Friday, February 28- Health Update #65,712

     I received an odd, unusual and…I think…beautiful
gift yesterday. I have been struggling for weeks with nightmares. I would say
that 5 out of every 7 nights feature a pretty constant barrage of nightmares.
Even when I sleep uninterrupted for several hours at a time…something that isn’t
all that common for me…those uninterrupted hours ARE in fact uninterrupted- the
bad dreams are constant. As you might imagine, the outcome of this reality is
that I often don’t feel very rested after a night’s sleep.

     A couple of days ago, my wife (who is WAY
smarter than me!) suggested that I call my oncologist and see if this could be
a side effect of the drug therapy and/or if he had any suggestions. His office
called back yesterday afternoon with his answer. While this is not a typical
side effect of this drug, the drug (sadly) hasn’t really been doing anything
positive since I started taking it 3+ months ago. So he told me to stop taking
the drug for at least a week- possibly 2 weeks…until I meet with the
neurosurgeon.

     I will admit that my response to this news
is more than a little schizophrenic. On the one hand, I am nearly beside myself
with joy over not having to inject that wretched stuff into my body for a few
days. That means I probably won’t be freezing all the time. It probably means I
won’t have those nasty flu symptoms ebbing and flowing throughout my body. It
probably means that I won’t have to spend 5 of the next 7 days feeling like
crud on a cracker.

     One
quite the other hand, I am a bit…leery…of stopping the medicine. And I will
admit right up front that there is NO logical reason to feel that way. The
medicine has NOT produced one positive step in 3 months- not one. It HAS made
me feel consistently bad for 3 months. So why in the world would I be leery
about stopping something like that?

     It hinges on the notion of “the devil you
know versus the devil you don’t know”. Are you familiar with that concept? It
basically points to people hanging on to what they have, even though it is
difficult, painful and/or dysfunctional, because they KNOW it. It may not be
great, but it IS familiar. Whatever the “new” thing is would NOT be familiar.
It’s the same mentality that has people staying in really bad relationships. If
THIS treatment doesn’t work…ISN’T working…then that exhausts all the treatment
options…except surgery. And that is not an appealing “next step”!

     BUT…it seems to be THE next step. And I
have always been a “glass half-full” kind of guy. So why start being anything
BUT that now? Do I WANT to have surgery? No! But if that is what’s going to finally
take care of this…THING…in my head, then so be it!

     So, in the end, I am pretty doggone joyous
about NOT injecting that wretched stuff into my gut for the next week. And if
that continues for 2 weeks…I’ll be TWICE as joyous! God is good, all the time!

        Thanks for stopping by- I pray you have a
blessed day! Please make sure and come back again tomorrow, and stick with
Jesus!

     Tomorrow- A Day Off

Thursday, February 27- Freshman Orientation

     Last Tuesday evening was a milestone in
our family- we took our younger son to…Freshman Orientation! (Cue the organ
music! “Bum, bum, bum, bbuuumm!”) At 6PM that evening, a bunch of 8th
Graders and their parents gathered in the high school auditorium, where we
spent about 30 minutes hearing from a variety of faculty members about what to
expect as we prepare for high school. Then…we got ice cream!

     As I sat there, looking around the room
and seeing all the incoming Freshmen and their parents, a thought kept
returning to my mind- when did THIS happen? When did my younger son suddenly
break the 6’ barrier and start the process of going to High School? I’m sorry,
but that’s just…wrong!

     I seems like only yesterday that my wife
was calling me at the Great Clips to tell me we were going to have another
baby. Instead, it was December 7, 1999! It seems like only yesterday that he
was a little boy with curly blond/white hair and sparkling blue eyes. It seems like
only yesterday that he was starting Kindergarten. It seems like only yesterday
that he showed me GREAT courage in the midst of difficulty when he suffered
through 8 weeks of twice-weekly physical therapy to treat bad tendinitis in
both knees…and then still make it back for the end of the Cross Country season.
It seems like only yesterday that he started playing the trumpet as a 5th
Grader. It seems like only yesterday that he ponied up like a man when we moved
from the only town he remembered to a new place.

     So, here we are- on the threshold of another
milestone in his life…in our life. And I wouldn’t want it any other way! Being
a father and husband is the BEST thing I could be, because they make me want to
be a better Christian, a better pastor, a better man. Thank you, God for the
overwhelming gift of my family!

