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Here's your sign...

Years ago, Bill Engvall (a comedian) produced a hit song with another country artist called "Here's Your Sign." The premise of the video was that we share the planet with some not do bright people and it would be easier if we could just hand them a sign so that others would be warned. Here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ZkdHImCuQ
In our society today, we are quick to give labels, or signs to ourselves and others. You have heard many of them: Stupid, Idiot, Queer, Fag, Slut...; the list goes on and on and on. Labels, names, and w=verdicts that we place on one another to categorize who we think they are based on the slight evidence that we have available.
But, what if we had more knowledge? What if we knew of the battles and hardships, and attacks that people had walked through? What if instead of trying to label someone with a term that we had decided on we used a different scale? What if we saw people the way GOD sees people? What if we were to call people by…

providence

I have been abundantly blessed throughout my life to be able to engage in various activities. Someone asked me the other day what I did before the ministry. Well, I began to think about that and it leads to a long list of jobs and passions that I pursued.
Job wise, I have hauled beer, and worked as a mover/driver. I have worked at 7-11, as a school janitor, a school bus driver, substitute teacher, lifeguard, disc-jockey (actually played records); I have also worked in waste water, water distribution and run a swimming pool. I have been on stage and off in theatre (professionally), done voice work for commercials, worked as a fry cook, and even made water skis. I think that is all...
Over all of this time, I have to admit that I rarely felt as if I "fit in" at any of these places. I have for the biggest part of my life felt as if I were a misfit wherever I was. That is a blessing! It is a blessing because even though I felt awkward, and sometimes downright unwanted I have had th…