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Fun with Names Day

I keep finding these absolutely ridiculous days, and I keep finding this desire to share them – and I am not even sure why.

For instance, this week is Celebrate Your Name Week, which evidently goes by the acronym CYNW.  And today is Fun Facts about Names Day.  Odd.  You can check out the web site and see all sorts of fun facts that will make this day terrific for those you share them with!

So since it is CYNW week, I just thought maybe a quick reminder about the many names of that guy we claim to follow might be a refreshing start to Monday morning.  So I searched the Interwebs and found this wordle.  There all the go now it seems.

That’s a pretty good list, and it reminds me of this verse from Isaiah that describes some of those names


6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6  New International Version (NIV)

Those seem like a description of a dude that might be a good one to hang around and learn from!

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Get Your Sweet On

“Lollipop lollipop Oh lolli lolli lolli Lollipop lollipop…”

It’s National Lollipop Day.  And since it is, maybe a nice sweet verse to keep you going today

24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Seems like this is a great reminder to watch the words you use.  So, grab a lollipop and sweeten up the words you use today!


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REM, Apples and Fun

Well, this could be my last post.  Of course, if this guy is right, then I won’t have any readers on Monday anyway.  Oh, you haven’t heard?  Some guy has predicted the world to end sometime Saturday evening. I   I guess it’s time to break out some R.E.M.  Personally, I subscribe to this theory:

32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Mark 13:32, New International Version)

Anyway, what would you do differently today if that guy was correct. If you knew tomorrow was the end with 100 percent certainty, would you approach to day any differently?  And if you would, why are we living that way anyway?  Yes, there is the money aspect of work, and the aspects of planning for the future that are good and right.  But what about other life choices?  Other things that seem important and stressful?  Would you let them go?

I wonder how many of us would change our words and the way we treat others.  This video was set to me earlier this week by a fellow DB reader.  I tried to embed it, but was unable to in the ‘short time’ that I had with it. ( I didn’t want to waste my last days on video embedded 🙂 ).  Anyway, please take the 2 minutes to watch this video, it’s pretty good, and then consider the words that you are using with those around you and the impact that they have on people’s lives.

11A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. (Proverbs 25:11, King James Version)

Oh and one last thought for some Friday ramblings  When Amy pulled off the day on her calendar this morning the quote for today was “The purpose of Fun is to have it!”  Have a great and funtastic day!

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Cereal with Marshmallows on Top

This morning my whole household was running late. It could be the rainy spring mornings, or maybe it really was draining on them while I was out of town. Anyway, the eldest child did not have time for his normal frozen waffles and so therefore I bagged up some breakfast cereal for him to take on the go. I also threw a few chocolate sprinkled marshmallows and 2 mini Reese’s Cups in the bag. For breakfast? what sort of parent gives a child candy in the morning? A bad one I am sure. I merely assumed that finding a special and odd item in the bag way add a little bit to his day and get it off to a better start.

So it should be in our days. As we go about interacting with people, we need to be the special thing in the bag of the day. The odd and unique and out of place item that brings a smile to their face and makes their day better. Add a little extra sweetness around you today!

24Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (Proverbs 16:24, King James Version)

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No Name Calling Week

Oh how could I forget, I am so dumb. How could all you you ‘people’ out there not remind me. It’s No Name Calling Week. Come on you bunch of …. whoa whoa, its No Name Calling Week, I can’t do that.

This is a good thing, as bullying is a huge problem with our children and well, even with adults. Of course, we can help combat that by teaching our children to treat each other with respect.
We all know the old adage “Sticks and Stones will break my bones, but names will NEVER hurt me.”

(While we are talking about this playground sayings, I sort of liked “I’m rubber, your glue what you say bounces off me and sticks to you!”)

Anyway, back to stick and stones. Although there can be some truth to old saying, and that statement is still worth considering, in that the words of others do not form us unless we let them. However, that’s the problem, its is hard to turn those words into affirmation, and thus the modern adage is now “Sticks and Stones will break my bones but names call also hurt me” or something like that. Maybe its “..but names can destroy me”, or …”but names will break my heart” Yes, I think that’s the proper way to say it today “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will break my heart.”

8The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. (Proverbs 18:8, King James Version)

However, look at this:

24Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (Proverbs 16:24, King James Version)

So, as you go about today, remember the power of the words that you use, and consider what I tell my children when their behavior is, well not what it should be. I always say, would you want to be treated that way?

31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 (New International Version, ©2010)