Sunday, June 11, 2006

May-flies... In June?

Whew! what a weekend! I survived my insane schedule and am enjoying a nice Sunday night/Monday morning watching the moonlight outside my window. Of course living on the lake, I have the unique pleasure of watching the mayflies land on my house... and stay there! Ugh! I hate these things. For those of you that might not know, on Lake Erie, for between 4-6 weeks every June, the mayflies hatch and bombard the local communities that are right on the lake. Mayflies are harmless flies (or bugs with huge wings) that do nothing but hatch, fly around and land (and stay) near anything warm and bright, and reproduce... all within 24 hours... and then they die. Wow, some could make the argument about the quality of life a mayfly has vs. humans... but I digress.
Church was really good today. They had a guest speaker who spoke about the DaVinci code and as he so eloquently put it: "why the davinci code is always in the fiction section!" I can't wait for the church to put this video teaching up on their website... verrrry imformative. And very interesting. The guy's name is Tom Short. He doesn't just try to feed people church position and the usual "believe us or you'll go to hell" sentiment. Instead, as Dan Brown tried to make points with the 'lost gospels' etc... Tom Short shows documentation that debunks every thing that Dan Brown 'infers' about Jesus. Very thought prevoking stuff... for christians and non christians alike.
Spent the rest of the day at graduation parties... ate too much food and came home to mow the lawn and clean the sides of the house of mayflies... UGH!

6 comments:

Jackson said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm never seen a maylfy to my knowledge :)

Mik said...

That's because they're only located on the Great Lakes and the eggs remain in hibernation in the mud right at the water. About late May, or early June when it's warm, the eggs hatch and the mayflies arrive en masse to do, well, nothing. They reproduce and then die. Their actual life-span, is 24 hours. When their rinsed off of the houses or any building to be cleaned away, they give off a slight dead-fish smell. Not exactly the bahamas where I live... LOL. But they tell us that they actually are good for the enviorment. They feed (and thereby kill off) certain bacterias and terrible stuff on the lake shore. But, man, does it whiz that we have to endure this for 4-6 weeks in the summer... every summer. Thanks for stopping by JXN...

The Rev. Dr. Kate said...

Interesting post - There is alot of stuff out there right now that attempts to throw the faith into new light. And some of it is worth reading - the Gospel of Thomas for instance. The Gospel of Judas is interesting too - not for what it tells us about either Jesus or Judas, but it tells us alot about what a certain segment of Christians in the second century believed and were thinking about . . . there wasn't alot of agreement in the early Church. And for someone whose denomination is meeting in General Convention beginning today and in the process of self-destructing, this is comforting knowledge!

Riccie said...

Mayfly...eww. Thanks for the biology lesson :). DaVinci Code message-that is interesting, but I could only get about half it. Don't know if it was my computer or a problem with this site...I'll try again later this week.

Mik said...

It may depend on how fast the download is... Because the video is with highspeed in mind when it's uploaded. With my cell card (which is about 4 times faster than dial-up) it takes forever to load and then tries to play at the same time... it's worth it though... Tom Short is a little dry as far as delivery. Kinda like that droll professor in school... but the content kept our whole Cedar Creek congregation riveted...

Riccie said...

Well, Mik, since I figured out how Wi-Fi works I rarely use 'accelerated'. With 'accelerated', I have time to wash a large load of clothes, dry them, fold them, and put them away before the page finishes loading. As a side note-I got the same result when I tried to listen on Tom's computer, and he has broadband. Who knows. I'll try again later this week.