Yes, Sir! Sorry, Sir! My Mistake, Sir! No excuse, Sir!
Not sure if those words ring any bells in your head.....they do in mine. Not having been in a boot camp setting in over 50 years, I am not sure how the D.I.'s speak to military recruits these days but I can imagine things haven't changed a whole heck of a lot over the years. I can imagine that the recruit is still treated like some sort of maggot, a sub-human form, perhaps a worm that has crawled up out of the earth to be stepped on by authority.
I said a few things about baloney the other day, fully realizing that there may be some of you out there that really enjoy baloney. I am prone to make some very black and white, as well as very broad and general kind of statements, in a pretty opinionated manner....all of which makes it possible to offend a few folks from time to time.....maybe even some who actually do like the taste of baloney....and that's ok for them to like baloney.
I was teasing with my good friend Gordon today..... he is the snowball friend from the South that I wrote about once......(since they don't have snow where he lives, I always put a snowball in the freezer for him when they visit up here in the summers)....... and we do carry on a lot with emails back and forth.....kind of a can you top this latest silliness of mine.....
What do you think of when I say "That's baloney!" ?
I was writing to my friend Darryl tonight (check him out over there to your right -impart ministries)..... about some things I would refer to as the spiritual variety of that stuff we call baloney ......
I find myself asking....."what ever happened to that little gift we used to call spiritual discernment?"
Has anyone ever told you..."You are dangerous!"... well...I am....I want you to know that if you start to communicate with God the way I have been encouraging you too....you will become incredibly dangerous.....especially to Satan......he is getting more nervous every day because more and more of you have seen this thing....and are becoming dangerous.
A few days back, I was up on my friend Paul's site (see Paul's Musings to the right).....he had this great posting about the struggles we have getting quiet before God that he titled "Finding Your Purpose By Being Still"........you know.... "be still and know that I am God".... that kind of thing...... just sit still and listen and our minds jump all over the place, then I do my next guilt trip about my inability to be quiet, sit still and discipline my mind to stop jumping all over the place. I even wrote the following comment on his site.
That was the question I asked the Lord this morning........."Does it bother you? Or is this just some pet peeve of mine." Having repented of my"pet peeves" a couple years back, I didn't want to kick all that stuff back into gear again....so I really wanted to ask.
I've talked some about how important it is for us to get honest with God. But...you know....I have a whole lot more trouble being honest with myself, than I do with being honest with God. See....He already knows more about me than I will ever know about me....so, that one is not really a problem for me. My problem is me!
I was thinking this morning about how complicated we seem to make things.....maybe I shouldn't speak for you but....... I sure do complicate things. Why do you think that is? Why am I always thinking about all the things that could go wrong and quoting Murphys Law instead of quoting what the Lord has clearly said about taking everything that could ever possibly go wrong and how He will then turn it around and make it right even if it does!
Kind of a different way of looking at things. :)
News from the Village Victorian Bed and Breakfast
February is almost over and even the extra day this year doesn’t seem to slow things down any......time keeps flying by......and the business just keeps growing and growing.....mind boggling really.