Some of the things that I post on this blog can be quite heavy. In today’s post, however, I’d like to take a bit of a break from that trend. In 2014, I’d also like to share a few more personal things about me so you can get to know a bit more about this blogger. Today’s post is along these lines.
In 1993, Michael Douglas starred in a film titled ‘Falling Down’. This film was comical in a tragic sort of way. Without getting into all the details of this film, I’ll give you a brief summary. The character played by Michael Douglas was having an extraordinarily bad day. We all have ‘bad’ days from time to time. During these kinds of days, the little irritations that we would normally be able to overlook become triggers that drive us over the edge, so to speak.
In the film ‘Falling Down’, Michael Douglas had a bad day filled with these kinds of ‘triggers’. Here is a comical scene from the movie that illustrates a fairly common experience that most people have at fast food restaurants. This is one situation, among many that day, that sent him over the edge. Take a minute to watch this: (if you are reading this by email, you will need to view this clip on the blog itself)
In a similar way, there are a list of things that also tempt to send me over the edge, so to speak. For the sake of disclosure & being known, I wanted to let you in on a list of things that drive me INSANE on the inside!
Granted, some of the things included on this list are simply things that bother me personally, and other things on this list are things that bother the Lord Himself. I’ll let you decide which is which;) Here is the list in no particular order:
1. Barbecue food establishments.
3. Systematic, Reformed, and Evangelical Theology.
4. Peanuts & cashews as an ice-cream topping.
5. CNN, MSNBC, & FOX NEWS.
6. People who substitute group communication for personal communication.
(Talking with your spouse & close friends on social media & group email chains…Why can’t you just talk, call, or text them personally?)
7. Those who use fear to accomplish their aims.
8. Those who use gossip as conversation filler.
9. Those who spread damaging information about fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to others in the name of ’concern’, ‘seeking counsel’, and ‘being real’.
10. The state of Michigan.
12. Rich snobs.
13. Groups of people & churches that overlook, or are ignorant of, the needs of their own. (especially the needs of the single sisters in Christ)
14. People who make negative assumptions about others and call it ‘discernment’.
15. The financial & leadership development culture.
16. Cutting grass and most yard work.
17. Baseball & golf.
19. Fast food.
20. Empty words & plastic smiles.
What about you? What would your list be?