Sunday, March 30, 2014

Silly Sunday: Overheard at Bible Study

Silly Sunday is easy, just link up and laugh!

Thank you, Sandee at Comedy Plus, for starting Silly Sunday.

Harry came into Bible study with home baked cookies, after Josie had joked with him the week before about how he hadn't brought anything in a while.

"These aren't just any chocolate chip cookies!" he announced.  "These have Ghirardelli chocolate chips in them!"

As they were passed around, Harry said, "Have you heard the latest, that they've decided the fat free diets are all wrong and that it's worse for you than a regular diet?" he added.

"Yes," Anne said, "and especially when you consider the chemicals they add to the food to make up for leaving the fat out!"

That is why you should eat either food that grew out of the ground the way G-d intended, or animals that ate such food, and leave the process stuff alone, i noted.  At least, that's how i do it.

"So by that standard, does that mean you would say it's okay to smoke marijuana?  After all, it's natural and it grows out of the ground!" Dave grinned as he asked.

No, i was talking about things to eat, i grinned back.  Smoking is a no no!

"Yes, the people in Colorado are finding out that there were consequences to marijuana that they'd never imagined," Tyler piped up.

"Such as?" Lisa asked.

"Well there was the guy who baked marijuana brownies and took them to a kid's birthday party," Dave said.

"Okay," Tyler cut in there.  "It's time to start discussing the topic at hand, 'The Power of an Endless Life."  It's represented in our study guide first by this picture."

"In it you see the gates of Hell have been torn down, and the Devil is being trampled.  Jesus is reaching out to grasp the hand of Adam, and Eve is by his side.  There are several of the Old Testament saints represented"

"What I notice is that Eve is the only one there without a beard!" Dave said.

"Well, she might just be freshly shaved, you know," Lisa said.

As we laughed, Josie said, "Is the one in the back you can barely see John the Baptist?"

"Maybe, if it's only his head!" Harry said.

"Okay, everyone.  Harry, are you sure you didn't put anything in those cookies besides the chocolate chips?" Tyler asked, as all of us were laughing almost too hard to keep going.

So, who says you can't have fun at Bible study?

This also reminds me of a joke, about the time "Tee" Boudreaux went to Bible study.

They were discussing the story of Lot, and when the study leader got to the part where Lot's wife looks back and turns into a pillar of salt, "Tee" says, "That's funny.  Mias, my Mama done turn aroun' to look back once when she was drivin', an she turn into a light pole!"

Today is:

Check for Change in Every Coin Return You Pass Day -- because someone has a sense of humor and put it on the internet

Culture and Traditions Day -- Micronesia

Daylight Saving Time begins -- Albania; Andorra; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar, Greece; Greenland (some areas); Holy See (Vatican City); Hungary; Ireland; Isle of Mann; Italy; Kosovo; Latvia; Lebanon; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Western Sahara

Doctors Day -- US (begun by Eudora Almond in 1933 because she thought her husband, Dr. Charles B. Almond deserved recognition for his hard work; check here for ideas on how to thank your doctor)

European Union: Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) Begins

Fairies of the First Wand Reunion Dinner -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of Janus and Concordia -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Festival of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (cat goddess; date approximate)

Festival of Reality Fabrication  -- internet holiday to celebrate your imagination

Festival of Salus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of health)

Ghode Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (Horse Festival)

Grass Is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day -- remember how good you have it; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

I am in Control Day -- remember Alexander Haig's words on this date in 1981? well today, if you find the phones won't stop ringing, the kids got into the glue again, the coffee maker is on the fritz, and somebody dyed the poodle purple, stand up and declare that you are in control!

Laetare Sunday -- Western Christianity, 4th Sunday of Lent; related Observances
     Carnaval de la Laetare -- Stavelot, Belgium
     Mothering Sunday -- UK (fourth Sunday of Lent, originally a day to visit your "mother church" in the parish where you were raised, now celebrated as Mother's Day)

Land Day Commemoration -- West Bank/Palestinian remembrance

Limited Liability Day -- because no one can be responsible for everything

National Week of the Ocean Sea-Son -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, US (celebration includes school marine fair, waterway cleanup, Mother Ocean Day and more; through Apr. 5, as part of the larger Season which lasts until June 7)

Pencil Day -- the pencil with an eraser top was patented this day in 1858 by Hyman Lipman

Root Canal Awareness Week begins -- sponsored by the American Association of Endodontists

Runic Half-Month Ewhas (Horse) begins

Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

St. Leonard Murialdo's Day (Patron of apprentices)

Take a Walk in the Park Day -- begun by someone who wanted to get out of the office

Turkey Neck Soup Day

Birthdays Today:

Scott Moffatt, 1983
Jason Dohring, 1982
Norah Jones, 1979
Matt Doran, 1976
Mark Consuelos, 1971
Celine Dion, 1968
Ian Ziering, 1964
Tracy Chapman, 1964
M.C. Hammer, 1962
Paul Reiser, 1957
Robbie Cotrane, 1950
Eric Clapton, 1945
Astrud Gilberto, 1940
Warren Beatty, 1937
John Astin, 1930
Rolf Harris, 1930
Peter Marshall, 1930
Richard Dysart, 1929
Peter Marshall, 1927
Frankie Laine, 1913
Sean O'casey, 1880
Anna Sewell, 1820
Vincent Van Gogh, 1853
Francisco Jose De Goya, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Agnes of God"(Play), 1982
"Applause"(Musical), 1970
"Jeopardy"(TV), 1964
"Verkaufte Braut/The Bartered Bride"(Comic opera), 1866

Today in History:

The first recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, BC240
Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple, 1422
Henry VIII divorces Catherine of Aragon, 1533
British and coalition forces march into Paris after the defeat of Napoleon, 1814
Dr. Crawford Long of Georgia, US, performs the first operation with anesthesia (ether), 1842
A pencil with attached eraser is patented by Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia, 1858
Alaska is purchased from Russia by US Secretary of State William Seward, for $7,200,000 (about 2 cents per acre), 1867
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, 1932
Einstein announces his revised unified field theory, 1953
The Yonge Street Line, the first subway in Canada, opens in Toronto, 1954
President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr., 1981
The oldest copy of Codex Holmiensis, dating from 1280, is returned to Denmark from Sweden after 300 years, and 45,000 Inca artifacts are returned to Peru's Machu Picchu after spending 100 years at Yale University, 2011


  1. This post made me laugh. On a more serious note, it made me remember to check up what is happening in Colorado as I was interested in how this experiment will pan out,

  2. Mother's Day - I never knew this - 'originally a day to visit your "mother church" in the parish where you were raised!'

    The last time I had a an "I am in Control Day" was 1967 or was it 1966?

  3. LOL thanks for the giggle

    Extra hours daylight from tonight hoorayyy :-)

    Have a tanfabulous Sunday ;-)

  4. i was wondering about 'naturally grown' additives in the cookies, too.

  5. Every Bible class needs a Harry, I think! :D Very funny! Thank you Mimi. I love your Silly Sunday posts! :D

  6. Bwahahahahahaha. I think there was more in those cookies that you want to know about.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  7. Happy Turkey Neck Soup Day! Gotta love that! :-)

  8. Love the Boudreaux jokes. Hope you're having a great weekend.

  9. I really appreciate Eve not having a beard to aid me in recognizing folks in the pictures. Haha.

    Enjoy your monday...


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