I remember the last time Darrell gave us a “fundy free” day. The next day he came back with a video of Schaap.
Good times. Good times.
This was the post Darrell gave us after the last fundy free day. Too bad the video is disabled.
I may stay off the interwebz tomorrow. 😉
There’s no easing back into fundydom! 🙂
Happy Birthday D
And Happy Birthday Darrell!
And oddly enough I’m planning on raising my first glass tonight since my separation from Fundy land. Cheers 🙂
I’ll drink to that! If you’re ever in NE Ohio, rattle my cage. I’ll introduce to the Brew Kettle, a local pub rated 3rd best in North America.
Sounds good! I’m in MD at the moment with eyes on PA so I’m not too far away. Sadly I had to delay my drink last night, but I’m looking forward to it!
Happy Birthday, Darrell! I just came home from my sil’s birthday celebration 🙂 Good day for it.
I’ll raise a glass in everyone’s honor this evening. Now I’m gonna listen to heathen music on my smartphone. Cheers!
Yummy moscato! Cheers, Darrell!
Happy Birthday Darrell! Maybe I’ll bet on a boxing match!
Happy birthday, Darrell! You share it with Sebastian Stan, whom I love to watch on Once Upon A Time. 😀 I hope it’s a great day!!
Tonight I’m going to see the band “Wild Cub” at DC9 in Washington DC with some unsaved friends. I will request the band play at least one of their songs backwards. I going to sit at the bar and have a few beers and maybe a shot of Fireball.
Happy Birthday, Darrell!
Happy Birthday, Darrell. I hope you have a wonderful day and year.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Happy birthday, Darrell! I hope it’s a lovely one!
Happy Birthday Darrell! Wishing YOU a fundy-free day.
Happy Birthday Former Fundy and Friend
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday may the day begin and end,
with well wishes and kisses, but ONLY from the missus! 🙂
As you begin, another year, may it be filled with good cheer,
We know you have much to say, please DO keep bringing it our way,
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday Darrell, you are a dear!
Happy Birthday Darrell. I hope it’s full of fun and laughter.
Happy birthday! I raise a glass of Louisville’s newest MOST EXCELLENT Angel’s Envy in your honor…
And I join you this evening in raising my glass of Jagermeister to Darrell’s birthday celebration! 😆
I give you my traditional Facebook birthday salute:
As one of my friends mom’s likes to say: Happy Born Day (you were born this day many years ago, it was your mother that gave birth, and it’s her “birthday”). I always found that amusing.
is that a mushroom cloud in the distance?
Hope you have an awesome birthday today Darrell!! 😎
Happy birthday, Darrell! Be sure to follow all your own advice. Have an excellent day! I salute you with a glass of sparkling cider–a beverage of choice, not compulsion.
Happy Birthday, Dar-El! I’m going to swear a blue streak today in your honor. Of course, I’ll probably have to visit Urban Dictionary to learn some better vocabulary, first.
Happy birthday, Darrell and everyone else born on this date!
I’m taking my kids to the zoo. I’ve got Group’s “Kingdom Rock” VBS music to play in the car on the way there.
Happy birthday! Hope it is a blessed day for you.
Although I have left a controlling church, I have not left God and will not (by His grace) take His name in vain or use language that would dishonor Him.
No do I want to do any other activity that would be dishonoring to Him.
GR, Darrell isn’t encouraging anyone to dishonor God or do anything against their conscience. He’s saying to celebrate this day, feel free to do something disallowed in Fundistan. Like seeing a movie in the theater or listening to Southern Gospel. Or refusing to wear a tie.
I dare say the rest of us won’t be doing anything we believe would dishonor God, either. 🙂
Who said anything about dishonoring God? Just reading something into the post?
One of the posts above talked about cursing a blue streak; it may have been sarcasm, but it’s hard to tell sometimes.
I understand what Darrell is saying; however, in the past, there have been posters who revel in their “freedom” to the extent that they dishonor God Himself – they discuss their adultery, fornication, and drunkenness as if they are “free” to do these things.
I’m all for breaking the “silly” man-made rules (such as no open-toed sandals, no red shirts. There are certainly still “gray” areas in matter of dress, but God demands modesty of men & women in His word. Too often fundamental churches err in telling every member what the pastor thinks modesty is, not leaving up to the Holy Spirit to convict them. I know that there are different views about drinking – but the Bible still condemns drunkenness.
GR, I was the one who said I’d curse a blue streak. I was joking, and I didn’t. Well, I did mutter “sh!t” under my breath when I discovered the youngest two kids had taken & lost the charging cable to my cell phone, but that’s hardly a blue streak, nor do I believe it dishonored God.
Also, I toasted Darrell with an (over)abundance of iced coffees (extra half & half in your honor, D) & one (1) bottle of ale.
Happy Birthday. Break out the Bermuda shorts, sandals, and go to the movie theater.
Happy birthday, Darrell!
