Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Truth - just because?

My default is to underthink.

I mean, that usually when I hear something, see something or read something I just accept it.  I don't very often unpack thoughts or ideas very well.  It is kinda like my mind is a large room full of unopened packages. Now, I'm not dumb ... I just accept things at face value easily. I assume that if the information isn't obvious and visible on the outside than it must not be important.
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Like I said, this is my default.  Thankfully as an adult I have learned to open some of the packages and analyze them.  Still, I recognize this as an area that I need to work on.  In fact, looking back in my journal I found a written goal from a few months ago:
I want to listen more intently and ask more questions.
Basically I need to learn to unpack better.

The strange thing is that every once in awhile I will suddenly and rather violently swing to the other side and completely overthink something.

Here's a silly example that happened the other night that got me thinking.

My daughter showed me a video on her iPod that her brother and her were giggling about.  It was a

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Review - Choose Justice with Tony Compolo and Shane Claiborne

" a global village, distance no longer decides who is your neighbor, and "love thy neighbor" is not advice, it's a command."                   Bono

I had the amazing opportunity to review the DVD Choose Justice created by World Vision Canada as a resource for churches.  PLEASE check this out!! Draw close and join the conversation about our world awareness. ***It's not just about giving money each month to feed a child - it is about  a mission to "change the consciousness of people across Canada, across the United States to get them to think differently about their lifestyle." (Quote from Tony Compolo in video link at bottom.) 

Choose Justice Cover imageBlurb: Most of us are aware that we have a  role to play in making our world a more just and equitable place, but we’re not sure where to start. In Choose Justice, participants will discover that they are not alone on the journey to justice. God loves justice too and longs for His people to follow Him in bringing restoration to our world and to those who have been left on the margins of society. Choosing justice a daily basis—at the mall, at the table, in our celebrations—will change our lives, the lives of those around us and the lives of people we may never meet. With Christ, we can participate in building a better world through the many choices we make every day.

Choose Justice: A Daily lifestyle is a fabulous resource for churches or small groups to crack open the sometimes overwhelming can of social justice issues in an easy to manage way. Tony Compolo and Shane Claiborne walk the viewer through six sessions on social justice.  Each video clip runs around