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Random Thoughts At The End Of November

Today’s post is not terribly original, but it is something that I am thinking about making a regular feature on the blog.  Check back next month to see if it makes the cut.  Now, without further adieu, some random thoughts that I had this month.

*When we read the New Testament, we find out that Jesus had brothers named James, Joses, Judas and Simon, as well as some unnamed sisters.  Do you think that whenever Joseph and Mary called them down they asked, “Kids, what would Jesus do?”

*I really wanted to turn the above into a blog post, but I just couldn’t make it work.

*I hope you didn’t find that offensive.  I worry sometimes that people find my sense of humor offensive.  Especially if it is based on something  out of the Bible.

*I read Sheldon’s In His Steps about 20 years ago.  I thought it was a fine book.  Funny, that about 100 years after it was written that the whole WWJD phenomenon happened with bracelets and T-shirts.

*I think Jesus’ brothers and sisters really loved Him.  They were so concerned about Him they wanted to take him home from His ministry.

*I would really like to submit something to Jon Acuff and guest post one Friday on SCL.  There’s just one problem.  I’m just really not funny enough.  At least I’m not when I write.  I can’t do satire.  Every time I try to write something like that all I can see are a lot of people getting really mad.

*I tried to write a couple of satiric pieces like Growing Up With Jesus and A Church For Bloggers.  I just could not make these things work.  So, I’m just going to quit trying to be intentionally funny.  I can’t do it in a blog.

*My football Vols didn’t end the season well.  I uttered indecipherable words when my Vols lost Saturday.  Some people in my family might have thought I was speaking in tongues.  I also went outside and took my frustrations out on a couple of basketballs.

*My BasketVols, however, are doing okay.  They lost twice last week, to Duke and Memphis.  However, I was proud of the effort that gave many of us who support the Big Orange.

*They lost again Monday night. I hate losing.

*One of the goals I have next year is to read the entire Chronicles of Narnia series.  I’ve never actually read any of Lewis’ fiction.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  I have read The Screwtape Letters.

*I would really hate to have an artificial hip recalled.

*I am not the biggest Barack Obama fan, but should any President of the United States have a Chia in their likeness?

*Should there be a Larry the Deuce Chia?

*It looks like I’m really going to have to hold my nose when I vote in 2012.

*In 1 Samuel 25:25, in the King James, David says he will kill “all that pisseth against the wall.” When did that word become a not-so nice word and what has brought it back into social acceptability?

*This verse and my attitude about led to a huge disagreement between my wife and me once.

*I’m looking forward to the Townsend Christmas Parade Sunday.  It’s one of the true community events in our little area.  The Shriners should be there wearing their funny hats and driving their funny cars.

*I love the Christmas season.

*Tomorrow I will begin writing Christmas posts.  I hope to have a two or three of my blogging friends do guest posts.  So, if you don’t like Christmas, you won’t like the next 25 posts I write.

Do you have a random thought from November or have anything to add to those I listed?

  1. November 30, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Hey, don’t know if you’ve seen it, but here’s some of the worst Biblical interpretation of “pisseth against a wall” you’ll ever see in your life… So bad it’s funny

    • November 30, 2011 at 7:48 am

      I’ll check it out.

    • November 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      I have seen this months ago and I agree with you Seth. This is some of the worst biblical interpretation I have ever seen. I think he just likes to say the “p” word because he can’t say it any other time. This dude is whacked on many things. WOW! Gotta wonder about his followers.

      • December 1, 2011 at 5:38 am

        What’s bad is that there are way too many others like him out there.

    • November 30, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      So what’s wrong with America is that men pee sitting down? Wow! Now I know. It explains so much….ROFL!

      • November 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm

        That would be a problem. 🙂

    • December 1, 2011 at 5:36 am

      Wow! So I need to be a man and stand up, not be a male. I did not realize the Bible addressed bathroom habits. His wife might appreciate him sitting down and not splattering.

      • December 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm

        I researched (translation: I looked it up on biblegateway.com) all 6 of the instances where “pisseth against the wall” is used in the King James Version. In EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM either David or God is about to wipe those fellows out or cut them off…YIKES!…. I wouldn’t want to be classified among those condemned ones. But this dude has made his proclamation!

      • December 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm

        And 6 is the number of man. Don’t forget to include the numerology.

  2. November 30, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I was elated when I found out that “piss” was in the Bible. It gave me permission to say it. As long as I always add the “-eth.”

    • December 1, 2011 at 5:28 am

      Matt, I know this is your favorite verse, maybe even your life verse.

  3. Arny Sanchez
    November 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

    my neck freakin hurts…

    • November 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

      Arny, is there anything I can do to help you with that? Perhaps after the football game the other say I can speak in tongues and heal as well.

  4. jonstolpe
    November 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    How about those Eagles? They stink this year…so much for Dream Team.

    • December 1, 2011 at 5:37 am

      Jon…if your an Eagles fan..you’ve had a season about like I had.

  5. November 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Chronicles of Narnia is a GREAT reading adventure… just make sure you have your thinking cap on 🙂

    • November 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      Definitely…his other stuff has always made me think.

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