Thursday, April 09, 2020

Maunday Thursday

My wife and I woke this morning around 7 as usual to sounds coming from downstairs! We found our daughter already up ! She's at home for the duration and attending college in Boulder online, which doesnt make her too happy- but truthfully shes handling it very well! Her normal routine is to stay up all night and get up sometime after noon! So we were very surprised! Even more so when we got downstairs and found her cooking breakfast for us all- sausage, home fries, and fresh waffles with bananas! It was a wonderful breakfast and a very touching moment. The water did not turn into wine but we celebrated the meal in the fashion of Maunday Thursday. To me, this day when we celebrate the first Last Supper and then betray Christ and deny Him only to allow Him to be crucified tomorrow, we should be so Thankful for what we have been Given!

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Palm Sunday 2020

  No procession, no palm fronds to wave, no public observance of the beginning of Holy Week. Most importantly none of that is needed, at least not in public or in groups of people. As far as I have read God never asked for us to present these demonstrations. In fact, quite a bit of what is practiced in most religions, is not asked of its followers by its Diety. Unfortunately what is asked for is most often ignored.
   So when I hear of a pastor making statements like this
“Do you believe God would bring his people to his house to be contagious with the virus? Of course not,” said pastor Guillermo Maldonado, who goes by the term of “apostle,” at a service on Sunday morning at the King Jesus International Ministry in Kendall. 
  I would have to ask, Do you believe God would bring His people to to His House to have them shot or stabbed?  Then from another promoting large gatherings
    “The church is the last force resisting the Antichrist; let us assemble regardless of what anyone says,” Pastor Tony Spell of megachurch Life Tabernacle Church in Central, La.
 I wonder does this man believe we have to be assembled in order to oppose evil? That an individual standing alone before evil is not far more powerful than any army of people?
 There is a huge difference between faith and religion. Faith exists without religion and always will. Gathering together in worship is beautiful but in the cases above and  similar ones, across  many faiths, I believe it is more about the church than God.
  Reflect on these words from Michael Dyson, although I would substitute the word Faith for
      Spirituality makes religion behave. 

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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Minor Mishap Marching Band

                      2012 Honk Festival Austin, Texas

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Well its April First!

And I know many are saying NO April Fools jokes! Which I agree with! TOTALLY! We need to takes this very seriously and we are, particularity in my household- not only do I have heart problems. type II diabetes, and recent respiratory problems but I also have Myasthenia Gravis, a very rare auto immune disease which  the treatment for is to pretty much shut down  my immune system ! So serious YES!but life without humor,,,,, NO!!
  So here we are at the car wash this morning, washing my truck for the required 20 minutes!