Archive for February, 2008

What month is it?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

With all of the signage in Houston it is not hard to be entertained as you drive down the road. Many offices and stores are vying for your business and some are doing it with catchy phrases or slick looking photography to give their niche market a little more business. So, I read a marquis that told me it is ”National Pet Dental month…”

What? I didn’t know there was such a thing. Can you just declare a month to be what you want it to be? That could be quite interesting. How about Pop a Pimple month or Save endangered Uni-brows…

Doesn’t the need for emphasis say it is a pretty trivial thing anyway? And, if as a consumer you understand they are trying to make a buck by raising your awareness what if you wait until next month? What if you are behind because of last month’s change your compost pile emphasis?

Months are crowded these days. Just look at February: Valentine’s, Presidents Day, Black History month, Groundhog day, Super Bowl, Daytona 500, Mardi Gras, Academy Awards, The Grammys…and it is the shortest month we have!

What happens when you pray?

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Now for a not so serious moment.

A few weeks back at a group prayer meeting we were gathered together about to pray. In the silence and solemn moment my stomach let out a “prayer” of its own, grumbling loudly for food. I tried to clear my throat and shifted my weight in an attempt to make it stop. For a brief interval it worked but then my stomach found its voice again. The strangest thing happened, within the next few moments it seemed like there were other similar sounds from people around me. They were sure clearing their throats or “coughing” about that time…

Do you think our stomachs communicate? It that the groaning “too deep for words” written about in Corinthians? Just kidding, but be sure to eat something before a public prayer meeting…