Thursday, February 22, 2007

Idol Chatter

The new American Idol season is upon us. After watching what seemed like endless nights of the audition tour, we now have 12 men and 12 women competing to become the next American Idol. After tonight, there will only be 10 men and 10 women. I know most people do not care for Simon or his comments, but he is the only one who will be honest with the contestants.

At this time, it is my opinion that this idol season will be come down to three women. The men just do not have what it takes to be a superstar. I don't see the American people selecting one of these guys.

I enjoyed LaKisha's song last night, but don't see her doing an ABBA song in week 7 very well.

What is your take on the idol show?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Made me think

I have just finished reading through Joshua. There are a couple of things that I discovered in my reading. First, God has a plan for his people. Even if his people get sidetracked, bogged down in sin, become disobedient or even blame God for things going wrong, God still has a plan. Secondly, I read that God wants us to have courage and to speak courage to others. To discourage someone is to take away their courage. We should encourage or impart courage from God to others. Finally, God's people should be more concerned with what God thinks of them and being obedient to God than anyone else.

After all the battles had been won in conquering the Promise Land, two and one-alf tribes of Israel were going home and before they crossed the Jordan River, they set stones up as a reminder for their children and the other tribes children to remember that they were family. However, the other 10 tribes of Israel did not know what the stone structure meant and were going to kill the two and one-half tribes to prevent God's wrath. After a brief meeting, the meaning of the stones was understood and appreciated by the ten tribes. The point is that they would rather lose family than sin against God.

This made me think. Are we more concerned with the acceptance and approval of others, including family, or of following God?

Monday, January 15, 2007

Does it matter?

Do you believe God has a specific plan for you or is there a general plan? In other words, can you choose to do anything in life as long as it is not a "major" sin or is there a narrow path you are to choose? Some of those life choices are: college major, career, spouse, where to live, where to go to church, etc.