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Double Post Friday

An extra post is coming today

since this it’s Dr Seuss birthday!

I could not let this day go by

for without a rhyme I might cry.


That was terrible. But I did want to remind you all of post from the past to celebrate this fun day of children’s lit!

Enjoy the Day!



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The End of the Ideas?

I think I have done it. I think I have arrive at the end of the my ideas. All my ideas, used up, washed up, done. For the last two days it seems my brain is an vast empty dark space, void of creativity and thought.

So this morning while I was shaving ( speaking of something that never ends!), I mentioned to Amy that my thinker was all washed up – done. kaput. over. Her response was immediate and fitting.  She said no, you can never run out of ideas – remember what Dr. Seuss says:

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Of course at that moment she went off in song – singing parts of the Seussical Musical for the remainder of the morning.

But could it be? Could it be that arriving at the end of your ideas is really like arriving at the end of the internet – completely impossible?

Maybe, so on Jules Verne’s 183rd birthday, maybe I should let my brain head deep under sea to explore.  However, I have strange feeling that I don’t have to go that far to find what I am looking for. I think I may just ponder this thought today, and see where he leads me instead.

4 Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 (New International Version, ©2010)

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Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

He wasn’t a doctor at all – he didn’t even play on on TV, but this is one doctor that all of us remember from our youth, and today is his birthday.  Elementary schools across the country – except those out of school because of this latest winter storm – will celebrate Dr. Seuss today.   And here is a fun fact from the first grade teacher who happens to live with me – Dr Seuss was turned down over 20 times for his first book – And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

The story of Dr. Seuss is another on of those truly inspiring stories of how sticking with something will pay off.  The same is for your walk today.  Stay with it despite the hardships:

2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. -James 1:2-3 (New International Version)

And in honor of Dr Seuss, here a little rendition of the Jesus story Dr. Seuss style.  This was written for a Canadian comedy show called Kids in the Hall and I have a feeling it was written as satire, and to be funny, but it still tells a very important story.

And now for the Dr. Seuss Bible:

(Disclaimer: this limerick does not represent the actual word of God and is purely made up by someone else forDr Seuss laughs only)

One day God said, “This is what I will do:
I’ll send down my son. I’ll send him to you
To clear up this humpity bumpity hullaballoo.
His name will be Christ and he’ll never wear shoes.
His pals will all call him ‘The King of the Jews.’”

He didn’t come in a plane.
He didn’t come in a Jeep.
He didn’t come in a pouch
Of a high jumping Voveep.

He rode on the back of a black Sassatoo
Which is the blackiest creature you ever could view.

He rode to Jerusalem — home of the grumpity Jews
Where false prophets were worshiped — some even in twos.
There was Murray VonMyrrh and Ghengis Vovooz –
The one you could worship by taking a snooze.

Christ spoke from a mound
Which is a pile of ground.
People gathered around
Without making a sound.

Thus he spake:

“Sin in socks
Socks full of sin.
How do we quiet
This Jehovaty din?
Do unto others as they do unto you.
That includes you, young Timothy Foo.”

One pharisee said to another he knew,
“What shall we do with this uppity Jew?”
“Let’s wash him in wine and make him all clean
And into Sam Zittle’s crucifiction machine.”

Twirl the Gawhirl
And release the Galeese
And in go the nails
As fast as you please.

And it is said
That he said as he bled,
“Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.
For they walk throughout life in toe crampity shoes.”

Do you?


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Happy MLK 2010

It’s the day the government has set aside to remember Martin Luther King Jr and his wonderful work to create racial equality in America.  Its also a day that I get to travel to snowy Maine to work!  Have a mentioned I love snow.

Anyway, its MLK day, so take some time to stop and think about racial harmony and racial tension.  As follows of the Christ, sometimes this seems to be one of the hardest things for us to deal with for really unknown reasons.    But this problems with differences is an issue that is discussed much throughout the history of mankind and also very much in the pages of our Bible.

For instance, Jesus, when asked “who is my neighbor”, tells the all familiar story of the Good Samaritan, a story that fundamental tells us that our neighbor is the person we hate – so go and show them mercy.  He is telling us that everyone is you neighbor and that

” A person’s a person, no matter how small” – Dr.  Seuss.

And we can’t forget the passage dealing with the oneness we have in Christ and how that unity crosses social, gender, racial, or any other barrier you want to create.

Galatians 3:27-29 (New International Version)

27for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

So today, honor Dr King, and spend some time thinking about how you are treating your neighbor ( is it as you treat yourself?)