     Thanks for stopping by- I pray you have a
blessed day! Please make sure and come back again tomorrow, and stick with
Jesus!

     Tomorrow- A Day Off

Wednesday, February 26- Ridin’ the Storm Out

     Wednesdays are Bible Study Day here at
Stick With Jesus. Today we look at one of the more well-known stories from
Jesus’ earthly ministry.

     Mark 4:35-41 That day when evening came,
he said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side.’ Leaving the crowd
behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other
boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so
that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The
disciples woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?’  He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the
waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
He said to his disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?’
They were terrified and asked each other, ‘Who is this? Even the wind and the
waves obey him!’

     In
the Classic Rock musical I wrote and produced about the life of Jesus, the
disciples sing…ready?…the REO Speedwagon classic “Ridin’ the Storm Out”
during this scene. Makes sense, huh?! So Jesus and the boys get in a boat and
head out for the other side. Notice the “leaving the crowd behind” comment. I’m
sure Jesus had plans “over there”, but there seems to also be a sense of
wanting to step out of the fray for a moment- distance Himself from the throngs
of people and catch a quick breather.

     So they are boating across the Sea of Galilee
when a bad storm…a “furious squall”…comes up. The storm was so intense that the
waves were breaking OVER the boat, threatening to swamp it. Now, I don’t know
about you, but if I was in what had to be a rather small boat, crossing the Sea
of Galilee during a major storm that was threatening to send me to the BOTTOM
of the Sea of Galilee…I would be more than a little worried. And the disciples must
have been all too much like me, because they were worried!

     In the midst of chaos and pandemonium,
surrounded by panicking disciples and threatening storms, what is Jesus doing?
He is…sound asleep in the back of the boat! Asleep! In the back of the boat!
Using a seat cushion as a bed! The disciples had to figure that He was either
amazingly calm and self-assured or He was nuts!

     So they wake Him up…would YOU be able to
do that? Would you WAKE UP JESUS if He was asleep? Anyway, they wake Him up and
what do they do? They apologized for waking Him and asked Him to save them!
Actually…NO! They whined and moaned, questioning whether or not He even CARED
about them! Frighteningly typical…of them AND us. When things are going great,
we are SURE Jesus is on our side…maybe even in our hip pocket. But when the
temperature of the water gets turned up, when we start to squirm a bit, we also
tend to let our solid grip on Jesus slip a bit.

     If it had been ME they woke up, I would
have chastised them a bit, right off the bat. But Jesus does what He does best-
He saves them. He calms the storm simply by speaking it so. “Quiet- be still!”
was all He offered, and even the raw power of nature itself obeys. It doesn’t
get much better than that! The storm ceases and all is right with the world.

     THEN…Jesus turns to this ragtag bunch of
smelly fishermen- “Really? After everything you’ve seen and heard since you
started hanging with Me and you STILL have no faith?” (That MIGHT have been a
paraphrase!) And their response shows that they really don’t “get” Who this Man
is.

     How does this story impact you? Do you
shake your head in disbelief over the lack of faith exhibited by these
disciples? Or does it cause you to grimace and hang your head…because you see a
bit too much or yourself in them?! If you find yourself gravitating toward
Jesus when the world is sunny and clear…but then losing both faith and
connection when the storm clouds come- you may want to re-examine your faith. If
you can’t fully rely on Jesus when the boat is in danger of being swamped, then
the relationship isn’t where you thought it was, where it SHOULD be.

     Jesus doesn’t want to simply be your fair-weather
friend. He wants to walk through EVERYTHING with you. EVERYTHING. And He can be
the MOST helpful, the MOST supportive, when your circumstances seem to be at
their worst.

     Thanks for stopping by- I pray you have a
blessed day! Please make sure and come back again tomorrow, and stick with
Jesus!

     Tomorrow- Freshman Orientation

Tuesday, February 25- Two Good Days…in a ROW!

     For my whole life…basically…I have been as
healthy as a horse! (And, by the way, just how healthy IS a horse?!) Oh sure,
there was the fractured skull at the age of 3. (Don’t ask!) And there was the
rheumatic fever at the age of 5. And there was the ruptured disc and major back
surgery at the age of 21…and again a year later! But other than THOSE things…I
have been the picture of health!

