Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Miss America

I never want this blog to turn into a rant, but that might just happen today. You have been warned . . . and so have I.

The 90th Miss America pageant was held recently and I was alerted to the outcome by a Christian news source I subscribe to. The news story lauded the crowning of a homeschooled young woman, Teresa Scanlan, who gives credit to God for creating her the way she is and for guiding the outcome of the contest. I don’t dispute that God has created

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I bought my wife a Wii Fit for Christbirth. We got everything set up and when I took the little tests it had for me, I found out that I am obese and I should lose 90 pounds to be “normal” on the BMI scale. Well, I didn’t throw the machine across the room—even when my wife’s test came back normal. Maybe she should have bought it for me.
All that aside, I want to make sure that my motives for “getting healthy” are not focused on myself or this temporal existence. Paul reminds us in 1 Timothy 4:8 that “bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.” I want to make sure that I am seeking to honor God by