The Lucky Loser

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Moving Day

Former Fort Trumbull Neighborhood, New London, CTImage via Wikipedia

Time to close up shop here and move to an easier location.

Besides, you know you're off to a bad start when there's an unfix-able spelling error in your URL!


See you there!
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Prodigal God and the Older Brother

Prodigal Son, by Hieronymus Bosch.Image via Wikipedia

You may have heard of the big best seller by Pastor Tim Keller called "Prodigal God" It's based on the beloved well known parable by Jesus usually called "The Prodigal Son." Pastor Keller explains the parable is really all about The extravagant Father who like God is constantly pouring His love on His children.

Lately I've been thinking allot about the older son with the attitude. We often overlook him because we all relate to the younger son who's the big screw up. Who hasn't messed up one time or another?

Sometimes though I can really relate to the older brother.

"Here I am stuck at church! Always the last one to leave. (NOT true, it just seems that way)

When are they going to appreciate what I do?!

Whine whine mutter mutter mutter!"

But thanks to our prodigal extravagant God a wrong attitude is easy to overcome! Notice in the parable The Father goes out to the older brother like he did for the younger. Even though his son is having a one man pity party, The Father knows just what to say to comfort his oldest son.

"You have always been with me and everything I have is yours!"

That's an awesome truth to consider when you realize who The Father is in the parable. And it helps me continue to do the right things and keep the right attitude.

Now if I could just figure out how to not let my right hand know what the left is doing without getting confused. :-)
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Summer MemoriesImage by krisdecurtis via Flickr

Hey people!

Always always always!

Whenever possible give a two week notice when getting a new job!

Because you never know when you might need that old job again.


But hey! Thank God for old jobs! :-)
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Prayer Alert

To all praying Christians out there.

I maintained my Christian witness today even though it was worse than a punch in the face.

After eight years of faithful service I was suddenly terminated from my job for poor job performance. Last year after decreasing my hours and adding to my work load they gave me a thirty day warning to improve my performance, or else.

When that time was complete I requested a formal review. When none came I had to assume everything was OK. Then with no warning out of the blue they fired me.

Nevertheless my boss said I could use them as a reference.

When God closes one door he opens another.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


It's an insurgency!

It's all about God's love. We all know
God is real. We're witnesses.

Megachurch Simulcasts Call For Conservative Supreme Court Nominee

One tells another, who tells a friend, who tells a family member, and so on and so on.

And now it's time to take it to the next level in our church. We've
all written down the names of all the people we've witnessed to.

They're our friends, our family members and coworkers and students.

Everyone taking the names with them to a special all church prayer
meeting tonight. That's both the main fellowship and our satellite
church as well.

It's like we're turning a corner as a church. The usual cliches like
"revival" somehow don't seem to fit. Who knows what's going to happen,
but going to be great!

Bit by bit, person to person lives are going to be changed.

It's an insurgency!
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Overcoming Besetting Setbacks

My Favorite Headache album coverImage via Wikipedia

Sinus infection headaches are so the pits. It's not just the debilitating pain and feeling like my head is stuffed with cotton. It's the way the medication drags down my emotions.

The best thing anyone can do in that condition is not to take any of their thoughts seriously. Because everything is just going to be a sucked down the drain of depressed emotions. And if your emotions are already down from a disappointment, depressing medications are just going to make it even worse.

Take it from me, from the book of "been there, done that" it's a chain reaction you don't want any part of. Just let depressing thoughts fly in one ear and right out the other.

Because depression is the pits!
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Theme Song

Every blog should have a theme song.

Mine is "Love Comes Down" by "Rez Band."

"Because when you lose, you win . . "

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