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The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. --Ecc. 10:2



Updated: 2017-10-06T15:43:32.927-05:00

 



Left Behind games vs. Google Earth 4.3

2015-02-09T00:40:08.290-06:00

It's interesting, years ago, the Left Behind games had city graphics that were at least as good as, if not better than (given the appearance of cars on the streets), what Google Earth has now, yet the games were heavily criticized for how bad the graphics supposedly were for the time.

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Thoughts about the current Left Behind Games/Inspired Media situation

2014-09-11T23:20:21.042-05:00

I just learned that Troy Lyndon, CEO of Left Behind Games/Inspired Media company, was charged in September with stock fraud. As far as I know, no trial has happened yet, but of course that hasn't stopped long-time critics of the "Left Behind" games from treating the charges as convictions. Why wouldn't they? They treated the accusations against the games as cold, hard fact without bothering to confirm them. Just par for the course with these folks. They are also pretty gleeful about these charges. They undoubtedly view them as a stain upon the entirety of Christendom. Again, par for the course.

So, what happened here? If it turns out that the charges are based on fact, then it's unfortunate that Mr. Lyndon gave in to sin (greed, specifically). He is only human, though. Being a Christian doesn't make someone immune from succumbing to sin as many critics of Christians seem to think. Christians can and do sometimes give in to sin. Does that mean they are hypocrites? No. It means they are imperfect. Only one man in history was ever sinless and perfect and he died a criminal's death on a cross at Calvary to pay for the sins past, present, and future of those who repent and put their faith in him.

All in all, this whole situation just goes to show the immense price that sin costs people. The sins of the people who lied about the "Left Behind" games hurt the company financially. That apparently led to the unfortunate decision of Mr. Lyndon to commit his own sin -- perhaps out of a love for money. Ultimately, nobody wins here. Oh, the people who lied about the game think they won, but at what cost?




Be A Man

2012-10-29T23:50:45.704-05:00

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Men

2012-10-21T02:30:18.940-05:00

My fellow men, may I be perfectly frank?  It's time to man up and grow up!  There is a pandemic in this country of males with adult bodies afflicted with children's minds and spirits.  We have too many men who are suffering from the negative effects of a long-extended adolescence.  Indeed, not only are they suffering, but these negative effects are being passed on to their families and causing their wives and children to suffer!  This should not be!  We have been called to something greater!  In 1 Corinthians 13, the Apostle Paul tells us, "When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me."  This is our mark, men!  This is God's calling for us!

I'm starting down the road of calling out the man in my son, but you know, I could only do so after putting my own childish ways behind me.  How could I ever lead him to manhood before I embraced it for and in myself?  It would have been the blind leading the blind!  Such a foolish endeavor would undoubtedly end only in damaging him, me, and our relationship.

To my shame, I failed to embrace Godly manhood for far, far too long.  I desperately held on to my childish ways and my childish things well beyond the point I should have let them go.  From choices of entertainment to attitude and behaviors, I was mired down, living for myself, and refusing to grow.  Thankfully, the Lord showed me there was a better way and a better purpose for my life.  It wasn't an easy path, though.  I resisted.  I planted my feet firmly and dug in... hard.  I growled and yelled and gnashed my teeth.  I lashed out.  I hurt those whom I loved most.  I hurt myself.  I hurt God.  I paid the price.  God taught me some harsh lessons because of my continued rebellion and I very nearly lost everything that was priceless to me.  Thankfully, though, through His limitless love, grace, and mercy, I found forgiveness, healing, restoration, recommitment, and a new purpose.  My journey's not done, though.  I have a ways to go yet as I continue to search myself inside and out and keep finding little "hangers-on" that need to be dealt with.  The old adage "Be patient -- God's not done with me yet" holds true, but I find that it not only applies to others being patient with me, but also to me being patient with God as He works in my life, bringing me to where He wants me to be.

Now, don't let it be thought that I'm saying men need to be humorless, joyless fuddy-duddies who can't ever have fun.  I'm absolutely not saying that.  We can still do things like play games and have fun.  We just need to make sure that those things do not come to dominate our lives and that we never lose our focus on what's truly important.

Men, please don't blow this off today and wake up tomorrow only to suddenly find to your great regret that years have passed and you've wasted all that time.  The time to make the decision is NOW!  This is something we need.  It's something that our wives and children desperately desire.  It's what God demands.



We're at war

2016-09-29T21:23:47.373-05:00




Profoundly mature thinking from a young man regarding the fair sex

2012-10-13T20:23:17.773-05:00

"It arouses the male in me, but it doesn't attract the man in me."

From the 18:36 mark here.

This statement blew me away. I was simply floored by how profound, how wise, how mature, and how spiritually pure it was. I was also amazed at how relevant it was for me in light of the road I'm going to be going down with Jon starting this weekend. That statement is exactly -- EXACTLY!!! -- what I want to instill in his heart of hearts over the next few years!



Moving past VeggieTales

2012-10-13T20:23:44.104-05:00

"Our son may enjoy some VeggieTales for fun. But it is my responsibility that he gets some MilkyTales when he's young and MeatyTales as he matures."
--Jeff Fuller



Blueprint

2012-10-13T20:16:16.331-05:00

From here:
To anyone who wants to use the "Jesus didn't say anything about gay marriage" argument... He also didn't say anything about rape, suicide or pedophilia. So I guess by this logic those things are ok too right? He DID however give the blueprint for marriage in Matthew 19:4-6. So while He didn't mention it, He did state that marriage is one man and one woman. Interesting how that part always gets left out of this fallacious argument.
"Blueprint" is a good word to use. Think of a construction blueprint. Does anywhere on the blueprint say "Do not build this way?" Of course not, but if you don't follow what the architect drew up on the blueprint, you're going to be in some serious trouble. You won't be able to weasel out of it by arguing that the architect didn't say/write anything about constructing the building how YOU saw fit.



God's ONLY standard for marriage

2012-10-13T20:13:02.879-05:00

2000 years ago, marriage was already in trouble. Adultery, abuse, divorce... A man could justify divorcing his wife over something as trite as one bad meal! (Not really that much different from today, was it?) But when Jesus came and started teaching, what did he say about marriage? Did he look at what a mess traditional marriage had become and say, "Well, you guys have made such a mess of marriage as it is and, well, God is love, and love is love is love, so there's no real reason for me to defend and limit marriage to one man and one woman, so just do whatever you think is right."? Of course not! Jesus still upheld God's standard -- God's ONLY standard -- for marriage despite the times and the failings of humans -- even the failings of those who followed him. He expects us to uphold the same standard despite our times and our failings. This is because we're not called by God to judge the applicability of His Word according to the circumstances of the world we currently live in. The applicability of God's Word is not dictated by the world. It stands apart from the world.



Ch-ch-ch-changes!

2012-09-21T22:46:33.105-05:00

I just deleted a ton of past posts. They simply do not matter anymore. I'm making changes both personally and here. Bear with me.



10 years later: Mark Bavis (repost)

