The Weekly Babble

I Love a Great Plan

Submitted by Chris Conly on Sun, 05/27/2018 - 13:24

I enjoy movies that have several pieces that must fit together perfectly to achieve a desired outcome.  Most of these movies begin by letting the audience know the desired outcome and the reason it is desired.  The main character wishes to steal something because…. I need to find this person because…. I need to raise this amount of money because….

Unexpected Roadblocks

Submitted by Chris Conly on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:34

Unexpected roadblocks are never fun.  No kidding!  That’s the understatement of the year!  Roadblocks are never fun, no matter how you try to spin it.  Moving right along with something and Wham! stopped dead in your tracks.  Whether a literal roadblock or metaphorical, they both cause delay or completely stop progress.  Not a body or a thing wants to be stopped or slowed down when momentum is at work, and that’s a law.

A Day for Real Moms

Submitted by Chris Conly on Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:47

Mother’s Day, a day to honor mothers, is that a suggestion or a command?  Do all mothers have to be honored on Mother’s Day, or any other day?  Is being a mother sort of like being the president where just holding the office comes with a certain level of respect?  I cannot answer these questions with the same answer so I must explain.  I am sure you have heard comments like, “Any woman can have a baby, but that doesn’t make her a mom”.  We could debate the definition of mom or mother, but you get the point.  Having a baby comes with responsibilities.

I Lost My Glasses

Submitted by Chris Conly on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 07:43

I lost my glasses and it’s driving me crazy!  I know when I used them last.  I have a pretty good recollection of those last few moments when they were in my possession, where I was, what I was doing.  I even remember, within a few minutes, the exact time.  I also can recall when I would have needed to be wearing them, and when I would have taken them off.  I just cannot remember the last place I sat them or where they might have fallen out of my shirt pocket.  They have fallen out before and I am aware of the possibility, so I have factored that in too, but I still have not found them.  Wh

Insurance, Gotta Love it.

Submitted by Chris Conly on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 06:33

It is inventory time.  I want you to make a mental list of all the insurance you have.  I know it is going to hurt a little.  There are so many things we insure.  Ok, I’ll help.  Starting with the basics, we have Home, Health, Auto & Life.  Good start but each one of these have possible branches don’t they?  Renter’s insurance, short & long term disability, motorcycle, boat & burial policies.  Famous people have been known to insure the thing that makes them famous.

Just an Old Map

Submitted by Chris Conly on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:39

You just bought a new house, a fixer-upper.  You have been watching HGTV and now it’s your turn.  Time to go to work!  As you are cleaning out the basement, you see something interesting.  Something is sticking out of a crack in the wall.  Looks like a rolled up piece of leather, or thick paper.  You pull it out, unroll it, and what do you know, it’s a map.  And of course there is a nice big X in the bottom left quarter.  A treasure map!  If this was for real, what would you want the treasure to be?  Before you answer, let me ask another question.  What need are you lacking?  I said NEED, n

Pain - part 2

Submitted by Chris Conly on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:28

     The continued topic from last week is pain; physical pain, pain to the body that is easy to define and understand, verses that inside pain to our psyche that can get complicated.  We could begin an endless list covering the differences of these two pains.  I’m sure some are forming in your head right now, but let’s keep things simple.  Let us look at the similarity.  We call them both pain, so there has got to be some common ground.  There is, and we said it last week.  Pain is a tool.  Whether physical, emotional, mental, whatever, God uses pain to try and teach us something.  Pain is

Pain, Cute When It's a Baby.

Submitted by Chris Conly on Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:27

Pain is a very odd thing isn’t it?  You might disagree at first, but think about it.  Yes, it is a simple word and all of us would readily say we know what it means.  We become familiar with pain the day we are born (really before that, but we won’t get into that discussion).  We all know of the proverbial swat to the bottom of a new born baby to induce a cry.  Crying is needed as a jumpstart to breathing, so inflict a little pain and “voila” we have crying!  As the baby grows, pain is used to teach discipline.  Nothing like a little pain to gain understanding to that word a baby h