Month: February 2009

Bible Study: April Fool’s Day 2

Building on the previous post,  here is another thought about April Fool’s Day.  April Fool’s Day is not a holiday for the truth!

The Bible says that Jesus is the truth:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

— John 14:6

The verse says Jesus is the truth, not that He is truthful.  If he was just truthful, one dishonest slip or action would simply mean that he is just not quite as full of the truth.  But, the truth is His identity.  One dishonest slip and Jesus ceases to be who He claims.  The truth is important to Christ!

We are called to be like Jesus, which could only mean that we should strive to be honest in all things.  For example, Paul said:

Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

I Corithians 11:1

We follow Jesus’ example not to obtain salvation, but because of what He did for us.  After receiving salvation from Him, following His example is the least we could do.  Any, maybe it will lead others to accepting His free gift of salvation.

In conclusion, any April Fool’s joke should at least be clear in that it is a joke.  You should not leave the reader or observer to doubt when all is said and done what is the truth.  The goal should be to make people laugh, not deceive them.

Kent Update: Kent’s Room

This is a little late, but here are some pictures from Kent’s room.  We finally got the appliqués up and the room is finished.

We put some of the cars out that Lorraine’s parent’s got from a garage sale.

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Here is the corner with the rocking chair.

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Here is Kent’s bed.  We tried to get him to pose.

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Here is Kent’s toy bin.  He actually does a decent job with keeping his room clean. Although, he doesn’t spend a lot of non-sleeping time in it.

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Bible Study: April Fool’s Day

Is April Fool’s Day Biblical?  Well, I know that the Bible is still applicable on April Fool’s Day, but God wants us to enjoy life and have fun at the same time.  So, this year, I would like to explore humor guidelines and April Fool’s Day from the perspective of the Bible.  So, if you have any input, please sound off in the comments.

First thought:

Master, which is the great commandment in the law?  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

— Matthew 22:36-39

The golden rule still applies on April Fool’s Day.  We should ask ourselves this question before any joke: would I want this joke played on me?  That doesn’t mean we can’t play any jokes, but we want the other person to laugh, not get angry.

Please let me know if you have any other ideas for where to take this study.  I started by looking up “funny” and “humor” in my Thompson Chain study Bible, but I didn’t find either.

Update: More April Fool’s

Last year, I stumbled upon a few more April Fool’s day links, but never got around to posting them.  Here they are:

Since these jokes have caught my attention each year, I plan to start ahead of time rather than posting things late.

Photos on WordPress

I haven’t been uploading my photos into WordPress, because I am afraid of the storage limit.  So, I had been using Flickr.com to store the photos and then I would link to them from the blog posts.  Problem is, Flickr started limiting the number of photos that I could store:

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So, I started looking for another option.  I found a nice list of alternatives, and I decided to try Zoomr.  We’ll see how that works.

I had tried using Picasa, but I couldn’t just copy and paste the images from the site onto my post.  I could also upgrade either my Flickr account or my WordPress account, but I think that if I decide to put money into it, I will invest in a website hosted by Lunar webpages.

Meditation, Thinking, Blogging, Etc.

Today, I came across an interesting article.  What caught my eye was his posting on why he blogs.  I am not really going to comment on his thoughts, but I really wanted to save the links and maybe come back and comment later on them.

It did remind me of a message that I read a while back after someone from church recommended it to me.  The article had a lot of good wisdom in it that I really appreciated.  I saw the value in just sitting down and thinking things through.  I need to spend more time doing that.

Putting the two things together: a blog is a great place to try out new ideas, think things through, etc.

Also, I need to write up why I blog, but that is for another day.  And, I would love to come back and follow this thread around and read all of the “Why I blog” posts.

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