Lovers of loud will love this. There's even a dirty, heavy blues number in the middle especially for JCF.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MRS MP
One Christmas Eve, a frenzied young man ran into a pet shop looking for an unusual Christmas gift for his wife. The shop owner suggested a parrot, named Chet, who could sing famous Christmas carols; this seemed like the perfect gift for his wife.
"How do I get him to sing?" The young man asked, excitedly.
"Simply hold a lighted match directly under his feet." was the shop owner's reply.
The shop owner held a lighted match under the parrot's left foot. Chet began to sing: "Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! ...."
The shop owner then held another match under the parrot's right foot. Then Chet's tune changed, and the air was filled with: " Silent Night, Holy Night..."
The young man was so impressed that he paid the shop-keeper and ran home as quickly as he could with Chet under his arm. When the wife saw her gift she was overwhelmed.
"How beautiful!" She exclaimed, "Can he talk?"
"No", the young man replied, "But he can sing; let me show you."
So the young man lit a match and placed it under Chet's left foot, as the shop-keeper had shown him, and Chet crooned: "Jingle Bells! Jingle bells!..."
The man then placed another lit a match to Chet's right foot, and out came: "Silent Night, Holy night..."
The delighted wife, her face filled with curiosity, then asked, "What if we hold a match between his feet?"
Eager to please his wife he said, "I don't know, but let's try it".
"Chet's nuts roasting on an open fire...."
MADPRIEST'S IS APPEALING
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Over a quarter of the way there!
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If the monthly subscriptions ever reached a total of $1000 I would look for a part time, house for duty, parish post (3 days a week) and devote the rest of my time to my blog ministry. I promise I am not stating this to pressurise you into donating (I am happy to go back into full time parish ministry). It's just something that would effect my decision should it happen.
As so many of you had already contributed to the appeal before I put up the subscription facility I expect I won't get an accurate idea of how popular it will be until next month.
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