Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Faith Blog

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." Phillipians 4: 8-9
Gentle, good words like those above get forgotten in the fast-paced, angry, and passionate world of politics we deal with here at the blogs.........but, we mustn't forget them. We wish you a blessed Sunday that's full of those wonderful, uplifting words ......Mr and Mrs Z


Greywolfe said...

Leave it to you guys to interject a little reality and sanity in an otherwise lovely bit of insanity.

LOL, thank you both for your efforts.

God bless you both, and of course... Keep your powder dry.

LYNNE said...

And don't forget to close the door when your gone.

psi bond said...

The stages of the Noble Path are:

Right View,
Right Thought,
Right Speech,
Right Behavior,
Right Livelihood,
Right Effort,
Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration

-- Buddha(The Eight-Fold Path)

WomanHonorThyself said...

Blessed Sunday to u too girly!

Miradena said...

As always, visiting here is like a breath of fresh air on a glorious Sunday morning. A joyous Sunday to you both!

Sue said...

Thank you for this beautiful reminder from God's Word.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Z said...

Greywolfe, we've got to stick to the truth even while everything's falling down around our ears!
Your blog piece/warning is astonishing and needs to be read.........
THE GREAT CONSPIRACY...should be read at Greywolfe's folks.......but you won't sleep after, trust me.

Lynne...."when gone?"

psi bond..thanks for that reminder.
Those things are all what WE do which, through our concentrating, our thinking, our effort, can help us .....
But the Scripture is about just thinking about the the beautiful things in God's Word and seeing and experiencing that it's all HIM..not "Do this behavior, do that effort" God is here for us by only recognizing, thinking and dwelling about such good things. It's a huge comfort. it's almost wierd how it works.

Angel, thanks!xx

Miradena! YOUR DEFIANT INFIDEL read is so powerful! (please see my post direction folks to it, everybody) Thanks for coming by!..

Sue, thanks for coming by.

Always On Watch said...

Yes, we bloggers do spend a lot of time in an angry state. And, sometimes as a result, we slip into paranoia.

Thanks for the reminder to stay grounded.

HoosierArmyMom said...

Z, the post is lovely in it's simplicity, and a reminder of WHO is really In Charge! Thank you.

I think Lynne meant: when 'you're' gone (from home). At least that is what makes sense, along with keeping your powder dry. :-)

Debbie said...

Excellent verse for the day.


Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth

Deborah on the Bayside said...

Love that balance. I can feel the alpha waves coming on.

Jungle Mom said...

We need these more than ever!

defiant_infidel said...

Jungle Mom hit the nail right on the head. Faith in the people's ability to think again is paramount. Your selected words and reminder calm me, Z... thank you.

David Schantz said...

It has been a busy Sunday around the house. This post will be one of the last things I read before bed and I feel it will help me drift of to a needed sleep quickly.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

psi bond said...

psi bond..thanks for that reminder.
Those things are all what WE do which, through our concentrating, our thinking, our effort, can help us .....

You're welcome, Z. It's a recognition and a reminder of what has always mattered. Let it be a reminder, too, that no one's scripture is essential to finding the right, noble path.

Our business is to stand strongly for principles, but never to attack persons, about whose lives we can know but little.

Z said...

You missed the ultimately important point I mentioned, and of course, to followers of Jesus these last thousands of years, His words are the most important ones....
but only if salvation is desired.

No, it's not right to attack anybody's beliefs, what is right is to straighten them out from misquoting or misinterpreting one's own.

Muslims are frequently misquoted or misinterpreted by those with the ability to skip over the parts that are getting Americans and others beheaded or blown up...I'm hoping more people wake up to that truth and that good muslims in America start fighting the call to action in the Koran.

psi bond said...

Forgive me, but my own idea of what is most important, Z, especially in this forum, is that one should rationally and tolerantly discuss different political ideas without personally attacking the persons who hold them----that is, without calling them an ignoramus, an imbecile, a fascist, a Nazi, or some other pejorative.

Miradena said...

When someone has been gracious enough to leave her door open on a Sunday morning, inviting others to find inspiration from her love of Christian scripture - one would indeed need to be an ignoramous not to realize that this particular post is not the place for an oppositional challenge.

Her post is purely a gift - and it is completely our choice whether or not to find glory and inspiration from the words that she chooses to share.

I sincerely respect the rights of every person to worship as they so desire - but realizing that this one post in this one "forum" is faith-based should not take extreme enlightenment. Personally, I find that philosophical thought can be quite spiritual - but it may be impossible to convince anyone here that the words "I AM" are not as powerful as some speculative, non-theistic thoughts such as the words "I might be" - or "I could be." And while our collective comments should make that quite clear to anyone reading them - Buddha does warn that fruitless intellectual disputation distracts from the practices leading to enlightenment.....

Z said...

well, psi bond...there you go! you just never know what you're going to get in the free market of ideas.
As in the free market economy, you get great stuff and not so great stuff.
I won't be a BLOG POLICEMAN, I'm just not leftwinger enough...sorry you're uncomfortable.
But, of course, this Sunday Faith Blog, like Miradena so wisely reminds us, isn't the place for nastiness and, frankly, I don't see where you were attacked here at all.
I thought the conversation was fine. This is a CHRISTAN BLOG, psi bond...MY BLOG....and I like to think it's a blog for my other Christian friends to come and rest and be nourished and contribute to, as well.
We celebrate our faith here ...
Pure and simple. There are many blogs which celebrate others...and nobody seems to mind.

psi bond said...

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
-- Buddha

Z said...

Psi bond...I'm leaving this.
You sounding like that goof ball Deepok Choprah is priceless....
that's so untrue, it's scary, but you keep slamming your thumb and middle finger together and hope that, because you're nice, nothing bad will happen.
Typical lefty.

psi bond said...

Wow! How, Z, did you derive that interpretation from it? It's like you're on the psychoanalyst's couch and the Buddha's words are a Rorschach ink blot that draws out what's on your mind.

Try this one:

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
-- Buddha

Greywolfe said...

psi bond, are you being complete dense on purpose? The purpose of this blog, as I understand it, is a celebration of CHRISTIANITY!

Heritical quotes have no place. All ideas are not equal, regardless of what cult or false religion you happen to belong to. Or not.

I'm sure that the followers of Kali probably have some great one liners too, but it doesn't mean that it's a valid religion. Frankly, the reason for the disagreement can be summed up in this thought: People that use moral equivelancy to water down Faith in the Almighty are a cancer on this society. As such, they are responsible for the nihilistic trends in our society. You psi bond are a classic example.

psi bond said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
psi bond said...

Kali is a goddess in Hinduism and has nothing whatsoever to do with the Buddha or Buddhism. You just don't get it, Greywolfe. Eternal wisdom is ecumenical. That shouldn't be perceived as a challenge to anyone's Christianity. Christianity is a good religion, but I think it's a pity so few Christians practice it.

The quote was not intended by me to be a nihilistic challenge; it is sad if that is the way you understand it. In fact, it is an expression of tolerance for everyone's religion.

Keep your powder dry for shooting at real targets, not me, Greywolfe.