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Have you ever been reading a story in the Bible and thought, "Man, if only I could have been there!"

Top 5 Biblical Fly-On-The-Wall Moments

Elemental Escape (Exodus 14:15-31)

How awesome would it be to be standing in the crowd with God on one side in a blazing column of fire while Moses is on the other side blasting an interstate highway through the sea? The chaos, the terror, the power, the elemental forces being tamed and manipulated right before your eyes.

It gives me chills just thinking about it.

Now You See It... (Joshua 6)

There one minute; gone the next. The impenetrable walls of the mighty Jericho stood before the Israelites in all their pride and glory. After some lovely afternoon strolls around the city, a bit of yelling, and some Louis Armstrong, Jericho was reduced to a pile of rubble and ashes. Well, except for that one brothel.

Americans can't get enough of destruction films in which the White House, the Capitol Building, and the Empire State …

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As many of you know, tomorrow is April 1st. This means that countless numbers of people will fall victim to some type of practical joke...and then become a hit on YouTube. I admit that I get a kick out of watching others become fodder for laughs and humiliation, but it's no so fun when you're the victim.

That's the unfortunate thing about practical jokes. Someone is always singled out.

The guys at Improv Everywhere, however, are masters at the victimless practical joke. Wanna see what I mean?

Top 5 Improv Everywhere Missions

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Best Buy


Star Wars Subway Car


Suicide Jumper


Human Mirror


Frozen Grand Central

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A bit of a twist this week. This is a shout out to all you English teachers out there, including my own parents, who helped turn me into a grammar-Nazi.

Top 5 Grammatical Pet Peeves:

Less and Fewer

It pains me every time I go to the express checkout line to see the phrase "10 Items or Less." Everyone knows it should be "10 Items or Fewer," right? It's simple, really. Less is used with singular nouns; fewer is used with plural nouns.

"John has less money than I do."
"John has fewer quarters than I do."

"There is less of a crowd than I expected."
"There are fewer people than I expected."

It's not that hard, people. Maybe someone should write a letter informing these department stores of their grammatical mishaps...

I and Me

It baffles me. I know English teachers spent months of class time on this one concept alone. Yet I still see rampant misuse of the first person pronouns from Facebook posts to polit…

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Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody! In the spirit of the day, here is my Irish-themed Top 5

Top 5 of All Things Irish:

Celtic Knots

Knot work has been a part o Celtic history for centuries. But some of the more famous knots weren't around until St. Patrick brought Christianity to the island. I love the Celtic Cross (I even have one on my Bible) and the Triquetra (the trinity knot).


Celtic Music

I'm a sucker for some Irish music. From Gaelic Storm and The Chieftains to Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys, there's nothing like a good jig.

And it doesn't get much more Irish than this:


Irish Blessings

"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand"

"May your glass be ever full,
May the roof above your head be always strong,
And may you be in heaven

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Interesting turn this week. Here is my list of my
Top 5 Not-So-Preachable Bible Verses
WARNING: Reader discretion may be advised.
Genesis 1:29-30 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so., every animal was originally created to be strictly vegetarian? Apparently so. I guess this means that in God's original design, humans were not encouraged to eat steak, hamburgers, or chicken nuggets. I suppose this also applied to lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
A world in which every creature is vegetarian, thus eliminating the need to kill any other living being. Try preaching that right before the monthly pot-luck!
Genesis 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those …

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My Top 5 Inspirational Songs

Don't Stop Believing, by Journey
A classic power ballad made popular again by the hit show Glee, this song was my anthem a couple summers ago.

Favorite Line: "Working hard to get my fill, but everybody wants a thrill."


Man in the Mirror, by Michael Jackson
Say what you want to about his life, but this song is powerful. It echoes the saying "Be the change you want to see in the world."

My favorite memory of this song was from our trip to Greece. We were on a cruise ship touring some Greek isles when this song came on over the speakers. I turned around to see that the Greek man at the photo booth and I were both singing along to it. We made eye contact, smiled, and kept on.

Favorite Line: "Who am I to be blind, pretending not to see their needs?"


Beautiful Day, by U2
This song reminds me that every day is a gift. Don't take tomorrow for granted. Find the beauty in today because it's all a…

High Five Thurday!

Since Thursday is the fifth day of the week, it is now the day in which I will post my new top 5 lists. You can see others under my "High Fives" page. Here we go!

Top 5 Documentaries (in no particular order):
Food, Inc.
Man on Wire
Lord, Save Us From Your Followers
Eco Trip (TV series, not a movie, but it's my list : p)