From whence come wars and fighting? Or, to put it another way, “Why do you people keep fighting and killing each other?” Well, according to the 4th chapter of James, it’s because we want things we never ask for.
That got me to thinking…(work with me on this, OK?).
A lot of you will be out early on Friday morning looking for the best deals, and then you’ll be online come Cyber Monday for even more. Therefore, for the sake of local and world peace, I think it would be a good idea for me to do my part in breaking the cycle of hatred, envy and violence by giving you a list of things you can purchase for me while you’re shopping.
I have not, so I’m asking. It’s all for peace.
- An iPad Pro with a pencil so I can easily do all my own illustrations for my stories.
- A new guitar. It could be a Marin, Guild, or Taylor; I’m not too picky. My daughter claimed my vintage 1980’s Takamine and my Yamaha is a cheaper unit with a broken tuner.
- A car for my daughter, Katie (whenever she’s allowed by the doctors to drive again). Her’s is dead and we can’t afford another one right now.
- A new iPhone XR. Why not? My iPhone 7 has been working fine, but I’d love to play with the new hardware.
- A decent, used Ford police interceptor (police car). They are workhorses that last forever, get decent mileage, run like a scalded dog, have awesome suspension, and can take a bullet in the door (unlike normal cars). And, you can get one for less than $1,500.
- A table saw and bench. I’ve got a project to build for my wife for Christmas.
- A trip to Israel, or at least a mission trip to Jamaica.
- A couple of new suits and ties (been wearing the same ones for the last 8+ years, and I’m doing a lot more weddings). Joseph A. Bank is always running a sale of some kind.
- Dental implants. I’m running out of good chewing teeth.
- A few invitations to conduct revival services.
There you have it! That’s my list of things I’m asking for.
At least I asked, right?