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Thursday, July 26, 2007

A new sidebar quote

Earl has provided my new favorite quote.
Q. Why is it my favorite quote?
A. Because it makes me FEEL GOOD!

13 Comments:

  • Oh Sister, feelings again?

    Whoah, whoah, feelings!

    (well you know what they say, if it feels good...)

    By Blogger Antonio, at 7/26/2007 5:11 PM  

  • Antonio, Rose was alive in the Seventies when people were into feelings.

    Rose, it is a great quote.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 7/26/2007 5:33 PM  

  • Should it contain a question mark though?

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 7/26/2007 5:34 PM  

  • Feelings, whoah whoah, whoah, feelings ... I wish I'd never met you boy - you'll never come again. Feelings...

    Yea, Antonio. Feelings - I am a woman - feelings are big for us! Besides, all you have to do is look around at the hidden messages on my blog and you will see that it has a lot to do with feeeeeeeeeelings. hahaha

    Matthew,
    I was aware of more of the seventies than Antonio! Question mark added.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 7/26/2007 6:26 PM  

  • Oh no flashbacks to the Gong Show!

    By Anonymous Mary, at 7/26/2007 9:38 PM  

  • Oooh, ooh, Mr Kotter, pick me!! Pick me!! I wish I could say something with feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeling so as to get on Rose's sidebar! Haha!

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at 7/26/2007 10:31 PM  

  • I imagine it does. Haha

    By Anonymous Nate, at 7/27/2007 8:08 AM  

  • Hi Mary,
    I remember the Gong Show! That was a riot. Did you know the host was on drugs? I never realised that - being so young at the time, but I saw a show about it.

    David,
    You do a great Horshack (sp) imitation!

    Nate,
    I am so vain sometimes. haha

    By Blogger Rose~, at 7/27/2007 8:23 AM  

  • You guys, you're starting to make the "frozen chosen" (Presbyterian Calvinists) look downright warm -- and that is a difficult thing to do (and a very dubious thing to aim for :o).

    What is your home life like? Do you treat your wife like that? I know a lot of this is tongue in cheek, but are people's thoughts (and people themselves) any less valuable because they don't consistently always express their faith in Mr. Spock Christianity?

    Certainly feeling and emotion have gotten out of place in many quarters, such as our popular entertainment (Luke -- don't think, feeeel the force). But in some Christian circles there is an over reaction to this. Usually I find this with hyper Calvinists, I'm surprised when I find it elsewhere.

    Are you not moved, emotionally, with feeling, about what God has done for you in Christ? Don't you ever cry over your sin, over other people's sin and difficulties? And when you get a glimpse of your great sin, are you not flooded with joy and gratitude over God's free grace to you? And when one of your co-laborers in Christ tells you are doing a good job, don't you feel good about that -- not just for your self, but that you see evidence of God working in your life and that God is graciously using you? -- and that ultimately you're feeling good about God?

    Emotion, feeeeling. Sure, there are dangers. But there are dangers to excude them. As we go through are systems of theology, take some time to consider some of the old classics, such as Jeremiah Burroughs' The Rare Jewel of Christian of Contentment, or even Jonathan Edwards' Religious Affections. If you don't like these guys, there are other classic works. They're not saying your saved by your emotions. But if you don't have emotion, feeling, then something is not normal in your Christian life.

    We need to minister to whole people. We are not simply cognative logicians. We also need to respect the whole person, and those who express themselves a little differently from ourselves.

    I'll get off my soapbox now. I know a lot of this is said in teasing and jest. But sometimes humor can include a little jab.

    By Blogger Earl, at 7/27/2007 9:20 AM  

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    By Blogger Earl, at 7/27/2007 9:28 AM  

  • whew! my spelling and wrong words. Your instead of you're, among many other things.

    Does God's grace forgive those sins too?

    I hope so. :o)

    By Blogger Earl, at 7/27/2007 9:30 AM  

  • Hey Rose, I did not know that about the Gong Show host. Since I typed that last night I've been going crazy trying to remember what that guy's name was! Chuck something???

    Earl, God hasn't oftern times started speaking to me through feelings. As a mother I am a firm believer in "women's intuition" - God knew we'd need the extra help to deal with our children! Of course all of my feelings and thoughts have to then be filtered through the Bible. At times God has had to correct my prideful, bitter, jealous et al feelings, but many other times God has confirmed "my gut reaction." I am also blessed among women to have a husband who has witnessed my "feelings" enough to pay attention when I say "something's just not right."

    By Anonymous Mary, at 7/27/2007 11:12 AM  

  • Thanks Rose! I am now definintely "...warmed & filled"!

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at 7/27/2007 1:48 PM  

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