Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Birthday Boy


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"out of network"

Seems my little boo boo has accumulated a little over $15,000 in "out of network" bills.  That is a clever insurance term for "we don't cover this even though you doctor ordered it".  Over 2/3rds of it was for my emergency surgery - like I had any choice in the matter with a bone sticking out of my leg and doped up on morphine.  I am already out of pocket for about 9 grand.  I have always paid for my own health insurance and have better coverage than most will choose from the exchanges.  If you think Obamacare means a free ride - go break you leg like I did and you will see that subsidized health insurance does not equal affordable healthcare.  Next steps:  1.  Resubmit the charges to my insurance company.  2.  File a claim for mediation with the Texas Department of Insurance.  3.  Click on this email I got today.  83,91,71,0,B

Monday, June 29, 2015


When I got my new optometrist prescription last trip to Odessa, I contemplated ordering some reading glasses as well - getting bifocals would have added another $95 to the price of my glasses and a second pair of just reading glasses would have been almost as much.  Decided to wait and see what I could find online once I got home.  All I had to do was enter my prescription numbers and 3 days later the glasses arrived in my mailbox.  83,94,72,0,B    

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Don't let them jerk your chain...

As a Christian...I have no problem with the recent supreme court decision on gay marriage.  After all, it is little more than a government sanctioned legal contract between consenting adults.  Wouldn't it be nice if they just called it the "Any Pair of Consenting Adults Can Get Married Now" law?  What I do have a problem with is when a shield meant to protect one group is used as a sword against another.  Providing a specific law for a specifically labeled group automatically created a division.  The new law appears to be inclusive while in reality it is intentionally divisive.  By giving a portion of the population a label (LGBT), it automatically creates a division... an us vs. them paradigm.  You can't please all the people all the time and as far as rights go - it is give and take.  Well guess what?  We are all sinners.  WE ARE ALL SINNERS.  No law changes that because you cannot legislate morality or any perception of it.

Non believers seem to get awfully defensive when Christians talk about sin.  Don't mistake correction for condemnation.  Judgement is God's job - not man's.  There is no better definition of self righteous than those who put their own importance above God.  No sin is greater than another sin in the eternal sense and there is no one on this planet who is without sin.  All sin separates us from God, and all sin needs to be atoned for.  All sins are "mortal" sins in that even one sin makes the offender worthy of spiritual death and eternal separation from God.  Although the Bible doesn't name any one sin as the greatest sin, it does refer to the unpardonable sin, which is the sin of unbelief.  There is no pardon for a person who dies in unbelief.  The Bible is clear that, in His love for mankind, God provided the means of eternal salvation - Jesus Christ and His death on the cross - for "whoever believes in Him" (John 3:16)  The only condition under which forgiveness would not be granted concerns those who reject the only means of salvation.  Jesus said, "I am the way the the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6), making it clear that He and He alone is the path to God and salvation.

Jesus has authority over the supreme court and the court of public opinion and his message is clear...LOVE.  When our opinions and preferences become more important than the message from the Kingdom of God, we are lost.  "This is my commandment, That ye love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12)

Don't let the government jerk your chain.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

new jack


Thursday, June 25, 2015

home office