Apr 16, 2011

Give Us Barabbas

It seems that people end up in a bad place because of bad choices. They give up the thing they want most for the thing they want now.

I want to save for college, but I want this Coke & fries right now.

I want a long and happy marriage, but this coworker is very attractive.

I want to lose weight, but one donut won't hurt, and besides, I've been so good - I'll reward myself!

The crowd in Matthew 27 shouted for Barabbas to be released, not Jesus. Pilate went along with them. Each of them wanted to be popular, to fit in, to go along with the crowd (mob.) What did they give up?

Probably something they wanted most.

What will you say "no" to, today, in order to get the thing you want most?

Apr 13, 2011

Dear Kids 2

Dear Kids,

No, I will not join Cityville so I can "send" you stuff. If you've got that much free time, please vacuum the living room.

Love,

Mom

Dear Kids 1

Dear Kids,

Send the "Hoarding Buried Alive" film crew home, and bring all the empty hangers from your closet to the laundry room.

Love, Mom