Life decisions, Mexican or Chinese?

Tonight I sat in the newest restaurant in our area, a colorful place called “Casa Grande”, the food was great, the company better, so I wasn’t looking at all the people around us for any reason except that I am nosy. It is interesting to notice how everyone is different, not only in the way they look but the way they interact with the others at their individual tables and all ordering different items from the large menu.

Point one: No two people are alike not really.

I am thinking of two songs right now, one is by Dave Mason, and says, “there ain’t no good guy, there ain’t no bad guy, there’s only you and me and we just disagree”, speaking of friends that have been separated for a while and find that they no longer agree on many things, they are good friends becoming “former friends.” The other song by Joni Mitchell says, “But now old friends are acting strange, they shake their heads, they say I’ve changed. Something’s lost but something’s gained in living every day. I’ve looked at life from both sides now, from win and lose, and still somehow it’s life’s illusions I recall. I really don’t know life at all.”

Both of these songs find friends at odds, looking at the same things in a different way. One agrees to disagree and the other is just disillusioned with life, period.

I know both of those emotions up close and personal.

Sometimes people take a different path, one that you find you cannot or will not walk down, so you go your separate ways.

It doesn’t take away from the good times you used to have, it just means there are no more good times to be had, with them.

A lot of things you can just let go, like whether you prefer Chinese or Mexican food for take-out, but things that make a difference in your life or the way you live it cannot be compromised.

One thing I hate is to be around someone who takes for granted that I agree with their stance on some things I may consider outrageous without ever really talking to me about it. It makes me think of some of those “fighting” talk shows where someone addresses the audience, which is booing them, with “You don’t know me!”

The man who wrote the greater part of the New Testament, Paul, and Peter, the disciple that recognized Jesus as the Son of God, had a major disagreement concerning Kosher vs. non-Kosher! Paul had an argument with Barnabas over young John Mark, who got homesick! Yes, these “holy” men had major conflicts, we won’t even talk about the one concerning circumcision!

Point two: You can disagree on minor things and still have communion.

Denominational differences? Stupid!

What difference does it make to your eternal salvation what you wear or how you sing? Will it damn your soul to hell? No! What does matter?

Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.”

I can love my family the way I love myself, it gets a little harder with some others, so I look to God for strength! Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

As long as you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, that He died on a cross for our sins, was buried and raised again in three days to live eternally with Father God and that one day He will return in the clouds, as He went away, to take us home with Him, and that He is the only door by which we can reach God then “there ain’t no good guys, there ain’t no bad guys, there’s only you and me and we just disagree!”

I celebrate His death, burial and resurrection by practicing love!

I’m looking at life from both sides now; I have been young and now I am, well, a little older!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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3 Responses to Life decisions, Mexican or Chinese?

  1. peajaye1 says:

    Harolene, you’re a Gem of a Jewel. I’ll spending this weekend moving. Not completely out of the marital home, but I am on a lease now with my friend that is accompanying me to Activation Church. So my plan was to stay at my transitional place until Cathy and I could get a 3 bedroom 2 bath apartment when her lease is up in August, but when she broke her foot a couple weeks ago, I offered to stay with her and she jumped at the chance, then as God continued to lead us, this is what evolved.

    So we are sharing her 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment. Life is a hoot. I’m grateful to be alive. Here’s a quote I’ll leave you with:

    What if all I woke up to today was what I remembered to thank God for yesterday?

    Thanks to you for all you’ve contributed to the Mushegan legacy that I benefit from by being part of the church family. I was always known in my family as the keeper of the dates. My younger sister began a tradition of when we sisters got together we’d have to watch the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes. She tagged us all. I was the bee charmer. I see you in that light as well. Thanks for you willingness to share your life so honestly, so transparently and so eloquently. You are someone I love, my dear.

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