Today I am announcing that I am running for President of the United States. I believe that I have a unique set of skills that will allow me to be a great President. I can go to a ranch and chop wood like President Bush. I can go golfing all the time like President Obama. I can go horseback riding like President Reagan. I can go fishing like President Bush the 1st. Also, I can try to play a musical instrument like President Clinton. I look forwards to receiving your vote in 2016.
I should have known better then turn on the news this morning. It was not until the Ray Rice story did I finally had it and had to turn off the tv. I saw that there is now a growing calling for Rodger Goodell to be fired for the penalty he handed down on the Ray Rice attacked his wife. My questions are. Where is the morale outrage at the District Attorney who agreed to a slap on the wrist for Ray Rice? Where is the morale outrage at the Judge who approved the slap on the wrist for Ray Rice? Where is the moral outrage at the police for not publicly denouncing the slap on the wrist? Where is the moral outrage at the casino, district attorney, police, judge and media who refused to turn over a copy of the tape so the NFL and the Baltimore Raven could make a proper decision on handling the Ray Rice attack on his wife?
Ray Rice should be in prison for a very long time!!!!
Wednesday afternoon as I sat at my desk reflecting on the day I had one of the moments of clarity, I saw my selfishness and how I did not love those who mean the most to me. It is scary though. I am not sure if I will ever not be selfish in my actions. That I will truly love those around me the way they deserve to be loved.
1 Corinthians 13 13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
I know that it has been awhile since I last posted some thing, but for some reason I am not in the writing mood. So, Ginny Owens, one of my favorite musicians has been remaking some of her past songs and releasing them on youtube. So I will treat you to them. They will be better then anything I would have written.
If you have known me for a while, you would know I am a big Rich Mullins fan. I love his music and I loved the Ragamuffin movie about him. As big as fan as I am, I am sadden what I think is the cottage industry developing around Rich Mullins. They are now having Rich Mullins retreats and a tribute album. I just wonder how Rich feels about this.
An 18 year old Italian girl tells her Mom that she has missed her period for 2 months. Very worried, the mother goes to the drugstore and buys a pregnancy kit.
The test result shows that the girl is pregnant.
Shouting, cursing, crying, the mother says,
‘Who wasa the pig that did this to you? I want to know!’
The girl picks up the phone and makes a call.
Half an hour later, a Ferrari stops in front of their house.
A mature and distinguished man with gray hair and impeccably dressed in an Armani suit steps out of a Ferrari and enters the house.
He sits in the living room with the father, mother, and the girl and tells them:
“Good morning, your daughter has informed me of the problem.’
‘ I can’t marry her because of my personal family situation, but I’ll take charge.
I will pay all costs and provide for your daughter for the rest of her life.
Additionally, if a girl is born, I will bequeath a Ferrari, 2 retail stores, a townhouse, a beach-front villa, and a $2,000,000 bank account..
If a boy is born, my legacy will be a couple of factories and a $4,000,000 bank account.
If twins, they will receive a factory and $2,000,000 each..
However, if there is a miscarriage, what do you suggest I do?’
At this point, the father, who had remained silent holding a shotgun, places a hand firmly on the man’s shoulder, looks him directly in the eyes and tells him.
“You-a gonna try again!”
(Thank you me Matteo for sending me this one)