A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The…

Okay! Okay! So maybe the purchase of the  ‘Butterball Turkey Fryer’ concretes the necessity of my wife’s resolve to ban me from viewing info-commercials. I still say it was overkill hiring Brian and Carley to drive her point home. What am I talking about? Here, read for yourself.

Brian recently posted the statements, “It is hard, particularly when we feel something strongly, to forgo our own desires and wants and intentions for the benefit and good of another. However, such an attitude is what looks good on those who name the name of Christ.” at his place, ‘Summathetes.’ I believe his words need repeating in Charleston, South Carolina tonight…

…because Carley may have captured the perfect photo to illustrate the need for Brian’s words. At ‘Obsecrations,’ she presented the photo and an article titled, ‘Self-Gratification.’ The message placarded on the side of a trolley car, interpreted by Carley, loudly proclaims, ““Get what YOU want!” And, “Get it NOW!” But don’t take offense, Charleston, their words need repeating at my house too.

I’m a little slow, but I think they’re presenting a fair contrast of kingdoms here. Brian is using Paul’s words to the Colossians to describe the proper attire for those residing in the Kingdom of God, while Carley displays the kingdom of man’s desperate materialistic desire… whatever the cost may be. Three cheers to both of you! I describe my appreciation for your labors with one word… Ouch!

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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6 Responses to A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The…

  1. BigSkyKen says:

    Isn’t it ironic how society “values” collecting or doing things that only bring temporary satisfaction, yet ignores the calling of surrender and obedience for our eternal well-being.

  2. granbee says:

    I have long espoused the spiritual benefits of NO TV in the house! See why?

  3. TikkTok says:

    We are such a world of instant gratification, aren’t we? One thing I find myself telling my kids more and more is “anything that is worth anything takes time, patience, and effort.” Hopefully it will stick…..

  4. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Michael.
    I can’t tell you how sad and yes — angry — the sign on the trolley car made me feel the other morning. I was just happy to be at a stoplight so that I could take the photograph. I knew immediately a blog post was pending.
    God bless.
    Carley

  5. Scott Sholar says:

    Good job. Yes, there is a stark contrast of the 1st-century Church and our current society.

  6. writinggomer says:

    Been there, done that. I recently bought several collectable cd’s of Third Day’s music. One was not really cheap shall we say. After I had bought them I was convicted of the fact that I really did go over-board. I did not have to have all of those cds. “sigh” Ok Lord…I’ll try to be good. 🙂

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