All Clear!

I had prepared myself for the news from the derm doc office, expecting to have MOHS surgery scheduled along with a plastic surgeon. Instead of the news I was expecting, I received a great surprise!

All clear!

This was enough for the thoughts of a happy dance. Inside I was very very excited and pleased. But my body didn’t respond the same way.

I simply haven’t been feeling well.

Despite my malaise and slight nausea, I did manage to get my walk into my late afternoon. With my new Sony headphones delivering Chris Rice at a perfect decibel, I trudged on…in praise.

“The moon is high and the sunset fades
The lullabies have all been sung
We’re tuckin’ in another day
And stars appear now one by one
But the stillness moves and the silence yields
And not a single beat is lost
You can hear the chorus in the fields
Taking up where we left off

And Your praise goes on, rising to Your throne
Where You guard us while we dream
Past the stars they fly, Your praises fill the sky
‘Til You wake us with the dawn
And Your praise goes on

Now bring your warmth, O morning sun
Chase the stars and the moon away
And wake us with your brightest song
And add our voice to your refrain
Now rise up everything that lives!
Flap your wings and leap for joy!
Oh forest lift your arms and sway!
Clap your hands you ocean waves!

And Your praise goes on, rising to Your throne
Where You bless our toil and play
Through the clouds they rise, Your praises fill the skies
‘Til the setting of the sun
And Your praise goes on

And when my final breath You lend
I’ll thank You for the life You gave
But that won’t mean the praises end
‘Cause I won’t be silenced by the grave!

And Your praise goes on
I’ll be runnin’ to Your throne
With every nation, tribe and tongue
To Your arms I’ll fly
I’ll gaze into Your eyes
Then I’ll know as I am known
And Your praise goes on
And Your praise goes on
And Your praise goes on” – Chris Rice

Dangerous

Rosie thinks I’m dangerous. Yes, she proclaimed, while sitting in her new moderator chair on ABC’s “The View”: “Radical Christians are as dangerous as radical islamists.”

I’m not completely shocked by her comments. In the past few years I’ve heard Rosie’s anti-christian sentiments weaving their way through her so-called-comedy schticks.

I do have a few questions for ABC’s head honchos:

If Rosie had said: “Radical homosexuals are as dangerous as radical islamists” or “Radical African-Americans are as dangerous as radical islamists”, would an apology have been offered by ABC and the co-host of The View fired? Probably.

There is quite a double standard in our news media. Its not okay to be a bigot unless your bigotry extends to christians. Then its quite okay.

On the other hand, I think Rosie is onto something.

Christians are dangerous to Rosie. Christians don’t agree with her on many levels. And on the most basic of issues, we differ. Christians represent the very things that Rosie hates. And while she spews her hatred and bitterness against christians (and ABC allows it), I’m quite okay with my choice not to watch Rosie or The View.

But I’ll continue to pray for her as she rages.

“Turn to me and be saved,
all you ends of the earth;
for I am God, and there is no other.

By myself I have sworn,
my mouth has uttered in all integrity
a word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow;
by me every tongue will swear.

They will say of me, ‘In the LORD alone
are righteousness and strength.’ ”
All who have raged against him
will come to him and be put to shame.” Isaiah 45:22-24