Happy All Saints Day Eve

Thinking Out Loud

Halloween Then and Now for Christians:

Halloween Then and Now

Truly, Halloween has gone in the opposite direction of most other things… In the meantime, these Facebook graphics probably won’t get you into trouble:

Halloween Facebook

Halloween JW FB

I’m writing this in the middle of a computer crash. It’s making very strange scraping and buzzing noises, and I just got this machine in July.  Hmmm.  I don’t know the origin of either of the above, but for your convenience, I’ve sized them at 403 pixels wide, the size Facebook requests for ideal placement.  I found the one below at the blog Learning My Lines; it’s from a comic called Speed Bump.

Miley Halloween

As for All Saints Day, Wikipedia states:

The Western Christian holiday of All Saints Day falls on November 1, followed by All Souls’ Day on November 2, and is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Latin RiteRoman Catholic Church.

The origin of the…

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Christmas vs. Halloween

This is a video of Brad Stine that I watched this morning that really got me thinking. Why are we Christians so afraid of saying Merry Christmas? When you think about the number of persecuted Christians in other countries, who are willing to die and have already died because they were willing to say that Jesus is their savior and the only way to heaven, because He died for them, and we are worried about offending someone. People have a right to respectfully disagree with anyone, no matter what their views are, as do Christians. We can vocally disagree without tearing each other apart. I have quiet on a lot things, keeping my opinion to myself, but as one of my friends say, “Sometimes silence is not golden, it is yellow”.

Good News

Video of Christian comedian Brad Stine sharing the good news

Empty Chair

Morning Story and Dilbert

A man’s daughter had asked the local pastor to come and pray with her father. When the pastor arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his bed. The priest assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit.

“I guess you were expecting me,” he said.

“No, who are you?”

“I’m the new associate at your local church,” the pastor replied.

“When I saw the empty chair, I figured you knew I was going to show up.”

“Oh yeah, the chair,” said the bedridden man. “Would you mind closing the door?”

Puzzled, the pastor shut the door.

“I’ve never told anyone this, not even my daughter,” said the man.

“But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it…

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Unicorns in the Bible and other questions to ask the Bible

This episode of Wretched TV shows a video by Nathan Hoffman which explains what unicorn means in the Bible and questions to ask when you read your Bible, accountability partner and yourself.