Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Saints in Circulation

***Came across a great devotion today by Chuck Swindoll:

During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, the British government began to run low on silver for coins. Lord Cromwell sent his men to the local cathedral to see if they could find any precious metal there. After investigating they reported: "The only silver we can find is in the statues of the saints standing in the corners."
To which the radical soldier and statesman of England replied: "Good! We'll melt down the saints and put them in circulation!"
That brief but direct order states the essence of the practical goal of authentic Christianity. Not rows of silver saints crammed into the corners of cathedrals, but melted saints circulating through the mainstream of humanity. Where life transpires in the raw.
On campuses where students carve through the varnish of shallow answers. In the shop where employees test the mettle of everyday Christianity. At home with a houseful of kids, where R&R means run and wrestle. In the concrete battlegrounds of sales competition, seasonal conventions, and sexual temptations, where hard-core assaults are made on internal character. On the hospital bed, where reality never takes a nap. In the office, where diligence and honesty are forever on the scaffold. On the team where patience and self-control are checked out.
The cost factor of being a saint occurs on Monday and Tuesday and throughout the week. That's when we're "melted down and put in circulation." "Sunday religion" may seem sufficient, but it isn't. And pity the person who counts on it to get him through.

I like that.

***What a great story. The only living Medal of Honor recipient says he's no hero. I beg to differ. Read his inspiring story here.

***Obama's clean energy loans leave American taxpayers $2.2 billion in the hole. Nice job.

Taxpayers are on the hook for more than $2.2 billion in expected costs from the federal government’s energy loan guarantee programs, according to a new audit Monday that suggests the controversial projects may not pay for themselves, as officials had promised.

 You don't say.

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***Snorting cocoa? You gotta be kidding...

In 2007, Belgian chocolatier Dominique Persoone created the Chocolate Shooter, a cocoa-sniffing device that promises “a blast of chocolate pleasure.” It was originally created for a birthday party for Ron Wood and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, but sales of the gadget have since cracked 25,000 — with chocoholics around the globe high on the device.


***12 things you should never microwave.

Do you have a lot of fancy China or metallic-trimmed bowls? Keep them far from the microwave. Even if the metallic trimming is miniscule, it may still react in the microwave, according to the USDA. If you use the microwave a lot, it’s best to invest in a plain colored glass plate for microwave use only.

Not just plates! Mom gave me my grandmother's china, and the cups have gold around the rim. I didn't even think about it and was trying to warm her coffee up for her in one, it started sparking like crazy! Won't do that again.

funny pics (10)

We used to have a car just like that. 

***Have a great day!

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