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Cleaning Up Messes, Parsonage Style

Throughout the glorious years of our marriage, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly has had few disagreements. I suppose I could count them all on my one hand, but I am not sure if it is my right hand or my left hand so I will just leave it at that.

I hear, of course, of many couples who do nothing but bicker and fight from morning till night. I have always wondered what the purpose of all that was and what it ever accomplished. I think there is a better way to live together.

There are several phrases I have memorized and used throughout the years of our marriage that has kept me in good standing.

"Yes, dear." "You're right, dear." "I'll do it right away, dear."

I have found that if I include the word "dear," with all of my responses it fares better for me.

Of course, I am the kind of person that does not have to be right all the time, which makes me the perfect husband. Admitting you are wrong, even if you do not think you are, is really not the end of the world. In fact, it may be the beginning of a bright new world.

I said "few disagreements," and I need to explain what I meant by that.

The major disagreements that my wife and I have had throughout the years can be boiled down into one phrase, "It's a mess." Usually, actually all the time this phrase is being used, it is coming from the lips of my wife.

Our disagreement is in the definition of "mess." She has one definition and I have another definition, and the twain shall never meet. Mark my words on that.

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Scott United Methodist Church of Pasadena Celebrates 111th Anniversary

Scott United Methodist Church in Pasadena, CA will celebrate its 111th Anniversary with a weekend of praise, worship and fellowship. The festivities will begin with a Gospel Fest on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Various artists from the community will gather to praise and worship with lively gospel selections. On Sunday, September 21, 2014, Dr. Albert Mosley, President of Gammon Theological Seminary, of Atlanta, Georgia, will be the guest proclaimer at the 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. The Worship service will be followed by a special Anniversary repast.

You are welcome to join us for this wonderful weekend of praise, worship and fellowship. Scott United Methodist Church is located at 444 N. Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena, 91103.

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