Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Omit your laugh lines from this

My favorite morning routine is watching The Today Show as I get ready for the day.  I usually don't pay attention during the commercials, but from the bathroom I heard a familar voice say, "Hello wrinkle face..," and I immediately popped my head out the bathroom door to see this:

I couldn't help, but laugh!!!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Venting a little

I'm sitting here on the couch for my last, glorious, day of summer vacay.  As I am sitting here I ran across this new Bob Marley video supporting the East African children in the midst of the famine.

As I was watching this video on my computer the new Pampers commercial came across the television, and I just I found it ironic, contradicting, despondent, interesting, disheartening, (I really don't know, so fill in the blank)______________.

These children are in two drastically different worlds, facing vastly different problems, and these different worlds have different goals for their lives.  One world's goals are for education, money, and deciphering which of their many dreams they will pursue.  Sadly, the other world's goals are for water, food, and safety from people and other elements.

I'm aware that I'm putting people groups in very stereotypical, black and white boxes, but the past month or two I've just been overwhelmed with our reality.  I get daily news updates on different countries, and for the past few years I've just allowed myself to be numbed by what's been going on.  It's easier to be made aware for a second then push it aside, because it doesn't make me feel as guilty when I buy another pair of earrings. 

I'm not going to preach to you atop a soapbox, because you know what's up.  You know what to do and how to react.  So are you?  I'm also not going to sit here thinking I'm better and have donated monies and time to different groups. 

It just truly breaks my heart to actually soak in the reality of our world.  It isn't only overseas...its here in our backyard too.  We live in a hurting world, and I just wish Jesus would sound the trumpets already.  Yet, when we've reached the world THEN He will return.  (Correct me if I'm wrong...I'm not a Biblical scholar.)  So are you doing your part?  Cuz I'm not quite sure I am...