Obama: ‘I’m a Christian by choice’

Good evening readers I hope you are enjoying your evening.

Tonight I wanted to re-post a news article I read about today. It was originally posted on USAToday. The following is not my own writing. I just wanted to share it and get your thoughts. Please go watch the video that goes along with the post as well.

A woman in New Mexico today offered President Obama some fresh chili peppers, as well as two equally hot questions:

Why are you a Christian?

What about abortion?

“I’m a Christian by choice,” replied Obama, who has spent a good part of his public life fending off false claims he is a Muslim.

Obama said his family was not churchgoing, and “my mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew, but she didn’t raise me in the church.”

“So I came to my Christian faith later in life,” the president said, “and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead: being my brother’s and sister’s keeper, treating others as they treat me.”

(All this after Obama told the woman he would accept some chili peppers because “I like spicy food, to go with your spicy questions.”)

Other comments by Obama on religion:

“I think also understanding that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings that we’re sinful and we’re flawed and we make mistakes and that we achieve salvation through the grace of God.”

“But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people and do our best to help them find their own grace. And so that’s what I strive to do. That’s what I pray to do everyday. I think my public service is part of that effort to express my Christian faith.”

“But one thing that I want to emphasize, having spoken about something that relates to me very personally, as president of the United States, I’m also somebody who deeply believes that part of the bedrock strength of this country is that it embraces people of many faiths and of no faith. This is a country that is still predominantly Christian. But we have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists and that their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own.”

As for abortion, Obama said he agrees with former president Bill Clinton that it should be “safe, legal and rare.” He says:

“I think it’s something all of us should recognize is a difficult, oftentimes tragic situation that families are wrestling with. I think the families and the women involved are the ones who should make the decisions, not the government. But I do think actually that there are a whole host of laws on the books … such that you can have some restrictions, for example in late-term abortions. And appropriately so.”

(Posted by David Jackson)

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So what are your thoughts about President Obama and his Christian beliefs?

Until next time, God Bless!

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What’s in a Name?

Good afternoon readers. I hope everyone is having a great week so far.

I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook a minute ago, and a blog post idea came to me after watching a video a friend had posted.

Todays question that I have for you is:

What is a name?

Have you ever thought about why your parents named you the name they did? Do you even know what your name means?

Many people are named after a person in the Bible, or even a family member. Some people are named after a movie star, or singer.

In some cultures, a name defines the person who has the name. Does a person’s name make their personality? I am not an expert by no means, but I believe the person makes his/her own personality.

Watch the following video and let me know what you think. Would you go this far in naming your child?

So… What are your thoughts? Is the father justified in naming his child that way?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Remembering…

Good morning readers. I hope everyone is doing well today.

Today is a day of mourning and remembrance here in the United States. It is nine years ago today that two planes were flown into the World Trade Center, another into the Pentagon, and another into a field in a small town.

So many people lost their lives in this tragedy. It sparked one of the longest wars in US history, and so much more. Racial profiling turned its attention to the Arab race, and hatred of Christians to the Muslims.

Through all of this, there have been some good things as well. We as Americans have become more patriotic, and more aware of what is  going on in the world.

Today, a pastor in Florida is supposed to burn the Koran, as a symbol of protest. What good does that cause? Nothing. It shows the world and non-believers that Christianity is about hate, when in fact Christianity is about love.

Christians more than ever need to be showing the love of Jesus Christ; not just today, but everyday.

What are your thoughts about today?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Life is Short..

Good evening readers. I hope you are doing well tonight.

Tonight I wanted to talk about life and death. I know that is a really serious subject for a lot of us, but I has just been on my mind lately.

The thoughts were sparked from a song I heard on the radio today calledBlink”. Click on the link to play the song and read the lyrics.

In the lyrics, it describes how short life is and how within a blink of an eye, God can take us from this great Earth. It also made me think about how precious life is. A few questions came to mind as I listened to this song.

Am I taking advantage of the time I have here?

How am I using my time wisely?

Am I witnessing to people?

Am I loving others the way the Christ wants me to?

So many things were brought to mind.

I think it was maybe an eye opener for me.

I dunno… What do you think?

Until next time readers, God Bless!


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