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    “No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that is in the right and keeps on a-comin’.” Captain Bill McDonald, Texas Ranger.

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    Good guys wear white hats. And they never run out of bullets.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2005

    It Is Time

    This morning I was driving to my prayer group. It’s really a support group but since guys don’t like admitting that we call it other things. Basically we are a group of fellas trying to get by and we show up at a diner on Tuesday mornings to offer each other some support.

    So I’m driving along going to this noble clean cut Christian thing when some dude almost hits me with his pick up. He is clearly late and in a hurry to get on the freeway. He lays on the horn and shoots me the finger for daring to be in his way. I promptly shout, “@#%**#%^$#.” I catch up to him at the next light. He gets one look at me and decides to avoid eye contact after that. As he speeds off, I see a Christian radio bumper sticker and an ichthus (see right).

    I can see it in the paper, “Road rage Fight Between Good Christian Men.”

    I’m thinking this is a sign from God just for me. It is time to clean up my act. I’m really not angry about the other fella’s behavior. That is his headache not mine. I’m worried about me. You see my use of expletives was only an example. I am Christian man who struggles to live the Christian life style. My language at work and home leave something to be desired. I get violent and have fits of rage from time to time. And that is about all I want to share. There is much more but I don’t care to air it out.

    It is time for me to clean it up. To get myself and my life together again. It is time to devote myself to becoming God’s man again. It is time to get the things done that I have been neglecting. It is time to carry my load at church. It is time to only have eyes for Echo. It is time to devote the attention to my children that they want so much. It is time to get back on the diet. It is time to be more productive at work. It is time to get out of these doldrums and start living again.

    I did make it to the diner. It is also time to finish study we have been doing. This time the subject matter is lust. Christianese to English translation: all men (including Christian men) struggle with porn, watching pretty women (too closely) and not paying enough sexual attention to our wives. As you could imagine, this study has been good for all of us. I’m just wondering if the next study should be on controlling my temper. After all, it is time.