Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A Minister's View

Johnny Cash has always been thought of as a person of faith. I thought it was interesting that these lyrics say a lot about how I feel about the lives of my church members. What would I be if I did not live the life a preach? What would I be if I were silent when I watched those that I love lose their faith?

The lives of these that I love, from my wife, children, to each of those precious souls at a little church in a little town deserve for me to walk a good line. Not trying to be something I am not, or become something I cannot be, but I can try to be more than I have been. Instead of quiet, I can be vocal, because one precious soul is worth more to me than a job!!

I Walk The Line Lyrics

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line

I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you
Because you're mine, I walk the line

As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I've known proves that it's right
Because you're mine, I walk the line

You've got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can't hide
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide
Because you're mine, I walk the line

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line

Friday, September 15, 2006

Remember, Remember

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

I discovered this line recently from a movie called "'V' for Vendetta." It comes from a story back in 1605 where an Englishman named Guy Fawkes plotted to destroy Parliment. The words became a poem that was read, along with a sermon or speech to remind the English of the cost of betraying England.

The movie touches that subject rather violently. The poem is turned into a revolutionary cry for England to return to a free state. In a rather interesting way and with some artistic flare, the idea of treason is turned into the revolution of freedom. I liked the movie, and I love the quote.

For me, I see no reason to forget the 12th of June. It was a revolutionary day. At one point the world existed for me as controlled, deluded, and treasonous. Then, I met someone who told me all about how to be free.

Now, I am free. I am free to live my life under the constant care of the one who made it. I belong to my Father, and he has made me free. Now, I stand for justice, peace, and true love.

I live in a world that is ripe for revolution. Too many people believe in a lie that whatever they feel is right. Too many people believe that a moment can be love. Too many people believe that justice is what feels good for them.

There is nothing like living in slavery. People who live in a world with this sort of truth, this sort of love, and this sort of justice live in a state of control. What they do not know is that they are not in control. Someone else is!

Each and every person is offered something God wants everyone to have. Freedom. Freedom to live life with joy, peace, faith, and love. It starts with a revolution, on a day that you won't forget. A day when you declare your life to be lived with God.

A new beginning, again!

To be perfectly honest, I still prefer this method of online fun than to myspace.com. They serve vastly different purposes, so for this site, I will introduce all my more serious thoughts, while reserving my myspace site for the less serious. We will see how long this lasts. I have noticed that blogger has made it easier to post pictures, and that is a good thing. I hope you enjoy.