Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cast Cares Because of Cares

We like to quote (usually to somebody else), 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your cares on Him because he cares for you.” Cares and cares: My cares are my responsibilities that cause me anxiety, “What if I can’t? What if I fail?”

God’s care comes from His love and understanding, All of 1 Peter 5:1-11 reflects how He, our Father, is trying to help me see how to handle what I’m facing. Because of my relationship with Him (vs. 6), I can humbly take direction from others (vs. 5) and not try to get my jobs done by “lording it over” others—taking over, demanding (vs.3). Also Father reminds me that I do have an active enemy, the devil, who wants to devour me, to make me hopeless, useless (vs. 8-9).

And (vs.11) in all of life, it is our God Who is to look good (glory) and Who is in charge (dominion).

Bathroom tolerance

In Phoenix, Arizona, just use whatever bathroom you come to first. I’m dense mentally, but I’m not the only one. In February, the Phoenix City Council voted to allow admission of any man or woman to all public toilet facilities. Now, why would you do that? Why would you even want to do that? Vote, I mean. Ok, ok, political expediency. But why even demand it? Why force other people to be uncomfortable over something that should cause you no trouble? It must be the forcing that you’re after. There is no problem that I can understand. If you are dressed as a woman and can fool the public, you use the women’s restroom; if you are dressed as a man, the men’s.

Written by Jane Freuler