If all else fails. . .just sing

I was born and raised in California, but with deep Texas roots. So, I got to Texas as fast as I could.  After living here 20+ years Texas and its people still continue to amaze me.

When Harvey hit and the devastation was revealed I know everyone cried with them and wanted to rush down there, hug them, and help fix everything.  The problem was there was no easy or good way to get there, plus the First Responders  (from all over) were there and we would just be in the way But with the aid of the locals they began to search, rescue and clean up. But some things are just not fixable.  But the Texan spirit does still prevail and although we have seen a lot of things since Harvey descended and practically leveled south Texas I bet you never expected to see this.  This is what Texans are made of.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Les Harveyables (please follow the link)

Via The Chron – Theater people after the storm: ‘Les Harveyables’

Screen capture from Sarah Hames' Les Harveyables.SLIDESHOW: Unshakeable Houston spirit comes through on social media  Photo: Screen Capture From Sarah Hames' YouTube Video 'Les Harveyables.'

Photo: Screen Capture From Sarah Hames’ YouTube Video ‘Les Harveyables.’

Gas Shortage???

I live in North Texas. As you know Hurricane Harvey really did a number in South Texas and there is a lot of devastation to deal with. Texans are awesome as well as other people from out-of-state who have come to their aid.  The pictures coming out of South Texas of the heroic rescues are nothing more than miraculous. Hope you’re joining me with continued prayer for South Texas and the other areas that have been devastated by Harvey.

But back here in North Texas a weird thing is happening.  The media has reported a gas shortage because of the flooding and a fire at a refinery.  So, people are lining up to get gas and there is no gas. One gas station reported that they got their delivery at 2:30 pm and by 3:30 pm they were out of gas. One news report said the good news is that the shortage should last only 2-3 weeks. But the bad news is that it should only last 2-3 weeks.  And today, there is no gas in my area.  My husband went to the gas station that was suppose to have gas and found a line for as far as he could see down the Dallas Parkway.  While he was waiting and watching the guy on the radio said, We don’t get our gas from South Texas – we get it from Oklahoma and there is no shortage there! Go figure.

The Shack – A Book Review/Opinion

So, it seems there is a lot of controversy again about The Shack.  Especially among those who are Christians.  Believers have been warned from all sides that this is not a movie a Christian should go see as it paints a picture of God that is unbiblical. The Shack was first introduced as a book and the author was pronounced a heretic and a deceiver. He was even accused of trying to recreate God.

Well, this is my take on it and it is short and sweet.  This is one man’s journey back to God and reconciling with the grief and loss that, yes, he will live with forever. Who are we to criticize how he got there if he professes he is where God wants him to be?

Let me tell you a little story.  My brother-in-law is a Jew. His mom, dad, brother, Nana, grandpa, everybody he grew up with was Jewish.  When The Shack came out, my husband gave him a copy. He read it!!  The man does not read anything except maybe the newspaper. What would compel him to read it not once but at least three times?  But his first reaction was – I had a dream a long time ago and God came to me as black woman!!!  What? Why?  He has never shared with my husband what happened in the dream. Just that He was a black woman!  I can’t say whether or not he has accepted Jesus as the Messiah as my husband has, but it sure opened the door to many conversations about God and all the questions concerning God and why He allows things to happen the way they do in the world we live in.

This is what I think.  If one person came to know the Lord because of the book or the movie who can criticize that? Worried about the other messages that are possibly incorrect in the book/movie?  Forget about it! God’s got it covered.  We need to stop putting God in a box and let God be God in our lives and go out and be Jesus to the world.

So, what do you think? Will you see The Shack?   If so, take lots of tissues and let me know what you think of The Shack movie. 🙂  Here’s the link to the trailer if you have not heard of it yet. http://www.theshack.movie/

Like-minded people?

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(Image is no longer available but basically said that surroudning ourselves with like-minded people could ensure that what we see in others is our own reflection)

Got this off my friend’s Facebook page and reiterate her response – WOW! Gives new meaning to like-minded people.  What do you see when you look at those closest to you?  Beautiful people being perfectly themselves or your own reflection?