Monday, November 24, 2008

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Curious and Ticked!

Curious-There are some things in life that make you go hmm! That happened to me this morning as I was leaving the gym. I was walking out the door and another guy was walking toward the entrance. I decided to do what I was always do...play the role of the servant, be the bigger man, sacrifice for others...you know, typical me. Well, I opened the door and stood there holding it open for him. I was clearly in control of the door, I'm a big boy and can hold it open on my own. As he nears the door he says, "appreciate it buddy," clearly a gentleman in his own right. However, he then proceeds to reach for the door and hold it open himself. Why? I've made eye contact, I have control of the door, I'm doing it so he doesn't have to put forth any effort. Listen people, this is not the 1st time this has happened to me and I'm sure it's happened to you. You try to do a favor and the other person acknowledges you trying to do a favor and then they grab the door and totally ruin the moment. Why? I have no idea. It makes you want to just slam the door right in their back and say, "my bad, thought you had it."

Ticked-I left the gym and went straight to Wal-Mart to pick up a few needed household items. I noticed last week that Wal-Mart (highland) has added a new feature to their parking lot. A handicapped parking spot for 'vans only.' Now, my sister is handicapped, so, most of the time I can spot someone parking in a handicapped parking spot that's not handicapped. It's very frustrating. I never realized it until Carla got her tag. One time I saw a guy in a handicapped parking spot jump out of his car with much energy and walked toward the store. I got in his face and said, "I'll give you two options." Option 1: You can go back to your car and park in a normal spot and walk back into this store. Option 2: I'll break your leg and you'll be legal. What'd the guy say? Nothing, there was no guy, I made all that up, but I do dream about moments like that. Anyway, I'm all about avoiding handicapped parking spots. "But I was in a hurry," you say, don't care it's illegal. Well, here's what ticked me this morning. As I was walking into Wal-Mart I notice a car with a handicap license plate parked sideways in the 'van' parking spot. Then, when I came out of the store I noticed 2 parked cars in the van spot...both with handicap license plates. Now, come on people! I don't know who they were, but I'm sure they've been ticked at someone parking in handicap without a tag. Well, sir or mam you just lost your right to complain when you took away the parking spot for a van. Vans need the extra room and Wal-Mart clearly recognizes this by giving a special oversized spot for them specifically. How can someone that's been given a privilege take away someone else's same privilege? Doesn't make sense to me. The more I live in this world the more I'm amazed at the way people act.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Christian Brainfarts #2

Brainfart..."to indicate a regrettable and poorly thought out choice of action." We all have brainfarts that squeak out from time to time...especially in the church. I've posted one already...here's another:

Skipping Church. Read this verse and come back. Hebrews speaks of it, and a quick study in the 1st few chapters of Acts will reveal the importance of attending church. Those guys were crazy in love with going to church...they met 'everyday' in the temple courts and then met in their homes on top of that. Most of us have no problem believing we should be at church...it's the actual showing up that causes problems. We could probably poll Bible Believing People in just about any area of the world and they would say that attendance at church is important. However, I don't think our actions always back that up. Allow me to explain. Think of other areas in your life that demand your attention and attendance. Weekly TV shows, ballgames for your children, concerts with your favorite band, birthday parties for your family...the list goes on and on. Some of these events we hold up high and some we are not that concerned about. How do we know which ones are held high? Attendance. It's simple, if you're always there, you obviously believe in it, if you're a no-show...well, it's not really a big deal. Give me a headache and I'll still be at the ballgame, an upset stomach during a much desired movie...i'll fight thru it, just flat our tired from a long week...won't even notice it at the concert. However, when Sunday rolls around it all changes. So, the next time someone skips church and you hear..."I had a headache"..."I had too much goin' on"..."I wanted to but my stomach just wasn't right"..."I hate to miss but it was just crazy hectic around our house and we just couldn't get there in time"...my advice is to strike a match because somebody just ripped a big brainfart and it stinks!