Friday

UNC Spots!



"Doctor!" whined the 
UNC student, "I keep 
seeing spots before my 
eyes."


The physician scratched 
his head, "Why have you 
come to me? Have you 
seen an ophthalmologist?"


"No," replied the student, 
"just spots."


2 comments:

Michelle L. - Duke University #1 in b-ball said...

A UNC grad goes to the doctor and tells him she hurts
all over. "When I touch my arm, ouch, it hurts. When I
touch my leg, ouch, it hurts. When I touch my head,
ouch, it hurts. When I touch my chest, ouch, it hurts."

The doctor just shakes his head and asks, "You're
a UNC grad, aren't you?"



The woman smiles and says, "Why, yes I am.
How did you know?"

The doctor replies, "Because your finger is broken."

Professor Howdy said...

Preparations are an integral part to Christmas. There are the baking
preparations for holiday favorites, attending to holiday decorations and
décor, and the anticipation of parties to celebrate the season with family
and friends. We prepare our menu for Christmas day, and we shop sometimes
beginning early in the fall or late summer searching for gifts and
stocking stuffers for all those “wish” lists that come our way. There are
preparations for church pageants and concerts and for all the many events
that our churches conduct to mark the season. Before we know it, all of
our preparations culminate in Christmas day, which comes and goes like a
dream.

It is only fitting that this season is filled with preparations. Advent
is a season of preparation for the coming of the King of Kings and Lord of
Lords. It is a season in which Christians are called to examine their
preparations--namely, the preparation of our hearts and lives in
anticipation of the coming of Jesus, first as the babe in the manger, and
again as the sovereign King. The gospel of Mark even suggests that
preparation is the beginning of the gospel proclamation: “The beginning of
the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the
prophet, ‘Behold I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare
Your way; The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make ready the way of
the Lord, make his paths straight’” (Mark 1:1-3).

The Advent season bids us to examine our preparations, but not of our
decorations, baking, gift purchases, or party-planning. We are called to
examine our hearts and our lives: Are they prepared for the Coming King?
John’s message is one of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. His was a
call to consider the preparation of our lives in light of the coming
Messiah and the judgment that would follow. In anticipation of this
awesome event “people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people
of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river
Jordan, confessing their sins” (Mark 1:4-5).

In the same way, as we anticipate Christ’s coming, both in the manger and
in his glory, we are called to focus our preparations. How will we use
this time and season? What are we really preparing for? Will we
be caught up in all the preparations that our world tells us we should be
caught up in? Or will we use this time to focus on Who we are
preparing for? This is the season to prepare our hearts and ready our
lives. Will we make room for the way of the Lord, the way of repentance
and confession? Will we make these necessary preparations, even as they
run counter to all the preparations we normally consider during this
season? The beginning of the gospel message is that we prepare our hearts
for the coming King, make ready Christ’s way, and make his paths straight.



Margaret Manning is a member of the speaking and writing team at Ravi
Zacharias International Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.



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