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Local Church Appreciation Day announced for Sunday (standard:Inspirational stories, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 05 2012Views/Reads: 1066/569Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is funny where you pick up an idea. I know I was not born with a truck full of ideas like some people. Take, for example, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She has more ideas than you can shake a stick at, and believe me; I have shaken many a sti
 



It is funny where you pick up an idea. I know I was not born with a
truck full of ideas like some people. Take, for example, the Gracious 
Mistress of the Parsonage. She has more ideas than you can shake a 
stick at, and believe me; I have shaken many a stick at her, behind her 
back, of course. 

I have to scrap around for an idea and then when I do find one I am so
exhausted from the search that I am not sure what to do with it. 

Then an idea comes looking for me. That is a strange phenomenon. 

I was watching the news with my wife when we heard the lead story of the
day about the Chick-fil-A appreciation day. I'm not sure I know all the 
political ins and outs of that sort of thing. Everything seems to have 
some kind of political overtone to it these days. 

What was once a matter of morality has become a matter of policy.
Politics have invaded every aspect of our life, and I am so looking 
forward to heaven where, someone told me and I cannot reveal the 
source, but the word is out, there are no politics in heaven. 

Whenever you have an opportunity to go out and buy some chicken, I say
take it. It was not hard to convince my better half to go out for 
supper. We do not do it too much anymore. What with the traffic and the 
finances, it hardly seems worthwhile. That is why I always brag on my 
wife's cooking. 

"Oh, boy," I will say after a meal, "you can't get anything this good at
some restaurant." 

She smiles, but I suspect she knows what I am saying. 

Well, we did try to go to Chick-fil-A but we could not get within 17
blocks of it. It seems everybody and their third cousin was out getting 
chicken for supper. Oh well, you cannot participate in everything, but 
at least we tried. 

As we circled the block for the 19th time, the idea came to me. If we
can have a Chick-fil-A appreciation day because the head of the company 
said he believed in some traditional values, then why can't I? 

I believe in everything traditional. I am the most traditional person
you will ever meet. Before there was a me, there was not much that was 
traditional. I go back so far I can remember when dirt was clean. 

I want the whole world to know that I believe in tradition and I am not
just fiddling on the roof. 

I know it is old fashion but I believe in the Bible. If it is in the
Bible, I believe it, although I must confess I do not understand 
everything in the Bible. But then, nobody understands everything in 
their world. The smartest person knows he does not know everything. I 
built my life upon the values stressed in the Bible and I take it as 
the Word of God. 

I believe in singing hymns in church. Most people in America have never
heard a hymn let alone singing one in a congregational setting. If you 
would go to the average person on the street corner and ask what their 
favorite hymn was, they would not know what you are talking about. 

I know tradition is old-fashioned, but I still embrace it. If it is
traditional, I probably believe it. 

Some people believe that if it is new, it is okay and if it is old,
throw it away. Experience teaches us that it is the exact opposite. 

Take medicine for example. Sure, many people have benefited from modern
advancements in medicine. I am appreciative of every advancement. But 
then, if medicine has made such inroads into our culture why are more 
and more people sick? Why are the hospitals full and overflowing? Why 
are there not enough doctors to take care of all of the sick? 

I am thankful for what medicine has done, but for every cure it
achieves, three more diseases pop up sticking out their tongue. 



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