Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Facebook Status

By Me.

I hope I don't offend any friends or especially family with the following message. I need to share something. I can't understand how anyone can say "I am bored!" in this amazing age. It annoys me when I see it as a Facebook status or a text. How can you be "bored" while using a magical device that has at least a hundred uses, any of which can sufficiently entertain you? Or you could read a book - you know, those things that are printed on paper that are stored in libraries? They tell amazing stories about imaginary lands; you can't be bored with options like that in the world! Or if that's not enough, doesn't your mind keep you busy? Mine does. And if even that does not satisfy you, don't you have the outside world? The wonders of creation await you.

How can you be bored?

[inspired by Leo Tolstoy]

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"The Love Of Money Is..."

"...the root of all evil." (1 Tim. 6:10)

I was just browsing the website LiveWithoutLovingMoney again, (it's been a while since I've browsed it) and this article, "Why Is Wealth Unrighteous?", really caught my attention. See what you think!  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

"It Won't Be Long At All"

I've been thinking back to L.A. a lot recently and wanted to share this video to share my thoughts. This is a music video for the song "Long At All" by the group Everlast (whom I had already admired), which features one of the most endearing personalities of Los Angeles' Skid Row. Pepper is a regular at the LACW "Hippie Kitchen" and a friend of all who work there (and friend to some of the guests). 

My favorite Pepper story that I experienced was on a hot day while I looked after the kitchen's gardens while guests were having their teeth fixed by a volunteer dentist. Pepper showed up with a 3 gallon bucket of ice cream (only God knows where he got it from) and proceeded to make sure we shared it with every last person we saw.

During my time with the LACW, I also remember Pepper living in a teepee on the Fourth Street Bridge and donning a full-sized pirate flag on his shopping cart. The stories are endless.

Enjoy the song.