Monday, September 13, 2010

Contributing to Parties, PACs or Candidates

As I told a PAC today for the Nth time that I'm contributing to individual candidates this year as opposed to larger organizations for some reason I felt my anger rising. Why should I delegate my right to choose whom I support to a larger group like a PAC or national party when they may give money to candidates I would not otherwise support.  And why should I give to a PAC just so the sponsor will be able to use the money to further his or her political ambitions? 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Am I Willing?

Most of us are familiar with the story from the Old Testament of the prophet Jonah who disobeyed a request from the Lord to call upon the people of the city of Nineveh to repent. Rather than go to the city he ran the other way.
Some think that if the Lord spoke to them, or they had a great vision, or some other dramatic event that it would be easy to believe and obey. Yet here was a prophet who ran way when told by the Lord to do something. The children of Israel, who were led out of Egypt and experienced many miracles, were quick to fall away.