I know, it’s been awhile. I’ve been busy with work–lightning fried my pc, modem, printer and check scanner–things at home and stuff going through in my head. Yeah, that happens to most of us at some time or another. I just completed several weeks of physical therapy involving my neck. Well, that’s actually below my head 🙂 . I just want to say, physical therapists are great! I have 95% less pain and am able to do more around the house and yard.
I’ve been watching the news, a great deal of it. I see things going on that, as a Christian, I find extremely fascinating. I see the rapid downfall of our country; more and more hatred directed at Israel and the United States; a great deal of anti-Christian sentiment in the U.S. and tolerance for peoples who say they are of a particular religion killing Americans in our own country; people doing their best to bring about racial discord, hatred and problem manipulation; the current topsy turvy political situation, as well as, an administration doing their best to destroy our economy. Think not, do your own research. Though I really hope I’m way off base here but it would surprise me if we don’t see the dollar fall on it’s face soon. *** A special thanks to a few brave Americans, on a train, in France doing what special people do.
Today, though, I set all that aside and spent a nice relaxing day with my wife and mother-in-law. After church services, where we’ve been studying the book of James — today’s lesson — do not display favoritism. Love everyone as you love yourself. No one is above anyone aside from Christ God.
After services we stopped for lunch at a fast food place, I will not mention them because they are a national chain and I would hate to influence anyone’s take on those places. Yes, I know it’s not rocket science but I will say, when I ordered my Natural Burger 😉 no mayo add mustard, there was not any mayonnaise but also there was not but a dot of mustard. Oh, but there was more ketchup than a medium-size kid could eat over a weeks’ time, resulting in my bun and burger sliding this way and that when I bit into it. Sticky fingers, no doubt.
Later, we went to a local place called the Muddy Creek Cafe to hang with my wife’s co-workers, one who was the afternoon’s entertainment. Rob, more commonly known as Maui Mann, writes, plays the guitar and sings Christian music. Although I checked the ballgame scores a couple of times, I had a very nice and relaxing time listening to Maui Mann sing and joke around with the audience. Being a dad of a daughter and a granddad of four great kids, I was touched by one particular song that he wrote and sang for his daughter, an extremely cute little young girl hanging out with her mother during the festivities. I took the liberty of recording it (not my forte and nobody told me I couldn’t) and uploaded to my YouTube place ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz5kfqxS8tE ). (If you’re interested)
After we got home, I filled in a few holes Cheer (our American Dingo) dug at some point when we weren’t looking. The Indians beat the Yankees (Yea!); and, we just chilled the rest of the day. That’s pretty much it for today. Tomorrow is another story. I think I’ll go and see what happened in the news. I hope North Korea didn’t do anything bad.
Remember: Everyday is someone’s judgement day. Be prepared or be extra careful.
Isaiah 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand