Saturday, 24 November 2007

Avoiding Worry 3 - Realise Its Effect

More on avoiding worry...

3. Realise its crippling and negative effect

Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. (Mark 4:18-19)

Not only is it futile. It can prevent you being productive, and can even make things harder than they would otherwise be.

Worry is rust upon the blade. (Henry Ward Hughes)

In other words, worry blunts the sharp edge of our tools. You’ll find it harder to do what you’re supposed to be doing if you’re worrying about it.

An anxious heart weighs a man down. (Proverbs 12:25a)

Worry acts like a great burden on our backs … slowing us down, causing us pain, and making everything a bigger effort.

The Global Warming 10 Commandments

There's a clever post from Tominthebox in response to the recent United Nations "definitive" report on global warming.

It includes the Global Warming 10 Commandments (the environment speaking):

1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make an image out of any piece of wood.
3. You shall not speak out against environmental causes.
4. Rest weekly from your use of the environment.
5. Honor your Father Sky and Mother Earth.
6. You shall not murder any tree.
7. You shall not burn any fires with passion.
8. You shall not take resources such as trees or water.
9. You shall not say anything falsely against the defenders of Mother Earth.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's SUV.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

More Evidence for Global Flood

The London Metro reports today (so it's probably a story that's been around for a few days!) ...

A huge landslide under water produced the longest ever flow of sand and mud. The flow travelled 1,500km before it stopped off the coast of north-west Africa.

A researcher from Bristol University is quoted as saying, "The volume of sediment transported is difficult to comprehend. It was one of the largest movements of material ever to occur on our planet."

They say this happened 60,000 years ago. I think it happened more recently - during the flood described in Genesis.