Things I Don’t Know

As a husband, father, preacher and aspiring writer, I am constantly reminded of how much I really don’t know. 

If I were to attempt to list all the things of which I have no knowledge, then that would take forever, especially since there are things that I don’t know I don’t know.


Here are some things that I wish I knew more about, or at least could understand. If it were possible to master these subjects, my self-esteem might go through the roof. Some may even call me a “know-it-all” in a non-derogatory way!

  • How only three knobs (valves) and two lips can play an infinite number of musical notes.
  • How people get clean in dirty bath water
  • Hot flashes and why women hate them in the winter
  • Why are things like Pi, things that have no answer, so dadgum important?
  • If animals in cartoons and movies can talk to each other in English, not to mention read, then why can’t they just write a note to humans when someone is in danger?
  • Women (in general) and why they wear “natural” makeup to look not natural
  • Greek grammar
  • Who killed Kennedy
  • Why Democrats keep getting elected
  • Why do I have to balance my budget? Why can’t I just decide to increase my debt limit?
  • Why dogs and cats hate each other
  • Why I could never pick up a snake by the tail, but Steve Irwin could
  • RSS feed
  • Why mega-church pastors with a full staff only have to preach once a week, while bi-vocational pastors without staff preach at least twice
  • How the first person decided that drinking something fermented, breathing something on fire, eating something coagulated, or using the anal glands of a beaver for flavoring (castorium) was an appetizing idea

Life is full of persistent, nagging questions. Some questions may never be answered. I may never truly be a know-it-all. However, when it all comes down to what’s most important, I am reminded of the words of a man who was blind from birth: “I was blind…but now I see.”

I may not know everything, but I know that I will be OK when I die. I know that this world is not all there is. I know that heaven awaits me when I die. How? It’s all written in the Word of God, the Bible.

 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. – 1 John 5:13

Did you know that?


Filed under Life Lessons, World View

10 responses to “Things I Don’t Know

  1. I do know that, and it makes all the difference! To quote Steve Fee, “It’s all because of Jesus I’m alive. It’s all because the blood of Jesus Christ, that covers me and raised this dead man’s life. It’s all because of Jesus I’m alive!”

    As far as Pi is concerned, it is all about the circles, man. NOW STOP QUESTIONING IT! :p

    I do not “worry” too much about women. I gave that up to God! I just love ’em.

    RSS feeds are one of the biggest conundrums to me.

    • And then there’s words like “conundrum.” It would be nice to know the meaning to a lot of big words I use. “Hunky-dory” is another.

      • I totally agree with you on words/terms like “hunky-dory.” The first time I heard that as a child, I asked my dad “They think your mom is hunky? Weird.”

        In case you missed it, my grandmother’s name is Dorry, as in Dorris.

  2. Thanks for this post. It has reminded me again of what’s important in life! I enjoy reading your posts.

  3. I do know that, and am so thankful that I do! What I don’t know is why Goofy wears clothes and talks to Mickey Mouse (who is the same size as him), but then Mickey has a dog named Pluto who doesn’t wear clothes or talk. I also don’t know how men can completely tune out every thing around them but the TV. As for the Steve Irwin question, I know the answer. Steve Irwin had no fear whatsoever and no common sense either. Peace, Linda

  4. heather joy

    Personally, I think this is one of my favorite posts that you have written. Well done. It also gave me a good chuckle here and there. I like chuckling. :]

    • My middle initial is C.
      “C” stands for Charles.
      “Chuck” is short for Charles.
      I hate the name “Chuck” except when it is followed by Swindoll.
      But chuckles and “Chuck” maybe more than a coincidence.
      Maybe “Chuckles” should be my middle name?
      NO, I don’t think so.

  5. Camera

    “Why Democrats keep getting elected”

    The crazy fundie minority scares the bejesus outta us with all their talk about passing laws based on their religious beliefs and taking rights away from people. It gives a person no choice to get out and vote.

    The Islamic countries have already demonstrated what happens when you let the fundies take over.

  6. Yes, I understand the “taking rights away” point very clearly. I am very well acquainted with the ACLU.

    But hey, I am glad you vote. We should at least agree on that one.

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