Maybe not an idea, but I have been around the religious world all my life. Mostly the conservative end of it. Sundays I seem to think of church. Today Glenda has invited us to attend the Church of Christ in Okeechobee.
I have always admired Billy Graham for his simple approach and burning desire to make the world a better place. I have never attended one of the crusades, but have watched several of them on TV. I never noticed him taking a lot of time raising funds. I never heard him tell folks ‘Give a $100 and GOD will return you $1000’. I appreciated his life, a life that as I remember, was never under a cloud of ‘misconduct’ of any kind. I remember at the top of his ministry he drove an older car and not a Rolls Royce.
I was never taught that the Christian life was one of GIVE AND GET. I was told and taught that God loved a cheerful giver and I have tried to live up to that. We have never ‘given to get something in return’, however we have been a good stewards of what we earned and we have been blessed beyond our wildest dreams.
I guess what I am getting at is I do not understand the Multi-millionaire and even Billionaire preachers, the ones who continue ask for more when they could support a ministry with their own funds.
NOW let me clarify something. In recent years we have had ministers get RICH from the sale of life changing books. One minister paid his church back every dollar he had been paid over the years and still gave more. He no longer accepts a salary and returns over 90% of his earnings to the church. You may recall his name. I just thought of it, Rick Warren.
I just do not understand a preacher with a 30 room mansion, pools, private airport and movie rooms etc.
More than enough said…..
Okay, Holidays. I miss them being a big deal to me. When you are working, a holiday is a great thing. A chance to take the family on a mini vacation camping or to see something special. Holidays allowed for a good picnic. But now, I even forget it is a holiday and go the post office and it is closed. I sorta miss that feeling.
On another subject, I have mentioned this before, how many pencils and pens do I need? I just counted 23 in this jar beside my computer.
He did use the Bounce to rub MJ with and said it did help a lot. MJ seemed to like it too.
We are enjoying a visit with son Mark and his dog MJ. Mark did close on his house over in Palm Bay, so now he is homeless in Florida. His STUFF is in storage. He is on his way to North Carolina to see his family(and Stella especially, I think) before returning to Florida and looking for another house to buy and repair. He is getting back into the real world and we are very happy.
A blonde man shouts frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only two minutes apart!"
"Is this her first child?" asks the Doctor.
"No!" he shouts, "this is her husband!"
The old Bathtub Nash. Nash later became Rambler and American Motors.