Posted by: thebylog | August 26, 2004

Parties, Ketchup, Craziness, Burdens, and Laws

Four things, quickly.

The thing about this Constitution party is that they’re really big into God. Their slogan is something like God. Family. Country. Sounds good. They’re for limited government. Sounds good. But then they’re for getting rid of pornography and gambling. That doesn’t quite equate with me. “Let’s limit government, give the people freedom, except in areas we deem immoral.” Ok, so they’re immoral. You better outlaw adultery, fornication, and cussing too. But then, the Bible says the government is to punish the evil doer. A pornographer is an evildoer; so is a cusser.

I can’t believe someone would do this to me, be so thoughtless. And his girlfriend’s around, which means he should be super-extra thoughtful. But no, he goes and takes the only bottle of ketchup we have in this entire house to work! Can you imagine? For the last two days, I’ve been reduced to preparing the “meat” of my lunch at home and taking it to work so I can consume it satisfactorily (with ketchup). What? Can you think of any good lunches that can’t be made great by adding ketchup? I can’t hardly. Ok, maybe a real good soup.

I’ve got to stop this working craziness. Notice the time I’ve been posting lately. I’ve been getting off work really late, putting in 11, 12, 13 hour days, and that’s splitting between OSU and the pellet mill. The deal was–at the beginning of the summer–40 at OSU, 20 at the mill. That’s been turned on its head lately, it seems I’ve had very little time outside of work. I know it’s temporary, which is a solace. The sooner it becomes unreality the better, though I see dad’s need to get hours in. We’re way behind.

“Bear ye one anothers burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Haven’t figured out how bearing someone’s burdens connects to the law of Christ. Dude, I don’t even know what the law of Christ is. Grace, maybe. If that’s true, I can sort of see a connection. The law of Christ. Maybe it’s the fruits of our Christian living. I’m going to read Galations again, I’m guessing I can get some clues as to what “the law of Christ” is there.

No proofreading.

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Responses

  1. You should research the Constitution Party’s feelings about the Confederate flag.

    Tom

  2. Yea, one thing I’ve wondered about is modern evangelicals pushing so hard for laws against homosexuality when a lot of them have ruined marriage already by their rampant adultery in the modern church. Don’t get me wrong….I totally think homosexuality is wrong but I also think adultery is. In the Bible homosexuality and adultery are on the same level. Anyways… -Marcel

  3. Too true, Marcel…. Why, oh why, do we reject light and choose darkness? I think what grieves me most is pondering how much it all grieves the heart of the Eternal Lover.

    Merry

  4. By, you should try eating lunch without ketchup once. You might like it! Try using Ranch instead!
    Lauren

  5. By, you should try eating lunch without ketchup once. You might like it! Try using Ranch instead!
    Lauren

  6. I’m picturing Ranch on peanut-butter and jelly.

    Ag

  7. Ickkkk, blekhhhhhh!

  8. This reminds me of a memorable lunch I had with my cousin Myron. Plain old hot dogs were just not exciting enough, so I suggest all manner of devious fixings. He settled on hotdog with peanut butter and jelly. It was an amazing proceedure: visually and aurally. And I rejoiced it was HIS lunch, not mine 🙂

  9. Okay, now THAT is disgusting. People eat weird things. My sister, when she was MUCH younger, used to eat mayo and jelly sandwiches. My mom thought is was so gross she couldn’t even make them for her, so my dad always did.

    Ag

  10. My Dad is a good man. He always cleaned up our barf too, but I don’t think you wanted to know that.

    Ag

  11. Hey, Ag, did you ever take the world’s easiest quiz?

    Crystal

  12. How many of ya’ll like Amish church sandwiches???(peanut butter, pepper-jack or munster cheese, ham, and pickles) I told someone at work about them, and she got, like, grossed out. !!!? BTW Ag, what would ketchup be dpoing on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich???
    Lauren

  13. How many of ya’ll like Amish church sandwiches???(peanut butter, pepper-jack or munster cheese, ham, and pickles) I told someone at work about them, and she got, like, grossed out. !!!? BTW Ag, what would ketchup be dpoing on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich???
    Lauren

  14. Man, I thought my concoctions were bad. These stories have got me all beat.

    Merry

  15. BTW, Crys, since Ag didn’t fall for it, I will. What’s the world’s easiest quiz?

    Merry

  16. WORLD’S EASIEST QUIZ

    (Passing grade requires only 40% correct answers. [that would be 4 out of 10])

    1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
    2) Which country makes Panama hats?
    3) From which animal do we get catgut?
    4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
    5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
    6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
    7) What was King George VI’s first name?
    8) What color is a purple finch?
    9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
    10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

    So, whaddaya think your score is?
    Crystal

  17. WORLD’S EASIEST QUIZ

    (Passing grade requires only 40% correct answers. [that would be 4 out of 10])

    1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
    2) Which country makes Panama hats?
    3) From which animal do we get catgut?
    4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
    5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
    6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
    7) What was King George VI’s first name?
    8) What color is a purple finch?
    9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
    10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

    So, whaddaya think your score is?
    Crystal

  18. Uuum, I’m guessing I got a 100%….
    Lauren

  19. Uuum, I’m guessing I got a 100%….
    Lauren

  20. I happen to be relatively unintelligent, but I did so well! Oh but I am proud!

    Ag

  21. I happen to be relatively unintelligent, but I did so well! Oh but I am proud!

    Ag

  22. Okay, girls, I’ll admit that I thought I’d gotten 100% too. Well, here are the answers:

    1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
    116 years
    2) Which country makes Panama hats?
    Ecuador
    3) From which animal do we get cat gut?
    Sheep and Horses
    4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
    November
    5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
    Squirrel fur
    6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
    Dogs
    7) What was King George VI’s first name?
    Albert
    8) What color is a purple finch?
    Crimson
    9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
    New Zealand
    10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
    Orange, of course.

    What do you mean you failed?

    Life tends to be more misses than hits, huh? We miss the mark, so many times…
    Crystal

  23. Go Piglet!! 🙂

    Merry

  24. I slipped and fell…. 😦 Although, the ‘purple finch’ question was a clue to me that all possibly was not as it had seemed… Lauren


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