Friday, January 23, 2009


On every trip my DH and I have ever taken, I keep a journal. It is full of mileage, gas records, toll receipts, where it was we got lost and not to go that way I always jot down unusual signs, bumper stickers, and so forth.

I like to refer to these signs as an Interstate Chalkboard that conveys an "Intentional Message." Communication purposely intended to convey a message ~whether we agree or disagree with the message. We live in a country that beats to the rhythm of ~FREE SPEECH.~

It was on state 64 in Indiania we passed two ~Intentional Messages.~ The first was a young adult driving a pick-up that had a bumper sticker, "Born to raise hell."

The second ~Intentional Message~ was a semi-truck that said, "Owned and operated by the Grace of God."

Oh that was a powerful message to go rolling down the Interstate.

Although the semi had the wonderful message and the young adult driving the pick-up had a disgusting message, I felt odd....I thought for awhile as we drove. It came to my memory of a time my car was stalled at the intersection of a four way stop. A car with a large rear window sticker stating, "I love Jesus" came flying around me and waved me an ~intentional message~ with his ugly finger and I wondered if the pick-up we just passed that said, "Born to raise hell," could have been a youth pastor or just a christian man that had borrowed the pick-up or had just bought it and didn't even realize about the sticker.

I think that everything that is going on in the government with truths being told of affairs, bribery, prostitution, and so forth God is calling us to "Accountability!" being aware of what we say, what we laugh at, who we hang out with and so forth. Christians are like every one else...we make mistakes...we are not goody-two-shoes but we are trying to be Accountable to Jesus, family, friends, and those in need. We want to make a positive difference.




"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any doubled-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give "account". Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

~HEBREW 4:12-16


  1. Debbie... great post! I liked it so much, I made you the "Featured Post" on my "So, God are you listening" blog! Awesome job my friend!

  2. Your words have made me think of the quote,
    "Dont judge a book by it's cover"... or it's bumper sticker!!! (lol) No one is perfect, we do not live in a perfect world. Thank God for His Amazing love and forgiveness.
    Loved your entry!!

    Blessings~Kelly Maria

  3. GREAT post and thank you for sharing!!! Hope you have a FANTASTIC Friday! :D


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