I just came across this quote which is not attributed to anyone, “It’s not the 100 million who can’t read who bother me — it’s the 150 million who can’t write!” Amen!

I just began reading a book on the history of the Weather Channel. No really, I did. I’m 60 pages into it and about ready to not only stop reading the book, but also stop watching the Weather Channel and maybe even stop participating in weather altogether.

If you’ve got something to say, say it the best you can otherwise, shut up! There’s so much junk out there for us to read. It’s easy to find time to read the junk anyway. The Bible turns into a giant dust collector. Dust it off, open it up, read it, love it, live it, write to someone about it! And, yes, I know, my writing is nothing to brag about.

Feel free to write to me at pastor@rhinelanderbible.org

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The attacks against Israel continue. “I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 9:1-5)”

The Da Vinci Code has been the number one selling FICTION book in America for some time now. I have not read it but it’s causing quite the stir among believers. Among other things, The Code says that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. It also tells us that our Bible is just something some guys made up at the council of Nicea. basically, in writing a suspense thriller, The Code takes every opportunity to cast doubt on the reliability of Christianity and the Bible.

In recent Anti-Itch Meditations we have discussed the reliability of our scripture. You can trust church history, the testimony of scripture and me much more than you can a FICTION book! Christianity Today has an interesting article dealing with the book and the controversy.

I am reading Infinite Loop about Apple computers and its founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wosniak. Steve Jobs is the guy who gets all the credit but all he does is take advantage of people. Yet at the same time, he’s a genius because he’s innovative and is able to make new products get done. But at the same time he’s a creep!

Since he made his success by taking advantage of people and stabbing people in the back, he’s very paranoid. This then made Apple Computers a very paranoid company which is why they missed the internet and also stayed aloof of other operating systems and have become a niche market more or less. Although they make great innovative products, they’re so paranoid they can’t market them right and have everything stolen away.

Steve Jobs shows the truth of “you reap what you sow.” He’s so worried that someone will treat him like he treats others that he can’t remain stable enough to make things really work right.

Maybe Jesus was right–do unto others as you would have them do to you, it’s gonna happen anyway so you might as well be nice. At least then you don’t have to be paranoid and ruin any chance you have of making a huge impact in life.

To make sense of this post, please read the one that comes right after it. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to save these photos for posterity. They are hard to find, so I figured I’d make it easy on you. I don’t know why they strike me as so funny, but they are, they just are. Enjoy!