It has been a while, and a few of you have been asking, so I figured I shouldn’t waste an opportunity for Mr. Monkey to play in the snow.
The only problem? I had to get out in the snow with him – and get snowed on.
So, here it is…totally unscheduled and impromtuitiously made…a new Monday Monkey video…
…on a Wednesday.
Oh, and that’s my school bus in the background. Think I’ll be driving it tomorrow? Are you kidding?! This is the South!
If you have been waiting to hear glowing endorsements before purchasing my new book Life Lessons from the School Bus, then wait no longer.
On today’s edition of “Monday Monkey” Mr. Monkey will share a few words regarding the book and our friendship.
Some people take a sentence or two, or even a paragraph, to describe their ministry objectives. I decided to divide mine into five points and put them right up front for everyone, including myself, to read.
My desire is…
I. To bring glory to the name of Jesus Christ in all that I do (Ps 19:14) and go through (1Pet 1:7).
II. To “give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine” (1 Tim 4:13) and “to prayer, and to the ministry of the word” (Acts 6:4).
III. To be known as a humble and consistent husband and father whose household serves the Lord (Josh 24:15; 1 Cor 15:58); a forgiven sinner who understands grace (1 Tim 1:15); and a fearless soldier of the Cross (Mark 8:34) who never compromises the truth (1 Tim 4:16).
IV. To affect future generations yet to come as children are grounded, parents become responsible, singles are emboldened, and the aged get a second wind (Josh 4:21-24; Pro 22:6).
V. To promote the preaching and teaching of the Gospel in every part of the world (Acts 1:8).
Dear Heavenly Father, make them more than objectives… make them reality.
- Still At It (therecoveringlegalist.com)
It’s a Monday and some of you need a smile. It’s been a while since this was last posted, but it’s worthy of a re-run.
One of the greatest country songs to come out of Nashville in the last, oh, 20 years was Jesus Take the Wheel.
This video is not meant to make fun of that song, so I hope Carrie Underwood doesn’t hate me when she sees this (I hope she see this).
This episode/edition of “Monday Monkey” pays tribute to Jesus Take the Wheel, while at the same time making fun of Monday-morning drivers.
“There’s a Monkey at the Wheel”
- Monday Monkey (Monkey Questions) (therecoveringlegalist.com)
- Monday Monkey Introduction (therecoveringlegalist.com)
- Monday Monkey (i4daily.wordpress.com)
Well, not exactly, but you know what I mean. Mr. Monkey (a.k.a. Buddy) is back with a new video for Christmas. And this time he actually talks! Sorta.
Mr. Monkey has been resting for a few months on my suit rack, allowing my brain to regrow some creative neurons. I hope you think the wait was worth it.
Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, the Savior of the world, so what better way to express the “spirit” of Christmas than by showing compassion to those in need? God, in His mercy and grace, gave sinful man the most precious gift He could give, His Son. Therefore, in all our giving, shouldn’t our gifts mirror the first Gift?
We should keep in mind that the whole reason Jesus came was to save the lost (Luke 19:10). He came to the lowly and outcast, the poor and downtrodden (Isa. 61:1; Luke 4:18). At the very least, if we are to say we have the “spirit of Christmas,” shouldn’t we be seeking out those in need, not heaping gifts upon gifts on top of already over-blessed children?
This year, make an effort to show grace and compassion to someone outside of your family, someone in need, and especially someone in need of love. After all, isn’t that the real message of Christmas? When you do, keep in mind, it might be Jesus your giving to (Matt. 25:40).
“The Least of These”
It’s late in the day, but it is still Monday. So, why not a Monday Monkey episode?
Actually, this is a video I made for Christmas 2012 (I think). My wife, Valerie, should have gotten an Oscar for the “scream.”
I promise, more Monkey videos are on the way. Promise.
Two (2) quick things:
- I have broken the 50,000 view barrier! Woo hoo!
- There is a new page up top, up there above the stunning picture of my intellectual self, on which you can find all of my Monday Monkey videos (and then some).
So, celebrate my 50,000 views by visiting the “Monkey Archives” tab…and by watching every single one of the videos over and over.
Seriously, a lot of new subscribers have come along since I started making those silly videos and many have never seen most of them. I hope having them all on one page will encourage you to laugh, share, and come back for more (whenever I feel in the mood to make more).
Have a great week!
Not long ago Lady GaGa (Gaga? Ga Ga? Gag?) released a video unlike her normal, crazy, sick, “art.” I won’t post a link to it, though, because it is, well, sick!
Instead, I’m letting Mr. Monkey do his own version. Here he is showing his meditation techniques and saying the letter “A” for an extended period of time.
Incidentally, a big deal was made on one internet news channel that she held that “A” note for an “impressive 30 seconds.” Woopdidoo…so did Mr. Monkey. Hmph!
I was so worried, but Mr. Monkey came through the wash without falling apart. Washing a family heirloom is not something I do very often, especially 30 year-old puppets.
You see, I took Mr. Monkey with us to the beach in South Carolina. There he experienced getting buffeted by the salty waves crashing onto the shore. Fortunately, he didn’t need sunscreen.
The only problem is that Mr. Monkey came out of the wash fine, but ended up looking like he got a “perm” after only a few minutes in the dryer. He’s still a little damp, so he’s just hanging around, for now.
Well, signing off again from the WordPress iPhone app. Have a great Thursday!
It has been a really long while since I made a video with Mr. Monkey. The last one was in March!
No wonder the world has been going crazy.
So, after a long day at church, then painting cabinet doors for a neighbor, I got into bed. That’s when it hit me – make a video.
I made the whole thing (except for the music) while laying (lying?) on my back. My wife never noticed – thank goodness.
Have a great Monday!
P.S. Do I have any fans in Charleston, S.C.?