Put on notice.

neuschwanstein-castle-467116_1280There is a distinct difference between a whistle-blower and horn-blower.  A whistle-blower, as current events has shown all too poignantly, has more to do with drawing attention to others, usually carrying with it negative connotations.  A horn-blower has to do with promoting one’s self, also with ironically negative connotations, at least with one’s peers. 

Except that there are a few finer nuances with blowing one’s own horn (ask me how I know this).  One category, in fact, has to do with a type self-promotion in the eyes of others that can be done in ways so subtle as to even disguise itself from the one actually doing it!  Another Continue reading “Put on notice.”

So shut up, already!

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The “you-meant-it-for-evil-but-God-meant-it-for-good” concept is so beautifully embodied in the story of Joseph.  Sold into slavery because of his brothers’ offense and jealousy, the young man Joseph goes through some pretty incredible adventures to eventually become the Number Two chariot in Egypt.  It is a foreshadowing of what God was planning to do through Jesus.  The Romans and the Jewish leaders meant it for evil, but God’s plan always trumps man’s.

 Always.

Many years later, his own brothers come knocking at his door wanting to buy food due to the terrible famine, and, not recognizing Continue reading “So shut up, already!”