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Archive for October, 2008

If Wishes Were Horses

I saw this on someone else’s blog and thought it was kinda fun. I’m not tagging anyone specific, but if you need a blog idea I’d like to see what your answers would be. It’s interesting to see what songs people are listening to.

1. Put your iTunes/Ruckus/Napster/etc on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?

Gimme Little Sign … Brenton Wood

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?

Caring is Creepy … the Shins

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?

Strong Tower … Kutless

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?

Orbiting … Wheepies

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?

I Don’t Need no Doctor … Ray Charles

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

I’d Like to Have that One Back … George Strait

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?

Can’t Get it Right Today … Joe Purdy

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?

The Good Stuff … Kenny Chesney

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?

How to Save a Life … The Fray

WHAT IS 2+2?

Over My Head … The Fray

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?

Love Them Like Jesus … Casting Crowns

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

I’m Not Gonna Do Anything Without You … Mark Wills

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?

Break Away … Rascal Flatts

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

Tree Hugger … Kimya Dawnson & Antsy Pants 

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

How Great is Our God … Chris Tomlin

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?

Go Rest High on that Mountain … Vince Gill

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?

Beautiful One … Jeremy Camp

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?

Walking on Ice … Tom Dean

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?

I Will … Tuck & Patti

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?

You Dance … Eastmountainsouth

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?

Live, Laugh, Love … Clay Walker

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?

Permanently … Mark Wills

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?

Little Goodbyes … SheDaisy

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?

Have a Little Faith in Me … John Hiatt

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?

If Wishes were Horses … Zoe Speaks

 

As far as comments go … not much you can really say to this I guess. If you want … pick a few questions and put a song you think would go good as an answer. I know you guys could pick some pretty funny ones.

Odd is Not Always a Bad Thing

I am odd. I recognize this … try to keep it from spilling on anyone else … but sometimes fail. I have found, that most of the time you can find someone that has either the same oddities, or something equally as odd if you’re just willing to share about them..

But, there’s nothing worse than that awkward silence when you say something and everyone looks at you like you are nuts. Example: When I was teaching at a school in St. Louis, several of us ate lunch together everyday. We had done this for a year or two. We knew each other well. But one day, somehow in the conversation I said, “Well you know, everyone thinks of killing themselves at least once in their life.” Hmmm … apparently not everyone. I coudn’t believe how they looked at me. For awhile after that they seemed to look at me with a sort of cautionary glare.

Some of my oddities have to do with being claustrophobic. I can be claustrophobic in relationships, movies, conversations, and even certain clothes. I find I can fix most of my claustrophobic attacks by just taking off my socks. I used to cut the toes out of my socks so that I could breathe easier. I’m so much more mature now, that it’s no longer necessary to destroy every pair of socks I own. Actually, I just started buying my shoes 1/2 a size bigger and it helped.

One week, while in a conversation with some ladies, I realized I had only been eating things that started with “P”. It hadn’t been on purpose but odd none the less. I listed off the items in my cabinet: peanut butter, pop tarts, pizza, popcorn, pretzels and pasta. I was excited to realize I had also eaten chicken … no “P” … until it was called “poultry”.  Rats!

I always have to have something to drink … preferably in a styrofoam cup. Once I left my cup and was driving to someones house. I was in the car about 15 minutes. I reached for it at least 4 times … and swear I was dehydrated by the time I got there. I felt so lost without out it … almost panicky.

I’m finding that our little oddities are really what make us unique. Freakishly unique, but unique nonetheless. So embrace your oddities and share them with us please.

Shock Collars and Venemous Snakes

Last night I was reminded of a funny story. When Snack (the small dog in the picture) was about a year old, we went to the lake with my parents. He and Deni both went … as well as my brother’s kids. Deni was older and crabby and the kids knew to stay away from her … but Snack was a cuter, more puppiesh looking dog and they wanted to play with him constantly. When they would run past him he would bark … it would scare them … he would get into trouble. Not them for running everywhere … but him for barking. (that’s another story entirely)

It got bad enough that we decided we needed to help him not bark. On our next trip into town we bought him a shock collar. We came back to the barge and fastened it securely around his neck, not really knowing what to expect. Before we could really even prepare, one of the kids ran past … he started to bark … but just the gurgle in his throat set the thing off. He let out a squeal and shot across the floor. My husband immediately looked at me and said, “Take it off.” I couldn’t get it off of him fast enough. When we took it back to the store the cashier said, “You couldn’t do it could you?” We just shook our heads no, and walked away.

This may not fit together completely … but in my head it does … so here we go.

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is from Numbers 21. It’s short … only 4 verses … but those 4 verses say a lot. The Israelites have gotten impatient. They’re tired of what they’re eating, they’re tired of walking, they’re tired of everything at this point and they start to complain and blame God. God sends venemous snakes to bite them and some of them die. The others run to Moses and begin to apologize (nothing like snake bites to straighten you up a little). They ask Moses to pray to have the snakes taken away.

Instead God has Moses make a bronze snake on a pole. Anyone that was bitten by a snake could look at the bronze snake and live.

The Israelites messed up … realized it … confessed … asked for the snakes to go away. God heard them. He didn’t take away the snakes, but He provided a way of rescue for them. They still had to live with the consequences of their sin, but they no longer had to die for it … if they were willing … they coudld choose life.

Hmmm … that sounds a lot like what He did for us … except it wasn’t through a bronze snake … it was through Jesus.

:) SMILE (:

A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible class. As she ran she prayed, “Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late! Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late!”

While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself off, and started running again. As she ran she once again began to pray, “Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late…But please don’t shove me either!”

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Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a strong preaching on the devil. One said to the other, “What do you think about all this Satan stuff?”

The other boy replied, “Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. It’s probably just your dad.”

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The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: “Take only ONE. God is watching.”

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.”

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Little Johnny wasn’t getting good marks in school. One day he surprised the teacher with an announcement. He tapped her on the shoulder and said, “I don’t want to scare you, but my daddy says if I don’t start getting better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking!”