Can Scorpions Fart?

From The Mouth Of Babes
From The Mouth Of Babes

“Do you have any questions?”, the Brevard Zoo staff member asked the boys.

One six-year old boy threw his arm up in the air, “Can scorpions fart?”

Brevard Zoo. Yesterday, January 24, 2010. Twenty Cub Scouts plus an equal number of Parents.

Our Church has a growing Cub Scout Pack. It shut it’s doors two years ago, due to low enrollment.

Last year, two Dads resurrected our Pack and Twelve boys with a few Tiger Cubs, a few Wolf Cubs, and even fewer Bear Cubs. It was intimate to say the least. And it was my first year having a Wolf Cub.

This year, we’ve tripled. Now our trips have more energy, more unpredictability. More involved Parents. More blessings.

More humor.

Thanks to a couple of dedicated Dads (Rob & Greg) (and also Mike) who led us last year. They could have given up and said it was too much work.

That would not have been very funny.

A Growing Community
A Growing Community
Wanna Touch?
Wanna Touch?

Small Surrenders Make

Peace, the Fruit of Small Surrenders
Peace, the Fruit of Small Surrenders

“Small surrenders make up a stained glass mosaic.” — unknown

As you read this, on this day (Sunday), what comes to mind for you?

There are many possible directions and interpretations.

It reminds me, at first glance, the daily surrender necessary to overcome addiction.

One day at a time.

A small surrender to desire.

And sometimes in one day, there are many small surrenders.

And then tomorrow, begin again.

Repeat until death.

Forgive Me Please

Talk Is Cheap
Talk Is Cheap

Father I have sinned. In my thoughts and in my words. In what I done and what I have failed to do.

Sound familiar?

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.

Do you think about this casually? Relentlessly?

What if you did?

Christians On Early Retirement

Please Do Not Disturb
Please Do Not Disturb

“A Christian who is not evangelizing is a Christian on early retirement.” — unknown

There can be a fine line between being helpful and being obnoxious.

I often find people who don’t know me, and they start in on all the benefits of believing in God, and all the pitfalls of not, a little pushy.

And it is even realistic to describe my feeling as uncomfortable.

I pray that jeffnoel.org never makes anyone feel like that. The beginning quote here reminded me that it’s quite possible to have blind spots.

Does anyone know a good Optometrist?

Safe For The Little Ears

Safe For The Big Ears Too
Safe For The Big Ears Too

Do you listen to music? I mean, all the time? Or do you listen to talk radio? Perhaps you don’t listen to radio at all.

It really makes no difference what we do.

Until.

Until we take an inventory of our spirit.

Huh?

At any given moment, if you were put on the spot and forced to give an honest answer, could you immediately say, “I’m blessed beyond measure.”?

Could you? And we’re not talking some fake, or politically correct, “Of course!”

One of my secrets? Listening to Z88.3 every single day. The Z, as we call it here in Central Florida, plays contemporary Christian Music that is, Safe For The Little Ears.