Monday Nathan Hamm tweeted, “Halloween could never be as scary as Election Day.”
(In case you don’t have enough to worry about, read about Creepy Clown Sitings here)
But in addition to jokes, there are thoughtful Christians trying to bring salt and light and love to a dark, contentious time.
Willow Creek Community Church has mounted a campaign during this time of anger and divisiveness that has taken off. Read about it here.
There are some excellent sermons being preached that bring a biblical perspective to this season. This is one of the best I’ve heard – by John Ortberg. He looks at several elections in the Bible and then offers some takeaways. Take a listen.
- Be Involved. Get information from people we agree with and disagree with. Vote.
- Be Civil.
- Be Confident (in God). God is not worried about November 8th.
And two minutes of gold from Andy Stanley!
Many people feel like they don’t have any good choice for president this election. I get that. But I’m distressed when people tell me they are not going to vote. This is a hard won privilege we have in the U.S. Please don’t take it lightly. John and I have already voted absentee – easy peasy! Cue the West Wing theme song!
Lastly, if you want some deliciousness to pass around while you’re watching the election returns (or a football game!) I want to share a great recipe from my friend Ally.
Cheesy Party Burgers
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 ts. salt
1 ts. pepper
1 ts. mustard powder
1/2 ts. smoked paprika
2 cups diced onion (that’s about 1 whole onion)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 10 oz. can Ro-tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles, drained (I used mild)
12 slices cheddar cheese
12 dinner rolls (I used Pepperidge Farm slider buns)
1/2 cup butter
2 TB brown sugar
1 TB Worcestershire sauce
1 TB mustard
1 TB sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 350 and coat 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Brown the ground beef, onions, and add rest of ingredients.
Put half of buns in bottom of 9×13 pan.
Top with ground beef and cheese slices. Finish off with top half of buns.
Mix the ingredients for the glaze in a pan on the stove and pour over buns. Can let sit for awhile.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.