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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Some Quotes

Religious organizations are stronger to the degree that they impose significant costs in terms of sacrifice and even stigma upon their members," write Finke and Stark in The Churching of America.

Shane Claiborne, in his book, The Irriestible Revolution, writes, “I am convinced that if we lose kids to the culture of drugs and materialism, of violence and war, it’s because we don’t dare them, not because we don’t entertain them. It’s because we make the gospel too easy, not because we make it too difficult. .”

And, “In our culture of ‘seeker sensitivity’ and radical inclusivity, the great temptation is to compromise the cost of discipleship in order to draw a larger crowd. Weith the most sincere hearts, we do not want to see anyone walk away from Jesus becaue of the discomfort of the cross, so we clip the claws on the Lion a little, we clean up a bit the bloody Passion we are called to follow.”

1 comment:

Bruce said...

Great quotes. I like what Claiborne says about losing the youth, not because we haven't entertained them (Lord knows we've tried the entertainment route) but because we don't challenge them. Unfortunately this applies to all of us.