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Happy Birthday Daily Buffet

Wow, with today’s post the Daily Buffet is one year old.  I hope that all you readers out there have been challenged to grow spiritually, have been directed toward the Christ and have been entertained throughout the year.  I know personally this little bit of literary fun has help me tremendously. I have even been asked recently to pull out a few fan favorites from the year and use them as conversation starters in a Wednesday night  men’s study in December. Just imagine that, an class on the Daily Buffet. What’s next a book? LOL! 🙂 So if you have favorites, let me know!

I expect that I will keep doing this into next year – until I run out of thoughts or I bore myself to death( or you!), or I finally actually give my complete self over to Christ.    Keep renewing yourself everyday, and continue to buffet your body ( both spiritually, mentally and physically) each day!

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your encouragement throughout the year!

And so here is the theme verse for this blog again.  Firsteth in oldeth Englisheth with lots of eth and thy’s and thou’s and things you don’t understandeth .  But this the version I remember from my youth.

23 And I do all things for the gospel’s sake, that I may be a joint partaker thereof.

24 Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain.

25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air:

27 but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected. (1 Corinthians 9:23-27, American Standard Version)

and then from something that may make more sense

19-23Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!

24-25You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.

26-27I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself. (1 Corinthians 9:23-27, The Message)

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This morning I went for a run down the strip in Las Vegas, and lets just say, I  am deeply offended. I was running along, enjoy the enormity of the buildings, checking out the over the top decorations and even reading all the video displays when there it was.  Right on the side of Bally’s Resort and Casino was a huge sign. The sign covered 10 stories of the resort, and it said “Enjoy the Buffet of Buffets”.  Let me tell you that took me back.  This blog is the Buffet of Buffets. Right?  I am still in a little bit of shock!

Anyway, yes I am in Vegas today, and that is why this post is a little late, besides finding a good internet connection, I am a little off on what time of day it actually is.

I was a little apprehensive upon my arrival here, I was not sure what to expect, but I can tell you that the sheer size of everything is absolutely amazing and a little overwhelming.  I fell a little like Jacob in the promised land – those grapes are the size of my head!

So enjoy whats left of the day on the East Coast, and remember how big and how great and how enormous is the gift you have been given!

9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.

10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth. Ps 57