The following was posted as a comment on a recent article in our local paper about Planned Parenthood now performing abortions:

Interesting how the same people who want to control what light bulbs you use, what kind of car you drive, what you do with land you own, how cool you keep your thermostat, where you drive your boat suddenly are so concerned about choice.


Scott Raymond Lindstam

Scott, Ashley and Kayla

Scott Raymond Lindstam 43, of Tarpon Springs, passed away on July 14, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Newport, RI, he moved to Florida in 1966. He was Founder & President of Hi-Tech Assembly. Scott was an avid bass fisherman & in his youth, traveled the country as a factory sponsored BMX bike rider. He is survived by his wife Teri, children Scott Jr., Ashley & Kayla, parents Patricia & Roy Lindstam of Pinellas Park, grandfather Norman Arsenault of New Bedford, MA, sister Kimberly Starling of Maryville, TN & brothers Eric Lindstam of Washington, NC & Fred Lindstam of Bridgetown, NC. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Nana Arsenault & brother Bruce Lindstam. A Celebration of Life will be held for Scott on Saturday, July 25 from 2-4 pm at The Conway Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 750 San Salvador, Dunedin, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.


Wherever you turn, you cannot escape the religion of materialism. People are more interested in material possessions than anything else. Our marketing agencies have capitalized this in every commercial that we see on television. The message that they are sending us is that we will be happier if we buy the product they are advertising.

Not only is this seen in our commercials, but it is also evident in our corporate environments. In the workplace, employees place more emphasis on their title, the corner window office and the reserved parking spot than they do on the work that they do. They are more concerned with their status in the workplace than they are with the quality of work that they perform.

The more material items that we get, we do not get happier. All we need to do is watch shows like “Clean Sweep” and “Clean House” to see that this is the case. The more material items that we get, the more disorganized our lives become and the less happy we are.

Not only does materialism detrimental to our lives here on earth, it is also detrimental to our eternal lives. As we focus more on our possessions, we focus less on what matters: Jesus Christ.

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?”
— Matthew 16:26