Archive for January, 2005

Hatching Integrity!

Posted: January 18, 2005 in Everything

Every now and then something so astonishing happens that I can hardly believe it. Like many people, when this life is over, I will have several questions for God. However, the problems of pain, suffering, and death have been bumped from the top of the list. What’s at the top? How can people have such little integrity?

If you haven’t heard, Richard Hatch, the first million dollar winner form TV’s biggest reality game show ‘Survivor’ has been charged with tax evasion. You guessed it, he failed to report his million dollar earnings from ‘Survivor’.

Are you kidding me? 25 million people saw you win a million dollars and you didn’t think the IRS was gonna sniff you out! That’s like the 5-year-old who’s covered in finger paint telling his mother he doesn’t know who put the hand prints on the wall. Come on! Hatch’s feet reminds me of the bank robber who handed the teller a note demanding all the money in her register, but he had written it on the back of one of his own deposit slips. At present Hatch faces jail times and fines that would financially wipe him out.

Now I realize that the taxes on one million dollars is more money than I make in a year, but if given that lump sum, I think most of us could grin and bear the taxes. Is it that hard to have a little integrity?

Healing Hands

Posted: January 12, 2005 in Everything

I just returned from a trip out-of-town. I guess that’s something I should have mentioned earlier for all of you who keep checking back for updates. Anyway, as many of you know, when you go out-of-town for a week, there’s three weeks worth of work for you to do when you get back.

I don’t know about you, but I cannot keep my mind off the devastating tsunami in SE Asia. In addition, my mind is now drowning in thoughts about the deadly mudslides in California. I want to spend some time talking about the big “where’s God” question as it pertains to these events, but I will save that for later. Today, I just want to do what I can to spread some Light on the lives that are lost in some much darkness due to these events.

Last week I heard about a great organization, Healing Hands International . You might want to check them out and see what you can do to be light-bearers as well.

God Bless.