Posted by suthrn1
Five thoughts from the week ending June 30th, 2012
1. Age is nothing to mess around with: When you are in your teens and twenties it seems like an eternity to old age. Then you hit 40, and start thinking “Wow! That was fast”. Then the next day you’re 50 and it’s “Holy crap!” I would say that I’m on the downhill run to 60, but its more like I’m cliff diving towards it!
2. Your relationship with God is more important than your relationship with the church: I love going to church, serving there, and worshiping God. It would be perfect except for one thing; There are people in it. Probably 95% of the people who attend a church don’t now, nor have they ever served behind the scenes. And it’s probably best they don’t. Despite popular belief, church work is hard. There are, after all, human beings leading it. Serving in a leadership role can leave you feeling partially empty in your spiritual walk. You have to be strong enough to fill in the gaps yourself with different small groups and reading the bible daily.
3. Do what makes you happy: We spend so much of our lives trying to please others, or to be what we think everyone expects us to be. As long as it’s not harmful to you or others mentally, physically, or spiritually go for it. There is no point in being miserable your whole life in the pursuit of making everyone else happy.
4. Love your parents: One of the saddest things that has evolved in the last 40 years is the lack of respect, manners, and dignity among our young people for their parents and/or elders. Society has taught them that it’s all about them and what they want verses being thankful and respectful for those who have provided and cared for them. This is WRONG! I constantly see young teens posting inappropriate comments about their parents on social networks and it just burns me up! Being a parent is a full-time job with no retirement. It is many times thankless when dealing with the behaviors of these kids. If our youth truly want respect they have to learn to give it first.
5. You always have something to learn: When I was 25 years old I thought I knew everything there was to know about life. I wasn’t even close. If you approach every day with a “Nobody is going to tell me what to do attitude”, you are just going to make your life that much less enjoyable. Be open to learning new things. Look for ways to improve yourself. Don’t go through life completely uneducated in the way things work just for spite. What you learn in school is ok. But if I had to depend on just what I learned in high school 35 years ago, I would be out on the street today. Things change, processes change, society changes. You will enjoy life in a much deeper way if you are open to learn.
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Posted by suthrn1
- Society got too busy keeping the world up to date with each and every movement of their day via Social Networking Sites. I am guilty as charged.
- Tiger Woods is human.
- Michael Jackson was a great artist.
- Too many people get to express their opinions on cable news networks.
- Less news is being reported and more sensationalism is being covered.
- The Tampa Bay Rays are no longer the doormat of MLB.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become a questionably managed NFL franchise.
- God has been removed from the majority of workplaces in America.
- Terrorism is alive and well. I’ve had explosions in my underwear, but never from chemicals and gunpowder.
- Church is a good place to “start” learning about God.
- We are all Worshipers of something.
- Seatbelts and airbags save lives.
- You can never have too much insurance.
- It’s hard to find the right kind of cheese to make queso dip with.
- LED Christmas Lights just aren’t the same as the old-fashioned ones.
- Andy Rooney looks like a puppet when he talks.
- Some people love to complain about everything.
- Smoked Turkey is worth the time.
- Grandchildren are worth living for.
- There is no job more important than your family.
- More to come………….