     Seriously, though, I have been a pretty
healthy person. I am almost NEVER sick- I have missed grand total of ONE Sunday
morning to illness since I entered the ministry 17 years ago. I just rarely
find myself not being able to do something just because I don’t feel good. That
is, until about 3 months ago!

     Back in August, I started taking the drug
Calcitonin (nasal spray twice each day) in an effort to shrink and calcify the
tumor that is in my head. The primary symptoms were achiness and cold-like
symptoms. After 3 months of usage, it was decided (through the results of a
specialized CT scan) that the tumor was growing and therefore the medicine wasn’t
working.

     So in early December, I switched to a new
drug- Interferon. It is delivered through a self-injection 3 times each week.
The main side effects are achiness and flu-like symptoms. In a nutshell, the
purpose of the drug is to knock down your immune system and give you what
amounts to a mild case of the flu. Then, the body is supposed to ramp UP the
immune system to fight the flu…and the tumor in the process.

     I take the shot at 4:30PM 3 times a week-
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays- and often by 8PM or 8:30PM that evening, I am
beginning to feel the effects. Some days, the “day after” is kind of crummy,
and some days…it’s not. But for the past 3+ weeks, pretty much EVERY “day after”
has been crummy. Which is why this past weekend stood out so much!

       From later on Friday evening until
bedtime Sunday evening, I felt pretty good! Now, notice “pretty good”. “Good”
has taken on a whole new definition since I was diagnosed. But for that 48-hour
period, I felt PRETTY good! And I had almost forgotten what a gift that is! Feeling
pretty good for 48 hours was one of the better gifts I have received in a
while.

     So, here’s the point- don’t take things
like health for granted. Appreciate what you have. Make the most of every week,
every day, every hour, every minute. DON’T tell yourself that you always have
tomorrow- one day…you won’t!

     Thanks for stopping by- I pray you have a
blessed day! Please make sure and come back again tomorrow, and stick with
Jesus!

     Tomorrow- Ridin’ the Storm Out

Monday, February 24- The Birth of a New Ministry

     If you have any children, you remember…you
will ALWAYS remember…the day they were born. There are a very small handful of
days that stand out in my life, and be assured that the day my gorgeous wife
was silly enough to say “I do” is at the top, and the birth of both of my boys
is right up there as well!

    The birth of a new ministry is pretty
exciting, too! And I got the extreme pleasure of experiencing that last Friday
night! One of the most under-represented groups in the church I currently serve…in
MOST churches…is the “young family/couple” group. Some churches lack in that
area because they simply don’t HAVE enough folks who fit into that category
while others lack in that area because they 
aren’t sure what to DO with that
group.

     Over the 20 months that I have been at
this church, our “pool” of young families/couples has grown, which is an AWESOME.
So in recent months, a few of us have been in discussion about what we could do
to intentionally reach out to those folks with a ministry geared specifically
for them. Out of that discussion grew last Friday night’s event.

     We struggled with up how we would “label”
this group. We thought the “family” designation was important, but we 
didn’t want
to limit it to only those who had kids. We thought the “young” designation was
important, but we didn’t want that to make some feel that they didn’t belong.
(I mean, I’m going to be 53 in less than 2 months and we have a kid in Junior
High!) We thought the “couple” designation was important, but we didn’t want to
leave out anybody who was either a single parent or fit into the age group. So
we were as SPECIFIC as possible while being as GENERAL as possible! (Clear as
MUD, Pastor!)

     We put together a dinner that we called
Late Valentine’s Day Dinner, arranged babysitting and sent out personal
invitations. We planned the dinner (pork loin, baked potato, broccoli, salad
and cheesecake!) and the décor. (I am, by the way, eternally grateful for a
couple of women who have an incredible eye for style and detail- that saved us
from the paper plates and chili dogs I would have planned!) And then…Friday
night came!

     8 families were represented at the dinner,
with 5 other families who WANTED to come but had other commitments. I don’t
know about you, but 8 families for the maiden voyage of a new ministry is
pretty doggone awesome! They were intentionally seated in groups of 4. During
the salad course, they were invited to A. as a couple fill out a Valentine’s
Day trivia quiz and B. each write down something that most people 
wouldn’t know
about them. Then we ate the main course…which was AMAZING! After that we gave
door prizes for the couples who got the most trivia questions correct.

