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Orlando and I have issues

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I love Orlando. Definitely a great city to visit, and one of the top places that I would like to live.  Yesterday (June 12, 2016), I awoke as the rest of the world did to reports of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  50 dead, another 53 hospitalized.  My heart is broken.  But not simply for a city that I love... but for all of us.

The details are still coming to light, as the media and politicians and special interest groups spin it around and around and around... like a record, baby. Who am I supposed to believe?

The shooter allegedly made a 911 call pledging his allegiance to ISIS, a radical extremists Muslim group.  The target was allegedly the LGBT community, as Pulse is known to be a gay bar.

Now, before I briefly address each of the issues this brings up (for me, anyways), I feel I need to begin with the an important reality about who I am.  I am a follower of Jesus. I'm not perfect, but I am being made more and more like Jesus as I surrender to Him.  I hav…

In Limbo: 5 Things to Do While You Wait and Wait... and Wait

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The limbo is a dance where you keep moving under a pole to see "how low can you go?" The limbo is fun and actually good exercise, and often makes for a great party game.

This post is not about that kind of limbo.

I love to fly when I travel.  A couple of hours sitting on a plane, for me, is far more preferable to multiple hours (and days) driving.  But a couple of times I have experienced the bane of traveling by flight: the "circle the airport as we wait to land."

Is there any greater feeling of powerlessness?

Oh waiting in the airport gate area for a delayed flight stinks for sure, but you can occupy your time pretty easily, take a walk, buy an over-priced ATL t-shirt, or possibly get a different flight. 

And who likes to wait while on hold on the phone?  But you can always choose to just hangup and try your call again... or call a different office or department... or just forget the whole thing and pay the extra $20 on the bill that doesn't make any sense.

H…