Pray \Pray\, v. t.
1. To address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to beseech
     And as this earl was preyed
[spelling], so did he –Chaucer
     We pray you . . . by ye reconciled to God
–2 Cor. v. 20
2. To ask earnestly for; to seek to obtain by supplication; to entreat for
     I know not how to pray your patience
3. To effect or accomplish by praying
     To pray a soul out of purgatory

–Definition from

I saw the graffiti sign, pictured above, while walking in Ann Arbor’s arboretum last Saturday and have been thinking about it since then.  I know who I will be praying for.  Who or what will you be praying for this holiday season?

Switching to a lighter tone, I offer up two examples of human nature that are both humorous and educational.  The first one is simply a bumper sticker that said, Oh no, not another educational experience!  I offer it both as title and preamble to the story that a co-worker told me on my way out the door from work this evening.  His wife had just called with a story about their son.  That morning, the son had announced that today was wacky hair day at school and he wanted to have his hair combed into a Mohawk.  His mom got some styling gel and coiffured the wacky hair doo.  Arriving at school the son discovered that wacky hair day was not this Friday, but next Friday.  This Friday was school picture day.  Compounding his mistake, he had told a friend that today was wacky hair day and his friend had shown up sporting a Mohawk too.  Asked afterwards, what he had learned from this experience, my co-worker’s son said, “To listen more closely to the announcements.”  When this question was posed to the son’s friend, his response was, “Not to listen to my friend anymore.”

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