     As we ate dessert, I read the “thing most
people 
wouldn’t know about you”, one at a time, and those gathered had to try
and figure out who wrote it. It was A. quite fun and B. pretty enlightening!
(Mine was that, in a “”former life” as the Business Manager of a professional theater/entertainment
venue, I once wrote Jay Leno a check for $40,000!)

     We spent the rest of the 90-minute evening
talking about what THEY wanted this new ministry to be. It seems to me that an
awful lot of churches seem to think that THEY know what a group like this would
want to do and therefore they simply dictate what that will be. I wanted to
know what THEY wanted! We then made plans for moving forward, finished dessert
and went home. It was  GREAT evening and…I
pray…the beginning of a marvelous ministry opportunity!

     Thanks for stopping by- I pray you have a
blessed day! Please make sure and come back again tomorrow, and stick with
Jesus!

     Tomorrow- Two Good Days…IN A ROW!

Sunday, February 23- Packing in a Hurry

      When I first started in the ministry, I was “the youth guy”. Oh, my TITLE was “Associate Pastor”, but I was “the youth guy”! Even though I had it for 7 years, I didn’t grow into the “Associate Pastor” title until about year 5! 
     One of the many things the youth did at that church was plan and lead the Easter Sunrise service. It was traditionally held at a beautiful park on the edge of town. If you chose the start time just right (6:30AM was the magic hour), the sun would rise over the trees about midway through the service. It was beautiful!
      The 2nd year I was there, I took home one of the big coffee makers from the church, prepared to get up EARLY, start the coffee pot, go back to bed while it brewed, then get back up and head to the park. That was the PLAN! However…“
The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, gang aft agley”! Or, for those of you who DON’T speak the ancient Scottish dialect of Lallans, “The best-laid plans of mice and men are often gone astray.” I apparently didn’t set the alarm correctly, because I woke up at…6:20AM! That’s right- TEN minutes before the service was supposed to start! I was a Dagwood Bumstead flight! Clothes were flying everywhere. I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get ready. I probably even offered up an “excited utterance” or two that would be not suitable for younger ears! But, to my credit, I pulled into the parking lot of the park at…ready?…6:27AM! Yep- a mere SEVEN minutes after being in my jammies, sound asleep in my cozy bed, I was dressed and at the park! I didn’t have any COFFEE…but I was THERE!     
     Parenthetically and ironically, the next year I was up WAY early and made it to the park in PLENTY of time…only to find that the city, in their infinite wisdom, had suddenly decided to start LOCKING the front gate to the park at night! I had 7 cars of high school students and their parents stuck at the entrance to the park…at 6:10AM…while I called the police department, frantically trying to find someone who could open the gate!! 
     Today, we continue our current, 8-week sermon series, focusing on destiny. We are walking through the life of Old Testament giant Moses as we consider The Making of a Leader. Through HIS life, we are seeing how God is calling each of US to be a leader in our right. Six weeks ago, we looked at the difficult beginning of Moses’ life- a baby, adrift in a basket in the Nile River. Five weeks ago, we looked at the time Moses, in a fit of anger, murdered an Egyptian for mistreating one of the Hebrews and had to flee into the desert to save his own life. Four weeks ago, we looked at where he went when he fled, as well as his encounter with a burning bush. Three weeks ago, we went with Moses as he traveled BACK to Egypt to confront Pharaoh with God’s ultimatum. Two weeks ago, we saw God announce His intention to free His people once and for and put His wondrous powers on display for all to see. Last week, that promise came to fruition…in a powerful and frightening way through the 10 Plagues of Egypt. Today, we experience a mass departure as the Hebrews are suddenly in a position to pack in a hurry.
     Proverbs 20:4-5 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. The purposes of the human heart are deep waters, but those who have insight draw them out.
     Think about that passage- it’s an odd one, to be sure. But what it really says is this- be ready. If you don’t plow in season, then you will NOT be prepared at harvest time. I also like the phrase, “The purposes of the human heart are deep waters”. We are deep, complex beings who are struggling to make sense of this crazy world. And THAT is where God comes into the equation.
     Exodus 12:31-38 During the night the king called for Moses and Aaron and said, “Get up and leave my people. You and your people may do as you have asked; go and worship the LORD. Take all of your flocks and herds as you have asked, and go. And also bless me.” The Egyptians also asked the Israelites to hurry and leave, saying, “If you don’t leave, we will all die!” So the people took their dough before the yeast was added. They wrapped the bowls for making dough in clothing and carried them on their shoulders. The Israelites did what Moses told them to do and asked their Egyptian neighbors for things made of silver and gold and for clothing. The LORD caused the Egyptians to think well of them, and the Egyptians gave the people everything they asked for. So the Israelites took rich gifts from them.
     So here we are in Egypt. And on the night that the Hebrews finally leave the country, after 430 years of slavery, it is only in response to a great and very personal tragedy. Pharaoh, devastated by the loss of his son, as well as his own hubris, lets the Hebrews go. In fact, he is so anxious to end the devastation God has brought down on the Egyptians that he lets them go with absolutely no restrictions. He not only LETS them go…he DEMANDS that they leave, just as God predicted he would. 
     Pharaoh, long considered a god, is humbled to the point of asking Moses to bless him. Even the Egyptian people urge the Hebrews to leave quickly- they fear that, if the Hebrews don’t leave quickly, more Egyptians will die. The Egyptians are willing to do anything to get the Hebrews out of their land, including giving them silver, gold and clothing. They leave SO quickly that there isn’t even time to add leavening to the bread dough. They just throw the dough into bowls, wrap the bowls up and carry them on their shoulders. To quote that great theologian Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, “The time is here. The time is now to go, go, go- I don’t care how. You can go by skates. You can go by cow, but Marvin K. Mooney…will you please go NOW!”
