Sunday, June 30, 2013

Jesus Wept….

And one of the things I read recently  that “fills me with words” is Mike Huckabee's Twitter comment on the gay marriage rulings. The Internet is abuzz about it. Google it and you will come up with pages and pages of results. Some in support.  Some that thoughtfully disagree.  Some that poke fun.  I am no doubt one of the last bloggers to post about it..but post, I must, because it is just so....annoying.  Huckabee said:

Gov. Mike Huckabee ✔ @GovMikeHuckabee

My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: "Jesus wept."

Really? You really think that?

I'm more inclined to believe that Jesus weeps over things like the torture and murder of Matthew Shepard. Or Mark Carson, the man who was shot point blank in the face in Greenwich Village this May; harassed and killed by a  stranger because he was gay. Or what about the countless lives that are wasted through suicide or years of reparative therapy....

Jesus wept about the SCOTUS ruling? Nuh-uh.

Next post….more about Jesus wept. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Full of…..words…

It's been a while. A long while. I'm not sure what happened, exactly, but I just stopped writing here on this blog. I didn't run out of ideas....but I seemed to run out of time.

I started a new position at work about a year ago that required a bunch of overtime. The "hum drum ho hum" day to day issues of life kept me busy, distracted.  My brain is tired after sitting in front of a computer all day...thinking.  And even though I have the best of intentions on the weekends....somehow, when Sunday night arrives, the bathrooms are clean and the carpets are vacuumed...but nothing is written.

A while ago, I came across a verse in Job that stuck with me.  Elihu has had it with Job and his miserable comforters. Being the youngest, he waited and listened to the others, no doubt biting his tongue bloody. Finally, exasperated, he declares.....

I, too will answer, yes, I will tell what I know.  For I am full of words and my spirit compels me to speak.

Sometimes, the things I read on the internet...especially Facebook ... have me biting my tongue. But Facebook is intimidating and feels a little too much like oral communication class in high school. It is so....public. Like getting up in front of a bunch of people and spouting off. But like Elihu, I have stuff to say....and my spirit compels me to I'm going to try to spout off on a more regular basis here on this blog.