“I am choosing to correct my mistake now”

I hope someone over at John McCain headquarters read the following from Louisiana Governor Jindal over at The Corner:

“As with all mistakes, you can either correct them or compound them – I am choosing to correct my mistake now.”

Start saying these words in a hurry Senator McCain, they are your key to getting conservatives fully on board your campaign.

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Apply this to life, apply this to love.

People sometimes comment on how Sue and I have been married for as long as we have and still love each other, and even are best friends. One thing I learned very early is that being married, being “in love,” has nothing to do with how you feel at the moment, good or bad. It has everything to do with who you are, the commitments and decisions you make and what you do.

 Just as Josh is applying this lesson to his life; so each of us can apply it to the areas of “real importance” in ours. In God, in love, in life, decide what is important, commit to it, make it who you are and what you do

One more thing for the guys out there; don’t “ever get tired of kissing a pretty girl.” I know I haven’t.
 

Stick’n it to the man!

It’s the little things in life, like stick’n it to the man!

Leaving Vegas Early, What’s your reason?

“We are researching earlier flights home from Vegas because”
…we just knew putting our last $20 on double zero had to hit, we were wrong.
…being up $20,000,000 on Judi’s card counting left us concerned for our lives.
…after watching 50 couples get married by Elvis ministers the sanctity of the ceremony had worn off.
…Mark was tired of filling in for Elton at the Red Piano.

I’m curious, what do you think really brought Mark and Judi home early?

The distraction of “thinking about it all.”

“Bitterness drives me away from God’s presence. It creates an odd addiction. An addiction to self. An addiction to thinking about it all. It does absolutely nothing for my pursuit of Christ.”

“Addiction to self…to thinking about it all” is very descriptive of the confusion I see so many people engage in when they try to rationalize a position which, logically and/or Godly, they know is wrong or which they cannot reconcile. So often in life, in politics, in religion, we spend most or all of our time discussing non-issues, or if not non-issues, then issues which are not terribly important in the end.

In any discussion it is important to focus on the what is really important but particularly when it comes to issues contributing to, or distracting one from, your “pursuit of Christ.” It is also important to always remember that there is right and wrong, that everyone is entitled to their opinion, that entitlement to an opinion does not suggest that opinion is right or that anyone else needs to give it the time of day.

UPDATE: Points 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 are good advice.

Take it up

There seems to be a common theme between Whitney and Ellissa. This is interesting in light of the many changes I see others dealing with, and change of course is challenging and stressful.

The common theme in all of this reminds me of Elisha, who when Elijah was carried up, did not go back to the beginning and did not say to himself “I have nothing.”  Instead he took up from where Elijah left off, he used what was before him, and kept going.

Wherever you are in life, whatever challenges you face, what you feel you lack or are weak in; know that you can choose that point, that very point you are in now, as your starting point to move forward. You do not have to go back to the beginning. You do not have to create everything over again for yourself. You do not have to give up any ground that is already won. Build on what is already there and take it up to a whole new level that is uniquely yours.

UPDATE: Watch This!

History of the fist bump

Thanks Josh for this invaluable look at an American institution.

Very illuminating.