Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 6, 2017
Lent… it’s not just the stuff in your belly button.
It’s supposed to be a time for Christians to draw closer to their Maker, to become more Christ-like, more holy, more sanctified… to be more set apart to do His work on this Earth.
Instead, Lent has become nothing more than a self-serving, self-aggrandizing moment of pseudo-sacrificial piety in much the same way as Easter or Christmas has become secularized. It’s piss-poor, utterly worthless, and without any redeeming cultural, social, spiritual, or religious value.
Where does “giving up” chocolate, liquor, teevee, or red meat on Fridays for 40 days improve one’s spiritual life?
Some have expressed sympathy for this expression, as if it were my experience.
I never said that was my experience.
It’s “my estimation” based upon observation.
My observation is precisely that Lent has Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, March 6, 2014
It certainly seems that there’s no shortage of opinion on FaceBook.
Recently, I had seen this posted on a friend’s page, and remarked upon it. Whether or not Eminem said it, I am uncertain. However, the sentiment expressed was what caught my attention.
Since we’re now in Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Lent is a particularly sacred time of the liturgical year because it marks the beginning of the time of Christ’s suffering before His crucifixion – which, of course, leads to His resurrection, which is a time of, and cause for rejoicing!
This year, I have decided to sacrifice coffee during Lent. We sacrifice things in our lives as a reminder that we are to mortify our flesh, which also serves as a reminder to more fully devote our lives to Christ, Who was the Agnus Dei – the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.
Perhaps this year, you may make a good effort to Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, March 19, 2010
This is the season of Lent. It’s a strictly Christian observance… well, it actually has its roots in the Jewish Passover.
Christians are the “new Jews.” Oy vey!
I started out thinking I’d share about my iPhone troubles – I have an unlocked and jailbroken 32G 3G[S] iPhone.
Yeah. Top of the line.
iResisted doing that – purchasing an iPhone – for quite some time. I used – and still do – use a Palm Treo 650, and have never had moment’s trouble with it. NEVER!
I used it to surf the web, and sent e-mail from about four accounts, three of them associated with my work, all from different organizations. One day, several years ago, at a family reunion in MS, someone told me something had fallen out of my pocket. Looking down, I saw the stubby antenna lying on the floor. Loathing to pay the very-nearly $40 for a screw and tiny piece of plastic, I reverted to using two devices – as I had done previously with a Nokia “candybar” style phone, and Palm Pilot.
Back to Square One… right? Two devices… one phone, and one computer/calendar/appointment/memo/address/contact gizmo.
A few months back, I bought the iPhone for …iContinue…
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