2012-10-13T23:26:04.491-05:00

Mark Bavis loved hockey. He started skating at the tender age of 4 and started shooting goals shortly after. His identical twin brother Mike also enjoyed the game and the two practiced and played together in minor hockey and then for their high school team, the Catholic Memorial Knights. Mark and Mike helped the Knights win three state championships.In college, Mark played for the Boston University Terriers and played in the NCAA Tournament four times with three trips to the semi-finals and one championship game against Northern Michigan in 1991. The championship game went into triple-overtime, but ended in an 8-7 win for Michigan.After college, Mark played in the American Hockey League for three years as a ninth-round draft pick for the New York Rangers. Later, he played for the South Carolina Stingrays for two years, where he and Mike became teammates again the first year. This would be the last time the two played together professionally. Mike eventually went on to become an assistant hockey coach at Boston University.After leaving the Stingrays, Mark turned to coaching and eventually landed jobs as assistant coach for Brown University and then Harvard. Of the latter, he said, "I'm very excited to have the opportunity to be at one of the best institutions for academics and hockey in this country." Mark's work at Harvard eventually earned him the notice of the Chicago Freeze, a North American Hockey League team, who made him an assistant coach in 1999.Then in 2000, Mark was hired by the Los Angeles Kings as an assistant scout under hockey great Garnet "Ace" Bailey.On September 11th, 2001, Mark and Garnet were traveling together aboard United Flight 175, which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m. Eastern.At Mark's memorial mass on September 19th, Mike spoke of Mark's deepening faith, his plans to enroll in law school, and their love for each other. "We had an unspoken love. We spent so much time together. I knew how he felt and he knew how I felt."Mike spoke of when he became a father for the first time, saying, "Nothing was like the day I saw my brother holding my son, Jack."And of the fateful events surrounding Mark's death, Mike stated, "It makes me feel good that my brother was with Ace. We need courage to face what happened, as a family and as a country. We need to return to life as it was on September 10th. I'm going to be out there again. And I'm going to be flying by plane... trying to figure out a way to beat BC. In no way am I going to let the people involved in this think they got me twice."Mark's legacy did not die with him, however. During his days playing and coaching, he mentored many young hockey players. Mark worked for both the Massachusetts USA Satellite Program (where he eventually was named the program director) and the International Hockey Academy. He also opened a hockey summer camp of his own in Canton, Massachusetts, which helped children both athletically and academically.His work now lives on with the Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation, which was founded by his family and friends. The Foundation provides annual grants to help young people with tuition, summer programs and appropriate extracurricular activities so as to better themselves as well as their schools and communities.Additionally, Kevin O’Sullivan, an old friend and Catholic Memorial teammate, recently opened a sports complex in memory of Mark: the Mark Bavis Ice Arena in Rockland, Massachusetts. The complex features two ice surfaces, a turf field, 5 locker rooms, 5 party rooms (where kids can enjoy sports-themed birthday parties), a lounge with a big-screen TV, a meeting room and a pro shop.Mark was preceded in death by a brother and his father. He is survived by his twin brother, Mike; his mother, Mary; two ot[...]



Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Mission 28

2014-12-27T00:12:42.063-06:00

Mission 28 continues the story arc. You must help a main character search for another. It's not easy! GC forces are everywhere and reinforcements arrive continually.

Mission 28

Recruit, train, build, protect, safely reach map coordinates and survive.

VE*: 0
CK*: 0
PS*: 38 (no change due to no "Peaceful mission" goal)

*Abbreviations: "VE" = number of times violence is encouraged, "CK" = number of times "convert or kill" is encouraged, "PS" = number of times a peaceful solution is encouraged.


Previous posts.





Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Mission 27

2014-12-27T00:12:58.798-06:00

Mission 27 is a continuation of a story arc involving a main character from the novels, whom you must protect from GCP attacks while you traverse the city. You are instructed to train a couple of soldiers and some musicians, but again, the musicians are far, far more effective at countering the attacks. This level also features a little something special that relies on you having paid attention to the information screens you get at the end of levels.

Mission 27

Recruit, train, build, protect, safely reach map coordinates and survive.

VE*: 0
CK*: 0
PS*: 38 (no change due to no "Peaceful mission" goal)

*Abbreviations: "VE" = number of times violence is encouraged, "CK" = number of times "convert or kill" is encouraged, "PS" = number of times a peaceful solution is encouraged.


Previous posts.





Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Mission 26

2014-12-27T00:13:09.849-06:00

Mission 26

Recruit, train, build, heal and survive.

VE*: 0
CK*: 0
PS*: 38 (+1 for "Peaceful mission" goal)

*Abbreviations: "VE" = number of times violence is encouraged, "CK" = number of times "convert or kill" is encouraged, "PS" = number of times a peaceful solution is encouraged.


Previous posts.





Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Mission 25

2014-12-27T00:13:21.348-06:00

This mission continues the story arc started in the last mission and introduces some new characters and units (though you may have already used the units in question on your own in previous missions).

Mission 25

Recruit, train, build, heal and survive.

VE*: 0
CK*: 0
PS*: 37 (no change from last because "Peaceful mission" is not a stated goal)

*Abbreviations: "VE" = number of times violence is encouraged, "CK" = number of times "convert or kill" is encouraged, "PS" = number of times a peaceful solution is encouraged.


Previous posts.





