Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Stick Figure Bible # 3

1 Corinthians 13

  1. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

  2. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
  3. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,but have not love, I gain nothing.
  4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

  5. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

  6. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

  7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

  8. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

  9. For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
  10. but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

  11. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.

  12. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

  13. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Christian Celebrity Hounds

Even worse than being a spiritual whiner, I am also an event junkie and a celebrity follower. I have dragged my poor family to countless Christian events, and the excuses are getting pretty labyrinthine:

David: "See the guy leading singing? His grandfather had a neighbor who dated a girl whose brother knew a guy whose hair was cut by another guy whose cousin once walked a dog belonging to Trey Morgan."

Liz: "The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down."

Someone we know (and not always the same person) is always upset that we go to these things, and their excuse is usually just as obscure:

Friend: "We couldn't go to that event because Trey disagrees with us on the identity of Zelophehad in Numbers 36:2. Surely he will face the wrath of God for this error."

David: "Well, okay, but don't call me Shirley."

For instance, we went to Andrews to hear Mack Lyon on October 14th, and now a couple of our friends are very hurt that we went. Supposedly it's because they disagree with him on the operation of the Spirit.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Brother's Humor

I think my brother invented the totally gross joke in the 60's, except he called them morbid jokes because "gross" was not yet a word back then.


"Johnny, for the last time, if you don't stop playing with Shirley, I'm going to close the coffin."


Kid: "Ma'am, may Johnny come out and play?"
Johnny's Mother: "Now you know very well that Johnny has no arms or legs."
Kid: "Well, that's all right, ma'am. We just wanted to use him for first base." NORMAN'S HALLOWEEN PRANK:

My brother actually built "Shirley" one year for Halloween. I think it was 1970 or 1971. He and his family were living in a house that had a big picture window, and he got a cardboard windshield box, which was roughly coffin-sized, and put it in the window. Then he took a wig holder and painted it up and put a wig on it. He covered the rest of the box with a sheet and fixed a little spotlight over its prone form. It looked very realistic. "That is Shirley," he said to the astonished trick-or-treaters.

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Week in Review

It has been a busy week, and getting to the computer has been like getting to the ark of the covenant. So here's what is going on in the world:

1. The Christian Chronicle website was hacked and its front page was replaced by a message reading "Allah the only true God". Arabic characters were raining down on the screen. I can't read Arabic, but I bet they said "We're headin' to John Waddey's site next!"

2. James Dobson, if he stays on his current course, may help elect Hillary.

3. My Sitemeter inexplicably vanished for awhile, but now it's back. Things I've learned from it in times past:

  • Someone once reached the post about my mother by Googling "kill chicken". I just hope it wasn't an emergency.

  • A lot of people get to this blog by searching for "using stick figures to teach the Bible". I wonder what their reaction is when they get to the "Stick Figure Bible" posts?

  • People who Google "Kermit, Texas" get to 99 blogs about the Heroes TV show before they get to this site.

4. Liz got her first teaching observation this week, and her evaluation was great! Way to go!

5. High school football is almost a religion in these parts, and Kermit's team is doing great this year. They are 5-0 so far! In the last two games, their opponents didn't even score!

More later......

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