Thursday, May 26, 2011

Erasing Hell by Francis Chan

A Sweet Little Poem

This is probably a "been there" moment and a "you need to know Matthew first" in order to find it funny.

Next month Matthew and I will celebrate our one year wedding anniversary! We will be going to North Carolina for a long weekend get away for our anniversary.  Tonight Matthew asked me if we should give each other gifts and what we should give.  I told him that we shouldn't do gifts since we're going on vacation and I don't have a job.  I did, however, tell him that I want a card (he has to be reminded that I'm a card person and he always forgets to buy a card) and a sweet hand written poem. Not 2 seconds later Matthew had a poem ready:

Roses are red
They don't grow well in China
I love you
So let's go to Carolina!

That's not the kind of poem I was thinking of but that's my fault; I didn't explain thoroughly and Matthew needs detailed explanations.
I don't know why but it made us laugh.  I love that my man is corny, silly, clever, and has a great sense of humor.  He's so great.  He told me that I didn't need to remind him that I want an anniversary card so we'll see if he remembers  :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Heavy Heart

Breaking news of the night is that Osama Bin Laden is dead.  I was watching something that I had recorded earlier so I wasn't getting the breaking news coverage.  Angie texted me saying that Obama had been killed.  I was like "What? Someone killed the president??' then got online and saw that is was osama and the iphone auto corrects to Obama.  I had a minor freak out moment.   Silliness.  I got on facebook to see what people were saying about it and it literally brought me to tears.  So many of my Christian friends were glad to hear that he's dead! I know know know that he is an evil man and is "loved" by the devil.  I know that he has murdered thousands and thousands of people.  I know that it is about time he be captured.  (I'm surprised he's alive. He's been on dialysis for years!)  I also know that justice will be served by God.  I'm convinced Christians should rejoice in death when another Christian dies because that person is just physically dead their spirit is basking in the glory of the Lord!  The non Christian is in hell where there is constant burning and gnashing of teeth.  And it is for ETERNITY.  I am not for murder, I am not for war (well this is something I really do struggle with and I'm not sure if I'm for war, against war, or will just be struggling with this my entire life), and I'm not for the death penalty.  I think its wrong to knowingly take the life of another person.

Here are some verses that popped into my heart and mind this evening
Luke 6:35-36 "But love your enemies, and do good and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.  Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful."

Proverbs 24:17 "Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles"

Proverbs 25:21-22 "If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if eh is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head and the Lord will reward you.

Philippines 3:20 "For our citizenship is in heaven..."

I am so thankful that first and foremost I am a citizen of Heaven, then a citizen on earth, and as of right now a citizen of US.