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Saturday, January 30, 2010

How Good Is Your Memory?

A patient complained to his doctor that he couldn’t seem to remember things.“How long has this been going on?” the doctor queried?

The patient replied, “How long has what been going on?”

I hope your memory is better than that patient’s, but let’s test it.

(1) When was the Magna Carta signed?

(2) In what year did WW2 end?

(3) How do you find the area of circle?

(4) What is a scalene triangle?

(5) How many of each kind of animal did Moses take onto the ark?

(6) In what city did Lazarus, Mary, and Martha live?

(7) What was the most recent leap year?

Answers appear below.

We all forget things occasionally. We may forget a familiar person’s name, our zip code, where we placed our car keys, where we left our hat, our score on the 14th hole, or even a doctor’s appointment. However, we should never forget the Lord and all His benefits. By fellowshiping with Him daily, we will keep our memory sharp.



(1) 1215.

(2) 1945

(3) Multiply the radius by itself and multiply by pi (3.4).

(4) A triangle with no equal angles and no equal sides

(5) None. Noah took animals onto the ark.

(6). Bethany.

(7) 2008

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Up in the Air

I read somewhere that the average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour is 61,000. I wonder how many church members are up in the air in any given hour. I’m guessing quite a few, especially during the Sunday worship hour. Here are a few things they get up in the air about: the music selections, a drag-on sermon with too many points, a pointless sermon, public reading of announcements posted in the bulletin, high-pressured pleas for money, unfriendliness, noisy children, hard seats, auditorium is too cold or too hot, bad acoustics, loud music, casual attire, overdressed congregation, and the lighting is either too dim or too bright.

Here are a few things that might bring us down to earth: constructive criticism, encouraging worship leaders and the pastor to prepare biblically sound, Christ-honoring music and messages, volunteering to work in the nursery, focusing on God instead of on what others are doing or not doing, and if all else fails, visiting earthquake-devastated Haiti to see the conditions in which our fellow Christians there are worshiping.