Monday, October 28, 2013

My Secret, Hidden Agenda

Before I refer to my title, let me show you (again) my favorite reading place in my house:

And well, Tom and I may peek at lots of potential houses online, but rarely do even the expensive ones have golden views from their dining room windows. Truly, we are blessed (and need to remind ourselves of that!).


Anyway. If ever you asked me if I had a secret, hidden agenda for my blog, I wouldn't poke my toe shyly around in the sand and shake my head to the negative. No! I would boldly tell you, "Yep! Sure do, and here it is:

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds ... encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.   ... Hebrews 10:24,25"

Now, it surprises me how often Christians online and in Real Life 'spur one another on toward' hating all politicians (especially the President), panicking over the fate of the economy, condemning mega-churches and criticizing unsaved people in the news (who do stupid or cruel deeds) rather than praying for them and longing for their salvation with all their hearts.

You know, Christians who preach, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."

So if you've ever wondered why my blog rarely travels along on the Let's Bash Current Events Train, well, now you know. Even with the risk of repetition and running-out of subjects here, I just don't want to go on that train. It's already too crowded of a place, way too loud and not traveling in the right direction. At least, for me.


"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing."  ...1 Corinthians 1:1-3


I've not recommended a book in awhile so here's one for you: The Quilter's Apprentice. Years ago I pulled this book from a box at a church rummage sale--sometimes .25 cents can still buy a treasure! 


Terra said...

Oh that train is crowded, I agree. I like to post about upbeat things, mostly. And to support fellow bloggers when they are having trials. Yes, God was faithful to Moses' people for 40 years, thank goodness.

Elizabeth said...

I agree Debra! Your blog is always encouraging! I have been missing you over at my blog!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

This agenda, the Christian one, is why I so much like to read your lovely blog, Debra. I'm of the "it's better to light one little candle than to stand and curse the darkness" school of thought.

Yellowhouse Grandma said...

Thanks you Debra
L I can always look forward to an uplifting devotional thought at your blog and I appreciate it!

Robin in New Jersey said...

Thank you, Debra for your encouragement. :)

I have read all of Jennifer Chiavani's books. My favorite is the one about the underground railroad.