Yesterday I assured you that today would bring forth great enlightenment. All I can say is, prepare to be enlightened!
Last night I had dinner with some ladies (and one man) from my bunco group. No, it wasn’t a gay man, one of the women insisted on bringing her husband. PARTY FOUL! Hey. I’m just calling it like Robin sees it! 🙂
It turned out ok though, he had apparently been instructed to keep his talking down to a minimum. Or was it that he wasn’t able to get in a word? Either way, it was fine. Well, I mean except for the fact that, had the rest of us known this was a “couples event”, we’d brought our arm candy! Not to mention, someone there might’ve really needed to discuss having that ‘not so fresh’ feeling; but I mean, it was fine that he was there.
Maybe, having the hint of testosterone in the air is what lead us to the discussion of circumcision, I’m not sure. However, after having discussed the removal of one’s foreskin, and how not removing one’s foreskin could lead to uncleanliness, and possible serious infection; (which, by the way, is not a very appetite inducing conversation) totally averted my desire for loaded potato skins! Or any other food with the word skin in the title, for that matter.
I also noticed that when, one certain lady who shall remain nameless, admitted to using the withholding of sex as a means of punishment, the male person at the table said not a word; he merely looked down at his plate, and chewed his food. I, on the other hand, had plenty of sound marital advice to offer. Those who know me, know how I love doling out advice. Now, you watch! Next week, I’ll be the one who’s like “Aw naw! They’ll be no whoopie at the Hawkins’ house! I’ll teach him to disagree with me!” Ok, never mind, I rebuke that statement!
We talked about the sad reality of addiction, and how it affects just about every family. The good Lord knows, a group of women (and one quiet man) can go from laughing to crying, or from foreskin to addictions in a matter of minutes!
One of the ladies straight up lied about a celebrity living behind her. I was amazed! Come to find out, it wasn’t a celebrity at all! Just a “look-alike”. And I was planning on visiting her so I could catch a glimpse. Pfftt! I had lots of words of wisdom to share with her about lying, and how wrong it is, but I was too tired and in shock to say anything. Had it not been after 9, she may have gotten an ear full. You think you know someone and BAM! You’re smacked in the face with reality! SMH
No matter what the topic of discussion, the good the bad or the ugly, we were doing one of the things God expects us to do while we’re here on this earth; building relationships.
Having lost a dear friend this past week, I was reminded of the importance of relationships, old and new. Really, I was reminded how important people are period!
Each person we encounter, good or bad, is one of God’s creations. If we happen to enjoy their company? Great! If we happen to think they’re kinda yucky? Great! That’s an opportunity to share the love of Christ with someone who may not understand love at all. Or just a chance for us to learn to love those who aren’t so easy to love. We, as followers of Christ, are required to love everyone, remember? You watch! Today, God will put someone in my path that’s not so easy to love, and I’ll be forced to practice what I preach! 🙂 I also rebuke that statement!
People, spend time with friends and family. Love people. Laugh with them. Cry with them. Share yourself with others, and in doing so, you, (hopefully) inevitably, show them the love of Christ!
We loved you dearly—so dearly that we gave you not only God’s message, but our own lives too. 1 Thessalonians 2:8