Read Judges 17 to start.
We’ll get back to the story of Micah from mount Ephraim in a few minutes, but first, I’m going to talk about my backyard. I know, I know, it’s January, and there’s a foot of snow covering it, but I want to talk about that yard to start this morning. Most everyone here has been to my house I think, if not when it was my house then at some point over the past 30 years. So you’ve seen my backyard, even if you aren’t all that familiar with the back part of it. It’s a double lot, which is great for the kids to play in, but it takes a while to mow it all. The back portion, the area behind the row of pine trees, we call it the back forty, although it’s not even half of an acre, there’s really nothing back there apart from a little area where the kids attempted to plant a garden, a big bush at the back, and a whole lot of grass. I haven’t specifically gone out there with a tape and measured it, but it’s a lot of walking back and forth and back and forth when you mow it.
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Read James 3:13 – 4:6 to start.
Before I get to
my topic for this morning, or rather as a lead up to it, I want to talk about
stupid internet memes. Specifically, I want to talk about Tide Pods, and the
eating of them. I wanted to bring one along this morning as a visual aid, but
we don’t actually use them at home, and I was hardly going to go and buy a box
of them to use as a prop. In short, Tide Pods, or for that matter other brands
of laundry pods, have become popular over the last several years because they
are really easy to use, no measuring required, just biff one of those puppies
into your washing machine and away you go. The fact that they look like candy
probably hasn’t hurt sales either. Of course, the fact that they look like
candy is also a big problem, because when something looks like candy there is a
temptation to eat it. About a year ago there was a trend of people posting
videos of themselves doing the so-called Tide Pod Challenge, which involved a
biting down on a laundry Pod and recording the results.
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