This Week’s 7: Brainteasers

It’s time for mental exercise! Ready? Set, Go!

  1. There is one word in the English language that is always  pronounced incorrectly. What is it?
  2. A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one foot apart. The  bottom  rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15  minutes.  High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at it’s highest, how  many rungs  are under water?
  3. How much dirt would be in a hole 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide that has been dug  with a square edged shovel?
  4. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in the center field?
  5. What is it that goes up and goes down but does not move?
  6. Paul is 20 years old in 1980, but only 15 years old in 1985. How is this possible?
  7. What is the beginning of eternity. The end of time and space. The beginning of  every end. And the end of every place?

Answers:

  1. Incorrectly.
  2. None. The boat rises with the tide.
  3. None. There is no dirt in a hole.
  4. If the farmer combined all the haystacks, he’d have one large haystack.
  5. The temperature.
  6. Paul lived in B.C., not A.D. Years in B.C. count downward. Years in A.D. count upward.
  7. The letter E.

How did you do?

Each Sunday on the Pure Purpose blog, I feature This Week’s 7, a simple list about an everyday topic, giving you ideas and encouragement. Thanks for joining me today!

This Week’s 7: Knowing the Bible

Let’s learn (or review) some basic facts about the Bible!

  1. The Bible contains 66 books: 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.
  2. The Old Testament was mainly written in Hebrew, the language spoken by the  Israelites, and the New Testament was mainly written in Greek.
  3. The books of the Bible originally had no chapters or verses.
  4. The Bible was written by about 40 men over a period of about 1600 years dating from 1500 BC to about 100 years after Christ.
  5. The 66 books of the Bible were written by about 40 men.
  6. The Old and New Testaments form two volumes of one work.  The first is incomplete without the second and the second cannot be understood without the first.
  7. The theme of the Bible is the same across both Testaments. It’s the redemption of man to God.

These aren’t random facts for you to memorize. It’s important to be familiar with the Bible, not simply as a series of facts but as an overview that leads to a deeper understanding, and consequently, a commitment to soak in and apply its life-changing content. Know the facts, and live out the Truth.

Each Sunday on the Pure Purpose blog, I feature This Week’s 7, a simple list about an everyday topic, giving you ideas and encouragement. Thanks for joining me today!

This Week’s 7: America’s Celebration

 

The Fourth of July is only a few days away. It’s the anniversary of our country’s freedom as a nation. We will celebrate in a variety of ways. Through the images I’m posting today, may you steep in the meaning of the freedom with which you live.

 

Each Sunday on the Pure Purpose blog, I feature This Week’s 7, a simple list about an everyday topic, giving you ideas and encouragement. Thanks for joining me today!

This Week’s 7: Art of The Word (New Testament)

Seek God’s Word. Know God’s Word. Live God’s Word.

Each Sunday on the Pure Purpose blog, I feature This Week’s 7, a simple list about an everyday topic, giving you ideas and encouragement. Thanks for joining me today!

This Week’s 7: Art of The Word (Old Testament)

Seek God’s Word. Know God’s Word. Live God’s Word.

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This Week’s 7: Dancing Through Life

My youngest daughter’s senior dance recital is this week. She’s been taking classes for 15 years, which means 15 recitals, several dozen costumes, hundreds of hours in the dance studio…and countless lessons learned.

For those who love dance, there’s something that wells up inside – not simply a desire to dance, but a need to dance. Many vocalists, musicians, writers and artists experience something similar. Today I’m sharing several inspiring quotes about dance. If dancing isn’t your passion, find what inspires you. Then seek and respond today.

Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.  (Rumi)

I believe that we learn by practice.  Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same.  In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit.  One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God.  Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire.  Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. (Martha Graham)

You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive. (Merce Cunningham)

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself. (Mikhail Baryshnikov)

Never dance in a puddle when there’s a hole in your shoe (it’s always best to take your shoes off first). (Rhodes)

The good news is that Christ frees us from the need to obnoxiously focus on our goodness, our commitment, and our correctness. Religious has made us obsessive almost beyond endurance. Jesus invited us to a dance…and we’ve turned in into a march of soldiers, always checking to see if we’re doing it right and are in step and in line with the other soldiers. We know a dance would be more fun, but we believe we must go through hell to get to heaven, so we keep marching. (Steve Brown)

(My daughter’s favorite…) Those who say sunshine brings happiness have never danced in the rain. (Author Unknown)

Each Sunday on the Pure Purpose blog, I feature This Week’s 7, a simple list about an everyday topic, giving you ideas and encouragement. Thanks for joining me today!

This Week’s 7: Chutes and Ladders

One of my favorite childhood board games was Chutes and Ladders. It was such fun to land on a ladder space and climb, climb, climb up the board, avoiding the slow progression of one space at a time. And it was very frustrating to near the top of the board only to land on a huge slide, dumping my token near the bottom of the board.

I recently came across a fun set a stairs beside a fun slide, reminding me of Chutes and Ladders. The hunt was on! I’m sharing what I found to inspire you to be creative and add some fun in your life today!

 

Each Sunday on the Pure Purpose blog, I feature This Week’s 7, a simple list about an everyday topic, giving you ideas and encouragement. Thanks for joining me today!