The evil that is ISIS

Thoughts about ISIS have been bouncing around in the back of my mind for a few months.  Probably since late summer of 2014.  It was once again brought to the forefront with the recent news about the American hostage that was killed this week (or last).

As a Christian I ask myself how God can allow such an evil in this world.  Beheading, burning people alive and other acts we probably can’t imagine.  My first thought is lets nuke them to the ground.  Send everything we have and put them into the ground so we never hear from them again.  But then I have to back track and realize that God has a plan.  It’s not on our timetable but on his time table.  It is hard to see evil in this world, and this being one of the worst that I’ve seen in my life time, but there is.  Despite that God does have a plan and he knows what he’s doing.

Words seem to be coming hard this week, for what reason I’m not sure, but they are.  I hope to have some fiction tomorrow.

The Good Internet

My opinion on the internet varies wildly at time.  Sometimes I think it’s the greatest thing ever invented and at other times I think it’s nothing but the spawn of satan.  However there are times where it is really good.  This week was one of those weeks where I think it’s great.

There was this story about this guy, James Robertson, in Detroit, who walked 21 miles each way to work.  He’d start his journey at 8AM to start his job at 2PM.  I won’t repeat the story here.  You can read about it here, and at many various other places on the internet.  In all of that a college freshman put up a GoFundMe campaign and it’s raised over $230,000 dollars as of this writing! Pretty incredible when you think about it.

It’s stuff like this that I find totally amazing about the internet.  Prior to the internet no one outside of Detroit or the surrounding areas would have known about this.  Yet in today’s day and age people from around the world have donated to this cause and he’ll hopefully have a car to get to and from work (and some extra for gas!)

There is good out there. Sometimes you have to look hard for it, but it’s out there!

I’d love to hear any other stories out there like this if you know of them.