Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt." — attributed to Abraham Lincoln, (This attribution is highly debated with scholars very divided regarding its origin.)
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
"How Cold Is It? It’s so cold, even polar bears can’t handle the polar vortex! Multiple news sources reporting from zoos across the country that polar bears are curling up and staying inside with their snuggie and a cup of cocoa in front of the fire!" (copied)
Friday, January 24, 2014
"Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you." ~ Saint Augustine
Want to know what happens when we fail to practice this, not only in the world in general, but also within the community of believers? Here's how you can tell: Look around, watch the news, pay attention.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
"A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist." ~ Stewart Alsop
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
"It is no use to grumble and complain; It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain - Why, rain's my choice." ~ James Whitcomb Riley
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal also voiced support for his embattled constituents: “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV," In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended."
Monday, January 20, 2014
“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” ~ Eva Burrows
Friday, January 17, 2014
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'." Erma Bombeck
Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.)
How many times have I told you, being me is no easy job? (No wonder I have to get up so early.) You've bound to have picked up on that one by now. You may think I've worn out a few psychiatrist couches over the years. It's really not as many as one might think. In fact, the number is zero. Are you happy now? Maybe the famous bard was onto something: "With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." (William Shakespeare) Milton Berle said, "Laughter is like an instant vacation." Given all the funnies I so often inadvertently bring to my day, perhaps I'm the one with frequent flier laughs. Or something like that. It is Friday so make the best of it, enjoy your Saturday, and Lord's Day Sunday. The chuckle head blogger will do his best, Lord willing, to catch back up with you, come next Monday. May God bless each one. Amen. .....More later.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." ~ Michael Jordan
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes you yourselves captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit (idle fancies and plain nonsense), following human tradition (men’s ideas of the material rather than the spiritual world), just crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding [the teachings of] Christ (the Messiah)." No one said it would be easy folks but may God help us to be a light that does brighten the corner where we are. Amen.
Yeah. I know. That's tilted a little towards the 'heavy' stuff for a Friday, but, it is something I have been, continue to be, and no doubt will do more of in the future, and that is to find myself wrestling with these types of issues. The old man still at war with the new man, if you get my drift. (Romans Chapter 6) But, we are not without hope, because we are also told that victory can be achieved because, "You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." (1st John 4:4) That's a truth we all need as we continue the journey God has appointed us to travel. I do hope you've had a productive week. They say that last Monday, being the designated official back-to-work and end-of-the-holiday, is the saddest or most depressing day of the year. That's supposedly because of the jolt back to reality where all the holiday bills must be dealt with, and the daily grind must be once again pursued. I didn't know about it so I suppose I'm thankful I didn't feel down and out on that designated saddest day. Who said being ignorant doesn't have some benefit? Just joking. Now is the time for us all to wrap up today, enjoy our Saturday, and honor our great God by meeting with other believers on Sunday. That's not such a bad prescription. If you ask me. Take care and may God bless each one. Amen. ....More later.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
|My old stomping grounds this past Monday from central Louisiana.|
"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." There's a new crisis in the making that obviously has many folks in a panic. Recent news reports indicate there could be a shortage of Velveeta Cheese leading up to and including the time when the Superbowl will be played. What is this world coming to? I suppose we in our household are fortunate since we don't typically use Velveeta in making a dip, but given the amount of news coverage devoted to this subject, I suppose there are plenty of folks who do. Maybe the government can come up with a plan to help alleviate this potential disaster. That might improve the President's sagging poll numbers. Think about it. No one should have to live without their Velveeta Cheese dip. My personal advice: Don't pay any outrageous price for a black market processed cheese product, especially if it is being sold out of the trunk of a car. If you should get your hands on some, make certain it has the following ingredients: "Milk, water, milkfat, whey, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate; contains less than 2% of: salt, calcium phosphate, lactic acid, sorbic acid as a preservative, sodium alginate, sodium citrate, enzymes, apocarotenal (color), annatto (color), and cheese culture."
Okay. That's my public service notice for today and I know everyone will benefit by me keeping us all informed. Or something like that. For those of you thinking about writing your member of Congress, please don't. The reporting like this is a huge crisis is very real, but my take on it is all in fun. Got it? I hope so. Now, get out there and have yourself a really great day and whatever you do, don't forget to give God the glory...glory. Amen. ....More later.