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Colors Day

Today is colors day, or Show Your Colors Day.  The day at the start of the College Football season that you are to wear the colors of the team that you support.  It’s not a new day here at the Buffet,  I have written about it the last couple of years ( here and here).

I am working from home today as I get ready for the big holiday weekend – and to save a little gas, since the prices shot up at ae ridiculous rate this week.  Anyway, since I am working at home, it’s harder for me to show my colors, so I will do it with this little video, which also serves as a motivational tool.

Without Challenge, There Can Be No Mountaineers.

I love it!

Even if you are not a Mountaineer fan, I have you can take a little inspiration for the need to face challenges, and how those lead to advancement.  Challenges make you better, challenges hone your skills and challenges provide the path to reward.

Tackle the challenges in front of you.


17 Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. 2  Corinthians 4:17 Common English Bible (CEB)


11 We don’t enjoy discipline when we get it. It is painful. But later, after we have learned our lesson from it, we will enjoy the peace that comes from doing what is right.  12 You have become weak, so make yourselves strong again. 13 Live in the right way so that you will be saved and your weakness will not cause you to be lost.  Hebrews 12:11-13 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Wear Your Colors

Today is College Colors Day.  It’s obvious that this day is really about the start of college football this weekend. So I hope you have clothed yourself with the colors of your favorite college.

But as I wrote about last football season when the old Mountaineers had some new fancy suits to wear, lets make sure you are clothed with something else today as well.

You see the whole idea of this day is to get you to identify yourself with your team – whose colors are you wearing?  Who do you support?  It’s a fun day.  But look at this, these words from the Christ.

15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Matthew 7:15-20 New International Version (NIV)

He says – “hey y’all,  you can tell who is on my team by what they do – how they act, by what legacy they leave”. And then later he says – “well boys, it’s like this, they will know you are my team because you love other people”.

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 New International Version (NIV)

So put on the old Gold and Blue, the Purple and Gold, the Orange, the Crimson, the Red and Black, and also put on the fruit of the spirit and the colors of the Christ!

Let us be known by our fruit!