For such a culture of entertainment, we sure are against the stuff. When is the last time you danced? Prom? A club in college? You ever notice how rare dancing has become? If you watch a lot of old movies and read a lot of old books, you'll see that social dances were remarkably common. … Continue reading Non-Participants
To all those who have ever worked in the service industry, my hat's off to you. To those who have not, SHUT UP!! My wife helped me write this post because she and I have both worked in the service industry at various times. She has worked as a tech/front desk person at an Optometrist … Continue reading 10 Things to Learn About Service Workers (or, “SHUT UP!”)
I was at a pink/blue party with some Christian friends. If you don't know, pink/blue parties are gatherings where a pregnant couple reveals the sex of the baby because phone calls aren't enough anymore, apparently. Anywho, my buddy knows I'm unemployed and told me that Home Depot was hiring a whole lot of new people … Continue reading Segregated Shopping…for Jesus!
So, up until this point, I've basically been writing about what to do BEFORE you're dating. Now I seem to be jumping into WHEN you're dating. Why? First, this tip can be used before you meet them, too. Second, everyone and their brother gives dating advice like talk openly, learn to have fun together, don't … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 7–How do I know they’re the ONE?
Christians amuse me sometimes. I've seen people try to tell someone that (enter hotly-debated topic here) is wrong and the other person doesn't buy it. Then they turn to their friends with this shocked look on their face, like, "It's as though what God says isn't important to them!" I just want to shake them … Continue reading Where the Gospel Fails
This part is mostly for the single people, but the dating and married can glean some good advice, too. I watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the other day, and I think all single people can learn a thing or two from the first song. Bless your beautiful hide Wherever you may be. We ain't met … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 5: Pray for Them Before you Meet Them
First of all, here's another article I found by chance that has everything to do with what I'm saying. http://briantreadaway.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/5-things-to-look-for-when-dating-and-considering-a-mate/ We've talked about all the pre-dating stuff: getting a good relationship with God and yourself, as well as dating with purpose. Doing these things will result in you having some good standards. You need standards … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 4: Setting Some (Realistic) Standards
First of all, here's a link to an awesome blog post about dating that goes along with what I've been saying: http://stayinsidethelines.com/2012/11/14/to-my-daughters-please-read-before-your-first-date/ Why do you/would you/did you date? I'm not asking why you date this particular person, necessarily. I'm asking why you date at all. Have you ever thought about that? I've often heard people … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 3–Do it on Purpose
Yesterday, I posted a...well, a post, I guess...about how I disagree with going the legal route in trying to make the world healthier. Instead, I argued that people should discipline themselves instead of blaming others and/or making ineffective laws that change no one. Unfortunately, I left out one key point: the cost. A friend of … Continue reading So Poor People Are Lazy?–A Quick Addendum to Yesterday’s Post
My wife and I went to McDonald's last night because we're young and our hearts can still take that kind of abuse. I walked up to the counter, looked at the menu to see which number I wanted to order, and then literally jerked. There was something new on the menu: calorie content. Everything on the … Continue reading Government: For When You Can’t Do It Yourself