NEWS FLASH is basically news or thoughts that may be changing over time - an update or an evolution of thought that covers a multiple of topics. It is what makes a blogger tick and it is the reason why we read. So, with that in mind, I came up with NEWS FLASH as an acronym that stands for what is going on in life:
News (or current events)
Entertainment (movies, TV, celebrity, etc.)
Work (thoughts on the job or employer)
Spirit (thoughts on God and/or the supernatural)
Family (or friends)
Anxiety (a rant or a trouble)
Sports (also considered should be contests, reality tv, recreation, cards, games), and
Home (house, yard, or even another family type of thought.
NEWS - There is someone new every week it seems in the race for the White House. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is setting himself up for an independent candidacy. He used to be a Democrat. Then, when it looked like it would be easier to win the mayor's office as a Republican, he shifted. Since both parties have a huge field of candidates, he could be the only REAL contender that is nonpartisan. I can get over the flip-flop part. I just don't know what he stands for yet, other than he does know how to make a buck. He is an innovator - might be just what the country needs. Without a party, though, he will be a longshot to win - if he decides to give it a go.
ENTERTAINMENT - I really want the movie "Evan Almighty" to be good. I haven't seen it yet. There is mixed reviews so far. I think Steve Carell is brilliant in "The Office". I really enjoy his work. It is also getting touted in some family/Christian oriented organizations which I hope means that Hollywood doesn't have to be dirty or tacky to make a buck. I get tired of sifting through filth to get to the quality storylines and acting when enjoying a movie.
WORK - Work is work. I am fortunate that it is kind of a down time there, because if I was very busy, I would be struggling. I always have my personal problems in the summer. Hate it.
SPIRIT - God is really filling a void. Not only does He coordinate traffic lights, but He always manages to provide needs for me when I am incapable of providing them myself. A friend of mine just gave me his jeep ("pay me on it whenever, or don't at all - I don't care"). This was kind of out of the blue although my friend and I are both close to God in the same way. One of our cars is totaled from a wreck. We literally have to duct tape it before we take it any distance. I never mentioned to my buddy that I was even thinking about another car. He said that God put it on his heart so he got himself a new Jeep and didn't care about getting anything out of his old one (which is still a pretty nice vehicle). God is good; accept no substitutes.
FAMILY - My wife is back home. There are issues that we have to work on still. She is concerned about her brother who just joined the National Guard. I don't blame her.
LOVE - Still don't have a girlfriend (just kidding). The Mrs. has been doing little things that show love. I struggle with her motives, though. She is doing things that she can't do if she was at work all day. Hmm . . .
ANXIETY - The number one thing is what I just alluded to. I don't want to worry about finances. I wouldn't have to if my wife returns to her job. Stay tuned.
SPORTS - My Cincinnati Reds have the worst record in the National League. Baseball season lasts for six months. It is a grueling six months when your team sucks.
HOME - Before my little marriage meltdown, we were looking for a house to raise a family in. Now, with the way things are, we surely can't have kids and can't afford a new home. However, I still have my health.