Many of my longsuffering readers know that I am a bus driver and driver trainer for the local school district. Previously, I have blogged a few posts related to work and theological lessons from interactions on the job….. Grouped as ‘Tales from the bus,’ this is another such missive.
Lately, we have been critically short of drivers due to a number of irrelevant factors. Long story short, several driver’s recent bouts with a stomach bug has left us scrambling each day to get children home. Routes are being piecemealed between drivers who are willing to pull double duty or drive sections that border their normal routes, then a couple staff members in the office get to pick up the rest. “Adventure” would be an understatement.
This afternoon I was assigned two short elementary routes that I whipped out before racing to the high school to pick up two routes of high schoolers. To keep from confusing the elementary students, I used their bus, but placed large prominent numbers on the bus for the two high school routes. The signs clearly said, ‘1 & 5‘. Continue reading “Tales from the bus. Missed….”
Many churches inadvertently teach that God is a liar and can’t make up His mind. Seriously!
They teach the Torah, His instructions in righteousness, only applied to ancient Israel; the church has a different set of standards and keeping the Torah is unrighteousness; the Messiah will reign on the throne of David in the future Kingdom (…and the Torah will go forth from Zion)….
If I’m not mistaken, ‘I, the Lord, do NOT change,’ and ‘the Word of our God stands forever.’
Call me crazy, but it seems the doctrines of men are just FULL of logical fallacies and non-sequiturs.
A number of months ago, I began using honey in my morning coffee instead of refined sugar. In fact, because we have bees, my wife began substituting honey in a number of places in our family’s diet.
Well, late last week I was refilling the ‘honey bear’ from a Mason jar full of my bees’ honey and had a convenient ‘spill.’ Of course, I licked it up… Hmmm.
Then it hit me, ‘this used to be the sweetest stuff on the planet!’ In fact, for thousands of years honey was the sweetest readily available ‘sugar’ on the planet. Only in the last century has man begun to use the laboratory and myriad chemicals to develop alternative sweeteners, aspartame being just one, as well as a plethora of intense flavors derived from all manner of bizarre stuff.
Not long ago I saw a ‘hell’evision program detailing the constant quest in the food industry for new and intense flavors to make whatever food substitute item more desirable, thus selling more product. And, ruining consumer’s health in the process.
My brain, taking those diverse pieces of information, as I licked up the spilled honey, suddenly made some interesting connections. Continue reading “Aspartame vs. Honey”