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The Britney Spears in Your Life
by Rubel Shelly

This isn't a piling-on piece about Britney Spears' out-of-control life. She has enough people alternately diagnosing and dismissing her. Even as the TV newscasters tell about the latest bout in court, the most recent episode of partying, or introduce the latest censored photo, they tend to roll their eyes. She generates a lot of tongue-clucking these days. She just seems hopeless.
Ah, but that's the point. Or, at any rate, it is the beginning of a point somebody needs to make about the latest young celebrity on a path to self-destruction. Is there nobody who cares about her? Will nobody risk telling her the truth? Doesn't anybody love her enough to throw her a lifeline?
Practically everybody has a Britney Spears in her life. There is a friend or family member, a colleague at work or member of her church whose life is clearly spinning sideways on a sheet of ice and about to crash.
It's a younger brother who has been experimenting with drugs -- while racking up a couple of DUIs along the way.
It's a brother-in-law who has left his wife and their two children to live with someone half his age.
It's a friend who has four or five credit cards maxed out from shopping binges and whose idea of solving the problem is to get another card.
It's the deacon who was arrested a few weeks ago for stealing a computer from his company -- and whose absence from church has not been mentioned.
It's the person in your office who used to be cheerful and dependable but who has missed a lot of work lately - and whose presence complicates life for everyone.
See what I mean now? My point is not to moralize about or to pass another sanctimonious judgment on Ms. Spears. It is to look in from the perspective you and I share to wish somebody would reach out to her. Maybe there are people who really care about her. Maybe they have tried. And maybe she has rebuffed them all. That happens sometimes! More often than not, though, people crash and burn because the people around them look away.
Alcoholics, philanderers, religious bigots, incorrigible gamblers, clinically depressed people, tax cheats - the list just goes on and on. People have life issues that have them by the throats. It will likely take a professional to help them dig out. But somebody who is close to and credible with them has to take the first step to intervene. Get in his face. Let her know how serious things are.
You don't know Britney Spears? Don't think you can help her? Okay. But what about the person you do know who is on a similar path? You may be that soul's best hope of recovery from a nose-dive into oblivion.
Even if you make the effort, there are no guarantees - except that major problems don't solve themselves. If the shoe were on the other foot, wouldn't you want someone to reach a hand to you?

Rubel Shelly

(c) 2008 Rubel Shelly. Used by permission.

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Rubel Shelly has preached for the Woodmont Hills Church of Christ in Nashville since 1978. During that time, he has also taught at David Lipscomb University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is the author of more than 20 books, including several which have been translated into languages such as Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, French, and Russian.


Creation Q & A

Question:  Are Creationists Anti-Science?

A:  Anyone familiar with the creation/evolution debate should know that anti-creationists
love to lob the accusation that creationists are "anti-science" or that they "reject science."
Evolutionists frequently label creationists "flat-earthers" and even go as far as
suggesting that consistent creationists should deny the law of gravity!

What's more, these assertions are sometimes made with the implication
(or outright allegation) that creationists are openly anti-science. So, for those
who haven't already made up their minds before hearing us out, are we truly
against science? Not at all! Answers in Genesis (like other creationist groups)
affirms and supports the teaching and use of scientific methodology, and we
believe this supports the biblical account of origins. So why all the disagreement?

Much of the problem stems from the different starting points of creationists and
Darwinists. Everyone, scientist or not, must start their quests for knowledge with
some unprovable axiom--some a priori belief on which they sort through experience
and deduce other truths. This starting point, whatever it is, can only be accepted by
faith; eventually, in each belief system, there must be some unprovable, presupposed
foundation for reasoning (since an infinite regression is impossible).

For Bible-believing Christians, God's Word is our starting point: our presupposed
foundation through which we interpret and balance fallen man's ideas, including
those derived scientifically. Although some may consider this a foolish faith, everyone
has such faith in something. But which is foolish: faith in the unmovable Word of the
omniscient creator God or faith in man's fallible, changing ideas?

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Thought For The Day

"A person may sometimes have a clear conscience
simply because his head is empty." -- Ralph Sockman

Verse for the Day

"In the last times some in the church will
turn away from Christ...their consciences
won't even bother them." -- 1 Timothy 4:2 TLB

Kid's Thought For The Day

"Mommy and Daddy's bed is always warmer than yours is."

Parent's Thought For The Day

"Oh Lord, give me the patience when tiny hands tug at me with
their small demands. And give me gentle and smiling eyes;
Keep my lips from sharp replies. And let not fatigue, confusion
or noise keep me from sharing my child's new found joys. And
most of all, help me to look above when at times I think I have no
love. For you have promised to bear my load as these precious lives unfold."

Coach's Thought For The Day

"When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers." -- Kikuyu proverb

Writer's Thought For The Day

"You have to get your knowledge of life from somewhere. You have to know
the material you're writing about before you alter it.'' --Hunter S. Thompson

Deep Thought For The Day

"Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."


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such sentimental memories. I hope that I can find my niche like that in an area that
I love. Your video gave us one of our most lasting Christmas memories! I hope yours
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