Still Breathing..

I have been absent, except on Facebook from time to time, for a reason. I can post text here, but videos are not possible. For some reason, I cannot access video as promised. So, I still have a few more months of subscription here on this blog. I will continue to work at getting it all put together. I really want to Podcast Video. I miss all of you, hopefully, you will check out my videos on Facebook, even though sometimes FB pulls my plug, there’s still some goodies in my box, donchaknow.

Those NFL great moments still hurt

My Dallas Cowboys seem to be featured in most of these moments since they’ve been involved in the majority of those championship games. They didn’t have a very exciting beginning. According to records, they played many games in the Cotton Bowl before less than 6,000 fans. Much to the disdain of their coach, Tom Landry, they were terrible. Even with Dandy Don Meredith, the Cowboys didn’t really worry any other team for years. Then, finally, at last, they made it through to championships! Here’s where those film clips pull on pucker strings. “The Ice Bowl” sneak by Starr, “The Catch” with San Francisco, “The Immaculate Reception” with the Steelers (I agree with John Madden that that ball touched the turf), The muffed reception in the end zone that made the Forty9ners champs, the “Hail Mary” with the Vikings, the one-handed catch by Beckham, Jr., Romo’s fumbled ball when a place-kick was assured and “The Catch that Wasn’t” against the Packers. Now, we have a ‘young team with promise’. Now, we will be loved by fans and hated by sports ‘talking heads’. Every other more important happening, including a disastrous hurricane, was overshadowed by Zeke’s hold-out. I must admit a tremble or two at each kickoff, but I still wear my “colors” and hang on every move of the game. Personally, I regret that Tony never got us to the ‘big dance’, but it is a warming thought to see “82”

still filled with a Witten, donchaknow.  And while I’m on the subject, I do not believe that there will be another man of character like Tom Landry. I simply can’t see any incident that would bring about the “f”bomb from Coach Landry. Really!

Anyway, I will welcome further hurtful stuff, should we have the sixth Lombardy in the lobby at the Star!

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.    AMEN

“I Stand Accused!”

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the “JUDGEMENT!”  This would be my absolute worst moment had I not been the recipient of the greatest gift God ever gave to mankind. This verse in Hebrews is a truth that awaits us all and many will be without defense of the mistakes of life. I will stand, upheld by my Lord and Savior, facing Judgement for all my horrible sins, only to be ‘without blame’. Not because of any action on my part, but righteous through the washing away of all my sins by the soul cleansing blood of the one who paid all my debts on a cross. My Holy Father could totally destroy me, revealing all my iniquity. I would be forced to my knees with each blow of fact, but Jesus will be there to support me and keep me upright. I know this for a fact simply because Jesus Loves Me and paid a massive debt that I could never pay. Take it from me, “You will face GOD one day. HE will be free to call into Judgement, your sin of Unbelief, and that will be your passport to eternal torment. It doesn’t have to be that way. “For God loved YOU so very much that He sent His Son to die in payment of your sin debt, too!

I pray you accept that free gift and stand ‘forgiven’, forever, also.  The “HOW” is in the BOOK!    And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN

calf rope!

I copied this off Laura Story’s posting. It was a direct hit!  I’ve lead this great hymn as an Invitation hundreds of times over the past decades and until Laura posted this I had not considered just how hypocritical I had been. Perhaps you have also sung this great hymn American art teacher and musician Judson W. Van DeVenter, who subsequently became a music minister and evangelist. It was put to music by Winfield S. Weeden, and published in 1896, and recall the very first words of the first verse, “All to Jesus, I surrender, All to HIM I freely give….OUCH!  There’s not much of me left now. (Well, that too is untrue, since there’s a lot more girth and flab in place in my recliner) But. there’s a bunch more I can do for Jesus and, by HIS MIGHT, I totally cry, “Calf Rope!”

And, that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN

Selfies

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3-4) This verse from the Bible gives me pause. Here are a few selfies off the Internet.

I wonder just who these people had in mind when they snapped the photo?

These two verses written by the Apostle Paul to a church suggests that anything. other than concern for others. is outside God’s Will, therefore it is SIN. That tells me, “Selfies are inspired by the SINister minister, Period. Every indication is that these photos are precisely for “Self” and that does not follow Paul’s admonition. If it doesn’t follow Paul’s admonition, then it must be outside the Will of God and that makes it SIN!

The very first few words strikes home for me. And to read further, stings also. There’s that word “humility”,again! Tell me this is an easy thing. The whole thing that motivates us to ‘DO”. is defined by worldly thinking. Instead of “What’s in your Wallet/Safe”, the question should be “What’s in Your Heart” and that isn’t possible to consider without Jesus Christ residing there, donchaknow. Period!  But, it’s not too late. Really.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN 

Tim Tebow is right, but….

Tim Tebow

he is only talking about the new proposal for allowing college athletes be paid for personal endorsements. That action by California will be a mistake. That’s not to say that colleges should not compensate their athletes since the college is ranking in big bucks as a result of their performances. I find that most ‘professionals’ actually create a rather poor commercial. I say absolutely, “NO!” to the California proposal, but would be supportive of compensation for college athletes. That would be very righteous.

For sure, every one of those professionals need to be coached by a professional prior to taping, donchaknow. Really!

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN