Saturday, November 19, 2005

Snakes and Gospel Music - it's not what you're thinking

Our church sent Jamie, one of the members, to Texas last weekend. He's going to move there next month to pastor a bilingual church. Today at church, Jamie narrated his slide show about his trip. One slide was rather startling: he introduced it as "here's a cottonmouth we found." It had been accidentally run over. Ten times. Quite gooey. Now that's something you don't usually see outside of dissection lab, not to mention church service. It was funny, in a sort of I-can't-believe-I'm-laughing-at-a-dead-snake way.

Later, we discussed tools we can use to keep us from temptation. Temptation being anything from the obvious "do not steal" to avoiding that cookie when you're on a diet. One tool that came up was singing gospel music when faced with temptation. I like that one, but I think that humming might be better in social situations where you don't want to be escorted by security. In my case, there are times when I should do some really vigorous humming. Exposure to chocolate, for instance.

Speaking of temptation, it's the Commercial, wooops, Christmas season. Stuff, stuff and more stuff to buy. Fortunately, I'm pretty low maintenance, so the majority of the hot sale items don't appeal to me. Plus I hate crowds. I should shop online, but I've procrastinated, so I'll have to go to the mall. Perhaps I'll see you there. I'll be the one walking by the Godiva shop desperately humming Rescue the Perishing...

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