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Pick One. Get Moving.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Adapted Aquatics
Circuit Training
Free Weights
Inclined Treadmill
Jump Rope
Kick Boxing
Miniature Golf
Off Road Biking
Ultimate Challenge
Volley Ball
Wii Fit
X-treme Fitness

Come up with a list of your own.

And if you happen to find Jesus at the bowling alley, think of this poem.

Heaven on Earth

I saw Jesus at the bowling alley,
slinging nothing but gutter balls.
He said, "You've gotta love a hobby
that allows ugly shoes."
He lit a cigarette and bought me a beer.
So I invited him to dinner.

I knew the Lord couldn't see my house
in its current condition, so I gave it an out
of season spring cleaning. What to serve
for dinner? Fish—the logical
choice, but after 2000 years, he must grow weary
of everyone's favorite seafood dishes.
I thought of my Granny's ham with Coca Cola
glaze, but you can't serve that to a Jewish
boy. Likewise pizza—all my favorite
toppings involve pork.

In the end, I made us an all-dessert buffet.
We played Scrabble and Uno and Yahtzee
and listened to Bill Monroe.
Jesus has a healthy appetite for sweets,
I'm happy to report. He told strange
stories which I've puzzled over for days now.

We've got an appointment for golf on Wednesday.
Ordinarily I don't play, and certainly not in this humidity.
But the Lord says he knows a grand miniature
golf course with fiberglass mermaids and working windmills
and the best homemade ice cream you ever tasted.
Sounds like Heaven to me.

Kristin Berkey-Abbott


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JOYATLAST 7/9/2011 11:49PM

    What a novel idea for a blog!

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ALIBROM 6/16/2011 5:31PM

    Love that list and love that poem. Jesus rocks! I wonder if He really does love sweets? I know I do. But I have to lay off of them for awhile, which will be very good for me.

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FRACTALMYTH 6/13/2011 6:36PM

    What if God were one of us... just a stranger on the bus :D Love that song and love the poem... My 5 year old would be in heaven if I could find a minigolf with windmills and mermaids lol two of his favourite things!

Hula hooping is like riding a bicycle... you may get a bit rusty but you never forget :D

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KALISWALKER 6/6/2011 1:52PM

    Thanks! I am going hiking and will see him out there!

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WONDEROONA 6/5/2011 8:50AM

    Loved the blog-I'm working up the nerve to try Zumba. I'm going to do it someday.......LOL. I swear. Loved the poem.

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SARAWMS48 6/4/2011 3:44PM

    What a great poem. A Jesus that would be fun to know. A lady from the church we FORMERLY attended was telling me that her daughter had become a preacher whose message was "turn or burn." Not a God that I'd want to know.

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PENNYAN45 6/3/2011 10:29AM

    It's always walking and hiking for me! I love it - and do it almost every day.

The poem was fun to read -- thanks for posting it.
Thanks, too, for the goodie and good wishes.

Happy sunshine to you!


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COACHPENNY 6/3/2011 3:34AM

    Cute! and some good activity ideas!

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TYEASLEY 6/2/2011 8:12PM

    I pick Zumba. emoticon Luv luv the poem.

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JUNEAU2010 6/2/2011 8:10PM

    I love the list! Thinking.......

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COLEENCOLE 6/2/2011 8:05PM

    When I first saw the list I did not notice it was alphabetical and was wondering if you do everything on the list. Imagine if one could do all those activities. There would be no boredom or plateaus.

And many thanks for the goodie.

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WATERMELLEN 6/2/2011 8:00PM

    Love love love this poem: my own dear sister organizes an annual anti-corporate mini golf tournament every year about this time, so I'll be sending it along to her!!

And: thanks for the summer flip flop/sunscreen goodie: makes me feel so "seasonal"!!

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JCORYCMA 6/2/2011 4:53PM

    I think that you can find Jesus anywhere - including the bowling alley - and we won't even know it's him. I'm going to keep moving though so my health stays good and I don't come face to face with him in his house anytime soon -- having NO doubt who he is! emoticon

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CANDOK1260 6/2/2011 11:59AM

    great blog and poem

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GRNDMOM43 6/2/2011 11:32AM

    emoticon emoticon

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PETALIA 6/2/2011 10:40AM

    Swimming, cycling, tennis, soccer, Nordic skiing, skipping rope, kayaking, rock climbing, tree climbing, sailing, yoga.

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VALERIEMAHA 6/2/2011 10:38AM

    I pick off-road biking, yoga, and dancing...although I'm tempted to go bowling....LOVED the poem.

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