The Beatles Had it Right

The Beatles Had it Right

Do you recall the Beatles’ song “Come Together?” While the song itself has nothing to do with this blog, the title does. For over a week now, Congress has been arguing over the healthcare plan for America. They have literally shut the government down. The largest problem is no one seems to want to move an inch. I think this could all be easily solved by taking ten Democrats, ten Republicans, and one independent into …

Obainacare

Obainacare

We’re just months away from the national healthcare mandate becoming fruition. Some people are not happy with what they’re reading. Too bad most of Congress didn’t read the law before enacting it first. That’s what happens when you present a document that’s over a thousand pages long. However, God wants us to do our jobs as if we were working for Him. Colossians 3:23 states, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, …

Change Hurts

Change Hurts

The big news this week was the sequestration issue. Budget cuts will go into effect for all government agencies come October. You’d almost think the sky was falling from the way the media carried on. This whole idea of less money to spend is good. For too long, the United States has acted like you can just put your hand in your pocket and the money magically appears. Unfortunately when it comes to Congress, it’s …

Get Your Mind Out of the Past

Get Your Mind Out of the Past

Too many of us look behind trying to understand why our lives are the way they are. Sure we’ve all made mistakes that have cost us, whether it be monetary or personal. But how can you ever move forward if you’re always looking behind? How many of us are so set in our ways because of our pasts that we refuse to change at all? With the New Year coming up, instead of looking back, …

To Go Back in Time

To Go Back in Time

Some days it would be nice to go back in time. To undo the mistakes we made when we were younger. If I had exercised more, I wouldn’t have the weak back I do today. If I hadn’t refinanced my house to pay off my debts, I’d have no house payment. If I’d been a Christian when my children were younger, they would be members of a church. These are all things I wish I …

I Don’t Need No Educatin’

I Don’t Need No Educatin’

I’ve been taking a Citizen’s Academy course to learn how our local sheriff’s office works. Talk about a real learning experience. I also just finished with a two day writer’s workshop. All this education, even though I’m published, will help me in the long run with my writing. A lot of people quit educating themselves once they’ve achieved a goal. They think there’s nothing else for them to learn. That seems to be true of …

Getting Back to Shame

Getting Back to Shame

This past week, I started my classes for the Citizen’s Academy. No homework, just getting knowledge about how our local sheriff’s department works. The tour of the jail was very bothersome with all the young people behind bars. The inmates were not shy about acting up behind their sliding glass doors. One even flipped us off. I don’t recall any hiding their faces. Jail is no longer something embarrassing. It’s now a rite of passage …

Where Do You Leave Jesus?

Where Do You Leave Jesus?

How many people do you know who behave different in church on Sunday, than they do at work on Monday? There’s the woman who’s so polite and courteous on Sunday, yet away from church she can out cuss a member of the Outlaw Biker Motorcycle Gang. There’s the man who takes up the offering, is all smiles to everyone in his pew, but goes home and treats his family like they’re mud beneath his feet. …

The Trouble with Change

The Trouble with Change

Some people hate change. I’ll admit it. I’m one. I like a routine. I’m one of those who goes to the same church service every week and sits in the same pew. Very seldom do I differentiate it. This past Sunday, our church went from two services to one. You’d have thought we started the next world war the way some people complained. The funny part, it was only for one Sunday. Next week, we …