I had another fine, busy day today dining out for some prime rib, and before that as I needed to kill some time, I ordered 2 heavy tread tires from Farm and Fleet to be mounted tomorrow morning for $500!!! I really wanted to get 4 tires but could not afford that right now-- but on the other hand... hmmm, I will think about it over night.
I still have that bad back, need a back rub or a REAL chiropractor instead of a money grubbing quack like the last one in Union Grove..Ha! The VA needs to assess, and address that situation too as I have mentioned it to them a few times-- but those wheels of medicine run ever so slow--on the 'planet of the apes.' Friends, if I say that I am not all that smart-- where does that leave the bone heads/ brain dead staff working at the North Chicago VAMC...LOL? Seems like once you have your gravy Gov't/ VA job, it's almost impossible to get fired there. I should have opted for that type of work instead of auto manufacturing and welding ... except that I always hated such places of suffering, misery, and death- hospitals. Things turned out OK for me anyway, and I am not ashamed of my retirement or struggles through life. If only I could have learned these lessons about 25 years ago. A smart high school teacher, Mr. Joe Kaster, at a class reunion once told me: 'Tom, never wish you were someone else, or in another person's shoes.' We all have to live our own lives, and also answer to the Father when our "tour of duty" is over.
As I've said the other day, I think I need to get back to the basics and stick my nose in the Scriptures-- and form that good habit of reading a few chapters every day! If I start feeling sorry for myself-- the Word is the place to go for encouragement and wisdom.
New VA appointed 'cleaning lady' coming tomorrow, so we will have to 'reinvent the wheel' again. Need to buy some groceries too. I am so tired tonight.
Q. Does the Greek word translated as “taken” in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 appear anywhere else in the New Testament, and is it translated consistently with the same meaning? A. In English 2 Thes. 2:7 reads, “For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue [...]