March 20, 2008

Josh Harris on Obama

Posted in Moral Issues, Obama, Things That Make Me Cry, Thoughts at 6:25 pm by Dan Barnett

I was reading through my Google Reader today and found this excellent post by Josh Harris.  I did not see one thing in this post that I disagree with.  I read it in detail very deliberately, and I agreed with literally every word.  Check it out.

November 19, 2007

Guys’ Rules for Women

Posted in Friends, Moral Issues, Things that make me laugh, Things that make me SMILE, Thoughts, WOmen at 9:59 pm by Dan Barnett

I got this in an email from a friend of mine.  I especially like #1.

The Guys’ Rules­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down
  Finally, the guys’ side of the story.
(I must admit, it’s pretty good.)
We always hear ” the rules”
From the female side.

Now here are the rules from the male side.
These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered “1”
1.   Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports. It’s like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport.
And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem.
 See a doctor.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you won’t dress like the Victoria’s Secret girls, don’t Expect us to act like soap opera guys.

1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are.
Don’t ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the  other one .

1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched.
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing,” We will act like nothing’s wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, Expect an answer you don’t want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine… Really.

1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation,
or golf.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape.   Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

July 1, 2007

Is it worth the wait?

Posted in Immigration, Moral Issues, Politics, Thoughts at 6:59 pm by Dan Barnett

I found this story on my vista side bar.   This Cuban-born man became a US citizen at age 105.  I wonder how long he’s been trying to become one.  I haven’t read the whole article.  I thought the point of the story was good enough.  Is becoming a US citizen worth that long of a wait?  I heard a story recently on the radio of a man who went to traffic court to fight a seatbelt ticket.  He got the ticket thrown out, but on the way out the Judge told him to wear it next time.  He turned around and told the judge he was disgusted that four illegal immigrants in front of him were released, all charges dropped, and set free still illegal immigrants.  This is due to the Clear Act.  The judge responded by throwing the man in jail for contempt of court.  Who are our laws really protecting.  passing legislation is supposed to be a way to protect the citizens of our country.  What’s next? 

June 25, 2007

$8 HotDOG

Posted in Christian Life, Food, God's Sovreignty, Mission, Moral Issues, Music, Things That Make Me Cry, Thoughts, Uncategorized at 4:09 pm by Dan Barnett

Here’s some food for thought.

May 12, 2007

Don’t be Fooled

Posted in Christian Life, Family, God's Sovreignty, Mission, Moral Issues, My Personal Walk, Personal, Religion, The Church, Things That Make Me Cry, Thoughts at 9:32 pm by Dan Barnett

We are warned of false teachers in the later books of the New Testament(1 Timothy, 2 Peter, Jude) coming into the church and leading sheep astray.  Many times we glance over these parts of scripture, as we think we would spot them so easily that they wouldn’t be a threat.  Well start looking a little closer and you’ll see we have missed many of them. 

First let precede my post with this.  I respect many atheists that I have dialogued with over the past couple of months.  I have seen a greater example of how Christ would have us interact with each other in them than I see in many Christians.  I recently frequented a site run by agnostics and atheists geared mainly toward the “errancy” in Christianity and the Bible.  This I believe does not exist, but their arguments are very convincing as Jude warns it will be.  I was shocked by the harsh and disrespectful responses to their arguments by so-called Christians.  So please don’t see this post as a personal attack on atheists or agnostics or those who simply choose not to believe in Christ. 

While on that site I found “christians” stating that there is no real Heaven and Hell.  They conceded that God is not able to do all that he wills.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.  When I clicked on the link to one of their sites, I was shocked.  I found a man(whom I won’t link to his site or say who he is, for fear that many will go there and attack him) who calls himself a Christian, frequently dialogues on many atheist sites(not a bad habit), and pastors a church here in Illinois.  As I discussed issues of homosexuality with him and abortion and God’s unchanging person, I realized I was not even arguing with someone I would consider a Christian at all.  By his own admission, he believes in evolution, errancy in scripture, two different gods of the Bible(OT god and the “god of Jesus”), gay marriage is acceptable, abortion is best kept legal, and that Christians should not correct each other in their sins.  An atheist friend of his placed a post on his own site to allow questions to be directed to this pastor about Christianity.   Basically the hundreds of lost people seeking answers about Christianity on this site are getting their answers from someone who rejects seemingly 75% of the Bible.   You think we need to worry?  I do.  If one man from Illinois is making this impact, think of how many more are doing this.  They label themselves as the  emerging church, which is not a bad movement, but they are not really that church.  They are a very liberal side of it and are leading many from the true Christ.  Let me make it clear that this post is not an attack on this individual.  This is one example I have found that just disturbs me.  The point of this post is to raise awareness of what is going on under our noses and tagging us, Christians who believe the Bible is the written word of God, as the heretics. 

May 11, 2007

Justice For All, or Just Liberals?

Posted in Christian Life, Mission, Moral Issues, Thoughts at 4:38 pm by Dan Barnett

ts.jpgI found this article off another blog.  Kent Hovind is one the best “arguers” for the Christian faith.  His nickname is Dr. Dino.  He runs a ministry out of Pensacola, FL mainly focused on creation and the proven existence of dinosaurs.  Now he has been sentenced to 10 years is prison for tax fraud.  The IRS refused to respond to any contact from him or even the judge and prosecutor.  Read this article and see how justice works on our oh so great nation.

April 25, 2007

In Need of Hope

Posted in Christian Life, Family, God's Sovreignty, Mission, Moral Issues, My Kids, My Personal Walk, Personal, Religion, The Church, Things That Make Me Cry, Thoughts at 8:56 pm by Dan Barnett

As I write this, I’m turning my head from the tv.  Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell are literally watching a woman die of AIDS.  It’s so hard to watch this stuff.  I’ve seen video after video of it, and it hurts more every time.  American Idol, as you’ve probably heard by now, is doing a huge program tonight to raise as much money as they can to help with relief efforts in the U.S. and abroad.  Now, as my pride gets the best of my mind, I find myself thinking, “Why does the world do more charity and humanitarian services than the church that is called to lead the way.”  Many of you who are honest have the same thoughts.  I’m at a point where I can shut myself up and realize it doesn’t matter right now who does it.  These people need help.  Though organizations such as Worldvision and Compassion International have made hue strides in relief work and bringing the message of hope to these people, I think the church has dropped the ball for so long that these people will never hear the message without, dare I say it, the world who is reaching out.  What is happening tonight is a great way for us to get involved.  We cannot be stuck on the fact that it is a non-Christian organization.  We must act.  Sometimes we as Christians can get so prideful in our faith that we think the church is the only avenue to reach out.  I thought this whole Idol Aid thing was corny when they kept plugging it week after week, but I’ve gotta tell you They are doing a great thing.  I’m encouraged by what Bono said at the church he launched his own relief campaign.  He said we need to stop asking God to bless our work and start doing the work he has already blessed. 

You can donate at

I would encourage as well looking into sponsoring a child through World Vision or Compassion International.

We can make a difference, so let’s do it.

March 27, 2007

This is Abortion

Posted in Moral Issues at 10:17 pm by Dan Barnett

I found this video on another blog. Do not watch it if you have a weak stomach for abortion. This video hurts. I’m sitting here with some pastors and watching it. I’m almost in tears. Do not watch it if you can’t take it. That being said I think this needs to be spread. This is real images of aborted babies. I was appalled when this guy posted it and it got 3 comments. All his other stuff on the sins of gays and blasphemers get week-long discussions. Spread this around and get the word out. Here is the link to his post so you can get resources.