Posted May 15, 2012
Book: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Altar: Comedy, Parables, Miracles and Angelic Encounters
Compiled by Rev. William J. Jarema
Randy Triplettt at Images in Ink. Colorado Springs, CO. 2005. pp. 203
An Excerpt from the Introduction:
This book is a compilation of stories and shared experiences that I have collected over the past 25 years of public speaking. Many of the program participants of the various conferences, retreats, and workshops throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean have contributed to this collection of stories, parables and personal miracles. My hope is to share the wisdom of these storytellers who have graciously provided their life experiences through this collection of stories and reflections. I am most grateful to the many participants I have had the privilege to serve as their retreat director, conference speaker, or workshop provider.
An Excerpt from the Book:
Things Our Mothers Taught Us
My mother taught me LOGIC. . ."If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me."
My mother taught me MEDICINE. . . "If you don't stop crossing yours eyes, they're going to freeze that way."
My mother taught me ESP. . . "Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when you're cold?"
My mother taught me TO MEET A CHALLENGE. . . "what were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you. . .Don't talk back to me!"
My mother taught me HUMOR . . . "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
My mother taught me TO BECOME AN ADULT "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
My mother taught me ABOUT SEX . . . "How do you think you got here?"
My mother taught me about GENETICS . . . "You are just like your father!"
My mother taught me about my ROOTS . . . "Do you think you were born in a barn?"
My mother taught me about the WISDOM OF AGE . . . "When you get to be my age, you will understand."
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION . . . "Just wait until your father gets home."
My mother taught me about RECEIVING . . . "You are going to get it when we get home."
And my all-time favorite thing -- JUSTICE. . . "One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out like YOU . . . then you'll see what it's like."