Left Behind: Eternal Forces "placeholder"

2014-12-27T00:25:41.429-06:00

Doing something new. The list of past posts about the game is getting a little long, so I'm going to confine the list to a single post which I will update and link to at the bottom of each new post.Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Mission 28Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Mission 27Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Mission 26Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Mission 25Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Mission 24LB:EF - Mission 23LB:EF - Mission 22 (finished) LB:EF - Mission 22 (currently playing) LB:EF - Mission 20 (complete)LB:EF - Mission 21LB:EF - Mission 20 (incomplete)LB:EF - Winning a few battles in my modest fight for the truthLB:EF - Giveaway of LB:EF for a limited timeLB:EF - Free upgrade to Tribulation ForcesLB:EF - *snicker* EF's ratings vs. Golden Compass game's ratings LB:EF - Eternal Forces on HSN LB:EF - Some screenshotsLB:EF - What neutral reviewers have to say about the gameLB:EF - The latest brouhaha and the left's continued liesLB:EF - Revisiting my earlier concerns (by request) LB:EF - Mission 19 LB:EF - Mission 18LB:EF - More falsehoods spread in the mediaLB:EF - More response to criticismsLB:EF - Mission 17LB:EF - Mission 16LB:EF - Missions 13, 14, and 15LB:EF - Mission 12LB:EF - Missions 9, 10 and 11LB:EF - Addressing an opening animation criticismLB:EF - Easter egg? LB:EF - Email from the game's senior producer! LB:EF - Missions 6, 7 and 8LB:EF - The first few missionsLB:EF - TutorialLB:EF - the manual New S&B series: "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in detailThe left's lies about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces"[...]



Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Mission 24

2014-12-27T00:22:59.050-06:00

Another pretty straightforward mission which requires a little work and finesse to complete the penultimate objective.Mission 24Recruit, train, build and survive.VE*: 0CK*: 0PS*: 37 (+1 for a mission goal of no killing)*Abbreviations: "VE" = number of times violence is encouraged, "CK" = number of times "convert or kill" is encouraged, "PS" = number of times a peaceful solution is encouraged.Previous posts:LB:EF - Mission 23LB:EF - Mission 22 (finished) LB:EF - Mission 22 (currently playing) LB:EF - Mission 20 (complete)LB:EF - Mission 21LB:EF - Mission 20 (incomplete)LB:EF - Winning a few battles in my modest fight for the truthLB:EF - Giveaway of LB:EF for a limited timeLB:EF - Free upgrade to Tribulation ForcesLB:EF - *snicker* EF's ratings vs. Golden Compass game's ratings LB:EF - Eternal Forces on HSN LB:EF - Some screenshotsLB:EF - What neutral reviewers have to say about the gameLB:EF - The latest brouhaha and the left's continued liesLB:EF - Revisiting my earlier concerns (by request) LB:EF - Mission 19 LB:EF - Mission 18LB:EF - More falsehoods spread in the mediaLB:EF - More response to criticismsLB:EF - Mission 17LB:EF - Mission 16LB:EF - Missions 13, 14, and 15LB:EF - Mission 12LB:EF - Missions 9, 10 and 11LB:EF - Addressing an opening animation criticismLB:EF - Easter egg? LB:EF - Email from the game's senior producer! LB:EF - Missions 6, 7 and 8LB:EF - The first few missionsLB:EF - TutorialLB:EF - the manual New S&B series: "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in detailThe left's lies about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces"[...]



