Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Still Crazy . . .

Hillary, "The Other Mama," is hosting a blog carnival today with an interesting theme . . . Crazy.

Oh, there are so many ways you could go with this. You could post crazy pictures of your children. You could talk about the craziest thing you did in high school. You could share your craziest dream.

Hillary said anything goes.

So, if anything goes, I'm going to share some of the craziest stories that I've heard about in just the past few days. Because I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like the world has gone absolutely nuts.

  • It's crazy that size 12 is being considered a plus-size. Puh-leeze. My friend, Jo-Lynne, wrote about that this week.

  • It's crazy that the Blackhawks came back from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Calgary Flames 6-5 on Monday. (Sorry, just had to throw that one in there for any men who might possibly be reading.)

  • And here's a really crazy story about funding for college that we saw on the news a couple of nights ago. The really crazy part is that colleges are giving scholarships to "undocumented students." Doesn't that mean they are here illegally? Could someone please explain to me why these people get money to help pay for college when lots of people who live here legally can't get a single cent?

I could go on and on about the craziness all around us. But I've already written a post about it called "It's All Kinds of Crazy Out There" and you can read it by clicking here. I hope you'll do that and find just a little bit of encouragement to counter all the crazy.

After you've read that one, head over to Hillary's place where you'll find all sorts of craziness going on.


  1. I was really just stopping by to say hey and low and behold you are already on the ball!! YAY!!

    As a firm lover of a spork, I have to say I'm already appalled at that story. Cah-RAZY! I can't wait to find out the details! So glad you are participating and thanks!!

  2. So true. The world seems to be tilting off it's axis. Glad God is in control. That little cub scout reminded me of my own little guy. I could totally see that happening to us. Although at our school the teacher has cognitive skills and she would probably just say, "Hey buddy, I'm going to keep that until the end of the day." And then she'd tell me. And there would be no news story.

  3. Your observations are so true! And I don't know how those that don't have a saving faith in Christ don't go crazy living in this day and age. Let's keep spreading His word and bring sanity to a crazy world!

  4. Fun post, Shell! Just quickly off the top of my head, here are some things I think are crazy:

    That there are actually people who think the Holocaust never happened.

    Adolf Hitler.

    That the man whose house I want to buy wanted to be paid in gold coins and put us through the ringer for weeks trying to make it happen only to find out it can't.

    That the good ol' USA is about to embark on what seems to me to be a socialized health care plan.

    That it took so long for the upside-down squeezable ketchup bottle to be invented.

    That average people like you and me would probably never win a global award and $1.4M for an idea rather than an accomplishment.

    That next year I will have a niece in the post-college working world. (Hi, K!!)

    That somebody would say "no thank you" to Jesus and eternal life.

    How's that for a quick lunch time list?

  5. Wow, everyone, what great comments. Jodi, I absolutely love your list. Anyone have any more to add?

    AM, I thought about your little guy when I saw that story. Unbelievable.

  6. I agree with Jodi - that someone would say no to Jesus is the craaaaaaaaziest ever! Like your insight too! Oh and how crazy is it that we stand by as our nation sinks?

  7. How about the Empire State Building having a lighting show in honor of the anniversary of China turning to communism? Makes you kinda wonder, huh???

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love this carnival! Great idea. I didn't mean to copy your title... but totally different posts. I'm embarrassed to say I don't know what spork is. Better go Google it. My era is showing.

  9. OHHHHH- a spork! Suspended? What? Now I have to go read that. One link leads to another.