     After all 430 YEARS of dreaming about it, the time is finally here. It’s so overwhelming that it’s almost too much for the Hebrew people to handle. They had to get ready in a hurry- no time to think, not even really any time to act…just do. As they grabbed the things that they could and began to make their way out of Egypt, they thought about their life of slavery…and what was ahead for them.
     The Israelites traveled from Rameses to Succoth. There were about six hundred thousand men walking, not including the women and children.  Many other people who were not Israelites went with them, as well as a large number of sheep, goats, and cattle. 
     Rameses was a city in lower Egypt that was built by Hebrew slaves. As they left the city of Rameses, they went south to the center of Goshen to gather more people. The city of Succoth is where Jacob built a house for himself. It was the 1st official stopping place for the Hebrews on their Exodus journey. 
     Did you notice that the Scripture said the number of Israelite men was about 600,000? The Old Testament Book of Numbers 1:46 says that the exact figur
e was 603,550! I have two thoughts- 1. That’s a LOT of people and 2. Who counted them? The reality is that, with the women and children added in, the number would have been around 2 million. (I had an Old Testament professor in seminary who stated categorically that the number wasn’t anywhere NEAR 2 million. He said it was more like 50,000. I pointed out that A. he couldn’t POSSIBLY know that to any degree of certainty and B. that’s NOT what the story is about, anyway!) The Scripture also tells us that there were non-Hebrews on the journey- it was a mixed group. The people, much like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, are on the road…waiting for the greatness of God to happen around them!
     I want you to imagine for a moment an apple seed. How many apples does that one apple seed represent? Well, it could be million, and then again it could be…none. It all depends on what you do with the seed. It’s all about…potential, and living UP to your true potential. Take a moment and look around you. Right now. Look to the right, then to the left, then in front of you and then behind you. Do you realize what you are looking at? You are looking at greatness, just waiting to happen! It may not LOOK like much at the moment! But take another look…a closer look. You are looking at a person who can make a difference in world- at home, at work, at school, in the church…in the world. 
     When you look in the mirror, what do you see? All joking aside…what do you see? Do you seem someone eager to be what the WORLD wants you to be?  Or do you instead see someone eager to be what God wants you to be? Do you see yourself the way the world sees you, or do you see yourself as God sees you? God sees the greatness in you…just waiting to happen. And why does God see greatness in you? Because He created you! He knows what a difference He can make in your life…if you will give Him the chance. He also knows that, sadly, our potential for greatness is often exceeds by our unwillingness to pursue that greatness.
     You and I look at a big chunk of rock and we see…a big chunk of rock. But a sculptor looks at that same chunk of rock and sees a magnificent statute hidden inside, just waiting for someone with vision and determination to chip away all that does NOT belong. God looks at us, each of us, and sees something wonderful that can be shaped into greatness. But in order to reach the sense of greatness that REALLY matters, we have to be willing to first reach for God.      
     Matthew 25:13 ‘Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
     Our ultimate greatness is found in His majesty, His power and His authority. But how does that happen? Well, it doesn’t happen by being in touch with God on a superficial, occasional basis. It doesn’t even happen through consistent church attendance. You can go to every St. Louis Cardinals game, you can even wear a #6 jersey, but that doesn’t make you Stan Musial.
Until you earn the jersey, you are just a fan. You can go to church every week your whole life, but if you haven’t accepted Jesus Christ…on His terms…then you are nothing more than fan. And being even a GOOD church fan won’t help you reach the greatness that God has for you. 
     A man lost his car keys. He was down on his hands and knees, looking closely at the ground, at a very specific spot under the bright parking lot light. Another man saw him and came over to help. Finally, the good Samaritan said, “We’ve been looking under this light for almost an hour. Are you sure you lost your keys here?” The first man replied, “Oh no- I dropped my keys up the street…but it’s too dark up there to look! The light is better here!” 
     All too often, we go to where WE want to look for answers…instead of looking where the answers can actually be found. Have you ever felt that emptiness when you experience something that you thought would truly make you happy…but it didn’t? Our desire for pleasure, our fear of pain, our unwillingness to wait- they all keep us from being the best that God has for us. They keep us from reaching the greatness that God has right in front of us. We need to keep our eyes on that greatness…keep our eyes on the prize. But let me be clear- greatness is NOT defined by status or power or money. Instead, it is defined by how fully we are walking in God’s will. God wants the best for us. He wants greatness to be a large, tangible part of our lives. But we can’t become champions simply by saying that we want to. Wanting it is simply not enough. We have to focus on the goal. If you are ready…TRULY ready…to take that step of faith, you will discover the road to true greatness. And you will find that it is far beyond anything that you thought possible. You will also come to fully appreciate the fact that God walks the journey with you.
     Thanks for stopping by- I pray you have a blessed day! Please make sure and come back again tomorrow, and stick with Jesus!
     Tomorrow- The Birth of a New Ministry

