Archive for April, 2006
I have kept my mouth shut on the immigration issue…that is until now. With the current push to have the National Anthem, our National Anthem, sung in Spanish as well as English, I have to say “Enough is Enough!!”
I can understand folks wanting to come to the United States and make a living here. Of course I can. We are an extremely blessed country (though it does seem we tend to forget the magnitude of that blessing from time to time). I can understand but I do not sympathize.
If you are here illegally and you want to stay, do it legally. Become an American citizen. Take the oath. Swear your allegiance. Pay our taxes. Sing our National Anthem…but sing it in our national language.
A pastor at a church I sometimes attend once said during a sermon, “Your life is God’s gift to you…how you live it is your gift to Him”. After pondering this statement for a while, I decided on the theme for how I want to live my life. My life’s creed is “Handfuls on Purpose”.
If you’re wondering where you might have heard that phrase before, try the book of Ruth, chapter 2, verse 16. This is the point at which Boaz, having learned that Ruth has been gleaning in his fields, orders his workers to leave “handfuls on purpose”.
“If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.”
Imagine that…right there in Illinois is the Cuss Control Academy. No, no, this is for real. I wonder if they really make a living at this.
Can’t you just imagine the words coming out of the Chinese president’s mouth? I’m sure this photo will appear in newspapers worldwide with all sorts of headlines. Let’s try a few here:
Whoa Fella…I’m the Decider Here
I Am NOT Walking Three Feet Behind
You Must Be Crazy
Don’t Make Me Go Ninja On You