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Not Slack

Time has been merciful and I am able to get another post in today!  As I took the garbage to the street this morning, I monitored carefully for Zombies or Aliens! 🙂 Seeing none, I sprinted to the street and back, just in case!

We all know that one day will be the end, if not for everyone, one day will be our last individually.  It’s something that we all know is out there, and will sneak up on us like a thief in the night

For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.1 Thessalonians 5:2New Living Translation (©2007)

We cannot worry about it, or be too anxious, however we should look forward to the day, like a child looks toward Christmas, or maybe even like the way so many were watching and waiting for his birth here on Earth.  And while he tarries, we must take advantage of everyday that we are graciously given, and use it as another opportunity to do good and be the light!

34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray   Luke 21

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  2 Peter 3:9 New International Version (NIV)

Enjoy today, it still might be the last! 🙂

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The Thanksgiving Chair

Let’s get the Thanksgiving week going with this video  about the Thanksgiving chair:



What a great reminder and example of a great attitude towards thankfulness, not just this week, but all the time.  Let’s use this week to help transform our thinking and approach to thanksgiving!


18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 New Living Translation (NLT)

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Monday Morning Problems

Well, it’s Monday, and with Monday we are all concerned with some sort of problem or issue – more than likely!  Well, just stop for 60 seconds and watch this video.


and remember all the blessing you have and how your problems just might not be problems at all.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV

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Gotta Feed The Dog

This past Saturday I left the solace of paradise ( ie – beach vacation).  Early in the morning we packed up the chairs, bathing suits, ice cream maker and the other beach necessities and headed home.  On our way out of town we pulled in the drive thru at the local McDonald’s – which was, of course, quite busy.

As I whipped around to the drive thru lane, a pickup truck just beat me to the back of the line.  I really didn’t think much about it until a few minutes later.  After placing my order, I was sitting in the bend at the corner of the building.  Each window had a car in front of it, and the aforementioned truck was still in front of me, not yet to the window.  And there we waited.  In terms of a McDonald’s drive thru it really wasn’t that long.  I actually hadn’t even noticed the delay at this point, until I heard an obvious “c’mon’ shouted from a man near by.

My interest peaked, I tried to find the source of this hollering.  A little while later, while we still waited for the line to move I heard another exoneration, from the same voice. I think it was “Let’s Go!” this time.  And I realized it was the man in the truck in front of me letting his irrational with the delay be known throughout the parking lot.

About this time the line started moving, and as the man in his truck approached the window, I could hear something like this coming from his window.

“Hey, hey, hey” he shouted to the woman in the first window as he was still on approach.   He continued ” I need to add another Sausage biscuit!, I gotta feed the dog”.  I cannot express the urgency and frustration in his words.

“I gotta feed to the dog” he repeated.

Sure enough in the passenger seat of his F150, going back and forth was his apparently hungry companion.  All of my companions had a hearty laugh.

It was an odd display, but one that stuck with we the rest of the day.  You all have experienced long periods of interstate travel, and you know that some times there are  traffic situations, slow cars, tailgating drivers, or some other patience testing opportunities waiting to be discovered.  Well, on this day,  each time I realized that I was becoming impatience, I would holler out.

“C’mon driver, I gotta feed the dog!”

And immediately, I would remember how ridiculous my impatience really was, and that a patience approach to the situation is so much better.

All of us find us in places where we are anxious, and stressed and impatience with others.  Our times may not be as telling or out in the open as my drive thru partner, but each one usually ends the same way.  His yelling and aggression did nothing to move the line any faster.  Our impatience probably wont change the situation we are stressing over in any way.

Today, as you interact with others, if you feel yourself growing weary, remember that you have a dog to feed!


14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.1 Thessalonians 5:14 New International Version (NIV)
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love Ephesians 4:2 New Living Translation (©2007)


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“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV


What else is there to say to that!  This looks like a great plan and one that everyone wants to follow.  But why does it seem that it is so much easier to tear down than to build up?

Today – watch your actions – ask yourself – are you tearing down others, or are you building up?  Then decide which worked better, and see how you can let the Spirit transform those parts of you into some that lifts others on your shoulders!