Do you ever have one of those days?
I planned to post a video version of the famous Dunn Holler Report only to find out this morning that I don’t have video capablity for the blog. I need some sort of upgrade. So, this is temporarily delayed.
Then I write a post to go with this and publish, only to see nothing appear when the post is published.
What do you do when you continue to run into problems?
You can pitch a hissie-fit and throw your computer. At one point in my life, I probably would have done this.
Or you can just roll with it.
I rolled with it.
That’s life, isn’t? A series of choices between losing it and keeping cool. We win and we lose at this.
Hopefully I will figure out my issues and you will get to see the video I produced. It may be the greatest thing in the history of man. Until then this is what you have.
Have a great Leap Day!!!
I don’t know if you are familiar with Festivus.
It’s a fake holiday that was created by the dad of one the writers of Seinfeld. It made its appearance on the show and in the broader conscience of America in an episode called The Strike. The thought of Frank Costanza buying George a doll and failing, resulting in the creation of Festivus makes me laugh.
There are a few requirements of celebrating Festivus. First, you have to air your grievances with those you are celebrating with. This is different from the normal airing of grievances that occurs on a daily basis.
Next comes the feats of strength. Some form of wrestling is an outstanding way to achieve this one.
Finally, you must be on the lookout of the Festivus miracle.
And don’t forget the Festivus pole. This is simple an aluminum pole on a stand.
My friend, David, and I will be celebrating this today at lunch. We have plenty of grievances. I plan on putting David in a figure-four leglock. However, the Festivus miracles have already happened. Yesterday, I was told th at our washer had torn up while Jan and I were at work. After we got home, we found out that it was just a faulty setting. A Festivus miracle. My sports team, the University of Tennessee Volunteers, received the commitment of a five-star player who graduated high school early and will play immediatgely. It had to be the reach of the power of Festivus, right?
Of course, all of this is in fun. None of this is serious. David and I like to have this bit of fun every year.
Don’t forget what this season of the time is about. It’s really about the birth and arrival of Christ. Let this reality become a part of your life all year long. Don’t limit it to a few days toward the end of the year.
Do you celebrate Festivus? How do you celebrate it?
It’s Twitterific Friday, where I write a post in 14o words, more or less. Today it’s about blowing it.
You might have noticed that it’s Friday and I’m writing a 140 Word post. Normally I write this post on Thursdays. I could have faked it, but I’m going to ‘fess up.
I blew it yesterday.
I woke up yesterday and I wasn’t sure what day it was. I thought it was either Wednesday or Friday. I just wanted to publish the post I had written. Sometime around 11:00 a.m. I realized that yesterday was Thursday.
I could have had a couple of reactions. I could have beaten myself up for ruining everyone’s Twitterific Thursday, because that’s what happened, right? Everyone’s Thursday was thrown off, right?
Or I could have laughed at myself and cut myself some slack. I could have given myself a break.
Which one would Christ have wanted me to do?
I had a choice to make.
Which one of these do you think I did? Correct answers get a virtual high-five.
I am guest posting today over at Randomly Chad’s today. Check it out.
Chad hasn’t posted it yet because, well, he lives in Arizona and I don’t think he’s up yet. So you’ll have to wait a little bit before you will get to read it. It’s called All Roads Lead To Bacon and it’s nothing like anything you’ve ever read here. Why? Chad didn’t want a typical Deucology post. It was great to unleash something different from what I normally do. It’s random and silly.
While you’re over there, check out Chad’s other stuff. Chad has a heart for the Lord and for his family. He also loves Words With Friends which, as he pointed out, is a different kind of WWF than I am familiar.
Check it out. Chad will be guest posting over here soon.
As you can see, I’m planking in the above picture. I’ll be honest. I did not quite understand what planking was when I first heard the term. I actually believed it to be something risqué’. Fortunately it isn’t and I can at least do it with a clear conscience.
What you can’t really see in the picture are my children hiding in embarrassment behind a sign to your left. We were at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach last week while on vacation. What you also cannot see are the people in the background looking at me like I’m a loon or something. Oh well.
I planned to plank and planned to blog about it, but I just didn’t know what I was going to write. That’s a terrible place to be as a blogger, but at least I’ve had time to figure it out. So, here goes.
One of the things I’ve wondered is how can I redeem this fad to the Lord. I mean, the Bible says that whatever we do in word or deed, to do it as to the Lord. So, how can I do that? How can you plank for Jesus? I mean, do you plank until someone comes up and asks you what you are doing? Do you tell them that you have been waiting on them so that you can share the gospel with them? Will that make them think you’re even crazier than those folks thought I was? Can you really plank for the sake of Christ?
But that is really not the main point I want to make about planking. That is probably not even the best use of planking.
Planking is silly, isn’t it? Who is really going to lie face down waiting on someone to show up and talk to them so that they can talk about Christ? Very few people at all and, chances are, it really won’t have a huge impact on people. But how many silly things do we do? Playing dominoes or Yahtzee or planking or golf or football. All of it, in the grand scheme of things, is silly. But silly is a part of our lives. And all of that should be done as to the Lord. I could spell it out for you on how to do that, but that would just be how I would do it for Him. I’ll let you figure out how you would do it for Christ.
So, I encourage you to plank for Jesus. Or domino. Or sing. Or paint. Play Yahtzee. Pitch horseshoes. Whatever. Do it as though you are doing it for the Lord.
What silly things do you do? Have you ever though about how you would do them for the Lord?