ORANGE — When we need work done to our vehicles what goes into our decision? Is it cost? Is it location? Do they have to be certified or are you okay with the local shade tree? When it comes to the position of leadership in our family, in our relationships what do we consider? There are several specimens that believe that they are men but are really shade tree males. True, what is real to someone is real to them even though it may not be reality. It’s not to say that the shade tree mechanic is not a good mechanic, it just raises the question that if he is this good why not get certified. Being certified gives him the right to charge a little more for his services. What will really get him to the level of certification? “Training.” Just as for the mechanic the same is true for the male to man. To move from being a shade tree male to a certified man is training, something that too many specimens don’t want to go through. A shade tree male just like the mechanic is a hustler. He has to hustle to get work; a shade tree male has to hustle to get a female. But when you are certified your work and reputation speaks for you. Although women are not to choose but to be chosen, they need to be aware of what and who it is that is seeking to choose them. Too many ladies have accepted being chosen by a shade tree thinking they’ve accepted certification, only to find when you have a problem that your shade tree is not certified to handle it. Understand every certified mechanic as well as man address each concern and maintenance issue by the “Book.” Shade trees operate by experience or hit and miss. Can your emotions withstand a shade tree experience? A certified man is not only trained by the “Book” he operates by the “Book.” In the “Book” it gives him step by step instruction on how to deal with each and every issue that may arise. It just makes sense, when working on the man why not consult the manual provided by the man-ufacturer. Ladies what are you dealing with? Fellows, are you a shade tree or are you certified? Are you obeying the “Book” or operating off the cuff?
Multiple Grammy Winner, Bill Gaither and Gaither Vocal Band heads to Beaumont
Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the world class talent of the Gaither Vocal Band, Friday, August 1 at the Ford Park Arena in Beaumont.
Faith UMC welcomes new pastor
The congregation of Faith United Methodist Church is pleased to announce that Dr. Billy Watson is coming to Orange as its pastor.
Dance conference to be held July 19
Mt. Olive Baptist Church and M.B.S. Dance Company presents the “Something To Dance About” Dance Conference.
Trinity Baptist Church welcomes new pastor and family
Trinity Baptist Church of Orange will welcome its new pastor, Gary Price, and his family during a special Pastoral Installation Service at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 22.
VIDEO: Orange County joins in prayer
Ricky Landry says the national prayer during the annual National Day of Prayer at the Orange County Courthouse front lawn on Thursday.
Orange County to unite in prayer
Orange County will observe the 16th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday on the Orange County Courthouse front lawn, 801 W. Division in Orange.
Giving a helping hand to Hamshire-Fannett Elementary
The Hamshire-Fannett PTA put together a list of supplies that were needed after the fire on March 18.
Church invites public to Maundy Thursday service
A Maundy Thursday Service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17 at Trinity Baptist Church of Orange.
A 'Chance' to make a difference
An estimated 600,000 - 820,000 men, woman and children are trafficked across international borders each year, approximately 80 percent are women and girls and up to 50 percent are minors according to the US State Department.
North Orange Baptist Church honors 75 years
North Orange Baptist Church (NOBC) has seen many changes over the years from the humble beginnings of a few citizens meeting in the home of Oliver and Pat Seruntine to discuss organizing on April 7, 1939 to celebrating 75 years this Sunday.
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