Saturday, May 31, 2008

Have you ever laid on your back in a field of wild flowers and looked into the sky and imagined what the cloud would form?

Have you ever laid in a field of wild flowers on a blanket with someone you loved and looked into the night sky and wish on the stars what your life would be like together?

Have you ever sat in a park on a summer's evening and listened to a band play jazz or blues?

Have you ever sat in a car overlooking the city and kiss the one you are with for each light that you could count?

Have you ever found that swimming hole that is just perfect and skinny dipped?

Have you ever looked into that special someone's eyes and know what they are thinking?

Is there anything that you once yearned to do but let life take it away from you?

Is there something that burns deep in you heart that is yet unfulfilled?

What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Now this is funny.................Remember the "Bro", the man-bra Cramer came up with on Seinfeld?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

This Old House

I've always loved old houses. I like to look at one and think of how I would improve it if it were mine, like adding a picket fence and a stone walkway. While on vacation, my wife and I decided to get off the interstate and seventy-five miles per hour excitement and take some two lane black top roads. One thing you always see on those back roads are old farm houses that now stand empty. the windows are knocked out, the doors are off the hinges, and the roof leaking. Someone's dream home, now standing abandoned, waiting for time to take its toll.

When I look at these old houses, I can see the kids playing in the yard, clothes hanging on the line, the wife yelling at the husband in the field that suppers ready. A house that once was filled with life, now an empty shell.

I see other empty shells every day and everywhere. They are at work, at the store, and at church. I see people whose life is as empty as that old house. They long for their life to be remodeled, they hunt and search for that something that makes them feel new again.

That's where we come in. We are the Carpenter's helper. This Carpenter can remodel their heart and soul. We can show them how we were once run-down and unpainted but now we are made new again in Christ.

The next time you are traveling and see an old run down house or building, say a prayer for someone you know that is lost and believe that through the blood of Jesus that they will be remodeled, renewed by His Spirit.

44 Questions

I don't normally do this sort of thing, but I thought this might be fun. What would be your answers to this questions?

1. Do you like blue cheese? More than green cheese
2. Have you ever smoked heroin? No, but smoked salmon once
3. Do you own a gun? a Cap pistol
4. What flavor do you add to your drink as a tonic? haven't drank since they invented the funnel
5. What do you think of hot dogs? Bring them in where it's cool
6. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? No, I don't know when my doctor has an appointment
7. Favorite Christmas movie. Bishops Wife with Carry Grant
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Something liquid
9. Do you do pushups? Only during, well, never mind
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? The diamond necklace I bought my wife for Valentine's day
11. Favorite hobby? complaining
12. Do you have A.D.D.? I subtract better
13. What's one trait you hate about yourself? That I do lists
14. Middle name? Naw, middle is a stupid name
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? voices in my head, voices in my head, voices in my head
16. Name 3 things you bought yesterday. the farm, her excuse, bonds
17. Name 4 drinks you regularly drink? I'm not regular, have any ex-lax?
18. Current worry? What? Me Worry?
19. Current frustration right now? That this isn't question 44
20. Favorite place to be? Anywhere Howard Stern isn't
21. How did you bring in the New Year? New Year? It's May, I'm suppose to remember the New Years?
22. Where would you like to go? To the bathroom
23. Name two people who will complete this. Waldo, if we can find him and Harry Potter
24. Do you own slippers? Only on ice in the winter
25. What shirt are you wearing? Wouldn't you like to know
26. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Who can sleep on satin sheets, you slid right out of bed
27. Favorite color? green, along with 20's in the corners
28. Would you be a pirate? eye may tee, love to wear an eye patch
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Singing in the rain
30.Favorite girl's name? Grizelda
31. Make up your own question. What is Jeopardy?
32. What's in your pocket right now? lint
33. Last thing that made you laugh? gas
34. Best bed sheets as a child? clean ones
35.Worst injury you've ever had? Broke my toe while flash dancing
36. Do you love where you live? dunno, never there
37. How many TV's do you have in your house? Not sure, too many books to count all the t's and v's in them
38. Who is your loudest friend? friend? who has friends
39. How many dogs do you have? besides my girlfriend?
40. Does someone have a crush on you? I do :-)
41. What is your favorite book? The Bible, nothing to joke about there
42. What song do you want played at your funeral? Take me home country roads.
43. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Don't know, I was asleep
44. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Man, I gotta pee!

