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About Facing Glory

I am learning that it takes time to see God's glory. It is always there, but when I write I tend to look for it more. And so I write this blog. It's simple, thoughtful and a glimpse of the journey I'm on. I enjoy hearing your ideas, so comment freely.
Love, Lindsay

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Thomas Moore : To live ordinary life artfully is to have this sensibility about the things in daily life, to live more intuitively and to be willing to surrender a measure of our rationality and control in return for gifts of the soul.

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The Big Day...or is it?


Adam Smith of Relevant Magazine closed his article entitled A Last Word on Voting with this...

“We’re inviting people to think,” he says. “Some folks go out and organize for one of the candidates. Others say, ‘We’re going to write in Jesus.’ Ultimately, [we hope] whatever they do is seeking first the Kingdom of God and embodying their politics with their lives rather than just trusting in a single candidate or a single politician to change the world for them. We vote every day with our lives. We vote every day with our feet, our hands, our lips and our wallets. Ultimate change does not just happen one day every four years.”

I thought a lot about what to write today in light of Election Day 2008. It's a big day and it's easy to be wishy washy or fanatical or just completely apathetic.

A lyric from John Mayer's CD Continuum keeps coming to mind...


Is there anyone who ever remembers
changing their mind from the paint on a sign?,
is there anyone who really recalls
ever breaking rank at all
for something someone yelled real loud one time?


I recognize that a little blog entry isn't going to inspire the world to make a good decision together. I will be honest and share that I've voting with the Mavericks. :-) On a big picture, I think that the people are most free when the government is smallest. I think freedom is one of the biggest issues at stake in this election. I recognize that the oppression of poverty is severe in this country, but I personally don't think that bigger government will be able to really reduce poverty. I recognize that this is a complex issue with a lot of ethical issues attached to both candidates.

I will leave you with some very fitting words from Mr. Paul of Tarsus...

You, my brothers (and sisters), were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."-Galatians 5:13-14


I think that love is the issue for our country guys and frankly that's a much bigger issue than the election. Love your neighbors today.

Happy Voting and happy loving.

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