Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, I'm the first one to recover from that losing battle with that dreaded and undefeated Sandman last night. I'm up early doing a little bit of computer work and the TV isn't even on.

Yesterday was a very long day, it started out with me renting a U-Haul and taking everything out of Dad and Jean's old house to all of the locations that any of the items inside of it that anyone wanted were going to go. It went rather smooth and I have to send out thank yous to everyone yesterday that either helped, assisted or even supported I have to express a very big thank you. We knew it was going to be a long day saying goodbye to a home that this family has owned for the last 32 years.

Last night Michelle and I as well as Terri, Amy and Val all attended the Johnny Koon Lantern Release at Westover Park. I think the event went very well and I would guess that they raised a good bit of money for the Johnny Koon Brain Tumor Research Fund at WVU Children's Hospital. It was a great night and we had a chance to see a number of family members that we don't get to see every day. I've also put of a few videos from last night of the Lantern Launch and the Butterfly Release.

I also received my first letter from my Brother Gary yesterday. Last night was a nice bit of change of pace from what we had went through yesterday morning and also Friday evening. I know I'm very vague when it comes to my Brother, but if you are close to the situation you know what has happened and it doesn't need to be explained here.

My Brother in law Jim is preaching this morning at the United Methodist Church on the Mileground for anyone who needs a little saving.

Have yourselves a great day.

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...


Does God really approve of Christians drinking intoxicating beverages? Did Jesus actually turn water into intoxicating wine so the wedding party could continue to drink themselves into a drunken stupor? (John 2:1-10) I do not think so. If the wedding party had been drinking intoxicating wine, then many of them would have already been drunk. All wine mentioned in the Bible is not fermented wine nor does all wine have a high alcohol content.

Noah was a social wine drinker. How did that work out for him?

Genesis 9:20-25 ....21 He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent....24 When Noah awoke from his wine, he knew what his youngest son had done to him. 25 So he said, "Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants he shall be to his brothers."

Do social drinkers get drunk? Noah did.

Lot was a social wine drinker. Was that a good thing?

Genesis 19:30-38....32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him that we may preserve our family though our father.....

Had Lot not been a social drinker he never would have committed incest. Social drinking always precedes drunkenness.

Were priests social drinkers?

Leviticus 10:8-11 The Lord then spoke to Aaron, saying , 9 "Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die---it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations.....

Social drinking was not inconsequential for priests.

Hosea 4:11 Harlotry, wine and new wine take away the understanding.

Is wisdom and understanding a result of social drinking. No.

All drunkards were social drinkers before they became drunkards.

Galatians 5:21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.



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