In Trouble In Church: Life In the Fifties

 

 

After or during these socials, as well as in church we boys could always find trouble, seems as if it was lurking around every corner. As I grew older, mom became less willing to let me sit with other boys, not sure why.

One particular Sunday, Kenny and I were sitting in the back of the church behind a bachelor that was inclined to fall asleep. He had a habit of resting his head on his hand with his elbow firmly planted on the church pew. Sure enough, his head began to nod about halfway through the sermon.

One can only resist the urge so long, suddenly and without warning, I found my right index finger firmly lodged beside his elbow, one sudden jerk and it would be mission accomplished.

The unintended consequences were that his head hit the church pew and resulted in a sound that was heard throughout the church. 

I knew I was in trouble when mom turned around and glared at me. 

The next few Sundays, I sat quietly next to mom.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The little Boy and the Wedding

A little boy was in a relative’s wedding. As he was coming down the aisle he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd(alternating between bride’s side and groom’s side).

While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar…so it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR all the way down the aisle.

As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the pulpit. The little boy, however, was getting more and more distressed from all the laughing and was also near tears by the time he reached the pulpit.

When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, “I was being the Ring Bear…”

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Don’t Pay for me (Joke)

A little child in church for the first time watched as the
ushers passed the offering plates.

When they neared the pew where he sat, the youngster piped up
so that everyone could hear; “Don’t pay for me Daddy, I’m
under five.”

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His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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What is meant by the separation of church and state?

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Thomas Jefferson Favored Religious Education

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As explained in David Barton’s book, Jefferson Lies, Thomas Jefferson favored religious education in public schools.

Jefferson enjoyed a traditional religious education and was not responsible for instituting secular, religion-free education in any educational endeavor in which he was involved. As part of his work to disestablish an official state denomination and to institute denominational nonpreferentialism, he founded America’s first major trans- or non-denominational university. He invited multiple Christian denominations be an active part of university life and personally directed that religious instruction and activities occur on campus.

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His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.”

As simple as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to over complicate the issues, when an easy and simple solution would be obvious.

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The Christening

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After the christening of his baby brother in church, little Johnny sobbed
all the way home in the back seat of the car.

His father asked him three times what was wrong.

Finally, the boy replied, “That priest said he wanted us brought up in
a Christian home and I want to stay with you guys!”

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His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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What is meant by the separation of church and state?

The day after Congress adopted the first amendment, they sent a message to George Washington. They asked him to declare a day of Thanksgiving to God.

Congress wanted to show America’s appreciation for the opportunity to create a new government in peace and tranquility.

The founders did not intend for God to be separate from our official acts. The founders just did not want a national denomination, such as in England.

They did not want an established church, an established church would take away religious liberty.
They did not want an established church that could force people to worship against their will or support it with private tax dollars.

Many say the founding fathers didn’t believe in God and weren’t Christian. They even go on to say that George Washington wasn’t a Christian and never went to church and never prayed.

This is completely wrong. In the early days of the United States, the whole of society centered around the local church. Most of the early pioneers attended church regularly or semi-regularly. Practically all our early schools were church sponsored, thus the children’s education was based on religion, as was George Washington.

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You Might be in the Wrong Church 3

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Four Words: Associate Pastor Don King.

The pastor is introduced with a Johnny Carson style “Heeeeere’s Sparky.”

Just before the sermon, cups of strong black coffee are distributed
along the pews.

The minister falls asleep while delivering his own sermon.

The ushers passing around the offering basket are wearing ski masks.

The band for the services has a tip jar on the loudspeaker and all the
songs are about money.

They have a volunteer blood drive in the morning service – that is to
be used for some vague purpose in the evening service.

The Bible they use is the Dr. Seuss version.

The Choir wears black leather robes.

They have Karaoke worship time.

The sanctuary has only entrances, no “exits”!

The ushers look mysteriously like “Men in Black”! (Yes,
with sunglasses)

The offering plate has been passed three times and the
sermon hasn’t even begun yet.

The people in the pew next to you brought a sack lunch.

The acolyte is the youngest member of the congregation,
and she is 76.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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What is meant by the separation of church and state?

George Washington had a high disdain for profanity and alcohol and chastised his officers repeatedly for not only their use of it , but also demanded it not be used by the foot soldiers as well.

He had a deep feeling of reverence and a desire to preserve the sanctity of Jesus. As is obvious in his General Orders of July 29th, 1779.

“Many and pointed orders were issued against that unmeaning and abominable custom of swearing . Not withstanding which, with much regret the General observes that it prevails, if possible more than ever: His feelings are continuously wounded by the oaths and Imprecations of the officers whenever he is in hearing distance of them.

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The pastor wears his golf togs in the pulpit.

The organist is Boris Karloff or appears to be his stunt double.

The floral arrangement on the altar is in the shape of a big
horseshoe… that reads “Hollywood Park.”

The acolytes are roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over the altar
candles.

People in the last 10 pews are yelling for more pepperoni pizza with
anchovies.

Everyone is handcuffed together at the ankles before preaching starts.

You get a phone call from their national telemarketer on Monday trying to
sell you Bibles at discount by the case.

You are asked to fasten your seatbelt before the service begins moving.

You are told your offering is nice but the ushers want your wallet, watch,
and wedding rings too.

You are the only person in the sanctuary and it’s 15 minutes after
church is scheduled to start.

The confessional has a coin slot and a hand lever.

The baptismal fount has bubbling water, is large enough to hold two
or three seated adults, and looks suspiciously like a jacuzzi.

The pastor search committee never disbands.

Bill Clinton is the speaker of the day and his topic is “Morality In
America – How To Be A Shining Example”.

You have to tip the usher to get a good seat right up front…

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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Improve your health through essential oils

a lutheran church against a sunny blue sky.

What is meant by the separation of church and state?

The day after Congress adopted the first amendment, they sent a message to George Washington. They asked him to declare a day of Thanksgiving to God.

Congress wanted to show America’s appreciation for the opportunity to create a new government in peace and tranquility.

The founders did not intend for God to be separate from our official acts. The founders just did not want a national denomination, such as in England.

They did not want an established church, an established church would take away religious liberty.

They did not want an established church that could force people to worship against their will or support it with private tax dollars.

Many say the founding fathers didn’t believe in God and weren’t Christian. They even go on to say that George Washington wasn’t a Christian and never went to church and never prayed.

This is completely wrong. In the early days of the United States, the whole of society centered around the local church. Most of the early pioneers attended church regularly or semi-regularly. Practically all our early schools were church sponsored, thus the children’s education was based on religion, as was George Washington.