I don’t remember a time when my parents didn’t take us to church of one kind or another. I distinctly recall when I was 11 years old and we started going to a non-denominational church in Newcastle. They were a charismatic community. They were “on fire for the Lord,” people raised their hands, spoke in…
Of course, there are some smells that don’t bring up such pleasant memories, like a whiff of vinegar for example. I don’t know how they did it, but the lunch ladies of Apache elementary made a thing called “sauerkraut and weenies,” and they did it with a lot of vinegar. The whole elementary reeked of vinegar on sauerkraut day.
N.U.T.s – non-negotiable, unalterable terms—are the things that define you as a man. They’re what a man is committed to. And when these N.U.T.s are compromised, men become angry, unhappy, frustrated, depressed. They would rather blame others than take responsibility for their own actions.
If you’re an Okie, you probably remember a time when Garth Brooks was on everyone’s radar. I was never a huge country music fan, but I can sing along with a few little ditties when I hear them. One song that I remember vividly is “Unanswered Prayers.”
The miraculous knitting together of biology, physiology, personality and promise. And yes, this is greater than us.