My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunday Sermon

Living the dream,  That’s my motto.  Where else in the this Universe can an old fat guy have a good job,  great children and grandchildren, good friends, a home, people who care about me, a church who feeds me in spirit and human food and a Harley to ride on good days.  I look around at the men and women I “hang with” in the Midwest and on the net.  I am so Blessed (a slightly over used word) but, blessed I am.

A brief rundown on the people I hang with.

A man who recently had cancer surgery
A women who needs a kidney transplant*
A women who is nearly 80 and works 40 hours a weeks  because she needs the money.
A young women who has had a knee replacement and needs another one
A man who had a knee replacement and it didn’t take
A husband and wife who wake up every morning wondering if the cancer has returned and she will need a second mastectomy
A friend who is struggling with alcohol and has a dying father because of cancer
The wife of my cousin.  He passed away on Valentine Day. She calls me and asks “how am I!”.  OMG.  I feel guilty that’s how I am.  She is so very strong
A woman who has been full time employed for 30 years and was laid off and now struggles to make her house payment.

That’s just ten people I feel I know well.  The point of this post,  As my father would say, “I felt really sorry for myself because I had no shoes………until I saw a man who had no feet.”

Quit your whining and be so very thankful for God has given to you!

Thus endeth the sermon for Sunday.

PS Say a prayer for Jake.

Pops

10 comments:

Adrienne said...

And we're all blessed to know you...

God Of Bacon said...

If I had no shoes and needed shoes, my need for shoes would not be diminished by the existence of men without feet.

Someone who doesn't care what you need or how serious your problems are will often employ the standard tactic of reminding you of the existence of people who have far more serious problems. If this comment comes from someone who is actively assisting those people, then it is sincere. If the person reminding you of all the people who are suffering greater ills than you isn't helping those other people, then he is just another callous jerk who doesn't care.

ABNPOPPA said...

Adrienne,

I am truly blessed by knowing all of you in the blogosphere.

G O B,

I have read your comments on other posts. I wanted to go to your blog and say thanks for stopping by however, you have so many I just thought I would leave it here and hope you stop back. Why not be a follower, we at Conservative Outrage are always looking for different points of view.

You comment is very interesting yet disturbing. You have manage to somehat trash the image of my father, an honorable Christian man and in the same breath question my motives for the post. I think I shall need more time to process this information before really responding in depth.

In the meantime please feel free to stop by and thanks again.

Pops

Jake said...

Once again, thanks for your prayers, but maybe you should pray for the guy without two feet!!! I mean, I have all my appendages, so life is pretty good, unlike that poor guy without the feet. Oh, I have shoes too.

Debbie said...

Thanks for stopping by Right Truth, don't be a stranger.

The hubby and I are very similar to you: Married 38 years, daughter, grandson, happy, blessed, and very thankful. We don't have a Harley but we do have a Kawasaki Nomad Vulcan.

And we think Newt Gingrich should not be president, along with John McCain and a few others.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Jake said...

By the way pops...do you still in West Franklin? Just curious.

ABNPOPPA said...

Jake,

I am glad you will accept my prayers for you. Acceptance is a very important part of faith. I am not sure about the West Franklin comment. If you meant do I still live in West Franklin, I never have lived in West Franklin. If there is a underlying question of statement let me know because I didn't get it.

Pops

MightyMom said...

You Have A Harley??!!!!!

Dude!

Gotta get that shoulder fixed so you can ride before it starts snowing!!

ABNPOPPA said...

MM,

Oh, I still ride, just take some drugs and Ben Gay.

Pops

WomanHonorThyself said...

Blessed weekend my friend!!:)

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer