Monday, April 30, 2007

The Six Gifts Of Womanhood

Okay, this was just too funny, so I had to include it. At the end of Proverbs there is a list of things that men would be good to look for in a woman. Well, the ancient Celts had their own list of six desirable traits in a woman, finding one with all six was a blessing. Ladies, how do you measure up?

~the gift of beauty
~the gift of sweet speech
~the gift of singing
~the gift of needlework
~the gift of wisdom
~the gift of loving only her husband

You gotta admit though, it's not a bad list. How's your needlework coming?


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Family Fun Night At FUMC

A lot of you missed it, too bad. I just think it was funny that I was in charge of the movie and making popcorn, and that Liz and I had to work together on it. But it was fun. hence the name...


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Your Sins Will Find You Out

It's an old expression, but believe it or not it actually started in the Bible *gasp*

Numbers 32:23b ~ You may be sure that your sin will find you out.

This was just too funny...

"On Thanksgiving day 2001, police were called to the Ohio home of Nandor Santho, 46. While searching the premises they found 150 marijuana plants growing in the basement. Who called the cops? Santho's dog Willie - the pointer apparently stepped on his master's cell phone in such a way that it auto-dialled 911 - twice. Dispatchers mistook Willie's whimpering for a female in distress, which is why they sent the police to the home."

Gotta love it.


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"Religion Of The Cross"

I've started a new book this week that will keep me busy for eons to come. It's almost as thick as my copy of "War & Peace" to give you some idea. Anyway, it's a collection of Celtic myths and legends. I'll be honest, I've found the introduction incredibly interesting as it tells how the Celtic language is one of the oldest languages on earth and is a cousin of Sanskrit spoken in India. But I digress...

So I finished today the story of "The Ever-Living Ones", their story of creation and the war between the children of Danu (good guys) and the children of Domnu (bad guys). Really interesting, good guys win after all sorts of stuff happening but Domnu after the defeat of her children has a curse put on the survivors that good will fade to evil, judges will make unjust laws, trees will be without fruit, etc., etc. Then it mentions how these things took place and the religion of Mil was forgotten.

But then it says this one little line in passing that caught me, how "...the religion of the Cross replaced that of the Circle..." and it just struck me. We say all sorts of things that Christians are supposed to be and believe and act and what not. But it all boils down to the cross. All we do, all we say, all we live for should come back to the Cross of Christ and we should be recognized as that. Children of the Cross.

So as you do what you do tomorrow or the day after that or whatever, look and ask are you a part of the religion of the Cross, does what you say and do and believe point back to the Cross of Christ.

Gal. 6:14 ~ As for me, however, I will boast only about the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; for by means of his cross the world is dead to me, and I am dead to the world. (italics added)


Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy Earth Day

It's almost over, but have a good one. What are you doing to make the world a better place? It kind of hit me while playing a computer game yesterday and having a fire here (not our apartment, one nearby) that we really pollute a lot. If everyone did just a little bit it would be so much better.

To bad most people do nothing and depend on a few to do everything...


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Keep Your Cool

Okay, I love hockey. Those that don't, I'm sorry for whatever problem you have that makes you not like it. Anyway, today the Flames played the Red Wings. Game 5, tied 2-2, need 4 to win. Every team has won at home, and today it's in Detroit. But I like Calgary, I guess part of having been to Calgary and knowing one of their former players.

But today was not Calgary's day. They were losing 5-1 with a few minutes left and it happened. What can often happen in a physical emotional sport like hockey. Someone lost their cool. To be more precise, the backup goalie who replaced Kiprisoff. He totally swung his big honking goalie stick right into the gut of an innocent Red Wing, and yes, he did nothing to deserve the hit. The player simply lost his cool. Then the Flames leading scorer went back on the ice with 2 minutes left. Why bother, they had already lost. Nope, he had to start a fight. Got ejected (as did the goalie). A minute later, same thing, another ejection. Calgary simply lost its cool.

Why bother? Why retaliate? Why get so mad that you have to actually cause someone physical harm? The stupid part was, did it hurt the Red Wings? Nope. A little physical pain, but they still won, and after the game, all the support they had from the broadcasters at the start of the game, gone. Respect from other players, shot. They lost their cool.

There were all sorts of verses in Proverbs about controlling your temper, but I like this one from Ecclesiastes better. "Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool." (7:9) And it's true, no one's praising that goalie for his brains in all the sports reports I've heard so far...


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

30 Hour Famine

I know, it's been a while, get over it.

So I finally got to mail off the 30 Hour Famine stuff today, and in doing the numbers I found out that people gave money in the offering Sunday morning and never told me. So, our new total for what we raised is $3103.40!! Good job everyone!