If we don't get it....it's not going to be because Philip hasn't given it his best shot. I will keep on trying.....and trying....and trying.....a regular little energizer bunny! :)
Look at the incredible stress in our society right now. These stats I am going to throw at you, probably haven't even begun to catch up with this past year's goings-on... put the economic mess today on top of these statistics and it's scary to even begin to think about what is happening out there right now.
In light of what I was working at communicating yesterday...I found the following quote quite interesting....it is John Eldredge from his book Walking with God.....(finally made it all the way up to page 164...yessss!)... :)
This is from a section titled "Not Every Gospel Is Equal"
I was musing about what I said yesterday of never having been accused of being politically correct.... don't get me wrong....I did not mean by that that I run around deliberately trying to offend people all day....maybe I did offend one person so far this year...well...ok....maybe two ?.... :)
I touched on this one just a bit yesterday.....the other scene from We Were Soldiers that was deleted and has never been seen by those going into the movie house...it was absolutely the most poignant.... moving....touching scene...in the entire movie...and they deleted it.... :(
They left out the best scenes in the movie....seriously... they did....I strongly urge you to see the movie....and...get the DVD version so you can see the special features. I will be moving on from We were Soldiers... but I feel I still need to talk about a couple important scenes that went to the cutting room floor....they can only be viewed by going to the special features... my take is that both scenes were a tad controversial... :) So they never made it into the released film.
I mentioned that the third time I watched We Were Soldiers was when I brought it in to the nursing home where my 93 year old mom is....to watch it with her.
The next thing I saw this time around watching "We Were Soldiers"... came from an opening quotation in the special feature about why they made the movie... suddenly a whole bunch of stuff that was rolling around in my musing area...made sense....it all came together for me.
"American soldiers in battle don't fight for what some President says on TV...they don't fight for mom...apple pie...the American flag.............they fight for one another" ....... General Hal Moore.
I wanted the Lord to show me more on the battle. ..so....I ordered "We Were Soldiers" in from Netflix.... our old tape had no special features like those on the DVD's and I felt like I needed to see those features....I felt that the Lord had something He wanted me to see. Already I saw two things I need to share...and I haven't even watched the movie yet!
An old mentor taught me a lot about the importance of believing in our lives.... it is a creative force for good things or for bad things...he told me if I believe for a rainy day... guess what...I will get what I believe for...I will get a rainy day....
I feel like it's time to get back to the fear thing again.....it's something we all need to deal with...all the time...as Satan keeps throwing it at us from all directions....talked about a lot of those directions about a week or so ago....it is major in our lives....it truly is the 2nd most powerful motivational force in the universe...