Journeyman Project Dispatches from the Life of Patrick Fowler: Christianity Explored

22Jul/100

Differences between Men and Women…

Found this today, and loved it. Hope it makes you laugh!

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he wants; a woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t want, but that’s on sale.

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband; a man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes moer money than his wife can spend; a successful woman is one who can find such a man.

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little; to be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not to understand her at all.

Any married man should forget his mistakes—there’s no use in two people remembering the same thing.

A woman marries a man expecting him to change, but he doesn’t. a man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, and she does.

A woman has the last word in any argument; anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Any long term relationship requires us to:

  • Wade through a few difficult seasons
  • Work for many things that are necessary
  • Wait on some things that take time
  • Watch out for those things that are harmful
  • Wave goodbye to personal things that are selfish

15Apr/100

Christians, Laugh at Yourself

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It is no secret that Christians often choose to live in their own world. We have made it easy for Christians to isolate themselves from the world. We have Christian books, Christian movies, Christian music, Christian restaurants, Christian workplaces, and Christian dating services.

These things are both good and bad. There are times where we need isolation, and times when we need to avoid isolation for the sake of reaching others. We should not expect to maintain a holy lifestyle if we are constantly bombarded by secular culture’s praise of sin…but we should also not expect unbelievers to come outside of their culture to hear the gospel.

It is no surprise that our culture becomes full of insider clichés and outdated extremes…however, it may be offensive or surprising when someone points them out. I remember my reaction as a teenager to restrictions on dancing, smoking, and R-rated movies, along with requirements for skirts, ties, and short hair.

Finally someone has found a way to discuss these things in a hilarious way! If you haven’t read his blog or seen his book in stores, then please, enjoy Jonathan Acuff’s Stuff Christians Like. I’ve been laughing at him …or rather, he’s been making me laugh at myself, for over a year!

Blog: http://stuffchristianslike.net/

Book: http://www.amazon.com/Stuff-Christians-Like-Jonathan-Acuff/dp/0310319943/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270431521&sr=8-1

9May/090

A Commercial for the Tech Geek

In case I haven't mentioned it before, I've been working part-time as a IT support person for a local school. Since my start in February, I've  built servers, setup backups, written script, and maintianed the 80 computers that are in constant use at the Dallas Nursing Institute. It's a job filled with challenges that are altogether different than the ones I confront at school. And while work and school keep me intellectually strained in two different directions, I love them both. I am a servant of Christ, and never more happy than to be meeting the need of others at DNI.

In light of those amazing discoveries, I wanted to share a new favorite blog that carries the IT geek theme that lives inside of me (http://www.dailycupoftech.com/) and also give you a short enjoyable clip from the world of tech geeks like me. Enjoy!

14Mar/090

VERY Funny: Married vs. Single Life

Today I stumbled upon a very funny contribution to the banter between married and single people. stuffChristianslike.blogspot.com writes regarding his tips for getting people married, here's a short exerpt of the full article, available here.

1. Always tell your single friends that marriage is awesome.

2. Start every sentence with "my husband" or "my wife."

3. When they describe their weekend, always reply with "awww."

4. Don't let them throw the Paul (the apostle was single) card.


I must admit that I start a lot of sentences with "Stacy and I".

31Jan/090

Satan uses TurboTax (Video)

Lifechurch.tv used this video opener for their series entitled, "How to Be Rich" a few months ago, and I love it. I thought that it was quite appropriate for the opening of tax season. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.