Saturday, February 22- A Plethora of Questions

     I’m a curious person. I always want to know “why?”, which causes some people some stress (like my mom, when I was growing up!) With that in mind, I offer you a collection of questions today. I would be curious to know your answer to any of them…as well as any questions YOU have in this vein!
1. Why do doctors leave the exam room when you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway. 
2. Why is there a disclaimer on the Allstate Insurance commercials that says “Not available in all states”? 
3. How far east can you go before you’re heading west? 
4.Do dentists and barbers go to other people to have their teeth and hair worked on…or do they just do it themselves? 
5. Why is it that everyone driving faster than you is an idiot and everyone driving slower than you is a moron? 
6. Why do things with artificial grape or banana flavoring not taste anything like real grapes or banana?
7. Is there a difference between normal ketchup and fancy ketchup? 
8. Why is the Lone Ranger called ‘Lone’ if he always has Tonto with him? 
9. When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being partly sunny?
10. In the song Yankee Doodle, what exactly is he calling “macaroni”? 
11. Is there a statute of limitations on fortune cookie predictions? 
12. Can something be “new” AND “improved” at the same time?
13. If laughter is the best medicine, why do we die laughing? 
14. Why does caregiver and caretaker mean the same thing?
15. Exactly how fast DO hotcakes sell?
16. Why do people never say “it’s only a game” when they’re winning?
17. Why is it called a funny bone- when you hit it, it’s not funny at all?
18. Why does dishwashing liquid contain real lemons but lemon juice contains artificial flavorings?
19. What do Greeks say when they don’t understand something? 
20. What do the British call English muffins? 
21. Why is the Department of Interior in charge of everything outdoors?
22. What do people in China call their good dishes?
23. If you put a chameleon in a room full of mirrors, what color would it turn?
24. Why do we press the start button to turn off the computer?
25. How old do you have to be before you can die of old age?
26. If nobody buys a ticket to a movie do they still show it?
27. How do you know when you’ve run out of invisible ink? 
28. Why do we constantly look in the refrigerator hoping that something new has magically appeared?
29. Can you “stare off into space” when you’re in space?
30. Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer? 
31. If you soak a raisin in water, does it turn back into a grape?
32. Why do they call steam rollers, steam rollers? They don’t produce, get rid of, or have anything to do with steam 
33. What is another word for “thesaurus”?
     Are you thinking about these things? Thanks for stopping by- I pray you have a blessed day! Please make sure and stop by again tomorrow, and stick with Jesus!
     Tomorrow- Packing in a Hurry