Hope you have a peaceful / raucous / joyful / drunken / exciting (circle your preference) day doing something (water-skiing / mountain-climbing / Netflix bingeing / grilling / reading) you enjoy! We will try to behave ourselves if you need the day off, I promise 😀
Is it really possible to every be truly “fundy-free?” I have been out of it for 7 years and still find myself thinking just like a fundy at the drop of a hat. When I read the story about a priest appearing to pray with a trapped auto accident victim and then disappear . . . the reporters said it must have been a guardian angel . . . my very first thought was. “No angel would appear as a priest.” 🙄 Just can’t seem to break out of the box they put me in. It is all set up that even when you leave you are still trapped. Do I have to drink a beer or smoke a hand wrapped Havana to break the chains of bondage?
No, but they won’t hurt the process!
Yes, please 😎
Happy birthday, Darrell!
Obviously, the only thing to do today is find the nearest Gigantic Flat Screen Altar to the Wuh-ruld, grab a frosty mug of Schraderbrau, a bucket of Los Pollos Hermanos fried chicken, and completely gorge yourself on some Breaking Bad.
Or, you could don some flip-flops, grab a Dan Brown thriller and go find someplace sandy near water…
Or, you could take your wife out buy her some kick-ass jeans…
Or, you could read something out of The Message and git a Real Blessing from it.
Or, you could have a Reverse-Teen Group Come-to-Jesus Event and burn every Southern Gospel eight-track/cassette tape/cd you can get your hands on. (Personally,I think this would do the most good for The World At Large.)
Or, you could have a genuine conversation with someone with whom you disagree, involving both listening and talking. Weird,I know, but it can be informative and fun.
However you spend your day, I hope when it’s done, you can smile and gratefully say, “Today, I really lived.”
Come on now — I love Southern Gospel music. Until yesterday “He Touched Me” was one of my favs. Now now so much. 😐
What’s that thing in the sea to the right of the palm tree?
I hadn’t noticed it before, but if you’re thinking what I’m thinking it definitely could be some kind of beach attire monitor reporting back to the fundy home base what we’ve all been wearing today! 🙂
Or not wearing
I was thinking maybe it was george going for a swim. george does take a day off, doesn’t he?
Have a great one! Remember that God’s Son became one of us — flesh and blood! We are free to be real and to affirm all that we are. Do it!
Let’s have a beach party on Margaritaville singing hymns!
Will Alvin Martinez be there?
Yup, along with Jan Crouch and her crew, it will be filmed for an upcoming PTL Club showing to air on TBN.
Darrell, Enjoy your day and go to a beach that has REAL palm trees — not imported. 😀
Blessings to you and yours.
Don’t forget to listen to some “Rock” music and even CCM music. Go for a little dancing this evening and even go “mixed” swimming!
Happy birthday, Darrell!!!
Happy Birthday, Darrell! Hope it is a blessed one!
I bet Bro. Martinez could really sing a good Happy Birthday to D.
Yup. Martinez can sing the high notes like no other fundy singer. I’d recommend Jack Trieber’s church just so you can hear Martinez bring the house down.
You guys are killin’ me.
Martinez singing “I Stand Redeemed” is his signature song. He hits the high notes like no other. He turned down a music scholarship to Harvard to attend Golden State Baptist (Jack Trieber’s School) so he can “Use His Talents For God”.
Martinez released his first record on Trieber Records and its already climbing the Southern Gospel Chart and crossed over into to the CCM charts. He may even crossover into the Billpoard Pop Top 100.
Martinez first record titles “I Stand Redeemed”. Tracks include:
1. I Stand Redeemed
2. I’ve Been Rescued
3. The King and the Beggar (featuring Jack Trieber)
4. Five Rows Back
5. The King is Coming
1. Thanks to Calvary
3. Oh What A Savior
4. The Courtroom
5. Love Will Find A Way (featuring Amy Grant)
Martinez is currently on tour to support the record and will be appearing at a Fundy Church near you and yes in September he’s coming to Jim Vineyards’ Windsor Hills Baptist.
Daring to focus clear-eyed
Attention on the
Rules that ran our lives.
Resolutely willing to say, “The
Emperor has no clothes!”
Looking for true Christianity,
Love and Grace, not Law and Legalism.
Went downtown in ratty sweats
To get my little daughter a flip like Kit.*
Checked out a book for a homeschool lesson
All about mammoths and the world they lived in.**
Bought two Pepsis with my paycheck money,
Drank one for that poor Maxwell lady.***
Watched a mystery with killin’ and cussin’
And that dev’lish handsome Inspector Alleyn.****
I’ll have sins to confess at morning prayer,
But not a one is listed here!
*Kit Kittredge, plucky girl reporter and survivor of the Great Depression.
**Containing actual factual science!
***If you don’t know what that’s about, Google Teri Maxwell Pepsi–but be prepared for your face to stick like this: 😯
****Courtesy of the godless BBC.
You can’t leave it up two days in a row, Dar-El. That’s double-dipping.
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