Posts from August 2015

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“Gone to Meddlin” by Stan Mitchell, via Forthright Magazine

by ArnoldCoC

One of my elders used this familiar phrase recently – you know the one. “Preacher, you quit preachin’ and gone to meddlin’.” It’s a sad day when preaching meddles in our marriages, meddles in our work ethics, and meddles in our use of money. Of course, that elder was kidding. But I like the phrase because it says something important. There is an idea out there, not quite said, but believed nonetheless, that preaching isn’t supposed to actually demand lifestyle changes, commitment, or repentance.

“Promises, Promises” by Dan Curry

by ArnoldCoC

When I was a child, my sister would promise me certain things in order to get me to do her bidding. It did not take very long to realize that she did not always hold up her end of the bargain. That led me to eventually refuse her, by saying “promises, promises”. Sometimes, she would insist she was being trustworthy and other times she would smile and go back to whatever sisters do. The point is that we learn to trust others by their behavior after a promise of some kind is made. If they keep their word, then a trust is built. If not, then there is no trust or it is damaged

“Unusual Museum” by Dan Curry

by ArnoldCoC

It seems there are as many interests in the world as there are people. While looking at a book entitled “The Book of Unusual Knowledge” I came across a museum in Houston, Texas that showcases the history of funerals. A visit to their website nmfh.org revealed that their motto is “Any day above ground is a good one.” You can stroll through and see all kinds of exhibits that highlight all there is to know about funerals. It began with a 20,000 square foot space, the museum has now expanded to 35,000 square feet.