Riddles and Fun

Bible Riddle

by Steve Ray on August 30, 2019

I am one but you’d see three,
and people barely think of me.
But I am often on their lips,
or found beneath their fingertips.
I warrant very little thought,
but with my help billions are taught.
And while I span a space so small,
I help you see what’s one, not all.
When God’s words first appeared on scrolls,
I was not found among their roles.
But in God’s word I’m now throughout,
to help you his will learn about.
Read just his first verse and his last,
and you’ve seen me there five times fast.
In fact this verse is one of few,
in which I’m not found through and through.
Although it’s true I’m found in “there”
but you will never see me here.

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After leaving their different Sunday services one Sunday afternoon, a little Baptist boy and a Catholic girl met while walking down a dirt road.

Since they were both going the same way, they decided that they’d walk together. The road had flooded and there was no way to get across without getting wet. “I tell you what I think I’ll do,” said the little girl.  “I’m gonna take off all my clothes and hold them over my head and wade across.” “That’s a good idea,” replied the little boy. “I’m going to do the same thing with my suit.”

So they both undressed and waded across to the other side without getting their clothes wet.  When they reached the other side the little girl looked carefully at the boy and with much surprise remarked, “You know, until this moment I never realized just how much difference there really is between a Baptist and a Catholic.

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Reading the Bible

by Steve Ray on August 18, 2019

A Little Poem about Bible Context

I supposed I knew my Bible,
Reading piecemeal, hit or miss,
Now a bit of John or Matthew,
Now a snatch of Genesis,

Certain chapters of Isaiah,
Certain Psalms (the twenty-third),
Twelfth of Romans, first of Proverbs —
Yes, I thought I knew the Word!

But I found that thorough reading
Was a different thing to do,
And the way was unfamiliar
When I read the Bible through.

You who like to play at Bible,
Dip and dabble, here and there,
Just before you kneel, aweary,
And yawn through a hurried prayer;

You who treat the Crown of Writings
As you treat no other book,
Just a paragraph, disjointed,
Just a crude, impatient look.

Try a worthier procedure,
Try a broad and steady view;
You will kneel in very rapture
When you read the Bible through.

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Writer Amos Wells reflected our need for thorough Bible study in this verse: Leading the Way by Paul Borthwick, Navpress, 1989, p.  139. Galaxie Software. (2002; 2002). 10,000 Sermon Illustrations. Biblical Studies Press.

 

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Trinity Sunday: A Comment & a Riddle

June 16, 2019

Happy Trinity Sunday – the essence and meaning of existence. First: Why did the Trinity create us? Not to dominate or judge us. The members of the Trinity love each other so much and have so much fun together it just bubbled over – they created us to share in all their joy and love […]

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How Much Can a Camel Drink? – as he bites me!

June 13, 2019

Since we will soon be in Jordan and Israel again riding camels, I thought I would post some fun and interesting facts – and a movie of the camel trying to bite me. I recently wrote the Bible Study on Genesis for www.CatholicScriptureStudy.com. In chapter 24 Abraham sends his unnamed servant to find a bride […]

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12 Reasons why Sports Fans don’t to to the Game; Why Catholics don’t go to Mass :-)

June 10, 2019

This is very clever. Sure rings of the truth – enjoy!

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Laughter in the Bible: A Quiz

June 7, 2019

1. Which couple laughed at the incredibility of God’s promise to them? 2. Which son brought laughter to his mother? 3. Which king was laughed at when he invited people from all over Israel to celebrate the Passover? 4. Who advised that laughter should change to mourning? 5. Who referred to himself as laughingstock? 6 […]

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Demon of a Riddle

April 24, 2019

From where God placed me I did fall, I knew the Christ and knew of Paul. They showed great power, this is true, But I would never flee from you. For though your number was complete, I was not one you could defeat. When you told me to go my way I thought I’d have […]

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Fun Noah Jokes and a few others

March 19, 2019
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A Few Fun Things to Put a Smile on your Face

March 11, 2019

         

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River of Whiskey

February 23, 2019

A Baptist minister was completing a passionate sermon on temperance. With great emphasis he said, “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.” With even greater emphasis he said, “And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d dump it into the river.” […]

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Find the missing books of the Bible

February 17, 2019

Read the following paragraph and see if you can find the name of sixteen books of the Bible that are hidden in the text: I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu, kept people looking so hard for facts and for other it was a revelation. Some were […]

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A Good Riddle Few Can Figure Out – except kids

February 12, 2019

What is greater than God More evil than the devil The poor have it The rich need it And if you eat it, you’ll die? When asked this riddle, 80% of kindergarten students got the answer, compared to 17% of Stanford University seniors.

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What Does this Wood Carving Mean?

October 18, 2018

When I went to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor Michigan the other day for a visit, I stopped by to pray at the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. In front of the chapel was this wood carving. I also, like all of you, sat in front of it puzzled. Who are the women; what’s in […]

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36 Reasons I Love My Travel Hat

September 26, 2018

Lots of people ask me about my Tilley Hat. 1) Where did you get it? (www.Tilley.com in Canada)? 2) Why did you start wearing it? Really, have you seen my hairstyle! The first day in Israel without one and my head looked like a red beet. 3) What style do you like? Wide brim with […]

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Republicans and Democrats – or Conservatives and Liberals

August 6, 2018

Now I know there are some Democrats who visit this site and I don’t want to offend, but this story is pretty funny. I think we could change “democrat” to liberal and “republican” to conservative. I don’t necessarily consider myself “Republican,” though I have always voted Republican since they are the lesser of two evils […]

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