I always enjoy watching the Olympics because it’s the culmination of gargantuan effort, committment, focus and training for the best results possible. As such, it amazes me to see these competitions & it rips my guts out when I see one of the competitors fall, crash, miss a jump or mess up. I know that they didn’t get to the place where they are in the Olympics without having numerous falls, errors, mistakes & flaws. In my thinking, what is extremely noble about each of these athletes is that they don’t quit. Reminds me of Paul in Galatians 6:9 – don’t get weary in doing well for we will reap a harvest in due season. Let’s be olympic in our endurance! 🙂
Ah, the delightful quagmire of politics – such an opportunity for some very heated & lively conversation, even debate! It seems to me, that President Obama has his fair share of proponents and opponents with each side being vehemently and passionately engaged to further their opinion, reference the recent State of the Union address and O’Reilly’s interview with the President before the Super Bowl.
Politics can create some extreme controversy & when I read the Gospels, it seems like many people tried to force Jesus to engage in political dialogue and controversy. Thanksfully, Jesus is bigger than human politics and remains sovereign regardless of our political situations, government successes or shortcomings and human weaknesses. In my thinking, Jesus solves our heart problems so that we can be healthy humans for constructive living. Let’s be sure that we are keeping our eyes on Jesus for our solutions, provisions and decisions 🙂