LB:EF - Misson 23

2011-01-02T19:46:31.584-06:00

Mission 23 involves recruiting and training Praisers, then protecting them and four churches spread out across the map. Pretty straightforward mission which still proved challenging. Keep your eyes on the mini-map! It also helps to know and use the abilities of various units.Mission 23Build, protect vehicles, recruit, train, and survive.VE: 0CK: 0PS: 36 (+1 as, again, one of the mission goals is for no killing)Previous posts:LB:EF - Mission 22 (finished) LB:EF - Mission 22 (currently playing) LB:EF - Mission 20 (complete)LB:EF - Mission 21LB:EF - Mission 20 (incomplete)LB:EF - Winning a few battles in my modest fight for the truthLB:EF - Giveaway of LB:EF for a limited timeLB:EF - Free upgrade to Tribulation ForcesLB:EF - *snicker* EF's ratings vs. Golden Compass game's ratings LB:EF - Eternal Forces on HSN LB:EF - Some screenshotsLB:EF - What neutral reviewers have to say about the gameLB:EF - The latest brouhaha and the left's continued liesLB:EF - Revisiting my earlier concerns (by request) LB:EF - Mission 19 LB:EF - Mission 18LB:EF - More falsehoods spread in the mediaLB:EF - More response to criticismsLB:EF - Mission 17LB:EF - Mission 16LB:EF - Missions 13, 14, and 15LB:EF - Mission 12LB:EF - Missions 9, 10 and 11LB:EF - Addressing an opening animation criticismLB:EF - Easter egg? LB:EF - Email from the game's senior producer! LB:EF - Missions 6, 7 and 8LB:EF - The first few missionsLB:EF - TutorialLB:EF - the manual New S&B series: "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in detailThe left's lies about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces"[...]



Happy New Year and welcome to a new day for S&B!

2011-01-01T11:22:47.062-06:00

You can now reach this blog via www.shockandblog.com! Hurray! My deepest most profound thanks to my friend Daniel for helping me with the domain registry.





Also in the works

2010-12-30T15:28:51.355-06:00

I bought the shockandblog.com domain name earlier this year and am finally attempting to set it up to show this blog. I will let you know when that is finished.





In the works: a walkthrough guide to LB:EF and more

2010-12-30T15:28:41.195-06:00

A friend has requested (quite a while ago, actually -- sorry, Steph) that I put together a walkthrough guide for "Eternal Forces." I will probably create and publish this walkthrough mission by mission, so it's going to take some time to finish.

I also am playing around with screen capture programs in order to possibly create videos for a "let's play"-type YouTube series. My thoughts for that are along the same lines as my coverage of the game here: i.e. debunking the "convert or kill" falsehoods.

In the meantime, here's something for you to chuckle about:

Left Behind Terrorist Training Material

Be sure to read the apoplectic rant behind that petition:

Terrorist Training Videos OK for Christians?

I wonder what my old friend Shannon would have to say about all that. Maybe she signed the petition herself!





LB:EF - Mission 22 (finished)

2010-12-29T16:32:32.065-06:00

With things settling down around here after the move and my job hunt (which was successful!), I've been able to find some time here and there to play. I was finally able to finish this mission after a few retries and saved game reloads. As I said in my earlier post, there's a lot going on and a lot to do on this level. It really keeps you on your toes. Here's a teensy hint for this level: AVOID THE TURBO BUTTON!!! It's tempting to use it to speed up building construction, but whenever I used it, I usually wound up having my units quickly slaughtered whenever GCP forces suddenly showed up.Mission 22Build, protect vehicles, recruit, train, and survive.VE: 0CK: 0PS: 35 (+1 as one of the mission goals is for no killing)Previous posts:LB:EF - Mission 22 (currently playing) LB:EF - Mission 20 (complete)LB:EF - Mission 21LB:EF - Mission 20 (incomplete)LB:EF - Winning a few battles in my modest fight for the truthLB:EF - Giveaway of LB:EF for a limited timeLB:EF - Free upgrade to Tribulation ForcesLB:EF - *snicker* EF's ratings vs. Golden Compass game's ratings LB:EF - Eternal Forces on HSN LB:EF - Some screenshotsLB:EF - What neutral reviewers have to say about the gameLB:EF - The latest brouhaha and the left's continued liesLB:EF - Revisiting my earlier concerns (by request) LB:EF - Mission 19 LB:EF - Mission 18LB:EF - More falsehoods spread in the mediaLB:EF - More response to criticismsLB:EF - Mission 17LB:EF - Mission 16LB:EF - Missions 13, 14, and 15LB:EF - Mission 12LB:EF - Missions 9, 10 and 11LB:EF - Addressing an opening animation criticismLB:EF - Easter egg? LB:EF - Email from the game's senior producer! LB:EF - Missions 6, 7 and 8LB:EF - The first few missionsLB:EF - TutorialLB:EF - the manual New S&B series: "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in detailThe left's lies about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces"[...]



