What is the question?
Someone told me that since neither they nor I have any clue where a girl might run into an eligible bachelor, I should google it.
I mean, since online dating doesn’t work.
And since in-person dating doesn’t work either.
Google has to have some kind of answer.
I found the answer on TV. I think it was channel 11.
After finding the answer on channel 11, I searched for it on google so I could link to the answer so everyone would know the secret.
Apparently, Vern Eide isn’t prepared to have The Answer plastered all over the world.
The answer is, you have to buy a car from Vern Eide.
The latest commercial has this girl at a convenience store and she literally bumps into a cute guy and he hears a snippet of the song she’s listening to and he says “I love that song” and they smile sweetly at each other and walk out the door together.
Because good things happen when you buy a car at Vern Eide. It’s The Eide Effect.
Now to commence with the money hoarding. Finding a husband sounds expensive.
Monthly Archives: April 2016
What is the question?
30 Things to Accomplish in my 30s: Day 18
#18 As much as is possible, avoid sacrificing tact on the altar of truth.
What this means is that if it can’t be said kindly, it probably doesn’t need to be said.
This one comes and goes.
I stumbled across this article this evening and it explains beautifully how and why tact is sometimes absent in everyday conversations.
It’s because hurt people hurt people.
No, it’s not ok to hurt someone emotionally, physically, or any other way. It’s also not ok to use past (or present) pain as an excuse to inflict pain on someone else.
But, our own pain is the reason we speak and behave unkindly.
I suppose you could say that this goal could be reworded “deal with my pain so I can be a healer instead of a hurter.”
As I said before, it comes and goes.
Lately, things have been particularly painful and difficult and I’m sure I’ve been less than kind on several occasions.
And for that, to those I’ve hurt, I apologize.
I was talking tonight with a friend of mine about ridiculous things that have happened to us at the hands of pastors and elders and whatnot from “Christian” churches.
I don’t think that a lot of what happens in churches and between clergy and congregants is necessarily something that Jesus would condone and I don’t think He would be pleased with a large chunk of it.
I have to put quotation marks around the word “Christian” after the things I’ve experienced. Many of those things have been decidedly un-Christian. Many of those things have caused me to question my faith and whether God is really real and if He really loves me. The very places where we are supposed to go to learn and grow and be nurtured and protected have been more painful than helpful for me.
Believing is hard when the place you’re supposed to go to get watered and cared for is a war zone.
Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.” Luke 17:1-2
I’m not sure how one would process those verses with this situation. Obviously, Jesus is compassionate to the broken and the oppressed. He has no tolerance for those who break and oppress.
If you’re broken and oppressed, Jesus loves you. Jesus weeps for you. Jesus wants to crush everything that is breaking you and oppressing you.
I don’t know what that means when the breakers and the oppressors are at church. What does it mean when a pastor lies about you? What does it mean when the church’s agenda is to control every little detail of your life and keep you in perpetual childhood? What does it mean when the people who think they’re serving Jesus use their “ministry” as a means to micromanage every last detail of your life?
Believing is hard when the people who are supposed to demonstrate Jesus to you use their “authority” in ways that hurt you.
I want to believe. I really, really do.
The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. (Psalm 29:11)
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
30 Things to Accomplish in my 30s: Day 16
#16 Something about eating breakfast every day.
I love breakfast. I don’t eat it every day, but I do have an unhealthy obsession with IHOP and I’m willing to eat breakfast any time of the day or night.
That being said….
This one is a huge fail.
The only time I eat breakfast is when I go to my friend’s house for brunch, or when I eat at IHOP or Perkins, which could happen at any time of the day.