A Word On Laughing

God has been so good to me.

In any given moment there is a friend who can say something that will get me laughing. In the childhood days there were competitions between us as siblings to see who could keep a straight face and not laugh at the efforts of the others. Though I loved funny things, it began to take a lot to get me to laugh.

Today I love laughing good and proper and there are some people who can hit the sweet spot of delivering a line that will have me in the guffaws without inhibition. It is a great feeling, especially seeing as though those jokes are coming from a good place. Nothing derogatory, defamatory, degrading or distasteful, just hilarious material clean and simple. Someone said laughter is a good medicine and when saints deliver it, I am certainly the better for the experience.

So this is just to say a massive thank you to the likes of Kevin, Andy, Ritson, Your Majesty as well as my siblings Ruth and David who are very good at letting the laughter flow.

For His Name’s Sake

Shalom

C. L. J. Dryden

Jim Reeves Have Thine Own Way Lord

Old school, eh? Back in the day you wouldn’t see me anywhere near a song like this sung like this. This kind of song was for the old folks – me mops and pops – Uncle Joe and Aunty Lyn. That kind of old fogey could appreciate the refined taste of yester-year.

Thank God for deliverance, eh? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Jim Reeves fan or anything, but there is something to respect, admire and enjoy about this kind of reflective music and especially the content of complete submission to God to be doing the bulk work in this life business that is compelling and convincing and not always as clear in some more contemporary efforts.

So this is for you Mum and Dad, thanks for showing me the importance of letting God having His own way in my life and I trust you will know that your seed sown so diligently in years of hard slog is bearing fruit in a young man with a young family endeavouring to let the Lord have His way in our lives. Enjoy.

For His Name’s Sake
Shalom
dmcd

A Better Way to Live – Proverbs 20:1

Wow – if I made connections like this it would make going through Proverbs even more creative fun.

So today I was looking at the chapter and reflecting on this verse in the light of a seminar I went to on alcohol that only went to prove that the benefits of the product are far overwhelmed by the deficits.

I’m not against alcohol, but if it means saving people from stupidity then I’d rather go without.

For His Name’s Sake
Shalom
dmcd

Are You Listening? Hello? Are You … Ahhhh Forget It

It’s hilarious thinking of the scene. You’re talking to your ‘friend’ sharing on an issue. They then go off on one and for all your best efforts it’s as though all that matters is their way of seeing things. After a while that ‘friend’ doesn’t last long as you choose to go to someone who will listen and seek to understand rather than just spout out their answers. Listening to understand is one of the hardest and yet most worthwhile pursuits to go on to build effective relationships – it’s not just with your ears, it’s with a compassionate heart.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. (Proverbs 18:2)
Safe Journey
Shalom

Not So Seeker-Sensitive After All

I’m not ruling out the possibility of some of my colleagues having a point on their perspective when it comes to this issue. I just want to know how they can genuinely respond to the biblically based views reflected in this video. I’m really interested because I want to be faithful rather than just follow something because it sounds good.

For His Name’s Sake
Shalom
dmcd