Friday, March 31, 2006

I could just show up

I just called the Church of the Really, Really, Blonde People to volunteer for the Soup kitchen per my Lenten vows (of which I have kept....1) and they don't need anyone Sunday. Monday they have an opening. Dang this is worse than trying to book an appointment with my hairdresser. Of course, I did wait until Friday. Next week I have guests. The week after that is Holy Week. Well I hope to continue this and there will be tons of opportunities when it is Summer and everyone runs off to their summer places.
My summer place? The same as my Winter and Fall place. Which strangely is also my Spring place.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Abdul Rahman

Who will die in the name of Christ our Lord and Saviour? Living here in the States where at the worst people will just call you bad names and talk smack about you for being Christian, it is just, I don't know, when hearing about people whose lives are in jepordy for following Jesus and seeking him. Lucky for Mr. Abdul Rahman of Afganistan he was found mentally incompetent to stand trial and will survive the state putting him to death. Unfortunately, the people of Afganistan, some of them may be a danger to Mr. Rahman and possibly the many Christians who live in secret.
Was the early church like this? Hiding under the guise of being Jewish to avoid death and when having to show their cards, dying?
When you throw death into the mix it does stand to wonder what all that is contained in this demonimation or that you are willing to die for?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


I went to a couple sites targeting Christians curious about going veggie. Man they were disappointing. Very light and weak on the supporting theology. What really disappointed me was a verse from Isaiah 66 which goes on to say that killing an ox is like killing a man. Curious I looked at the whole chapter. On the surface the chapter is about the kind of worship G-d wants. In the same verse quoted, it goes on to say that grain offerings were as swine's blood. So nothing particularly against killing the ox.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

At play in the fields of the Lord

Well as part of my Lentian excerizes I "fed the homeless". I thought it would be a horrid chore, but it wasn't.
I'm looking forward to the next night I can do this.
I went to the church to help fix sandwiches. Joy and Jim had done most of the work but I made about 2 dozen sandwiches, helped put them in bags and load the bags in the Salvation Army truck. Then Jim, Ron and I drove around serving soup and sandwiches, but mainly sandwiches to homeless people near the EPA, GSA, on K Street, near Mt. Vernon Sq. going to where the people were. It was great seeing the city at night.
Sometimes doing the Lord's work is so cool. I can't wait for another Sunday night in the Salvation Army van.