Saturday, February 25, 2012


After spending about thirty five years in the service industry.
And, living longer than that doing other things,
something become obvious to me.

If we did not have all the gripping, complaining and nitpicking,
the world would be a better place to live.

The solution is simple.
Do It Yourself.

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You don't like the way your meal was fixed.
Simple, DIY.
You can cook it better any way,
so, DIY.

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You don't like the way the paint was put on or the color.
Again, simple DIY.

You are a better painter anyway.

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Don't like the way your appliance works;
You could build a better one yourself.

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Unhappy with the way your electronics work.

You could design a better one.

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What is it that you don't like?
Simple, DIY.

Don't like my solution?


Tuesday, February 21, 2012


"One man's junk (trash) is another man's treasure."
as they say.
Then, I'm rich, rich, rich.

I know the man who owns this property in the neighboring county.
He not only gave me permission to explore around on it,
but also let me know that I could have anything out of his trash pile I wanted.

I'm rich, rich, rich.

Look. A noise maker. An antique radio.

A microwave oven and a bicycle.
We can eat and exercise.

And here is a metal hen's nest near the hood of an old pickup truck.
And below is an old chicken feeder.
We are in the chicken business.


We are just like that in life. We try to see how much "stuff" or "things" we can accumulate in life. When in truth it is only something else to take care of, then eventually discard.

God said,

"Watch out and guard yourselves from every kind of greed;
because your true life is not made up of the things you own,
no matter how rich you may be"
-Luke 12:15 (TEV)

Do you know what God thinks of all your "stuff", possessions, treasures?

"For the things that are considered of great value by people
are worth nothing in God's sight."
-Luke 16:15 (TEV)

Just prior to this Jesus tell us of a rich man that had too much. He did not even have a place to store it all. And there was no self storage buildings around.

God called him a "fool".
And he died that night.

God's conclusion was,

"This is how it is with those who pile up riches for themselves
but are not rich in God's sight."
-Luke 12:21 (TEV)