whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
Let's face it, some days life just stinks.
But I have found over the years that even in the stinkiest of times (which is the working title of my next book, by the way: Stinky Times, Smelly People - What The World Needs Less Of), even in the stinkiest times, I have noticed there is always a little sliver of "Good Things Car Wash Deodorizer" to hang on the rear view mirror of life.
There are always good things mixed in with the bad. All we have to do is simply extract the good thing from the pile of stinky-ness, rinse it off (or in some cases sterilize it), hang it, and begin sniffing in the calming, flowery odors.
So let's start with me.
Good Thing #1: Wife is returned!
I know many of you were concerned about Gidget's recent semi-sudden disappearance from a couple of days ago. I appreciated all the comments of support I received here and on Facebook. Though I have to say, I wasn't CRAZY about all the "goo-gooin'" some of you did over Daniel Craig. Really coulda done without that. It's bad enough Gidget has his poster in the bathroom, now I have to read all that mess from you? Please.
By the way, thanks for the heads up on the news that Daniel Craig may be doing a movie where he plays a PREACHER. I have already notified the proper authorities to have that film boycotted before it even comes out.
Gidget is back home safe and sound. Actually she was here the whole time. Apparently, I was not. After our trip to California, I had accidentally returned to our neighbor's house instead of ours and set up shop. Gidget was in our house lookin' for me.
Imagine our neighbor's surprise when THEY got home last night and found ME there eating left over chicken in his pajamas and watching TV Land.
We all had a good laugh over it. Well, I laughed. They were kinda steamed.
Our neighbors have a great pool table, by the way. Though I liked it better when I thought it was ours.
Anyhow...WIFE NOT DEAD OR RUN OFF WITH MOVIE STAR is a GOOD thing.
Good thing #2: I will be preaching next week at the world-famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee right before the great Ricky Skaggs performs. Here's a link to the show...I mean sermon:
As you know, anytime I can "get my preach on" it's a good day. I hope the Ryman is set up for multiple baptisms. That place holds about 2000 people. So, we're probably gonna need a filter of some kind on whatever portable baptistery they come up with. 2000 people can leave quite a "ring" if you know what I mean.
I'm pretty sure everyone will wanna be baptized that night. I will be preaching on the topic: Get Baptized, Win $10,000." It's a VERY effective sermon. Hope Skaggs can spring for the dough.
|Ricky. Also pictured: his guitar.|
Finally, Good Thing #3:
I just finished my BlermonTM!
Wow. That was easy. Got some free time now.
I may go see a Daniel Craig flick this afternoon...and boycott it.
As together we stand and sing.