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Don't Duck

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Phil Robertson, from Duck Dynasty, blew up the twittersphere, blogsphere, Facebook, and network websites with his interview with GQ magazine. During this interview he made some controversial statements, but this is what had most people talking. “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.” Because of this interview, A&E decided to suspend Phil from the show indefinitely.
"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," the network said in a statement Wednesday…

A tale of two King's

Solomon is known as the wisest person to have ever lived. One look at his writings, especially Proverbs, confirms his prodigious wisdom. Most "wisdom" books today are simply impoverished microwaved versions of what Solomon wrote thousands of years ago.

When he became king over Israel, he did not ask for possessions, wealth, or honour, but he asked for wisdom:
O LORD God, let your word to David my father be now fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great (2 Chron. 1:10)? The LORD was pleased with his request and it  was granted to him. He was even given the privilege of building the house of God, something his father desired to do and was forbidden, because David was a man of war, but Solomon was a man of rest. Solomon asked for wisdom, but David asked to dwell in the heavenly house.
One thing I have…

Look Up

My eyes start watering as the cold winter morning air blasts my face. Tears form and I tilt my head down until I can only see the toes of my feet. I hurriedly move down the sidewalk only glancing up to get my bearings. The plans of the day cycle in my mind as I make my way to my destination. I come to a bridge and the glint of the sun causes me to look up. There before me is a winter wonder land. The sun is bright and reflecting off the snow covered ice on the river. Sparkling water rushes over the falls as a mist rises from the battle between ice and water. Trees tower in the distance with fresh snow floating down from their branches. I take a deep breath, pause, and then look down at my toes again. The plans of the day cycle in my mind.

It is easy to spend most of our lives looking down at our toes, instead of up at the power and glory of God.
Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, call them all by name, by the greatness of His…