Friday, May 16, 2008

FaLaLa LaLaLaLa

Whatever happened to the Banana Splits? Whatever happened to those six wheeled atvs that they rode around in? Matter of fact, whatever happened to Saturday cartoon's? What's up with all this superhero junk? Don't our kids need to learn to laugh? Learn how to pull pranks on each other instead of pulling triggers on each other? Hollywood claims that TV and movies are no powerful tools of influence, that they are just providing the entertainment that people desire. Well, I say "Bull@*#". Where are the actors with integrity like Jimmy Stewart? He was married to the same woman "Til death do you part". He had children in wedlock, you won't find that today. We don't have to stop in Hollywood. Look at Washington. Well, don't look too hard or you will become very discouraged. Gay representatives, a Senator who killed his girlfriend, on and on and on it goes. People we need prayer. We need to fall to our knees and pray that God will rescue us before the walls fall down. We need to fast and turn our hearts toward Him. The trouble with the church in America today is we have stop depending on God and we have started to depend on each other. When will the church wake up? 911 woke us up for about a year. What is God going to do to get our attention? Read His Word, He let Israel be defeated several times in order for them to return to Him. Come quickly Lord Jesus, come before the wolves take over the hen house.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

I am privileged to have Bessie as my mother for my whole life. I say whole life because she stayed with me, she knew her obligation as a mother and cherished it. She didn't run away when things were tough, when I was a big knothead teenager and young adult. She stood by my good decisions and bad. So many this day are sad because of the kind of mother they had, sad that everyone they see is celebrating motherhood and all they can do is curse it. Their mother abandoned them, physically or emotionally and left them in this world alone. Who do they turn to when the one who brought them into the world could care less that they are alive and sometimes wishes they weren't. I can't speak for them but I can for me, when things are tough in my life there is only one place I turn, and that is to my Father. My holy, exalted, loving Heavenly Father who gives us life eternal, who is the Alpha and Omega, who loves them enough to die for them. Thankfully my mother was a child of God and showed his love and mercy to me as she tried to direct me to Him. I thank God for putting me with the parents he did. Thank you Jesus for my parents, especially bless my mother this day, Lord, bless her. Thank you mom, thanks for sacrificing so that I could become who I am.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Run To The Oak

On a friends blog, Too Much Sugar For A Dime, she had pictures of a walk-about she did of her property showing the different trees and blueberries and such with comments about how the land was healing after Ivan blew through a few years back. One picture was of a tree and she labeled it "Survivor Oak", it's shape was almost identical shape of the OKC Survivor Tree which I believe is an oak also.
This tree stood through the darkest period of Oklahoma history and in the aftermath stood as a symbol of healing and hope for a community that was rocked to the foundations. It still stands today, and when you visit the Memorial you see people around that tree still pulling hope and healing from it.
One day each one of us will go through a period when we will be rocked to our foundations. What is your oak tree? What will be left standing in the aftermath? My oak tree is two rough cut, blood stained planks that form a cross, a cross that changed history for all mankind. It is a cross where the Creator of the cross was put to death so I wouldn't have to be. When my time comes I will run to the foot of the cross and lay it at His feet and receive His comfort, His healing and His hope. There is nothing else to run to that will give you that. Not an oak tree, not a priest, not a king, only the King of Kings can relieve you and refresh you.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Are You My Friend?

I think it is pretty amazing how close friends you can become with someone who you have never met. I have taken some writing courses on ed2go and have made some great friends, then there are other groups like FaithWriters, ChristianWriters, MyBookTherapy and a few others where I have connected with a few through posting there. How can we make friends with someone we have never seen? What pulls us to a person we have never spoken other than through written words? I think we drop the labels when we're online. We're not effected by our first impressions, we become ourselves instead of putting on a mask of who we think people want us to be. How much difference would the world be if we would just be ourselves and drop all the false masks we wear.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

What Are Words?

What are words? Why do words have such a impact on our life? They are used to hurt, insult, belittle; they are used to make us laugh or to make us cry. They are used to encourage, to build up, to inspire. They are daggers when used in hate. They are stepping stones into worlds unknown. They tell others of our love, our need for them, our hope of our life together. Words are a responsibility that we need to take seriously. Writers, whether it be books, music or magazines have been given a task to use these words for the betterment of mankind. As a fledgling writer I have to evaluate what I write and does it build up or tear down, does it inspire or does it tear dreams away from someones very soul. My hope is that I can inspire and bring someone closer to the One who designed the words we used and placed them in a book that tells of Him and His love for us. That, my friend, is the greatest use of the written word, to show someone the living Word.