It’s been a while since I’ve done this but like most Mondays my week is beginning with lots of things I could write about but not enough time to write them. So here goes:
It’s May 23 and I’m still here:
When I saw the billboards around my city saying “The Lord is Coming: May 21, 2011″ I had no idea at first that the person who paid for them was serious; until the news broke that these billboards were popping up all over the country. Apparently I, and quite a few saints far more righteous than me are not saved at all. We missed the rapture. Judgment Day has found me not up to spiritual snuff. My pastor and friends at church did, too. I’m tempted to mock the minister who seems to have a reading comprehension problem, but I can’t bring myself to do it. The issue is too serious in my opinion. Many people believed this and are disillusioned this morning. But just to be on the safe side…if you thought you were in good with Jesus and got “left behind” too, I need to hear from you. You know, just so I know that I’m not the only damned Christian soul still foolish enough to be hanging around the blogosphere when I should be preparing for the Apocalypse. I just mocked him, didn’t I?
Seriously, we should be praying for these people. Their faith is undoubtedly shaken. They spent or gave away everything they owned in preparation for May 21st, thinking it was Judgment Day. My SAM pointed out that we should be living everyday as if it could be the day anyway. True words.
Strange Bedfellows: This blog is an interesting place, judging from where I get the most traffic. Most people find this blog NOT from seeing me linked on other Christian blog rolls, but from links on “manosphere” blog rolls. For my sisters who have absolutely no idea what the manosphere is, it’s a network of blogs primarily centered on topics related to men’s rights, the gender wars, and how feminism has altered the relations between the sexes. Most of the blogs are as far from Christian as you can get, but a few are family friendly. Hawaiian Libertarian sends the most people to this blog. He’s followed closely by Elusive Wapiti. Both of them are on my blog roll.Thanks, guys.
The next group that sends referrals this way (at least over the past couple of weeks) are folks who abhor everything I have to say about, well, everything. But I suspect it’s my views on marriage and family that first got me in the cross hairs. These are the snark forums. You’ll understand if I don’t provide links.
There are a few Christian sites that send significant referrals my way, like Laura at Full of Grace, Seasoned with Salt, Sheila at To Love Honor and Vacuum and Alte at Traditional Catholicism. So thanks, ladies!
It occurred to me recently that I’ve never done a giveaway: When I have books in excellent condition that I’m ready to part with I usually take them to a local used bookstore and trade them for credit towards more books. This time I’m going to give them away to a lucky blog reader! I have three books I want to bless someone with. A Wife After God’s Own Heart, by Elizabeth George. It’s a really great (and balanced!) marriage book for wives. The second book is Healing Is A Choice by Steve Arterburn. I read this one as part of a book club a few years ago and it has some good godly guidance for people who are attempting to move past life-altering hurts. The third book is C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce. I’ll announce a winner on Friday. Comments will be accepted until Thursday at noon. Good luck!