We're movin' on up!

2010-09-09T12:17:18.255-05:00

Up north, that is! It's been an interesting few months recently. We're getting ready to move to a new house in a new city in a little over a week. We're doing this because we can and because we want to, not for any negative reason. I can tell you that when we initially began contemplating this move, I never thought it would happen this quickly or this well, but it's been a whirlwind of activity and amazing acts of God. When it's all over and done, we're going to sit down and write down everything that has happened. It will be an amazing testimony of God's love, faithfulness and providence.



LB:EF - Mission 22 (currently playing)

2010-06-28T20:27:48.497-05:00

I've replayed through the previous levels and this is the level I was stuck on before and I'm stuck on it now. You need to build advanced buildings and survive for 25 minutes while being attacked by GCP forces. You get a few brief moments to prepare yourself before the GCP recruiters, musicians, thugs and soldiers swarm in. There often tends to be a lot of things going on at once, so it's difficult to keep track of everything. (I keep failing the "peaceful mission" goal as a result.) I'll give the level a few more tries before moving on.





Ten Ways John Shore Failed at Criticizing Christians

2010-06-06T16:40:21.321-05:00

John Shore is a sometime author, Huff-n-Puff blogger, and former "rabid anti-Christian" who claims to have become a Christian after hearing a cartoon voice in a rarely used supply closet at work.No, I'm not kidding, but I wish I were. Oy.Anyway, Mr. Shore has apparently set himself up now as the great, God-ordained mouthpiece of how Christians of all types (who he bunches primarily into the stereotypical "conservative" and "liberal" labels) should act. Virtually none of his proposals are biblically backed, though, and the ones that are generally based on ripping Bible verses out of context.Most of his criticisms are, of course, directed at conservative Christians. For example, his recent self-contradictory diatribe Ten Ways Christians Tend to Fail at Being Christian." As I read that awful, poorly thought-out list of man-based nonsense, my brain felt like it was slogging through thick, sticky mud. It wasn't difficult coming up with corrections to the points.1. Too much money. “Wealthy Christian” should be an oxymoron. In Luke 12:33, Jesus says, “Sell your possessions and give to the poor.” At Matthew 19:21, he says, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor.” In Matthew 6:24, he says: “You cannot serve God and Money.” Christians are generally pretty huge on cleaving to the word of God. I just don’t see how those particular words could be clearer.Keep that last sentence in mind. It'll come up later.As for the rest of the point, it's nothing more than your typical bashing of rich conservatives using the same old grossly out-of-context Bible verses.Luke 12:33 is not a direct command. It is part of Jesus' teaching about not worrying. In the preceding verses, Jesus tells us not to worry (the only direct command from the passage) before going on to hyperbolically give examples of not worrying that include not giving any thought to what you eat, drink or wear. So if you take those verses out-of-context, does that mean Jesus is telling us not not eat, drink or wear clothes? Of course not!Matthew 19:21 was a comment Jesus directed at a cocky rich young man who he already knew loved money more than God.Matthew 6:24 is a warning about loving money more than God, not about being rich. In fact, Matthew 6:24 foreshadows Matthew 19:21.Simply being rich is not a sin and the Bible gives no command for us to live as eternal paupers. That isn't to say, however, that being rich doesn't come with its dangers. People can and do become obsessed with money, but that is not limited to rich people. Indeed, the rich man in Matthew 19 could have just as easily been a poor man who loved money more than God and Jesus' response would've been just the same.And incidentally, I wonder how wealthy Mr. Shore has become from authoring and co-authoring books. On his "About Me" page, he admits to making "crazy money" off a co-authored book and spending it all on a house. A pretty spendy-looking one at that! Apparently Mr. Shore doesn't practice what he preaches. Go figure.2. Too confident God thinks we’re all that and a leather-bound gift Bible. I’d like to humbly suggest that we spend a little more time wondering how we displease God, and a little less time being confident that we do.If you're not confident (i.e. aware) that you are displeasing God, then how can you possibly know how you are displeasing Him? How about we spend more time thinki[...]