Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Hillbilly's Ten Commandments

The Hillbilly's Ten Commandments.

It was posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Butcher Hollow, Tennessee.
1) Just One God
2) Honor Yer Ma & Pa
3) No Tellin' Tales Or Gossipin'
4) Git Yourself To Sunday Meetin'
5) Put Nothin' Before God
6) No Foolin' Around With Another Fellow's Gal
7) No Killin'
8) Watch Yer Mouth
9) Don't Take What ain't Yers
10) Don't Be Hankerin' For Yer Buddy's Stuff
Kinda plain an' simple, don't ya think? Y'all have a nice day.Angel

Friday, June 4, 2010

My Friend Zainab

In 2002 I was a pastor of a church that sponsored a refugee and her son from war torn Sudan. When I met Zainab at the Airport she spoke a broken English that I understood only with great difficulty and many request for her to repeat.
She has worked hard to become a good American citizen and today received her Masters degree from Spalding University in Business Communication.
Cloud Nine
Congratulations Zainab Flowers

Thursday, June 3, 2010


The term “Lord” literally means owner, ruler, master or one who is obeyed.
It has many uses both secular and religious. We often use it when referring to God or Christ. It is sometimes, OK a lot, in less than a spiritual sense in casual conversation such as “O my lord.”
 Sad Angel
I wonder what difference it would make if when we called God or Christ “Lord” we actually meant it. If instead of being a title with little meaning for us that we obeyed God in all aspects of our lives. We would obey the Ten Commandments at all times. We would follow the teachings of Jesus at all times. What if we really loved our neighbors as much as we love ourselves? What if we returned good for evil instead of getting even? What if we shared the love of Christ with everyone we met?
I think the world would be a different place if every Christian all over the world obeyed the Lord of all the universe.
Is God really your LORD?What

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Good joke

The Middle Eastern folk hero Mulla Nasr Edin used to 
bring a team of donkeys laden with saddle bags across the 
border, week after week.
    The local customs inspector became convinced that Mulla was 
smuggling something.  But, year after year, each time the 
inspector stopped him and opened up the saddle bags, he could
nothing at all.
Cross Bones
    Finally, the customs inspector retired from his job and 
he sought out Mulla and asked, "Mulla, all those years 
I know you were smuggling something. But what was it?"
    Mulla Nasr Edin shrugged and answered, "Donkeys."rotfl

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

As a Viet Nam Vet I salute and remember all those Americans who gave their last full measure of devotion to the cause of freedom and their country.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

BP and the Oil Spill

I have been amused by the Republican comparison for the BP oil spill in the gulf and President Oboma to Katrina and President Bush. This being done by the very people who a short time ago were shouting "Drill baby drill." The two are in no way similar events. The hurricane was a force of nature that we saw coming for weeks. Everyone knew that it was a powerful storm that was going to hit the gulf coast and the Mississippi river delta and New Orleans were a target. FEMA ignored the warrnings and even when the news reported the disaster FEMA was slow to move. President told the director "Heck of a job."
BP through greed short cut safety efforts against the advice of the drillers, according to a worker on the rig.  The current administration has been on the job from the beginning trying to deal with a most difficult man made disaster. The fact that the previous administrations and congress have been allowing very deep ocean drilling using second rate blowout preventer's that the industry said would not allow such an accident.  Now we discover that the oil industry and the regulator's were very cozy and the later were not paying attention.
An interesting note is that those who gave full support to the Bush administration on Katrina are in a back door way saying he did a lousy job by making this comparison.