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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Broken Principle - Ignore?

Can a Christian work for an employer who is unethical? They can, if they keep their mouths shut. However, eventually, a clash is going to happen and the Christian is going to either willingly or not, move on.

Why?

Because the job grates against the holy spirit. The Christian knows what is going on is wrong. That principle is being broken. And the Christian simply can't ignore it.

And shouldn't.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What's Best

Our society has a bad habit of thinking that this person, or that one, knows what is best for everyone.

Really?

I see this in the workplace, in congress and even the highest office of the land.

The only person who truly knows what is best for us is God. He has a plan for our life. He trumps everyone.

Bear that in mind the next time you think, 'If they'd just do what I want, everything would be fine.'

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Violating Principle - Sad Results

Something happened at work this week that violated my sense of right and wrong. While I do agree my job helps certain individuals in the aging market, the measures my employer will take to garner their business is troubling. In fact, some of it is border line harassment, and has been called such by many prospects.

Rather than being upfront with them, they put seniors through a process that manipulates them, in order to allow a home rep to visit them. Many of those visits don't actually end in sales, and the few that do, from what I've heard, they're actually grateful to have freedom in this part of their lives.

Still, what right does anyone have to prey on someone's pain? The basic principles being violated make me shudder. I have to change my goal from my employer's agenda to making sure I bless every single person I talk to. I can't say I like their process and I've actually had more success being upfront with people rather than manipulating them.

Unfortunately, this is a symptom of what is wrong with American business. With the Great Recession, anyone else agree it was actually a Depression? Employers have gotten used to using everyone, including employees, to their end. Then when they can't keep good people or business sinks, they can't figure out what they did wrong.

The sad part is, how many people buy in to the deception and blindly follow.




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dreams and their meanings

On Sid Roth's It's Supernatural, last week's guest spoke about sleeping and receiving information or prophetic dreams from God. The guest spent year's researching dreams in the Bible and put together a Christian book on symbols in dreams and the Biblical take on what they mean, rather than the current popular secular meanings.

The guest even shared personal experiences and the outcomes when warnings were acted on, like preventing their church from dividing when two major families had a disagreement. With prayer and counseling, they got through the crisis.

This is a powerful  and informative segment. Highly recommended and available on the It's Supernatural website.

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Faith Based Films Upswing

On KLOVE this morning, the DJ's were talking about the interest Hollywood is taking in faith based films. There certainly has been more than usual and when DVD's, even I've noticed a better selection of titles from companies such as Sony.

One upcoming film that I looking forward to is the remake of Left Behind with Nicolas Cage. While the actor is a curious choice, I have seen him in many films and enjoyed his performance. I've been following the updates on Facebook and even viewing clips as they've become available. Am hoping it is a good, well made movie. Yes, I did enjoy the original trilogy and was very disappointed when there weren't any others made.

There are many good faith based films out there and no doubt more in the works. All of us can thank the Christians who have been working in the movie industry and encouraging studios/producers, etc. that there is an audience out there who will go see these films.




Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Genesis Code review

The Genesis Code is an excellent Christian attempt to blend science and the Biblical account of creation. It features budding young scientists who aren't sure they believe in God and by researching the findings against the creation story, discover more proof than they thought they'd find.

It also features several side stories, including a budding young hockey player, a Christian journalist who falls for him, and a dying mother. It poses many moral questions and the outcomes while predicable, are also believable.

On a scale with one the lowest and five the highest, this movie rates about four stars. Mainly because the whole explanation of time sequence was much longer than it needed to be.

A great film for those who say science and creation contradict each other.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waiting on God's Timing

Waiting on God's timing can be frustrating, but also ultimately rewarding. Look how long His children waiting in captivity in Egypt before they were freed - four hundred years. Look how long it took until Jesus was born. More generations than we can count. Look how long we've waited for Christ's return - we're still waiting.

We have to trust that God's plan is perfect, even when we think He's crazy. Or wondering what's taking so long. He knows so much more than we do about what is good for us.

So wait we do.