Archive | December 2015

First Crush

So, I was sitting around with some coworkers during a little “down time”.  Somehow we started talking about our first crush.  Oh man, did that bring back memories!  His name is Treb.  We didn’t meet until my senior year of high school, but became great friends.  I had a MAJOR crush.  We even kissed a couple times, but he wasn’t feelin’ the same.

I don’t know how we managed to get past the awkwardness.  Most of the time it becomes too uncomfortable to remain such close friends after honest feelings come out.  I am grateful my crush did not ruin our friendship.  He was the first person I told when I found out I could not have my own children.  He got concerned because he knew I was nervous about something and left school early for a Dr. appointment, so he came by my house to check on me, and I bawled as I told him.  Poor 17 year old boy had no clue what to do.

We both moved on in life.  He’s a Lt. Colonel in the Army and is married with two small children.  His wife was diagnosed with cancer last year, and of course he is worried for her.  He’s a great guy. I’m glad to be able to still call him my friend.



Some People Need to Get a Life


Seriously?  OK, let me start by saying I believe the practice of homosexuality is a sin.  The Bible is very clear on that, but here is my problem…some people get so fixated on the sin of homosexuality, they don’t see other sins.  This sin is no worse than adultery or straight sex outside of marriage.  I recently heard a pastor on TV say that pastors need to get off of bashing the LGBT community and preach on ALL sin.  He pointed out that most every straight, single person in the congregation on a Sunday morning is probably having sex. Also, some of the married people in the congregation are having affairs.

Another problem I have with this is that here you have two gentlemen who are caring for children with no home.  Well, James 1:27 says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.”  So, these guys are doing what many of these Christians would not do.  They took in children and gave them a home.  This little girl deserves to be recognized.

Let me be clear that I don’t agree with their lifestyle, but it is no different than an unmarried couple living together with their kids or no different than a single mom having a boyfriend sleep over with her kids in the house (which could be dangerous if you don’t really know him).

OK, rant over. Just my two cents.