A Conversation With God

12 04 2010

God, I have had nothing but problems lately. My bank account is empty, I am not where I want to be professionally, and my life is not where I would like for it to be. I try to be faithful to you and believe that you will make a way out, but I feel like you have turned your back on me…

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

Hebrews 13:5-6

But God, why do I feel like whenever I try to move forward, I am constantly drawn backwards??? What did I do for you to allow horrible things to happen to me and those around me?

My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

Proverbs 3:11-12

Does love hurt? Should love be so punishing and vengeful? How can you say that you love me and punish me at the same time?

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.

Proverbs 29:11

Well why do you test me in the first place?

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12

So these are all tests of my perseverance? You have a plan for me?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

I think I understand. I should have faith, right?

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

But what about my bank account? I surely would like an iPad.

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world — the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does — comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

1 John 2:15-17

Lord thank you for the wake up call. I am sorry for doubting you and losing my faith in you!

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:9


Memphis Wrestling Throwback

10 04 2010

A couple of years ago over at YMSWWC, I wrote a piece about my top 10 all time favorite Memphis Wrestlers (click here for link) and the response was amazing. From time to time, I will reminisce about the days of Memphis Wrestling (Channel 5 Wrestling as us locals called it). This was as much of my childhood as anything else, and today I will do a quick post on Reggie B. Fine.

Sadly I could not find much, if any, background info on him, but Reggie B. Fine was as great of a smack talker as their was in Memphis Wrestling. His in-ring ability left something to be desired, but he could connect with a crowd like no one’s business. Check out this youtube clip of Reggie B. Fine and WWE Hall of Famer KoKo B. Ware during their feud:

Remind Me Not To Drink Tecate Ever Again

4 04 2010

Sometimes after a long day at work, we wanna relax and unwind. Some people watch TV, some get on the internet, others play video games. Men by and large (including myself on occasion) enjoy a simple cold beer out of the fridge. If a man’s home is his castle, a nice brew is the official beverage of choice. However, you generally would like to have only beer in the container.

For Everett Johnston of Crystal Beach, TX, he learned that you should probably not assume that your beer will not come with a protein surprise. After grabbing a cold Tecate Light our of the fridge, he noticed that his beer didn’t taste quite right. Upon further review, he noticed that their was a rat’s head floating inside. So what does any red blooded American man do when he has the severed head of Chuck E. Cheese swimming in his Mexican cerveza? He sues!

He is suing Heineken, the U.S. distributor for Tecate for an undisclosed amount. He claims that as a result of the incident, he can only eat foods prepared in front of him and he is traumatized whenever he eats out of the can. He has a point: anyone who has ever eaten a can of Vienna sausages is taken their lives into their hands. Besides, what part of the pig does SPAM actually come from?

The lesson learned here is simple: before you drink your beer, glance inside of it first. True, beer should not be like a box of Cracker Jack where you find a sticker of a magic decoder ring on the inside. But at the same time, if you see one of the characters from Mickey Mouse, Ratatouille, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Billy the Exterminator, or Michael Vick’s basement in your favorite beverage, do not be surprised.

Happy Easter!!!

3 04 2010