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Steal My Show

I may have posted this song a while back, but I think it’s worth posting again. After all, we all need God to steal our show!

And here are some related memes to get you laughing…

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Note: Last quote does not necessarily¬†apply to me. ūüėČ

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The Sand Creek Massacre

I read this story in the book Under God by tobyMac and Michael Tait. The story is so tragic and sad that I couldn’t help posting it here. Here is¬†a short summary¬†of what happened.

Old men, women, and children. These were the people that Colonel John Chivington attacked at Sand Creek in 1864. On that day, 163 Cheyenne and Arapaho were killed, two thirds of them women, children, and infants. Quoting from the story, which was quoting Silas Soule, a witness of the attack:

“It is hard to see little shildren on their knees have their brains beat out by men professing to be ‘civilized,'” wrote Silas. “One squaw was wounded and a fellow took a hatchet to finish her, she held her arms up to defend her, and he cut one arm off and held the other with one hand and dashed a hatchet through her brain. I saw two Indian’s hold one another’s hands, chased until they were exhausted, when they kneeled down, clasped each other around the neck and were both shot together.”… (Under God, pg.¬†333)

Our history is filled with so many atrocities just like this one. Wars,¬†segregation, the KKK’s lynchings. So many horrifying stories. We’re seeing more of that even now: terrorist attacks, school bombings and shootings, ongoing worldwide slavery (including in the United States)¬†and drug and alcohol abse.

It may seem like an impossible situation that’s out of our hands. We can’t change the past, but with the help of God, we can sure change the future. So ask him to show you how you can make a difference. And then do it.

Steal My Show – tobyMac

Once again, a tobyMac song. This is another one of my favorites, and I just thought it speaks to what I’ve wanted for my blog. I want God to steal the show, and this not to be about me. If anything here touches anyone, I know that it wasn’t because of what I wrote; it’s what God spoke through me.

Father of the Fatherless

Yes, I know that this is a Christmas song… ūüėÄ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUpWFz1PDoQ

God truly is the Father of the Fatherless.

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land”

-Psalm 68:5-6