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Aug 24

Friday Funnies

2012 at 3:39 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

This is hilarious—some spelling and grammar advice for church members from Kevin DeYoung:

Ten Things About Church You Should Know (But No One Had the Guts to Tell You)

There is no sin in making little mistakes of spelling or grammar. We all make them. But in case you wanted to know (you probably don’t), or in case you wanted to mention it gently to someone else (more likely), here are ten tiny things to keep in mind as you lead in worship, prepare the bulletin, or just converse about the church service.

1. There are 150 psalms in the Bible. This collection is called the Psalter or simply The Psalms. Each chapter in the book is an individual psalm. So even though we call the book “The Psalms” you’ll want to say “Psalm 23″ instead of “Psalms 23.” As much as we love that chapter, it still only counts for one psalm.

2. Speaking of extra S’s, the last book of the Bible is “Revelation”-in the singular. It may produce many revelations in us, but apparently it was all of a piece for John (Rev. 1:1).

3. A word to the selfless souls who input song lyrics for Sunday morning: “Oh” is not the same as “O.” The former is an exclamation, an emotional cry of anger, excitement, despair, or surprise. The latter is a vocative form of address usually followed by a name or title. If you lose your wallet and say “O God” you are probably praying to find it. If you say “Oh God” you are doing something else.

Read all ten of Kevin’s helpful tips, and enjoy your weekend!

Carolyn for my girls

Aug 10

Friday Funnies

2012 at 5:46 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

Recently our friends Doug and Karen sent us a kind note reflecting on many memories from when they knew us as children. Karen often babysat for us and one incident in particular has become part of Mahaney family legend. In Karen’s words, she remembers, “‘losing’ Janelle at the Woodward and Lothrop department store [Janelle would have been quite young at the time] only to find her being fed by an attendant in the candy department to which Nicole said ‘Why do the wicked prosper!’”

I can still feel the righteous indignation of that moment. Here I am, obedient child, staying close to the babysitter in the store. Janelle, by contrast, wanders off and what does she get? A piece of candy! And not just any piece of candy—if I remember correctly she was found at the Godiva chocolate counter!

The injustice of it all! Scripture was the only appropriate response in that moment. And, fortunately I had just the verse.

Have a super weekend everyone!

See you back here on Monday,
Nicole for Carolyn, Kristin, and that “wicked” little sister of mine

Jun 8

Friday Funnies

2012 at 10:43 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

Our friend Debbie sent us the following Friday Funny to go along with our current series.

See ya Monday!

Janelle for the girltalkers

Social Networking Breakthrough

SILICON VALLEY (The Borowitz Report) – A new social network is about to alter the playing field of the social media world, and it’s called PhoneBook.

According to its creators, who invented the network in their dorm room at Berkeley, PhoneBook is the game-changer that will leave Facebook, Twitter and even the much anticipated Google Buzz in a cloud of dust.

“With PhoneBook, you have a book that has a list of all your friends in the city, plus everyone else who lives there,” says Danny Fruber, one of PhoneBook’s creators.

“When you want to chat with a friend, you look them up in PhoneBook, and find their unique PhoneBook number,” Fruber explains. “Then you enter that number into your phone and it connects you directly to them.”

Another breakout utility of PhoneBook allows the user to arrange face-to-face meetings with his or her friends at restaurants, bars, and other “places,” as Fruber calls them.

“You will be sitting right across from your friend and seeing them in 3-D,” he said. “It’s like Skype, only without the headset.”

PhoneBook will enable friends to play many games as well, such as charades, cards, and a game Fruber believes will be a breakout: Farm.

“In Farm, you have an actual farm where you raise real crops and livestock,” he says. “It’s hard work, but it’s more fun than Mafia, where you actually get killed.”

May 25

Friday Funnies

2012 at 3:32 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

It seems that translation issues are causing a more than usual number of funny moments in the Whitacre home of late. Last week Steve overheard Tori introducing Sophie to the characters on the Rice Krispies box. In her sweetest, most sincere five-year-old voice she explained: “Sophie, their names are Snap, Popple, and Crap.”

Our apologies to Mr. Crackle and Mr. Pop. We really love your cereal.

Hope you enjoy your weekend everyone!

Nicole for Carolyn, Kristin, and Janelle