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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Why Fight?

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[Life is busy, so pardon the abbreviated post]

     Though men fight because of covetousness, their yearning to dominate, their quest for "dirt," it still boggles the mind that we would repeat our mistakes year after year after year.

   Some say history is nothing new, it merely repeats itself. I believe it does, because in the hundreds of centuries man has been on the earth, we have not changed one bit. Granted, our lives may be more advanced and comfortable, but cushions fail to shield the world from the true nature underneath the modern clothing.
We have no peace in ourselves
No inner rest to tap
Degraded, disgusting, a detriment to the world
But loved by a Saviour, unmatched.
Copyright C. Millhouse 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Chosen...

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Life is hard. We all can say that. But never forget who and what you are; how much you are worth:

Feeling left out, struggling through
The gray shell of the day.
Maybe pushed aside, maybe ignored
Humanity's mistakes, hunting you: the prey.


Not only theirs, but also yours;
Pains hanging on your heart. 
Whisper "Not loved," whisper "No good"
Between heartbeats miles apart.


But you're chosen.


He's pursuing you with open arms;
Pursuing you with His own heart.


You are chosen.


Full of love, ever enough
His head spinning for you.
The wounds in His hands drip with blood
That cries out:


You are loved.


Why doubt His Passion?
Why doubt His grace?
You're chosen as His bride
With Christ you have a place.


The gray tatters of life may press
Sorrows lie in wait for Joys.
But live like you've nothing left, 
Because He's chosen you.


[Chosen, and loves you.]

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Questions...

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Why does our media give such overtly blatant attention to every minuscule detail of celebrities' lives, instead of reporting just the news?
     It isn't as if the actors will stop making movies if the news networks fail to report something on them every week...

Why do Republicans and Democrats immediately vote against anything that remotely hints of the other party?
     It isn't as if our nation depends on their contradictions to continue to function...(in fact, it is much the opposite)

Why do monkeys have to be our ancestors?
     After all, I just don't seem to have that "eat the stuff you found while grooming your friend" mentality...

I don't know. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

The 'isms'...

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     Add a little bit of humor in your day; think about things outside the box. Here are some 'isms', some real, some not, that I think can all tie back to a fear. So...here goes:

  • Disestablishmentarianism: The fear of politicians
  • Atheism: The fear of there being a God
  • Retailism: The fear of unspent money
  • Optimism: The fear of being a pessimist
  • Nihilism: The fear of everything 
  • Dogmatism: The fear of being wrong (in some cases)
  • Communism: The fear of sharing
  • Recidivism: The fear of going straight, for once
  • Parodyism: The fear of everything remaining serious
  • Bullyism: The fear of someone bigger
  • Occupyism: The fear of the 1%
  • Kim Jong-il-ism: The fear of being less than magnificently and almightily supreme
  • Hedonism: The fear of pain
  • Pragmatism: The fear of being impractical
  • Nuclearism: The fear of actually having to launch the missiles
  • Apple-ism: The fear of anything that is not a touchscreen
  • Video Game-ism: The fear of living in reality
Have more? Add them in the comments; thinking outside the box once a day is good for you. 


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Doomsday...

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     The Mayan calender caused consternation when it was discovered that the last date on the stone timekeeper was December 31, 2011. The general populace surmised that the end of the ancient civilization's calender meant that the world would end in 2012, the year not found on the calender. A movie was made, and the tale was immortalized (or at least magnetized), on DVD's all around the world.
The Mayan calender is not the only timepiece that may end this year though.
     Just yesterday, the "Doomsday Clock", a large clock face used by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to depict how close the world is to an atomic destruction, moved one minute closer to midnight, bringing the barometer of human fate to 11:55.
     Well, was moved, I should say. The minute hand has fluctuated back and forth over the years, being anywhere between 2 minutes til midnight when the Cold War began, and almost 17 minutes til when the U.S. and Russia signed the START treaty, beginning to destroy nuclear stockpiles. The recent reset is due to several factors, as the co-chairman of the Atomic Scientist board, Lawrence Krauss, says, "Faced with clear and present dangers of nuclear proliferation and climate change, and the need to find sustainable and safe sources of energy, world leads are failing to change business as usual. As we see it, the major challenge at the heart of humanity’s survival in the 21st century is how to meet energy needs for economic growth in developing and industrial countries without further damaging the climate ... and without risking further spread of nuclear weapons — and in fact setting the stage for global reductions."
 
 So a question: is this clock just hype over the nuclear situation of the world, or is the concern real?
     First of all, the mere change of the time on the clock has caused overt amounts of worry and consternation, and though the occurrence has raised awareness, awareness is useless if it is mixed with fear. It is a fact, however, that the world may very well be on the brink of a war. With Iran at some point of the nuclear weapon process, Israel darting suspicious looks at any military occurrence in the Middle East, and with the U.S. still acting in the world as the major keeper of the peace, anything could happen. Russia is sitting back on it's laurels apparently disinterested with the world, yet the laurels it rests upon cover a nuclear arsenal to match the U.S. The end of the world could be right around the corner.
     However, the Doomsday Clock has forgotten one variable to the equation, one that cannot ever be defined. Though the nations involved are large and powerful, the God involved is in control of them all. And while leaders may bluster and threaten, they are powerless to kill and destroy until the appointed time. And when that appointed time comes, they will fight. But, being the end of the world, Christ will return in His glory, and the Doomsday Clock will be reset all the way back to the beginning, though never to tick again.
 
  If the end is near, then so is Christ.