Saturday, December 31, 2005

Where Have All the Guys Gone - Part I

There are a lot of guys out there who have lost touch with what being a guy is all about. No, I'm not talking about grunting and scratching themselves in odd places at odd times. I'm talking about the basics. For instance, a guy can use a hair brush but he should never "brush" his hair. He can use the "brush" to comb his hair. Also, what's up with guys caving into their wives or girlfriends and going to watch "chick-flicks?" It's just not right I tell you! Guys should pick on chick-flicks and complain about them - they're torturous, but if one should ever be compelled to watch, he would adamantly defend "his" decision as going to watch either a comedy or drama. A guy can even enjoy this type of comedy or drama for its good sense of humor or excellent plot. One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing the word cute or pretty in reference to me or something I own! Come on men, you've heard the line; "Your hair looks pretty today," or "What a cute puppy you have." This vulgar use of words must not continue!! We must demand that "rugged" or "handsome" or even "ruggedly handsome" replace the obscene use of these other aforementioned words. Finally, I received an excellent shirt for Christmas. It is a solid color and on the front it says: "Tough guys wear pink." I was very quick to thank the thoughtful individual for the bleached red shirt.

Men, I implore you to stand up and get back to the basics. Take back the art of manhood, not in its caveman fashion, but in a slightly more refined and socially acceptable form.
And ladies, please, please help us! Don't use those absurdly disconcerting words in our presence unless you're talking about another lady.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

I Call them Customers

I call them customers. They're the people that allow me to pay my bills because they give me work to do. But sometimes they become more than just customers. I have built many great relationships and friendships with the customers on my route. As you know I enjoy talking and getting to know new people. I do what I can above and beyond the call of my job description to make sure the customer is taken care of. In so doing I have great rapport with many of them. This holiday season I saw the spirit of Christmas come out from some of my customers I don't know very well. I managed to get my work vehicle stuck in some ice and snow. After working for about 25 mins to get myself out, one of my customers pulled over to help me out. Now imagine, a lady driving a nice car wearing nice clothes and a very nice coat pulling over to help a guy with a dirty old minivan! She ran home and got some hot water, ice, cardboard and came right back. Eventually some others came out to help and I was on my way. It was just so great to see the community come together to help me out. And this lady, my customer, thought nothing of helping a "servant" out of the snow. I pray God will bless her for her willingness and kindness.

Keep your eyes open to how you can help someone!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Don't Kill an Elf

Maybe it's just me, but I love this time of the year! Because of all the awesome friends and family I get to see more of. Friends coming home from college for the holidays, family members you don't normally see and those parties that keep you up so late and make you tired. But they're all worth it. This is the time of year we become more aware of helping others with their needs. If only we could carry this attitude throughout the year a little more. Even more than the friends and family is thinking about the true meaning of Christmas. The message of sacrificial love, grace and redemption. Why do we rush around buying presents for everyone, and making all those holiday recipes! Why do we have those endless Christmas/holiday parties? Let's keep Jesus in mind during our busyness. God bless you all and Merry Christmas!!

Remember, every time someone says Happy Holidays, an Elf dies!
Are you going to kill an Elf?

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. Welcome to my brand new Blog!! This is one of my favourite times of the year. Dec 21 is the shortest day of the year, the hours of daylight will increase for the next 6 months! (Woohoo!!) Also, it is the celebration of our Saviour's birth. Amongst all the commercialism associated with this time of year, we must bring our thoughts into focus on where it all began. Jesus Christ came into this world, not as a king of the earth, but as a Servant who would one day sacrifice His life so that we might live eternally with Him. Keep Him in your thoughts as you enjoy your family and Christmas gatherings.

Welcome home Regan!

God Bless!!