Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." ~ Socrates

Good Wednesday morning. It is August 5, 2015 and I have some helpful input from folks who have learned some important things since they said I do. One fellow learned that when his wife asked if he would like to have some ice cream it actually meant that she wanted ice cream and she also wanted him to get it for her. One of the most frequently mentioned realities has to do with eating. It goes like this: "What would you like to eat?" "I don't know, what would you like?....Anything is fine with me." "Okay. Let's do Italian." "No. Not that." One lady lamented how tired she was of hearing her friends tell her how clever and funny her husband is, so much so it took all her will power not to tell them how he wipes his nose on his shirtsleeve. I hope this next one was intended to be a joke. Three rings. Engagement ring. Wedding ring. Suffer-ring. Here's an interesting discovery: Coming downstairs and finding your mate actually talking to Jake from State Farm. One fellow remarked how he should have never ever taken her literally when she told him she didn't want anything for her birthday. Another guy said even after graduating college he would have never believed himself to have been so absolutely wrong about how one is supposed to load a dishwasher. This last one was a jewel: How many more throw pillows can she buy before the husband snaps? These all came from a twitter feed dealing with married people issues. I thought they were both amusing and perhaps even instructive.

Full disclosure requires that I confess there were numerous references to toilet seats. That's so old one would think that by now we could just move on. Please. You would think people would realize that we need new material. We are told the cartoons I grew up watching were much too violent. They are the reason many of us are messed up I suppose. Now they believe they have connected cartoon characters that are heavy as having a detrimental impact on children and they may be contributing to the childhood obesity crisis. "But mommy, she's an elephant." "I don't care baby, turn it off and eat your rice cake." I'm not poking fun at unhealthy eating habits but I for one could do with a little less of Big Brother always sticking his nose into our private affairs. Pretty soon they will be dictating every detail of life from the cradle to the grave. Along with it comes the ever so slow but steady erosion of our freedoms. Got to go, they are about to drop a huge rock on Wile E Coyote and as many of you know, that's must see TV.

I think we are pretty much seeing the influence of 'unnatural affection' played out every single day. This was one of the latter day signs given to Timothy by the Apostle Paul as recorded in 2nd Timothy Chapter 3. The other day I saw a tweet about a traffic snarl on one of the busiest freeways in the metroplex. A lady had stopped her car in the middle of the freeway to render aid to an injured opossum risking her life and the lives of many others. A huge python terrorized a neighborhood for days in a suburb of St. Louis. Many small pets had gone missing. In the middle of the night a man finally saw the snake and killed it with his shotgun. It was 15 feet long. Guess what? He is now receiving hate mail for killing one of God's creatures. Then we have the saga of Cecil the lion. The world, literally, the world, is up in arms over an American dentist going to Africa and paying for the privilege of killing this animal. Huge investigations are being launched. Meanwhile, the majority of folks yawn when told about abortionists marketing the organs of the babies they have killed. It may be just me but I do believe we are living in some strange times folks. Strange times indeed! May God help is my prayer. Amen. .....More later.

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