Did Katy Or A Bug By Any Other Name Is Still A Bug


The above vibrant green insect was floating around in the carport this morning during my exercises. She either wanted a good laugh or was seeking sanctuary from the birds. I assumed it was the first and escorted her from the premises.

Which lead to one of my usually pointless mind ramblings. I began thinking of how many times we use the word “bug” and each time it can mean a totally different thing.

Ugh, I have a bug.” – The flu, a nasty sickness worse than the actual critter contemplating suicide in your cup of tea.

A bug!!!” – The actual nasty brute in your cup of tea 5 minutes later.

My new Bug gets 15 mpg.” –  A metal death trap with 4 wheels that goes beep beep and is also a general nuisance but can still be squashed with my truck.

That guy is really bugging me …” – The schoolyard bully that can also be squashed with my truck if the opportunity arises.

And then there’s an British version of ‘bugging’ that I won’t put here. *cough* We’ll leave that one to the imagination shall we.

Isn’t the English language grand though? I do feel sorry for foreigners trying to learn English and/or our culture. It must be so confusing. 

Wednesday was ‘bug’ day for us. We both were down for the count for about 24 hours. 

The bugs have been very annoying (thus the unseasonable Katydid in our carport) since it’s still as hot as August and has quit raining. Are we under a gypsy’s curse or something? Does anyone know a rain dance they could share? Please!? It’s Bike Night tonight. We’ll have to take the cage since the dirt road is now the same consistency as the Sahara desert. Having street tires on my bike makes riding in loose sand a bit unnerving.

Aw, well, I count my blessings. We’re back to desired health since the bug episode, all the bugs are outside where they belong, we don’t own any Bugs and life is running in greased grooves. So, I shouldn’t let the road bug me.


A Faithful Saying

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A Faithful Saying

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
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“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief” (I Tim. 1:15).

Of all Paul’s “faithful sayings,” this is perhaps the most wonderful, and the one through which most people have found the joy of sins forgiven.

The subject is that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Why else would Christ have had to leave His glory in heaven if it were not, as the Bible says, to come to earth in human form to represent us in the payment for sin? And, thank God, He paid the full price for the sins of all men, for it was not a mere man who died on Calvary’s cross. So complete was His payment that Paul could exclaim: “He came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” Paul, himself, though once Christ’s chief enemy on earth, had now been saved by Him and, had come to know the joy of sins forgiven.

The great tragedy is that so many people do not feel their condition to be hopeless apart from Christ. They have not yet seen how far they come short of the glory and holiness of God. They know they are sinners, but they do not yet feel that their condition is so hopeless that they need a Savior. Thus they keep trying, trying, trying — and failing, failing, failing!

How much wiser we are to confess our sins before God — to take the place of sinners, so that He can save us. This is the first step to heaven. When we have done this we are in a position to accept God’s offer of full pardon and justification through Christ, who died to pay the penalty for our sins.

Since none are perfect and all have sinned, “this is,” indeed, “a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Why not believe God’s Word, accept Christ as your Savior and be saved today?

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