I rarely talk about politics on this blog for several reasons: 1. A kingdom person is not focused on politics, but rather the mission of God in the world. 2. I can get so wrapped up in politics that it can dominate my time. I am going to vote, and I am making an informed decision about my vote. With that being said, I am declaring last night's winner of the debate: Joe the Plumber. So here's to you Joe, way to capture America's hearts, and the hearts (maybe the anecdotal heart that appeals to voters) of the candidates.
Life is hopefully starting to slow down just a bit. Sarah and I have pretty much moved into the house in Mertens, and we love it up here so far. This time of change and transition not only getting married but also moving and becoming a pastor has caused a lot of stress and anxiety for both Sarah and I. I always used to look at stress and anxiety as bad things, but it really is not. For me, it has caused me to look to God even more, and made me long for those times of silence and praying the Psalms. As life slows down, and hopefully as Sarah and I get into a routine of somekind, we will be able to cherish the rhythm. I leave you with pictures of the new house.
I am not an economist. Most of the language of the bailout is foreign to me since I have not had an economics class since high school. I did study a little bit of economics with Dr. Mullins in my history classes at OBU, but only enough to confuse myself even more. But I have made one observation. Many people go into debt trying to make the allusion that they are higher socially (whether this is conscious or unconscious I don't know). Our national debt is now about to hit the $10 trillion mark. I can't even fathom that much money. We talk about America being the greatest nation in the world, and to be honest I would not live any other place. But I wonder if all our debts, both individually and as a nation, are now catching up with us. We are in desperate need of Jubilee!
On another note, Sarah and I are moving Friday to Mertens, Tx. Excitement, anxiety, nervousness, and joy are swirling within us right now. The people of Mertens have been so kind to us already, and now my good friend John Lassitter is going to join us out there as music minister. I have a feeling God is going to move there in us and through us.