this story from the Austin American-Statesman, the 3rd Court of Appeals ordered more than 120 children, seized in April from the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado, to be returned to their parents… just not immediately. [sigh]

Lawyers for Child Protective Services asked the Supreme Court to do two things:

  1. Void the appeals court ruling.
  2. Issue an emergency stay delaying the family reunions until the Supreme Court rules.

That’s predictable… er…understandable because when the innocent lives of almost 500 children are held in the balance (who had absolutely no decision in the perversion of the fathers at YFZ or the delusions of Warren Jeffs), nothing says ‘compassion’ like struggling for the last cent in legal fees.

The Natural The great and incomparable Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon to non-sports-loving movie oddballs) once connected the cosmos with her sage counsel about religion and baseball…

There are 108 beads in a rosary. And there are 108 stitches in a baseball. With math like, I thought I would give Jesus a chance.

Good thing Jesus hearts baseball, because awe-inspiring movies like “Bull Durham” and the one being written (figuratively… so far) about Texas Rangers CF Josh Hamilton wouldn’t have a chance in Holly-weird.

For more about his amazing, true life story, read here for his cover story in Sports Illustrated.

Although America is eyeing the unbelievable Triple Crown for Josh, all he is doing is keeping his eyes on Christ for his continued walk through deliverance. Pray for this guy, Wall Watchers. Some testimonies were meant to be a Hollywood script.

Armed with Jesus

Posted: May 28, 2008 in Good for a Giggle, IJS, On Your Wall
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…literally.

Ta-dahHave you seen this inane story out of Jacksonville?

Police say two friends were standing outside a Riverside home late Wednesday night when a white van pulled up and stopped beside them. Two women told police two men got out of a van and the driver stayed behind the wheel.

The two women were terrified and confused because the young men robbing them at gunpoint had hopped out of what they said appeared to be a church van.

MEMO to the Jesus lovin’ bandits: I realize tithes and offerings are taking a hit, given the economy and all, but this is a bit extreme, don’t you think? Oh sure, there’s that scripture in Malachi letting you know people rob God, but the Bible also declares that “vengeance is the Lord’s.”

Just because you love God doesn’t give you the right to become his personal bill collectors. Buck up, lil’ campers. Jesus has their number. He’ll just drop those ladies a line in the middle of flippin’ dinner while the food is hot and the family is all at the table [gasp, breath] like he does with everyone (or maybe that’s just me).

So, to all Wall Watchers in Florida, write this down:

Police reports say the two men who get out the van are black men in black shirts, jean shorts, and gray and black hats. They are in a white van with dark tinted windows and faded red lettering that appears to say, “We Love Jesus.”

If you these tools driving around, you have permission to do the following:

  1. Report these dorks to the authorities. There’s $1000 in it for you, and you know, you can give an offering off that as well to make nice with the [cue scary music] the Sovereign Bill Collector
  2. Call the nearest ‘tote the note’ car lot, because this van needs to be curbside with the quickness
  3. Imagine an ironic encounter. Wouldn’t it be great if the vigilante that catches ‘Thelma and Louise’ here was a 6’8″, 300 lb. satanist group? Man, I would cancel my PPV for the UFC next month to watch that.