Why the name "bLog in Your Own Eye"?

Matthew 7:3 - 5 "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."

We should all endeavor to think rightly about ourselves and graciously about one another. We all have specks and logs in our eyes.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Liven Up Your Life

Card games are a forgotten way to have fun now with TV's and computers, but that doesn't mean they have lost their fun. The First game, Animals, is very quick paced, and it definitely exercises your brain trying to remember names. The second game, Spoons, is fun also and you do have to have good reflexes for this one. Anyway, here are the directions:
Animals-Players go around the table turning over their top card and placing it face up in their own discard pile. When a player turns up a card that matches one on another pile, the two pile owners race to say each other's animal name three times. The first to do so gets the other's discard pile. Play continues until someone has won all the cards. VARIATIONS: Players make the animal's sound instead of calling its name. Each player chooses an animal name to play under. The longer the name, the better (think hippopotamus, rhinoceros and so on). The cards are all dealt and placed facedown in piles in front of each player.
Spoons-The object is to collect four cards of one kind (four twos, four kings and so on) and not to be the person left without a spoon. To begin, place the spoons (one fewer than the number of players) in the center of the table within grabbing reach of all players. Each player is dealt four cards. The dealer keeps the deck. The dealer picks a card from the deck and then discards one card from his hand, sliding it facedown to the player to his left. That player takes it, then picks one card from his hand and passes it to his left. The player left without a spoon has lost the round. If you like to keep score, that player is given an S. As players spell S-P-O-O-N-S, they are out. The player left at the end is the winner. Play continues until one player has four of a kind, at which time he takes a spoon from the pile. He may steal the spoon surreptitiously, continuing to pass cards until someone else notices. Or he may grab his spoon, creating a mad rush for spoons at the table. Each player in turn does the same, as quickly as possible. Each person should have four cards in his hand at all times. The player to the right of the dealer places discarded cards in a pile to his left to be used by the dealer when the original deck is used up.

Anyway, I hope that you enjoy the games and don't forget to check out later posts for more interesting tid-bits and more funny stuff. Abster Out.

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