One time a fellow from the city was driving through the countryside. When he saw three boys sitting on a porch, he stopped to ask directions.
He noticed that one of the boys was rolling a large watermelon back and forth with his toe. Intending to amuse himself at their expense, he said, “I will give ten dollars to the fellow who can eat that whole watermelon.”
One boy said, “ I’d like to try. Will you wait here for a few minutes?”
The city fellow said, “Sure.”
The boy went around behind the house for a few minutes and returned. “I’m ready now.” he said, and ate the whole melon.
The city fellow was stunned as he gave up his ten dollars. He asked, “I have to know, what did you do while you were gone?”
The boy told him, “I wasn’t sure I could eat it, and since we have another one out back about that same size, I went to eat it, to see if I could.” Continue reading →
It Was Lost in Translation
This post is part of a “chain blog” on the topic of “one another.” You’ll find more information about “chain blogs” at the bottom of this post along with links to other link posts in this chain blog.
A guy told me he was reading his wife’s Bible and found this verse, “And God opened Adam’s head and removed his brain and created woman.” But he said it was probably a spurious translation. Continue reading →
Grammar you never learned in school: Degrees of comparison in the first, second, and third person. For example, I am slim, you are slender, she is skinny. Continue reading →
Scripture says, concerning the Bible, we can be weaned from the milk bottle and start eating our own food.
The milk of the scripture is what we are taught by others and solid food is what we learn for ourselves. Milk (a picture of being taught) is a predigested, pleasant tasting liquid, giving balanced nutrition. Solid food (a picture of teaching oneself) needs digesting, is not necessarily balanced nutrition, may not be pleasant tasting, is not liquid, and it may need chewing. When we understand what we read in the Bible, it means we are chewing and digesting our own food and no longer need to be bottle-fed. Continue reading →
We all know that the Bible is important. What gives us pause is the difficulty we have reading it. Some find it hard to understand. Some find it uninteresting. Some find it overwhelming. Continue reading →