Friday, October 24, 2008

Reflections on a Cave Adventure

Thoughts by Rosene Hoover
1969 - 2008

In March, 2008 my sister and niece traveled with me to Belize to see friends. One day we went sightseeing to Barton Creek Caves where you explore a cave in a canoe. As we talked about going into the cave, I was excited to try two new things that I had never done before … canoeing and going inside of a cave. Since I have cerebral palsy and am in wheelchair, it was a slightly bumpy process to get me settled on the cushion in the canoe, but once I was in, I was comfortable.

As we floated through the cave, I was amazed at the big, beautiful rocks deep inside of the earth. God created them thousands of years ago and only a small number of people every saw them. Why did He bother even making them? What was the point? Yet, there they stood … strong and beautiful. I decided God had a special purpose in creating them, even if I do not understand it.

I thought about all this, because it is something I have wondered about myself over the years. By reflecting on the rocks, I realized that God had also created me for a purpose, even if I do not understand what or why. One joyous thing I thought of is the fact that I have something the rocks do not have … a personal relationship with God. I can understand and feel his never-ending love and care for me. I praise Him for that!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Political Debates and Voting

Politics - they are all around us. And that's a good thing.

As someone wise said one day, this country is "for the people, by the people." So, politics and voting is a privilege that we need to take seriously. Too often we vote for the same person our uncle/mother/brother/friend is voting for. You were created with a brain - use it :)

Read this at Real Live Preacher to help you decide how to vote - no, it doesn't tell you who to vote for, but it outlines a process to go through to help you decide.

Happy Voting :)