Friday, September 04, 2015

Friday Freestyles... The Holiday Edition



And it's a three day weekend!

Double BAM!

And the blinds of my mind are half down. I might as well not even be at work today.  I hope to get something done, though... something. But I am leaving early because I worked until 7:30 pm last night, a whole hour past quitting time. And I've turned in my time card for the week.  So let's just say that around 5:30 pm or so, I'm gonna be looking around for my car keys...

It has been a fast week. So fast that I haven't even posted. I've been dirt tired when I get home in the evenings, so while I have thought about posting, I have not pulled up my laptop and posted. Oh well.

But I am here today.

Story of the Week #1.  This has been an eventful week! Trump is on program as always.  One of my supervisors is Puerto Rican.  So I ran up on him while he was walking around the lab and hollered "Latino Lives Matter!"

He looked at me crazy.

"I'm just concerned, dude.  Do you see what's going on???"

He said he did, and we had a good discussion about it. I know he is a US citizen and he's not an immigrant, but it's just too much for me right now to see this whole Latino attack. So it was good to talk to someone from the community concerning their thoughts.

That's what I like to do... educate myself. And he gave me a lot to think about...

Story of the Week #2: And then there's this woman here...

Mrs. Davis refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

To each his own concerning their beliefs.  But heterosexual couples aren't being issued marriage licenses either. What do they have to do with this?

I fail miserably at religion. Miserably.  Why? Because of the legalism, where legalism is all the rules that one must follow from the Old Testament, down to the letter.  This is somehow impossible, and so much picking and choosing goes. There are 10 commandments and over 600 laws. Compound all this with the laws I struggle to keep, and at the same time pointing a finger at you for your not keeping up with the laws...

It's just a lot going on. It reminds me of the Pharisees following Jesus around and harassing him and then eventually killing him. Sigh.

I fail miserably at it. And I would consider myself an even worse failure for prosecuting those who don't share my beliefs.

I am glad we are not at the point where we kill folks off for homosexuality, etc.  ISIS will kill your behind. Plain and simple.You believe as we believe or you DIE. Yikes.

I am wondering out loud here:  she does not drink or smoke. So why is she issuing marriage licenses to people who may drink or smoke? Does she ask them?  Or does that not count?

There are some 60 abominations in the Bible besides homosexuality. Some of the worse are lying,  jealousy and envy. Do people possessing these characteristics get issued marriage licenses?

I don't know. It's a lot to think about. If you're gonna be strict christian, then do it to the max.  Or are we just picking and choosing?

I maintain that it's a lot easier to walk in hate and judgment than it is to walk in love towards our fellow man. 

If she feels so strongly about it, then resign. Story over. But she makes $80,000 a year in a rural county. That's a LOT for a country living. I'm not sure she wants to lose her job. But she is jail now. Can't be fired. She is doing the right thing for her.

In the meantime, they are issuing marriage licenses to all couples in that county now... You better go on down there and get yours today if you want it. Better go!

I make more than her. I work with tobacco. Yet I don't smoke. Should I simply refuse to do my job? Whether it's for religious beliefs or not? I may have to work with weed someday. I've already told my boss... yo, I use to smoke. I don't want to work with it. But if I have to, I have to. Let's just say I need an accountability partner. That's it.

Those are my thoughts. This type of  thing always reminds me to mature in showing love to my fellow man... and not judgment and hate. It's also much easier to judge others than to judge yourself.

I am a work in progress. I can only assume everyone else is also.  I remember thinking this week that  I was so glad that God loves me... he answers prayers, keeps me out of  mess, covers me, has my back,  chastises and corrects down to the core when needed, etc, etc...  All without concern whether I keep the law. I simply receive His grace and what Jesus did on the cross... Period.  It is very apparent that these people haven't set down and read the book of Romans. They would reject me outright. I am not good enough for them. Thank goodness God accepts me.

That's it for me!! I am ready for the holiday weekend. No big plans, but whatever. Glad for the time off. If I get one thing done, I will celebrate that like I got ALL things done.

(I read that in a book somewhere. It do that and it works wonders.)
Well, there is one thing I must do: go get these gift cards. I stood in line at the credit union for them on Monday, and it turns out that branch doesn't issue them. HUMPH!  I have had trouble finding hard envelopes to mail them in. This is turning into a scavenger hunt.  I will make it a goal to get those this weekend and mail them this week! You best believe I haven't forgotten! No indeed. And I will email the winners when I mail them :)

I need need NEED a Song of the Week!

I like this song right here! It makes me happy every time I hear it. It's an OLD oldie:

"Maybe" by the Three Degrees:

I  remember the first time I heard this song. It was over a decade ago, and I was driving down Old National Highway in College Park in the rain.  This song came on the radio and I remembered thinking "Dang! How long is the preamble to this song? This chick is talking through the WHOLE song?"

Back then, the songs had  long preambles with no talking. It is said that that was to give the DJ enough time to talk and  introduce the song.  But this song? All that dayum talking? LOL. 

I love it, though. Every woman done begged a man to come back to her or not go.

Don't lie. You have had your moment... I've had one or two my own self.

Take a little time to remember,  why don't cha.

On purpose.

Have a great weekend!!!


  1. "all without concern if I keep the law or not...." I love that point! Thanking Him for His grace and His mercy. Such a wonderful post. Thank you .

    1. The book of Romans lays out very what the true purpose of the law is. Not sure these folks ponder the new testament, though. You cannot win with legalism.

      I am sure she has given plenty of marriage licenses to couples that fornicate. Now why hasn't that been an issue too? Oh how we pick and choose.


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