Friday, November 14, 2008

FACING YOUR ISSUES
...this photo really pierced my heart

Some Friday Fun... An Encore Presentation. 

I didn't mean to stick you with this post, but thought it might be a good way to end the week.
Do you think some Aloe Vera might help?

Campi  




A little humor to "poke you with" to begin a brand new day. You might be asking as I did, what happens when this poor guy gets a cold? How do you wash your face at night? What if one of the studs falls out... are replacements difficult to do? Is flossing to be taken to a whole new level?

After seeing this photograph, I have been reminded once again of one among many reasons why I so appreciate my five teenage children (19, 17, 16, 15, 13). Maybe you can identify with my heart's gratitude as well. The following caption is a brief description as to why:






Repeat after me:
I will never complain about MY kids again ..........
I will never complain about MY kids again ..........
I will never complain about MY kids again ..........

I will never complain about MY kids again ..........
I will never complain about MY kids again ..........
I will never complain about MY kids again ..........

I will never complain about MY kids again ..........
I will never complain about MY kids again ..........
I will never complain about MY kids again .........

32 comments:

Carla said...

Oh boy... that's too painful to look at!

To do that to one's face, you'd think the person has to be tormented!?

Yikes...

Jeremy Weaver said...

Do they come out at night and go back in in the morning?
That's a good 3 hours killed.

BTW, What you can't see in my picture is that I have a body piercing.
:-)

SJ Camp said...

Body piercing? Oh my... I guess you're living out the theology of Hewy Lewis and the News, "I'm happy to be stuck with you."

Campi
:-)

Ray said...

Air travel must be a bit troublesome:

"Sir, do you have any metal objects... Never mind, please get into the slow line!"

littlegal_66 said...

So is it safe to say that this person will be foregoing any botox injections in the future?

And does liquid spew out of the piercings every time they drink something? (Seems like it would be hard to quench your thirst.....this person has been watching wa-a-a-y too much SpongeBob).

ray: air travel? The metal itself probably weighs too much to allow this kid to "carry" himself on the plane. He probably has to check himself at the luggage area.

Tom G said...

Why is this man smiling? Do you suppose the hardware has him pinned in that position?

Unchained Slave said...

One could ask how they remove the makeup - but hey, those are tattoos...

While a little bit scary, and a little bit sad... easy to make fun of...

All I really see is a desperate cry for help - a search for an identity in faceless, uncaring world.

Denise said...

Oy. I just ate.

cyd said...

Unchained - I agree.

I love this prayer from Spurgeon --

"Lord, make our children Thy children. Let the blessing flow on to future generations, and as long as any of our race remains on earth may they remain true to Thee."

littlegal_66 said...

unchained & Cindy--
Your posts above do make one think. As I read them, the youth that are currently rioting in France came to my mind.

And, Campi-I think you most likely rest calmly in the assurance that solid biblical parenting can contribute greatly to preventing one's children from becoming odd fodder for some budding photographer's Nikon, (as this one did). (Kodachrome........)

Paula B. said...

I can't remember where we first ran across this photo, but my children and I viewed it shortly after watching "Napolean Dynamite". It opened up a good dialog about laughing/reviling others who are different. I, too, see this as a desperate cry for attention and help. It reminds me that Christ showed compassion to the lepers he encountered, those unfortunates who probably had a similar effect on their community as this photo has on us. While this painful spectacle is self-inflicted, the spiritual condition is no less desperate. I want to learn to look past this to see the hurting soul behind it, and want my children to learn to do likewise. A modern picture of the social misfits that Jesus would dine with, no? And yes...I agree....I am so thankful for my 5 children!

Sparks said...

That Rick Warren...first the Hawaiian shirts..now this. :)

David said...

How did you get that picture of my son?

Not really, but that is frightening. As I find myself struggling to be the Father God desires me to be, I rejoice that despite me, my kids have not gone there.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (ESV)

Bhedr said...

Oh man! I can't believe you put this on here today. My oldest son was getting ribbed at school for wearing a dog collar. I just got done asking him if this was going to lead to other things. Oh ho ho ho. Ah ha ha. My wife my son and I all had a good laugh. I can't believe you put this on here. eh heh heh. *sniff*...ouch!

ajlin said...

sparks:
ROFL!

jc said...

and i thought that person was a middle-aged mother.

jul said...

Actually I thought it was sad. this person must have severe demonic issues and is most likely headed to hell. It of course does look ridiculous though!

Denise said...

Daring to be different and calling for attention, when such people DO get attention they say "What are YOU looking at?!"

Jeremy Weaver said...

I's jus kiddin bout the body piercing. I did get hooked in the ear while fishing when I was 10.

2Tal said...

Tatoos and piercings...hmmmm.... I'm happy for those Christians out there who prefer NOT to "go there" with the whole "pagan look". It seem many American Christians love it! Or maybe that fad is already out. I'm not too hip these days...
(Actually I never was...)

2Tal said...

Or maybe they didn't really love it, they were just making Jesus a "relevent man".

Theteak said...

Thanks Steve - I was in the middle of my second piece of my Creamy Chicken pie when your blog loaded! Yuk.

Domain Expert said...

I am really thinking that he needs to use EcoTru on himself to at least stay sanitary...double ewwww yuck!!

Johnny said...

Steve,

I was curious if you might take a blog and give testimony to us all on how you train your children in the Scriptures. Please comment how you formally train them (family devotions) and how you informally train them. It seems that many families are not training their children in the Scriptures. The typical parent is hoping that Sunday school will be sufficient for their kids. What say you?

Breuss Wane said...

Anyone got a magnet?

Michele said...

He's probably smiling because someone told him about a Saviour that looks at his heart! He probably learned long ago that people will judge him by his outward appearance.....

JustJan said...

Am I the only one who would like to see his year book pic from high school?

Reform said...

I'd like to see that too!

SJ Camp said...

I agree with both of you. What a year book picture that would be.

A good friend of mine from Ohio sent this to me three years ago. I thought it would be a fun Friday item for today.

No doubt an Obama supporter :-). (Can I say that?)

Campi

Patrick said...

You wonder what these people are thinking. Especially the ones that put those huge holes in their ears. Body parts start to sag and what do they think they'll look like at 50. The tattoos, piercings and so on... You don't defile the temple that the Lord created..

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SJ Camp said...

bluedeacon
Consider yourself banned from this site for disparaging and unapologetic remarks directed about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Steve