God Bless Playboy!

Earlier today I was driving to Jungle Jims – better known as the most amazing grocery store in the world – and the car in front of mine had a bumper sticker that said “God Bless America!” along with a Jesus fish (icthus).  That’s not an uncommon sighting, in my neck of the woods (I usually see about three or four of those stickers a day) or anywhere else across America.  It’s the basic tagline of patriotism, God Bless America.

So I see this car, and for some reason the sticker bothered me (more than usual).  Perhaps it was the church I passed erecting a flagpole with an American flag majestically billowing over a Christian flag.  Maybe it was the fact that I had just seen some shirts on sale at Family Christian with an American flag and a scripture snippet “By His stripes we are healed.”  Whatever the reason, this “God Bless America” sticker really got me thinking.

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Contentment – The $12 Principle

Have you ever sold books at Half-Price?  I remember my very first Half-Price experience.  I brought a brand new, never highlighted, semi-uncracked-spine, 954 page Anatomy and Physiology book that I had paid $300 for…and received $28 dollars in return.  A nice employee tried to explain the logistics of Amazon.com pricing, net worth, updated editions, and yadda yadda yadda – I left with an even $30.  In King James terminology, Half-Price did tithe unto me.

Let.  Down.

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