Just Tell It To Me Straight

I don’t know about you, but I am finding it increasingly more difficult to wade through all the….bodily waste….that is thrown my way on a daily basis.

If I turn on the news or visit news sights, I want only one thing: THE NEWS. I don’t want catchy headlines meant to create an emotion within me before I even read the article or see the clip. Just deliver the news. If you have photos of inside Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” it should read, “Photos inside Gosnell’s clinic”, not “Shocking Photos inside the House of Horrors”. Furthermore, don’t use carefully placed verbage in an effort to brainwash me into supporting your propaganda.

I know. News outlets are ultimately in it to make money. The more shocking or emotion-filled a headline is, the more it sells. It is just a shame. I also realize there is no unbiased passing on of facts in journalism anymore. Everybody’s got an agenda. What a shame they can’t just tell it to us straight and allow us to form our own opinions.

This rings true in my personal life as well. No body wants to offend anyone so everything is sugar-coated or ignored altogether. I have often told people I could never get mad at someone who is honest, even if I don’t “like” what they say. If we have a problem, tell me. Don’t whisper behind my back to a third-party. I try to extend this courtesy to others, which of course usually results in offending someone.

Why do we have such a difficult time with the truth and sincerity? Why do we feel so obligated to not offend when speaking the truth could be so much more beneficial to the hearer? Why do WE get offended at the truth? Questions to ponder this fine Thursday.

Hymnal Monday

Welcome back to Hymnal Monday!

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee!

Lyrics:

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day!

All thy works with joy surround thee,
earth and heaven reflect thy rays,
stars and angels sing around thee,
center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
flowery meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain,
call us to rejoice in thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blest,
well-spring of the joy of living,
ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother,
all who live in love are thine;
teach us how to love each other,
lift us to the joy divine.

Mortals, join the mighty chorus
which the morning stars began;
love divine is reigning o’er us,
binding all within its span.
Ever singing, march we onward,
victors in the midst of strife;
joyful music leads us sunward,
in the triumph song of life.

 

Maranatha!

Hello and Welcome!

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I don’t know about you, but I find myself shaking my head in amazement at today’s headlines.  The world has gone crazy. People are desperately seeking for answers and solutions that just do not satisfy.  It saddens me, really, to see the pain and confusion in so many faces on the news, in the papers, online.

The purpose of this blog is to wade through the madness and show how it all really does make sense and is pointing toward a future unlike the world has ever seen or ever will see again.  Mostly, though, this blog is to guide those seeking real answers to the ultimate answer: Jesus Christ.