Posted tagged ‘religion’

Graceland

September 16, 2013

I was lying in bed tonight unable to sleep. I begin to think of worldly things. Jobs, cars book sales and so on. Soon I tired of that and I begin to think of religious things.

               That didn’t take too long. The truth is I am not very religious. Sometimes I wish I were. Many people seem to get a lot of comfort from religion.

               Next, I began to think of spiritual things, first I thought about faith. That was when it came to me. I am short in that area. The Bible says if you just have as much as a mustard seed, you can move mountains. I have never had much luck at moving mountains I must confess.

               Next, I thought about hope. Again bad news. Many times in my life, I either used all mine or simply couldn’t find it. I was getting a little paranoid by this point. I ask myself exactly what did I have.

               That’s when it came to me. I have been blessed repeatedly with grace. When my faith wouldn’t move mountains, His grace did. When I ran out of hope, He poured out some more grace.

               I suppose the truth is I love grace.  It may be a lazy man’s faith for all I know. I am only for sure that I enjoy being in it. I am like a kid playing in the rain.

I even know where Graceland is. Guess what it isn’t outside of Memphis. It is that little area right behind Christ. That is where I go hide when I run out of hope and don’t seem to be able to mustard up any faith.

               If you haven’t you should try it sometimes. It’s like being in a storm shelter. All hell is breaking loose around you. There you are standing in peace that surpasses all understanding.

Tell you the truth my prayer life isn’t even that great. Most of the time it is simply me asking Jesus can I stand in Graceland for a while.

               It’s sort of like taking your big brother to a fight and He is bigger, smarter, braver, and more wonderful than anyone else is there. I am going to bed now. Before I go to sleep, I am going to ask Jesus to rain down some grace one everyone that reads this.

THE GAY COOKIE

June 28, 2012

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Alright, once again I find myself confused. This time it is about the so-called gay cookie. Tell you the truth, I didn’t know cookies had sexual preferences.

 

It seems as if Oreo decided to bake a cookie to celebrate gays. First allow me to say, Oreo owns their ovens and their cookie dough, so I suppose they can bake anything they like.

 

What I can’t imagine is why they would slap so many people in the face. Call them homophobic, haters or whatever. I call them customers. Are the gays and their supporters going to eat more cookies now just to make up the lost in the market? I doubt it.

 

I am in the car business. What if I ran an ad celebrating my love of fat women. Of course, I would show a picture of an old Lincoln. I would choose this car because it would be big just like them. This whole idea would be stupid. In this case, it would be an insult to BBW as well as much of my other clientele.

 

Same applies to a gay cookie. Say that they simply ran off 30% of the customers. To me that is a stupid move.

 

First thing you are taught when you’re getting into sales. Never talk about religion or politics and avoid sports at all cost. If you don’t you will loose way more sales than you make every time.

 

Still maybe I got this wrong. After all I have a small car lot, and they control most of the cookie business in the world. I will end this as I started.

 

I am confused.

ggs

The Quran, The Cross, The General

April 4, 2011

Do I think this nut case and his church in Florida are crazy? Yes!

Do I think they have the right to do what they did? Yes.

Do I think the Muslims should be offended? Yes.

Was I offended when the so called artist soaked the cross in urine and called it art? Hell yes!

Did any one in Washington, cry foul? No.

Did they even care? No

Was I offended when the Muslims burned the cross this weekend? Yes.

Was I offended when they burned Obama’s picture and stomped on it? A little.

Sorry General Petraeus, this country was built on freedom of religion and it is your job to make sure it stays that way. Now stop whining about it or find someone else to do the job.

I am sure I have opened a can of worms with this. Still, Christians even stupid ones have just as much rights as Muslims.

I think they should have placed the Quran ashes in some museum in New York. Just to let everyone know how open minded we are. If we really wanted to open minded about it maybe someone could have peed on them.

24 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT AND 1 TO PONDER

February 4, 2011

1. Ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 a piece on those little bottles of Evian water?
Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE

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2. Isn’t making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming pool? (My sentiments exactly!)

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3. OK ….. so if the Jacksonville Jaguars are known as the ‘Jags’ and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known as the ‘Bucs,’ what does that make the Tennessee Titans?

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4. If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea does that mean that one enjoys it?

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5. There are three religious truths:
a. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah..
b. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.
c. Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store or Hooters.

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6. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?

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7. If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

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8. Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren’t they just stale bread to begin with?

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9 Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a race car is not called a racist?

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10. Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety one?

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11. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

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12. If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

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13. Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?

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14. What hair color do they put on the driver’s licenses of bald men?

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15. I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me … they’re cramming for their final exam.

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16. I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks?

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17. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them?
Why don’t they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

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18. If it’s true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

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19. You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
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21. Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn’t zigzag?

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22. If a cow laughed, would she spew milk out of her nose?

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23. Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?

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24. At income tax time, did you ever notice: When you put the two words ‘The’ and ‘IRS’ together it spells … ‘THEIRS’?

“One of the most beautiful compensations
in life is that no man can help another
without helping himself”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –