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									  The Testimony Christian Newspaper                                                                                                11 October 2010 - Page 9

                                                     in hospital, only to find that there is someone    strap and voila! Cheerio dignity!
                                                     who heard it and I cant blame it on someone        We went to go see a movie and while in the
                                                     else. And then there is the matter of the          queue for popcorn and soda we became aware
                                                                                                        of the atmosphere being abnormally excited.
                                                     absurdity of calling my mother's office,           Turns out a girl had gone to the bathroom and
                                                     asking the receptionist if she was in. I don't     accidentally tucked her frock into her
                                                                                                        pantyhose and her bum was showing. she had
                                                     know, she said, so I asked if she can just look
                                                                                                        not realized and was on the stairs going into
                                                     and see if she's there only to get the response    the movies, showing it off to everyone.
                                                     "I am a blind person".                             Suddenly she became aware when a kind
                                                                                                        person advised her, her boyfriend none the
                                                   Or the time at a friend's “braai” I joined a group
         HOW TO                                    chatting and I misheard my friend and jokingly,
                                                                                                        wiser. I thought she'd die right there. Perhaps
                                                                                                        she wanted to. I know the feeling.
                                                   while referring to the person in the spotlight
                                                   said - what, are you growing a goatee? - Turns       While waitering long ago, I expertly tried to
     UNBECOME                                      out she had a hormone issue and grew facial          get rid of a balloon in my way on a busy
                                                   hair..                                               Friday night, only to proceed to rip the whole
This is where embarrassment is spelled                                                                  neon light off the wall and having it crash
without words                                      I've gone to a restaurant with wifey, and            spectacularly into a trillion pieces in front of
How have you embarrassed yourself recently?        "smartly" I promptly set out to order wine with      the grill. The string had caught on the light.
This is something that mother nature does as a     two glasses. I specified the 2 glasses. The
                                                   waiter simply proceeded to move the already          It is literally like time stood still I could
cruel party trick. Like putting a pin on                                                                witness it all in slow motion, as if in a dream
evolution's chair, or rub Vaseline on Einstein's   placed glasses closer to me and asked, in a
                                                   bemused tone, would these be fine, sir?              where you are running but not getting
theory of relativity                                                                                    anywhere, like running in Jam or something.
I could go on for literally a count or two of      Or walk in to a glass door and leaving a nice oil    What have you done to unbecome?
how many moments I can summon in history           painting of your crunched face as proof.
                                                                                                        Write to
where silent amazement is probably best            I think the point is that there is always someone
                                                   watching. Perhaps you have to make an                By Philip
                                                   adjustment to any underwear you may be
 Like losing my dignity when I accidentally        wearing, yep - there is always someone
 broke wind behind the curtain while visiting      watching. Catch your blouse or shirt in your bra     Question:
Shared by an
                                                    the structural scaffolding of basement
                                                    membranes in almost every animal
                                                    tissue.' You see... Laminins are what
                                                                                                        What is a blue
anonymous doctor                                    hold us together.. LITERALLY. They are

        A couple of days ago I was
running (I use that term very loosely)
                                                    cell adhesion molecules. They are what
                                                    holds one cell of our bodies to the next
                                                    cell. Without them, we would literally fall
on my treadmill, watching a DVD                     apart. And I knew all this already. But             Interesting Fact: 'Once in a Blue Moon' is a common
sermon by Louie Giglio... And I was                 what I didn't know is what they LOOKED              way of saying not very often, but what exactly is a Blue
BLOWN AWAY! I want to share what I                  LIKE.                                               Moon? According to the popular definition, it is the
learned... But I fear not being able to                                                                 second Full Moon to occur in a single calendar month.
convey it as well as I want. I will share           But now I do. And I have thought about              The average interval between Full Moons is about 29.5
anyway..                                            it a thousand times since (already)..               days, while the length of an average month is roughly
                                                    Here is what the structure of laminin               30.5 days. This makes it very unlikely that any given
 He (Louie) was talking about how                   looks like.... AND THIS IS NOT a                    month will contain two Full Moons, though it does
inconceivably BIG our God is... How                 'Christian portrayal' of it... If you look up       sometimes happen. On average, there will be 41
He spoke the universe into being....                laminin in any scientific/medical piece of          months that have two Full Moons in every century, so
Then He went on to speak of how this                literature, this is what you will see...            you could say that once in a Blue Moon actually means
universe creating God ALSO knitted                                                                      once every two-and-a-half years.
our human bodies together with
amazing detail and wonder. At this                                                                      Answer: a Second full moon in one calendar month
point I am LOVING it (fascinating from
a medical standpoint, you know.)... And
I was remembering how I was                                                                                things were created; things in heaven
constantly amazed during medical                                                                           and on earth, visible And invisible,
school as I learned more and more                                                                          whether thrones or powers or rulers or
about God's handiwork. I remember so                                                                       authorities; all things were created by
many times thinking.. ‘How can                                                                             him and for him. He is before all things,
ANYONE deny that a Creator did all of                                                                      and in Him all things HOLD
this???'                                                                                                   TOGETHER. ' (Colossians 1:15-17)
                                                                                                           Call me crazy. I just think that is very,
 Louie went on to talk about how we
                                                                                                           very, very cool. Thousands of years
can trust that the God who created all
                                                                                                           before the world knew anything about
this, also has the power to hold it all
                                                                                                           laminin, Paul penned those words. And
together when things seem to be falling
                                                                                                           now we see that from a very LITERAL our loving Creator is also
                                                                                                           standpoint, we are held together... One
our sustainer.                                      Now tell me that our God is not the
                                                                                                           cell to another... By the cross. You
                                                    coolest!!! Amazing. The glue that holds
                                                                                                           would never in a quadrillion years
 And then I lost my breath. And it wasn't           us together..... ALL of us.... Is in the
                                                                                                           convince me that is anything Other
because I was running my treadmill,                 shape of the cross. Immediately
                                                                                                           than the mark of a Creator who knew
either!!! It was because he started                 Colossians 1:15-17 comes to mind.
                                                                                                           EXACTLY what laminin 'glue' would
talking about laminin. I knew about
                                                                                                           look like long before Adam breathed his
laminin. Here is how Wikipedia                       'He is the image of the invisible God,
                                                                                                           first breath!!
describes them: 'Laminins are a family              the firstborn over all creation. For by him
of proteins that are an integral part of            all

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