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Imperfections, Free Will & Miscellaneous Thoughts

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                      Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect.
           It means you’ve decided to see beyond the imperfections.

My cousin posted this little saying on her facebook page yesterday, and I liked it!  How much nicer every day would be, and I suppose WE would be, if we could make that choice.

Hopefully, anyone (if there is anyone other than Pastor Bill) who reads this on a fairly consistent basis, will choose to look past the imperfections of this blog.  I haven’t been too faithful in posting anything lately … haven’t had much to say.

I would ask again for volunteers from our church family to write a blog entry – maybe one, or if you find you like writing, maybe a weekly post.  Just leave a note in the comment section if you are interested, and I will get back to you.

Below are several miscellaneous topics that have come up recently and I wonder what other people thought:

This morning I was thinking about free will.  And that always makes me think of Judas.  Do you think Judas’ betrayal of Jesus was an action of his own choosing, or was he just a “player” in the events leading up to Christ’s crucifixion?  One could ask the same question about Adam and Eve and Peter.  What do you think? 

Panera Bread is beginning a new non-profit restaurant in St. Louis.  The menu is the same.  The only difference is, there are no prices.  Customers are asked to pay what they want – full price, half price, or nothing at all.  “The pilot restaurant is run by a nonprofit foundation. If it can sustain itself financially, Panera will expand the model around the country within months. It all depends on whether customers will abide by the motto that hangs above the deli counter: “Take what you need, leave your fair share.”  What do you think of this concept?  (To read the whole story, click on:  Panera Bread

The other day on the talk radio, the question being discussed was whether the Pledge of Allegiance should be recited in school.  One person’s argument was that “we are NOT one nation under God.”  A teacher called in to say that the pledge should definitely not be allowed – no child should be forced to hear about religion during school.  What do you think?  

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2 thoughts on “Imperfections, Free Will & Miscellaneous Thoughts

  1. about volunteering to write a post for the blog?

  2. Great Idea, maybe put this in the bulletin too!

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