One of my goals in 2011, is to share the gospel of Christ with more people with whom I come in contact with, both in person and online.
Am I a candy or cake sort of person? No, not in the least. I’m a pie person. Love most pies – my favorite being the chocolate pie. Ummm, Yummy!
What has encouraged me lately in my faith? When I read about all of the imperfections of people in both Old and New Testaments, and how God used them for His glory, I’m greatly encouraged, because I realize my own imperfections, knowing that the Great Potter is still molding and shaping me into the kind of person He wants me to be – http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2006/01/07/clay-in-the-potters-hands/.
I pray that I’ll remain that pliable clay in His hands and not hardened clay through the deceitfulness of sin (Hebrews 3:13).
Laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
I’m a crossword puzzle person. Also like to play Scrabble, because it’s interesting to see what kind of words your opponent comes up with.
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
John C. Maxwell, pastor, author, leadership expert
The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Ann Landers (Esther Pauline Friedman), American newspaper advice columnist (1918-2002)
I’m definitely a plaid kind of person. Wearer of many hats, jack of all trades, master of none.
Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – this is not easy.
Aristotle, Greek philosopher (384-322 B.C.), from the Nicomachean Ethics
Don Ruhl gave a great answer to this “Nudge,” and, since I can’t improve on it, here are a few related comments.
It has been appalling and saddening lately to see some of our brethren join the host of people who have expressed their downright hatred of the president for which we’re supposed to be praying (1 Timothy 2:1-4). Brethren, how can we pray for this man if we wish he were dead?
The “joke” going around lately is a mock prayer that uses the Lord’s name in vain, saying, “Lord, you took my favorite actor, etc… and my favorite president is Barack Obama.” Shame on those who are spreading around this vile sentiment! Brethren, is it Christ-like for us to join the world in its disobedience of God’s word by spreading this vile sentiment? Were we warned not be conformed to the world, but to be transformed? If we join the unrepentant in their conduct, what difference is there between them and us?
Don said he’d like to know President Obama, so he could talk to him the way Daniel spoke to Nebuchadnezzar. This is a worthy idea. But, have any of our brethren who have expressed their hatred of the president tried writing him and expressing their disagreement with his policies? This kind of expression is right, but this showing of disrespect and un-Christian attitude in public, on Facebook and other venues, is a shame to the church the Savior bought with his blood and brings shame and reproach to the name of Jesus Christ.
Don, I commend you for your Christ-like answer and for your desire to teach others, even this lost president. That’s what Christians are supposed to be about. Let us cease spreading this vile “joke” around the Internet. Such conduct is despicable.
A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society.
Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and third U.S. president (1743-1826), in a letter to George Hammond, 1792
A morning or night person? I’m definitely a night person. It’s the time when there are no interruptions, and I can totally concentrate on praying to the Lord, reading the Scriptures, writing an article, or just reflecting on the day’s activities.