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Hole In The Wall…

hole-in-the-wallWhat comes to mind when you hear the phrase Hole In The Wall…  I’m sure that we all have a relatively similar thoughts; however Hole In The Wall is defined as: A small, very modest, often out-of-the-way place.

In this post, I’m referring to Hole In The Wall Restaurants.  Yesterday, myself and a fairly large group of people had the opportunity to hit several Hole In The Wall restaurants for lunch.  First of all we hit Tim’s Indian Tacos and then our next stop was a little spot called Fried Pies… by the name I’m sure that you can imagine what the sell.

Maybe it’s just me, but I love finding these little hidden jewels we have come to know as Hole In The Wall’s; let me tell you, they have some of the best food.  When I travel I always try to find those Hole In The Wall’s that could literally be the billboard for Campbell’s Soup, if you know what I mean…  “M’m! M’m! Good!  Especially the little soul food restaurants like Florence’s on N.E. 23rd street in Oklahoma City, OK; or burger spots like Dairy Mart in Union City, OK…  I could go on and on with my list both locally and around the country, but that’s the purpose of this post; the purpose is for you to go on and on about your favorite Hole In The Wall’s

Do you like Hole In The Wall Restaurants?  If so, what are some of your favorites (Name, City, Type, Favorite Item…)?

BTW- I will be in Dallas for a couple of days next week for the Innovation 3 Conference; please share your favorite spots in Dallas.

One Bible… On Verse

one-song.jpgI would like for everyone (Including RSS Readers) to share One Bible Verse.  It can be any verse, your favorite verse, a new verse that’s speaking to you, a verse that you heard this past weekend, a verse that you read this morning… or just simply One Bible… One Verse that you would like to share.

I will go first!

PUT UP OR SHUT UP

Ah, weary reader, the end of the week, hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have, scratch that, its been a terrible week and I’m glad its over (much car trouble). But I have enjoyed hosting here and hope to do it again sometime. Again, my name is bert and I can be found at Men On Purpose.com. I also dabble in the web arts so if anyone needs help with their blog or a complete website let me know at ClearFocusWebDesign.

Finally, free Friday forfeit for a fortnight;  forlorn for future Friday freeness.

Today’s guest blogger is Roger Garrett of Roll Mental Camera.  Roger describes himself and his blog as “Just a father, husband and friend with some stories to tell.” Trust me, the river runs much deeper than that! Please enjoy…

Roger Garrett and Family

PUT UP OR SHUT UP

by Roger Garrett

The fighting prowess of two thirteen year old suburban white boys was a sight to behold, especially since it was my first.

Roll mental camera…

Playing wall ball was a right of passage for any young man in the 80’s. During one of our heated games a guy said something derogatory toward me to which I replied something along the lines of “Your momma wears combat boots.” (I am still not sure what that means)

He took offense and bowed up saying, “I will give you 10 seconds to take that back or I am going to punch you in the mouth.”

Time to put up or shut up.

Being young and bullet proof I was going to call his bluff but as the countdown reached zero he actually swung at me. But instead of punching me in the mouth, he slapped me in the neck. I tried to kick him and lost a shoe. With my sock flopping we flailed at each other like drunk monkeys for about thirty seconds until, with ninja precision, I connected with the back of his head breaking my hand. Fight over.

I told you our fighting expertise was of legend, but at least it isn’t on YouTube.

Putting up may not always work out the way you want and could get painful. Many times God has put a burden on my heart and has asked me to “put up”.  Too often in the past I “shut up” instead. I have now challenged myself to stop shutting up and make “PUT UP” my motto. I think I have finally figured out that things don’t have to work out the way I want but instead the way He wants.

What burden has He given you and asked you to “put up”?

Did you?

Did you ever have a fight as a kid that looked more like a comedy routine?

Quick Questions?

I have a couple of quick questions that will take you less than a minute.  Please help a brotha’ out and answer these questions.  Those silent and RSS readers, please join in.  Thank you in advance, I’ll go first:

  1. What’s Your Name?
  2. City, State, Country?
  3. Do you have a blog or twitter, if so what’s the blog web address or twitter site address?
  4. When you read blogs, do you primarily go to the site, read through RSS or receive an e-mail?
  5. What church do you attend?

Thanks!  I you are an over-achiever, feel free to share any additional information!

The Beer Question…

With the presidential primary winding down, you often here pollsters asking the question which candidate would you like to sit down and have a beer with?  BTW-That’s what made president Bush so popular in his early days, because more Americans said they would want to sit down and have a beer with him… in otherwords he came across as “one of the guys or a regular guy.”  I personally would still like to sit down and have a cup of Starbucks with President “W” Bush.

Somehow our LifeGroup got into the discussion of who would you want to sit down and have a beer or a cup of coffee with… and this is an interesting question to ask, with a wide range of responses.

Answer The Beer Question:

If you could sit down and have a beer or Starbucks cup of coffee with anyone in the world that is currently living, who would it be?  What questions would you ask or what would you talk about?

You Metrosexual!

I am writing an article for an online publication; talking about what it means to be metrosexual, don’t ask me why, the word itself is just funny to me.  By definition metrosexual is: a heterosexual male who has a strong aesthetic and inordinate interest in appearance and style, similar to homosexual males; blend of metropolitan+heterosexual. 

I have some thoughts and a working Top Ten List to know if you are metrosexual; however I would love to get some input from BigIsTheNewSmall readers.  So please complete the sentence below….. everyone has an opinion, please share.  

Bonus metrosexual Definition:  “Manscaping”- The act of grooming, shaving, or trimming hair on various parts of the male body, derived from the word landscaping.    

You are a metrosexual if ______________________________. 

The Good, The Bad & The……

customer-service.jpgFill in the blank to the sentence below, if the businesses are mom-and-pop places, or hidden jewels; feel free to share where they are located.  I would love to hear from all of you; those silent readers, those who read through RSS….

_________________ always provides excellent customer service; however ________________ consistently provides horrendous customer service!

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