Hidden skills in babies

This is too good to pass up,

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Matthew 11:25

25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;

By Tom A. Peter Wed Dec 12, 3:00 AM ET
Six- and 10-month-old babies are much more capable judges of character than previously thought. Not only can infants pick out a good Samaritan, they tend to identify with them, according to a Yale University study published in the journal Nature.

Without a doubt puppies and babies are a better judge of people than we adults are. It is “funny” how science has caught up with the Biblical truth yet again.

I just thought the picture was cute so I found a way to post around it 🙂 would it not be a better world if we had the spirit of children in our old crusty hearts.

Blessings

Tone

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Why Pregnant Women Don’t Tip Over

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Darwin might just have been onto something 🙂 This one is just to good to pass over and

I am sure the jokes will follow.

Pregnant women do not tip over, and researchers say an evolutionary curve has a lot to do with the reason why.

Tone

Sinatra, Bennett and Jesus…….

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Few things get me so at ease as listening to the best crooner ever, Frankie…..well Sirius radio is running a birthday remembrance of his discography and it was hosted this morning by Tony Bennett, second only to Frank. One of the things that Bennett mentioned is Franks loyalty was deeper than anyone Bennett knew, if you were a FOF, friend of frank, you were his pal for life. Bennett’s career took off when Frank wrote an article in Life magazine mentioning that Bennett was Franks favorite singer, that cemented their friendship and love for each other. As I was getting the chills listening to Frank this morning , it got me thinking about loyalty,do I have it, do I show it, I hope I do but I also reflected on the loyalty of Christ.

Company of sinners or Saints, which would I prefer….
When reaching the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus spots Levi, a tax collector, sitting near by ‘Follow me,’ he says and Levi gets up and follows him (Luke 5:27-28).

What jumps out to me is the simple fact that Levi was a tax collector, not one of the most respected of careers. Levi was looked at askew because of his loyalty to the Roman ruler,Herod, and distrusted by the Jewish community as well.What does Jesus do, Jesus goes to dinner in Levi’s house. How do you see sinners, would you share a table with them, would you break bread with them, would you engage them, Jesus did, he engaged them, called them to repentance and presented the Kingdom of God in a way that made sense to most of them. Oh how I wish I could do the same.

Remember when the scribes and the Pharisees see Jesus eating with people whose religious and moral backgrounds are suspect, they ask his disciples why he eats with such people.

When Jesus hears this, he says, ‘It is not the healthy who need the doctor, but the sick. I did not come to call the virtuous, but sinners’. Jesus’ reference to the scribes as ‘virtuous’ is, of course, ironic. They consider themselves virtuous but fail to acknowledge God as the genuine source of virtue, looking instead to tradition .

I hope today we can forgo tradition, engage a “sinner” and show the loyalty of Christ the King to someone we cross paths with.

Have a great day

Tone

Lunch Bag Memo

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Obviously I get a litte cranky when I do not eat my lunch. The above note was affixed yo the lunch bag the other day 🙂

I will start eating properly……… next week 🙂 Thanks jann

Tone

Christmas Scrooged yet again

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Yesterday we get the story about the Boy Scouts in the news, that the home they have had in Philadelphia for some eighty years yanked out from under them. Well, they do have the option to stay if they can pony up 200,000.00 for rent per year, lets see, 3$ per box of the popcorn they sell, they keep about $1.00 per box so they only need to move a quarter million more boxes this year than last. Count me in , I am good for 5 boxes :).

Then we move on to this nut job and her asinine diatribe about life, some how this is ok in today’s society , you know , diversity and tolerance. PLEASE….

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KATHY GRIFFIN, COMEDIAN: A lot of people come up here, and they thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. He didn’t help me a bit. If it was up to him, Cesar Milan would be up here with that damn dog. So all I can say is, “Suck it, Jesus. This reward is my God now.”

Then ol’ St Nick get a broad side.

· For 75 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade.’ When it refused to sponsor the parade this year, the L.A. City Council took over, renaming it the ‘Hollywood Santa Parade.’

· The Department of Housing and Urban Development has censored Christmas religious symbols from its housing complexes.

· No Christmas decorations are allowed on school buses in parts of Vermont.

· A Jewish public official in Wisconsin wants to rename the State Capitol Holiday Tree the Christmas Tree, but is being opposed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

· Chattanooga has banned a live nativity scene from its public festivities.

· Sonoma City Council has nixed religious displays on the Plaza.

· Voters in Berkley, Michigan have forbidden a crèche at City Hall.

· Fort Collins, Colorado says it is okay to have green and red lights outside city buildings, but only secular symbols are allowed inside.

· After Briarcliff Manor, New York was ordered to erect a crèche next to a menorah, the village elected to ban all religious symbols.

· Residents in Olean, New York are fighting over privately owned nativity scenes being displayed in city parks.

· A nativity scene in front of the Ypsilanti Township fire hall in Michigan has been banned.

· No religious symbols are allowed in Seattle-Tacoma airport, but trees made of cardboard are legit.

· Nativity scenes at Texas Tech are not permissible, but a tree is okay. The official in charge says, ‘We’re not saying it’s a holiday tree, because it’s a Christmas tree, but we choose to do a tasteful tree that really anybody can embrace.’ Great idea!

“There you have it. The multicultural monsters are rearing their ugly heads once again, showing what they really mean by tolerance for diversity.”