I just discovered this comedian. Give him a few minutes. I think he will make you laugh.
Meet Michael Jr
Jesus’ LIttle Brother
Pray with your neighbor
I am a big Braves fan and my favorite player has been Matt Diaz. Matt was not resigned for the 2011 season. I will miss him greatly. Matt knows how to play the game. He plays hard and always does his best. He is a leader on and off the field. He’s the kind of man that we want our children to look up to. He’s a man of character and integrity. He never complained about playing time. He was always ready to go when it was his turn to contribute.
In a day and age when athletes are constantly in the news for drugs, guns, cheating on their wives, rape, etc., Matt, you’ve showed us the way professional athletes are supposed to behave. You are a class act.
Matt, thanks for five wonderful years in Atlanta. We respect you and we love you. We will miss you but we wish you well as you go to Pittsburgh.
An event occurred at work last week where I felt extremely disrespected. I was given some news and I sat in shock as I heard it. I tried not to react. I left feeling like I had just been slapped in the face. I don’t think it was intended that way but that’s the way it came across.
I knew I needed to be careful not to react from the flesh. (Although I did go home and have a good cry about it.) I knew I needed to take it to God and leave the situation in His hands. That is really hard because I really wanted to tell these people exactly what I thought.
I am still struggling with this. I think it is because I work with these people every day and I thought they appreciated me and respected me. Right now I need to get past this. Forgiveness is easy when you are writing about it and telling someone else to practice it. It’s hard when you are the one needing to forgive someone.
Living the Christian life isn’t always easy. Being committed to doing the right thing is hard. Not reacting when you are feeling hurt is hard. Letting situations in God’s hands and praying for a just outcome is hard.
No one said that living the Christian life was going to be easy…
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. “ Ephesians 4:31-32
“An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.” Proverbs 29:22
“He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.“ Proverbs 14:29
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1
“A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.” Proverbs 19:11
“Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.” Ephesians 4:26
A friend sent me the link to this video. It will really grip your heart.
"God is looking for more than the money of saints. He's looking for the entirety of their lives to be spent for the weak."
If you have trouble playing it from my blog, go here - http://ellerslie.com/Depraved_Indifference.html