Changing of the Guard
January 11, 2017

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Well here we go, the changing of the guard.

America changes every 4 or 8 years and we are in for another change for president. Whether you love him or hate him, too bad. He will be president in 10 days. President of the United States.

Such hatred during elections. Name calling, losing friends, losing customers, jobs, all because of differences of opinions and tastes. We need to tolerate other views.

For example, I have many, many friends that are Pittsburgh Steeler fans. Am I still friends with them? Of course. It’s differences.

I wonder, what would happen if we could disagree and be ok with each other? Let the other person have their opinion without dismissing them from our lives, or calling them names. I notice both sides of the political spectrum that each side called each other the same name: Hitler, fascist, stupid, and other things that are very hurtful.

If you’re a Christian I want to remind you of something. If you’re not a Christian, then I want to enlighten you with something.

Romans 13:1- “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” Yep, think about it.

Barrack Obama? Yep, placed there by God. Donald Trump? Yep. Placed there by God. So when we argue or name call  the president ( or president-elect), then your argument is really with God. Not that dirty, rotten, so and so that doesn’t agree with you!

Without getting into a discussion or argument, the Bible shows us that He puts people in power to bless or punish a people. So you can look at the president and decide which one it is.

We are a peculiar people, aren’t we? We take things personal and we try to demean people that don’t think like us. They’re uninformed, uneducated, even “deplorables”. And doggone it, we are right! Right?

Look at the crazy world we live in. Just think if we all could live together in peace. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

So as a Christian to other Christians I challenge you. Follow what Paul told the Romans in Chapter 12:14- “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”

If all my brothers and sisters in Christ did this, no matter what the response is from those around you, we may not have peace on earth, but we will have peace with God.

Questions That Keep Me Up At Night
April 28, 2012

These are questions that keep me up at night…….

Who was the first guy that saw a chicken drop something out of it’s behind and said, “Hey, I bet we can eat that?”

What person saw a cow with it’s utter and said to a friend, “I bet if we squeeze that, we can drink it”.

What possessed a person to invent SPAM? What is it? Where does it come from?

Who first thought that “Hey, it would be a good idea to cut off the head of this animal I shot and proudly display it on my wall”?

Why do people look at the person in the coffin at the funeral home say, “Wow, he looks good”? My gosh, people, he’s dead.

Why do people always have to touch the object that has a sign on it saying, “Wet paint”? You think someone is pulling your leg?

Why do people continue to push the button on an elevator that says, “Out of order”? Do you think your brute force will make it work?

Who was the first one to say, “Holy crap”? There’s nothing holy about crap.

How do you plant seedless watermelons?

Why does the trucking company “Yellow” have their name on their trucks painted orange?

Why does the word “gazebo” make me giggle? Go ahead, try it.

Who came up with the line “If I should die before I wake” for a little kids’ bedtime prayer? Glad THAT doesn’t instill fear.

Why is Iceland full of greenery and Greenland full of ice?

Why do parents spank their kids to keep them from crying? Wouldn’t that add to the problem?

Why do parents tell their kids, “Just be yourself”, and when they are themselves, the parents punish them?

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?

Where’s Waldo and why is everyone looking for him?

If lightning really doesn’t strike twice, why wouldn’t we stand at the last spot it hit during a storm?

Who invented gum? Why did they feel a need to chew for such a long period of time?

If I refuse to forgive, will God really not forgive me?