It’s been a long time since I’ve done an “end of month wrap up” but for some reason it felt like April needed one. It’s going to be a ramble fest but that’s OK. April was a rambling kind of month. Without further ado, here it is:
End of the Month Wrap Up
This is funnier than anything I wrote all month.
I wrote a post called “Judging people that use the table of contents in their Bible.” It was straight satire and in it, I included the following sentences:
“Do you know what I did with my table of contents? I ripped it out and rolled it into a homemade shofar horn that I blow when it’s time for my family to come down and read our nightly Bible studies.”
A few days later I got this email from a mother that reads Stuff Christians Like:
I was reading about people who use their table of contents and laughing. What I didn’t know was that my 10 year old daughter was standing behind me reading. I came home the other day and she was so excited to give me a gift that she had made me for Mother’s Day that she couldn’t wait. I opened the little package and it contained her table of contents from her Bible rolled into a Shofar. I didn’t know whether to be mad or laugh, so I just laughed. Thank you for adding humor to my family’s lives.
I thought that was great.
(Left on the “Calling someone ‘anointed’” post)
I too am a “pk”. So, as a kid we were constantly going to hear preachers. Following one of the services of a pretty famous preacher, a woman came up and touched his arm. I heard him say to her, “Don’t touch me, I’m anointed!” Even as a child this sounded a bit over the top. This has been a catch phrase in our family ever since.
It would have been very, very difficult for me and my little brothers not to parrot that all day if we heard someone say that while we were growing up.
Seven Most Popular Posts:
1. Thinking your naked.
2. Joking about sex during wedding ceremonies.
3. Being slightly terrified of certain books of the Bible.
4. Judging people that use the table of contents in their Bible.
5. Taking a sympathy scoop from the dish no one eats at the Potluck.
6. Arguing about why bad things happen to good people.
7. Buying a new Bible.
Oddest phrases people put in search engines that got them to SCL:
1. “Crocodile Dock Crafts”
2. “How to throw up”
3. “Baby unibrow”
4. “My girlfriend keeps falling asleep while we’re talking”
5. “booty booty” (There is a post called “Booty, God, Booty” so maybe that’s how they got here. How disappointing would that be to search not just “booty” but “booty booty” and google gives you Stuff Christians Like as a result.)
New Twitter person I’m following:
Pete Wilson, a pastor from Nashville. He went to India with Compassion International and has been great to follow these last two weeks.
Email from a reader that reminded me this is a community: (This is where I break it down serious by the way)
“I have an ongoing struggle with internet porn, and alone in a hotel room with wi-fi is a tough situation for me. I came across your blog and read several posts and the comments, and I felt in communion. I know for sure that my prayers were answered this week. Thanks for taking the time to channel God to me there in a hotel room!”
Comments that reminded me that the best days are when I get to help start a conversation and then just get out of the way.
The comments left on “Arguing about why bad things happen to good people.”
5 Other Blogs that were really kind to Stuff Christians Like in April:
Person every blog needs:
Helen. I don’t take nearly enough time to thank the folks that make this site what it is and Helen is one of them. She’s always commenting, always encouraging me and other readers and when Katdish came to the Off the Blogs event, she even sent some questions ahead just because she couldn’t make it herself. Big thanks to Helen. If you ever want to check her out, she’s part of the Fellowship of the Traveling Smarty Pants, a blog that contains a cornucopia of funny things, including the iBible video.
That’s all for now. Thanks for a fun April. Here’s to a crazy May.
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