Friday, September 26, 2008

The Great Debate

I just watched the first presidential debate. I don't like politics. I will vote for John McCain. For a few reasons, which I won't bore you with.

Just kidding.

Abortion. McCain is stronger on abortion. When I say stronger, I mean he seems to agree that it is wrong to kill babies. I won't I don't love the fact that people vote on one issue (namely abortion), and I'm not entirely voting on abortion, I also like what little I know about his other policies, such as foreign policy, but abortion is a deal breaker for me. I am hopeful that his choice of Sarah Palin is the best chance that has come along in a long time to reverse Roe v. Wade.

I thought McCain did well in the debate, and Obama was not impressive. I am not objective. Or well-informed. And I always think it's a little lame when conservatives complain about the "liberal media," but man, there is a lot of truth to it. Immediately after the debate, I saw a few reactions from a few networks, and they definitely made it look like Obama was impressive and McCain was not. Sheesh.

I will not say much on this blog about politics. I genuinely do not like them, and honestly know little about them. In summary, what I am saying is that abortion is murder and a big deal, the media is liberal and disappointing, and politics are frustrating.

Isaiah 2:22
"Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?"

Politics isn't the answer.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sometimes I wish I didn't get it

Sometimes you read a passage from Scripture and you have a hard time understanding how your life relates to it.

Sometimes it you wish that was the case.

Proverbs 30:1-3

"The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle.
The man declares, I am weary, O God;
I am weary, O God, and worn out.
Surely I am too stupid to be a man.
I have not the understanding of a man.
I have not learned wisdom,
nor have I knowledge of the Holy One."

Luckily, it works both ways.

Isaiah 41:14

"Fear not, you worm Jacob,
you men of Israel!
I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord;
your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel."

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

6 things I didn't expect when I moved here

I'm not off to a great start with this blogging business. I will try to be more regular.

I have some reading to do, so I'll keep this one short.

Of course moving to a new place, full of new people, in a new phase of life means things will happen that I didn't expect. Here are a few:

6) Hurricane Ike doesn't always feel like only causing damage along the coast. He sometimes also sends 80 m.p.h. gusts to Louisville, knocking down a bunch of trees, cutting the electricity, and giving Josh a week off of school.
5) Even with a week off of school, Josh will not catch up with his school work.
4) For a southerner, an important factor in whether or not a restaurant is good is the quality of the sweet tea.
3) When a speaker has done a particularly good job with his sermon, this is verbalized with a "Man, that preacher sure did shuck the corn. Slap down to the cob." If he was really good, he "dang near cleared a space and pitched a fit."
2) Opting for the non air-conditioned dorm because it was $60 cheaper for the semester is a great example of poor decision-making.
1) Twins games aren't on tv. Or the radio. And no one cares. At all.