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October 29, 2004



I put a link to it on my site... that's one powerful video.


very thought provoking. Makes us think about what we spend our $$$ on...


Thanks for sharing that....I showed my husband who is going to show it at the next mens' breakfast meeting at church...wow!! I have sponsored Siska (a little girl from Indonesia) for 5 years now and I'm just awed by what she writes and tells that my money is used for to help her. I enjoy writing that check every month!


Wow. All I can say is wow. :) (I support a little girl in Africa for next to nothing out of my take home pay. Yet it provides soooo much for her. I'm in awe of how what my family calls "God math" works!)


I put the video link up on my website for people to click and watch. Powerful video that really knocks you off your feet and makes you question what's really important in life.


It's amazing sometimes how narrow my mind gets. Because it really does. I tend to focus on what I want, what I need, and I never realize what I should be doing. I think that's why the best advice we can get is to turn our eyes to Jesus. I think it's hard for God to speak to us and for us to make a difference when all we're doing is looking at ourselves. It's like I see that and realize how incredibly selfish I am. I really am.

I'm broke right now (like 4 dollars in the bank broke), but there's one thing I can do pretty gosh darn well, and that's pray. And none of us have any excuse for not doing that.



Ali P.



thanks so much, mark! it puts life in perspective and it truly fanned the flame.


You can really do so much with so little $. It's amazing to me that more people don't give to these charities on a regular basis.


WOW. That video is powerful. I have always had a deep respect for her. I was just corresponding with [url="http://blogs.salon.com/0001772/"]RLP[/url] about a similar thing, as his book has just been published, and has been reviewed in the current issue of [url="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/010/44.113.html"] Christianity Today[/url]. It is hard to walk the line between being a servant to God and being a part of the culture. I mean, isn't that what "Wire" was supposed to be about? But even more than that, at what point does our service, whether it be making music, writing books, or whatever, actually feed the insatiable drive of the American mindset? I am sick and tired of seeing the face of my Lord plastered on coffee mugs like He's the latest and greatest fad. Christianity itself has become this huge commercialized industry. And pop psychology has been largely replaced by pop Christianity- the lastest and greatest authors, ideas, bands, church's. So where does the artist end and the industry begin? Where does the Christian end and the commercialization of Christianity begin? Here we are buying t-shirts that sport our favorite *Christian* things, and there are people in the world who have one outfit to wear! I almost feel guilty walking into my local Christian bookstore.........

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