Reformed Basics #11: The New Birth
Just When You Think It Can’t Get Any Lamer . . .
Your Kids Are Welcome Here
Still, Can’t Be Too Careful
HT: Mike Bull
Nothing Like an Open Road
And, as always, more here.
Jokes I Like to Tell
Back in the days when Chicago was still “out West,” and a lot of people were making their fortunes there, one of the natural results was that the nouveau riche crowd was rapidly expanding, and was also full of beans. They were true new arrivals—these freshly minted nouveau riche were not yet insecure about their position in society.
One time a woman who belonged to this class went back east to visit a distant relative in Boston, and through a series of circumstances (we are not quite sure how it happened), she got invited to a social event that involved the highest of Boston’s high society. And as far as appearances went, she fit right in. She was a stranger there, but that in itself was not unusual. She might have been from England for all anybody knew. But no, she was from Chicago.
And so the inevitable moment came when she was introduced to the hostess, a grand dame of the Boston Brahmins, and they had not exchanged three sentences before the hostess knew that she had a situation on her hands. This woman was a true outsider, and it was obviously time for her to be squelched.
“Here in Boston,” she sniffed, “we believe that breeding is everything.”
“Well, back in Chicago,” the other woman replied, “we think that breeding is a lot of fun. But we don’t think it is everything.”
Hold Your Peace MP3
In case you want to know what the song sounds like before you purchase it, we have thoughtfully made the video available for you here. But what you are purchasing is merely an MP3 for your listening pleasure. The lyrics are below in case you want to compare the doctrine to the book of Romans.
Hold Your Peace
Esau was the first born son . . .
But Jacob was the chosen one…