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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lumber Song

I was thinking about this song today by a guy who goes by Eli.  About how a lot of people think of themselves as good Christians, but that they're gonna be surprised when they get their reward.

Not to deny that at times I'm a hypocrite (another song by Eli) and the fact that I'm ashamed that more people in the world turn away from Christianity because of the way they see Christians act.  I'm even more ashamed that at times that Christian is me.


Lumber Song 

Said a friend to a friend one day:
was a man who passed away
St. Peter met him at the gate
Pete said: "Walk with me if you will
I'll take you to the house you built"
Man said: "I can't wait!"

Passed a mansion made of stone
But with each new house he's shown
They get smaller by degrees
Stopped in front of a two-room shack
Pete said: "Hope you're happy with that"
Man said: "How can this be?"
Pete say:

"That’s all the lumber, that's all the lumber
That’s all the lumber you sent
Looks like the Builder - man, He's got your number
That’s all the lumber you sent"

Man didn't know what to say
The poor guy was blown away
Said: "You mean this is what I deserve?"
Pete said: "I'm afraid it's so
It's too late but now you know
Shoulda done better work"

Said: "You mean not lie and cheat
And helpin' old ladies across the street?"
Pete says: "Well, that's a start
Remember that man back in that great big house?
He found out early what it's all about
Built that place with his heart - as for you
 

That’s all the lumber you sent
Looks like the Builder - man, He's got your number
That’s all the lumber you sent"

What if that man was me
And I failed that miserably
You're showin' me things I don't wanna see!

"St. Peter if you can
Send me back to Earth again
Is that somethin' you can do?"
Pete said: "It ain't up to me
If it was I'd like to see
How you plan to improve"

Said "I'd love God and fellow man
Take a wife and make a stand
Be the givin'est guy I can be
And when I get back to this neighborhood
There'd be a gigantic pile o' wood!
And I'd say: 'What's this I see?'- and you tell me

That’s all the lumber - all that's your lumber
That’s all the lumber you sent
Big Boss'll help you hammer it all together
That’s all the lumber
you sent"

12:30 pm cdt

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Before or After??

Several years ago I saw science special where several experts postulated on how different animals might evolve a million or so years in the future.
Walking bat
There were several interesting ideas, but the one that stuck in my head was about the future evolution of bats.  The theory was that bats would greatly increase in size, almost the size of wolves.  The extra weight would cause them to then become earth-bound, where they hunted in packs. 

I think bats are cool, but they kinda freak me out.  I guess cuz they look so weird.  This segment probably stuck in my head in a similar way that a scary movie makes monsters in the dark for little kids.

NOW, I found this story on the Discovery Channel website about a WALKING BAT recently found in New Zealand.  These particular animals are rather small (not even as big as a teacup chihuahua) and developed from a flying relative over in Australia.  It is believed that they lost the ability of flight simply because there were no predators in NZ and more food was to be found on the ground.

I'm gonna try to find that show.  ....cuz I wonder what else might be true....


3:53 pm cdt


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