Archive for December, 2010

1 Corinthians 13 Christmas style

Monday, December 20th, 2010

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows,

Strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,

But do not show love to my family,

I’m just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies,

preparing gourmet meals and arranging beautifully adorned table at mealtime,

But do not show love to my family,

I’m just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home,

And give all that I have to charity,

It profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes,

Attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir’s cantata,

But do not focus on  Christ,

I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the wife.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn’t envy another ’s home that has coordinated Christmas china and table  linens.

Love doesnt’ yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can’t .

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust…but giving the gift of love will endure.

Figure out the carol

Friday, December 17th, 2010
  •  Bleached Yule
  • Castaneous-colored Seed Vesicated in a Conflagration
  • Singular Yearning for the Twin Anterior Incisors
  • Righteous Darkness
  • Arrival Time: 2400 hours – Weather Cloudless
  • Loyal Followers Advance
  • Far Off in a Feeder
  • Array the Corridor
  • Bantam Male Percussionist
  • Monarchical Triad
  • Nocturnal Noiselessness
  • Jehovah Deactivate Blithe Chevaliers
  • Red Man En Route to Borough
  • Frozen Precipitation Commence
  • Proceed and Enlighten on the Pinnacle
  • The Quadruped with the Vermilion Proboscis
  • Query Regarding Identity of Descendant
  • Delight for the Planet
  • Give Attention to the Melodious Celestial Beings
  • The Dozen Festive 24 hour Intervals

taken from Mikey’s Funnies

Fractured Christmas carols

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

I found some funny stuff from an old file. These come from a Youth Specialties subscription email I had years ago, 2002! You know how you hear some songs and wonder what the lyrics are. Sometime we just fill in the blanks and “make up” a line or two. Imagine what kids hear…for example. They asked kids about the titles and lines from some standards:

Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly

We 3 Kings of Porridge and Tar

On the first day of Christmas my tulip gave to me

Later on we’ll perspire, as we dream by the fire

He’s makin’ a list, chicken and rice

Noel. Noel, Barney’s the king of Israel.

With the jelly toast proclaim

Olive, the other reindeer…

Frosty the Snowman is a ferret elf they say…

Sleep in heavenly peas

In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he is sparse and brown

You’ll go down in Listerine

Oh, what fun it is to ride with one horse, soap and hay

Come, froggy faithful

You’ll tell Carol, “Be a skunk, I require” (I think that is – Yuletide carol being sung by a fire?)

I’ll have a Big one

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I was just looking through a list o f Christmas songs/carols the other day and a title caught my attention. It is a tried and true standard so I’m pretty sure the modifier doesn’t mean too much, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” But, I just had to think why a “little” Christmas?

It could mean a bunch of things and really doesn’t take away from Christmas. The song sings of friends and traditions so relationships are important. It also speaks of the present and too often we miss out on that, too.  And, little could mean real  or at the minimum, don’t miss the whole experience. I’m all for a true experience of the real meaning of Christmas.

However, the more I thought of Christmas the more I thought Christmas needs to be experienced in the biggest way possible because it is Jesus we celebrate. The Christmas gift is Jesus himself and that was no little exchange. Make it BIG. Celebrate Jesus with all your enthusiasm, gifts, family and friends. Give and received with Him in mind. Decorate with all you can. Sing loud with joy. Eat big, too! He is the reason to make it a Big deal.