Random Randomness

- Heading up to Forest Home on Sunday for the annual get-together of JH/Middle School workers. Our little crew has been together for 6 years now so the time is becoming more valuable each year. The word on the street is that there is no internet or cell service, so probably no blogging 'till Thursday.

- When I was in junior high, my favorite candy was Chick-O-Stick. I don't think I've seen one in about 5 years....somebody just walked in and handed me one! That almost makes up for the Jamocha Almond Fudge fiasco.

- The jury is still out, there's a LOT I don't know, the election is a long way away, and this observation surprises me: I really like Mitt Romney.

- We have a young man from Willow Creek visiting this weekend and interviewing for a position on our High School team. He's a really good guy and seems like he could adjust to life on the West coast quite well.

- Speaking of Willow, if you've never been to their student ministry conference, you really should go.

- The finale of The Office was fantastic. The deleted scenes may be even better!


GodSide said...

Dude seriously...I feel the same way about Romney. I really am liking what I hear out of him. The whole Mormon thing is tough though, you think God would want us to vote for someone who is a part of a cult? But what I struggle with is...what if he is the best we got? None of the candidates this year are a straight ticket, for the first time in a long time republicans are going to have to decide what issues matter most to them...and vote accordingly.

Josh Mann said...


1. You think God has someone he wants 'us' to vote for? Is God hoping 'we' elect 'his' person? What happens if 'we' don't? How is it that fully devoted followers of Christ everywhere will vote for different people? Is someone not hearing from God? We must keep in mind we're not electing a pastor!

2. "you think God would want us to vote for someone who is a part of a cult?" What are Mormons known for? Strong sense of morality (and one very similar to Christians), strong value on family--and big ones at that, good will and a strong work ethic among other things. Oh but wait, they have a different view on Jesus and the after-life than we do. We're not sure if we can handle that? Wow, we've handled a whole lot more than 'that' in the past!

Are we trying to build God's kingdom and establish his authority on earth via the United States Government? It's not happening! I'm not saying don't vote but don't overestimate what your vote can accomplish--what the government can accomplish, and don't underestimate what the church can accomplish.

Could it be possible that the next best person to lead our country is not a Christian? Maybe that's not as big of a deal as we're making it out to be...but maybe it is, this wouldn't be the first time I was wrong. :)