Monday, June 23, 2008

It's Been A While!

There is a lot of things going on in the world today. Much of it pains my heart. Where does one even begin to start? It's been quite a while since I have posted anything to this blog. I have been so busy with other things. It's not that this hasn't been on my mind; because it has. There are definitely things that have been bothering me, and hurting me deeply.

Let's see, what has been going on in our world? Gas prices are up. Food costs are on a steady rise. Floods have caused major damage--causing people to lose homes, crops, business's and their lives. There are out of control wildfires in the west again. There were even some fires in Florida. Two weeks ago, it snowed in Washington state. There was cyclone, and earthquake, a typhoon! A gem of journalist passed away, Tim Russet. (I thoroughly enjoyed his work. His commentaries were awesome. Meet The Press will never be the same) Comedian George Carlin died yesterday! I really liked him. Surprising, huh? Not really--I have eclectic tastes in just about every area of life.

Let's see--what else? Teenage girls are making pacts to get pregnant. Hollywood "bad-girls" have become the role model for many young people. They are choosing notoriety, over sound education! Not realizing that they aren't the one's with the money or, publicists, that get paid to put a spin on things.

Poverty levels are increasing as we take a breath. Soldiers are still dying in Iraq. Some people are less concerned about what's right and the chance of a Black man becoming president. The issues at hand are being skated around. No one is really saying with clear understanding, what they plan to do to get this country back on track. Race relations can no longer be denied or buried. Churches are under fire and more scrutiny. Black churches, especially, have been placed under a microscope.

There is a host of other things, as well. By why should I bore you with everything you already know? Life is hard. And for some, it just plain sucks! We apparently are in the last days, and people still don't think it's real. Look around you, cupcake! The prophesy of the word of God is all around us being fulfilled every day. So, what are you going to do about it?

I often wonder if people who say they love God and want what is best, for not only themselves; but for those around them, would do, if today were their last day? Or, if they knew for a fact that they had but a small window of opportunity to save someones life?

So much to think about. All these things happening--are they not signs? Do they not point to the coming of Jesus? Now is not the time to tuck our tails between our legs and hide. On the contrary. Now is the time for us to get involved and help out those we can. To be bold and recognize that laziness is not an option. We have to stop complaining, sitting on the sidelines, and make things happen...for the better. Whether it's our lives or someone elses.