Sunday Song

1 John 4:16
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

Matthew 22:37-39
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”


Just love each other.  🙂

“I Stand Amazed”–Bart Millard


Caption Contest

Here is this week’s photo for the caption contest.  Have a great weekend!  🙂


THE WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!  (I’ll try to post a picture worthy of more entries next time.)
2.  Cowboy
Geez, Slow Joe is coloring outside the lines again!

This week’s winner is. . .
1.  Jeffro
Read between the lines, Joe. Aw, geez, I forgot a finger! Hanging with you has turned my brain to mush!



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Going to the dogs

Once upon a time, there was a tiny little town, with very little space.  In this tiny little town, with very little space, there were inhabitants who also very tiny, because they had tiny little houses and very little room to grow.

Because the citizens of the tiny town were so different, the outside communities treated the tiny folks as outsiders and not to be bothered with at all.  Being cut off from the outside world can get very lonely, so they tried to think of what they could do for recreation.

Because they were so tiny, when they tried to play softball, they failed.  For them, the ball was as a large a basketball and impossible to toss.   And when you can’t lift the bat with your tiny hands, that kind of puts a damper on things.

So, what to do?  The kiddie pool was too deep for the tiny town’s lifeguard.  Playing the trombone proved problematic.  Even running races hard was out, because the tiny feet on the tiny people found every little crack and divot.

One day, a couple of stray dogs happened to wander into the tiny town.  People were scared.  The dogs towered over them.  However, the dogs just kind of chilled out with the tiny people and paid them no mind.  Besides, the tiny people were kind and gave the dogs food.  The town’s two newest citizens decided that they would stay. 

After a week or so, people started to notice a change in the dogs:  They were shrinking.  The dogs couldn’t fit into the tiny town, as big as they were, and because the tiny folks had tiny meals with tiny leftovers, the dogs only got little scraps to eat.  So they shrunk and shrunk and shrunk.  Even their barks got tinier and sharper.  Within months, the dogs were less than half their original size. 

The townspeople were pleasantly surprised by these events.  Soon, they were teaching the dogs how to do tricks and the communities from the outside came from all around to see the dogs perform their tricks.  The tiny people from the tiny town finally found a recreational pursuit AND it provided interest in their quaint burg.

As time passed, the tiny little outsiders were no longer stared at from afar.  They even gave puppies to visitors who wished to have their own tiny dogs.

And that is how tiny dogs began to inhabit the Earth.

Well, you could believe my story or THIS.

One big, fat loser and this week’s caption contest winners…

Want some cheese with that wine?

(Yes, I realize I spelled wine instead of whine.  I can’t get back into the picture to fix it.  Meh.)

Imagine that from a very young age, you begin living your dream—working hard at a sport you love.  You train for hours.  You put aside a lot of the everyday things that most regular kids do.  You do all of this in the pursuit of Olympic gold.  If you are lucky, you get to the Olympics.  If you are the rare talent, you get to medal.  It is an honor.  Not everyone can win, so you handle your defeats graciously, realizing how blessed you are to even be a competitor.

Rewind that to the competitive, happy-to-be-there part.  You lose and only get a lowly silver.  So distraught are you that you decide to sport what you say is a platinum medal.  You think it makes a point that you were robbed by the awful American. 

You say, “How dare the judges not bow to the power that is Russia and realize that an artistically low routine with mondo jumps trumps great jumps and polish?”

Go drown your sorrows in vodka you ungrateful twit.  Oh, and the judges weren’t counting the quad very highly that evening. 

There are people who wish they could walk, let alone compete as you do.  There are people who will not eat tonight, who still live in tents in Haiti and other impoverished areas of the world.

How dare you look at your gift and whine, because you only got a silver.  There are way more important things in life.

Overall, I’ve enjoyed watching the Olympics this year.  Why?  Because most of the atheletes at least give the public face of grace in defeat and accept that they might not have had as good a day as someone else who received the medals.

Selfish jerk.

Go on with your professional career, stay wealthy, and grow up.

You might be a great skater, but that is not the only thing in this world and when you ponder the grand scheme and what truly matters in life.   Skating, medals, and sports for that matter, rate very low.

Silver tarnishes quickly. 

(H/T:  Yahoo)

For some real winners, CLICK HERE to see who won this week’s caption contest!

Sunday Song

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Simply…there is no other way.

The decision is between you and God.

“Born Again”–Third Day

****The next installment of the study of Esther is posted.  If you’d like to read it, CLICK HERE.

Caption Contest

Provide your witty captions, and I will post winners Tuesday evening.  🙂  Have an awesome weekend!

3.  Old NFO

I SAID, whisper it in my ear….

2.  Snigspot
Sumo wrestling sports a new “uniform” after Diaper Wearers Anonymous files complaint.

This week’s winner is. . .
1.Rodney Dill
Jimmy got an A for his Show and Tell project — Continental Drift




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I beg your Parton and caption contest winners…

So, I was stocking up on the little food Pinboy will allow me to eat (Yes, I realize I can rebel, but I don’t…I tend to submit), and this song was on the P.A. system. Just thought I’d share it with you all, so that it is in your head like it is mine. Don’t get me wrong, I actually like this song. Dolly Parton is awesome in my book; however, it is on a loop in my loopy head.

Well, I guess if you really want to see the caption contest winners, you should CLICK HERE.