Saturday, July 19, 2008

Familiarity breeds contempt

Our Daily Devotional:

Too Familiar?

Revelation 2:4 NIV: Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.

It has been said that, "familiarity breeds contempt." One author writes, "Familiarity breeds unfamiliarity�unsuspected unfamiliarity, and then contempt." The notion is that when frequently exposed to something, we begin to lose sight of its value. We treat it as though it is not worthy our consideration, time, or attention. Perhaps we do not actively view it with disdain, yet we, by simple neglect, hold it in a subtle contempt. For most of us, modern society is well exposed to Christ and Christian doctrine. There are Bibles to be had, churches to attend, and opinions on Christian philosophy at every turn. And that is good, right? Consider cultures that do not have such offerings. People hide to meet and worship, and scripture is still sacred and hungered for. One might contend that they are richer than we, for they still see the worth of such things, and hold them in high regard. But we are blessed, right? We have all we could want. If only we could want what we have a little more.


written by Randy Chambers

Friday, July 11, 2008

Inaugural season

I am so excited! Tonight I come home and find out that my husband picked up Season 1 of Stargate SG-1 at Wal-Mart!!! HOORAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!! This is quite the coup.

This all began last Christmas when, armed with a $20 spending limit and one night to spend it, I embarked upon the search for my husband's Christmas present. I was working my way through the electronics/media section of Wal-Mart when I spied a display of Stargate SG-1 DVD collections, divided by season. However, Season 1 was nowhere to be found, so I settled on Season 2... and that's how it all began.

Since then, we have diligently and faithfully watched every episode from Season 2 through Season 10 AND The Ark of Truth. Now, we are not only able to complete our collection, now we can bring the whole saga full circle.

More later.