Quick Takes – 9/15/2007

The Presurfer asks: Do you like tennis?

CNN thinks you can clean your house in 19 minutes a day. “With these room-by-room checklists, you can maintain a sparkling house in just 19 minutes a day, giving you more time for family, friends and you.”

Mr. Dawntreader reports on an epidemic of cheating in the United States. “Cheating at school today turns into Enron tomorrow. Imagine a future of doctors, lawyers, politicians, civic leaders and business leaders who are all comfortable cheating when they think it helps. That is exactly where we are headed. Some would say we are already there.”

Tony Woodlief explains the realist approach to parenting. “This is lived out in our house by the dictum that parents are to be obeyed first, and politely questioned later. That seems oppressive to parents with the unconstrained worldview, who want to nurture Junior’s sense of autonomy and broad-minded reasoning. It’s awfully useful, however, when Junior is about to ride his bike into the path of an oncoming car.”

C. Michael Patton gives a comprehensive answer to the question, “What happened to the twelve apostles?” “They died because they proclaimed to have seen Christ die and then to have seen Him alive. They all died because of an unwavering, unrelenting claim that Christ rose from the grave. In my mind and for my faith, the gruesome death of the Apostles as recorded below was one of the greatest gifts that God gave to the Church.”


  1. Sharon Gamble says:

    Cleaning in 19 minutes a day?? I am definitely going to that website. I intensely dislike cleaning and so less is best!

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    I wonder why it’s 19 minutes rather than 20. It all seems very specific to me. Let me know if it works!

  3. Jeff says:

    19 minutes!! That’s way too much time to spend on house cleaning. Here is what I do. Open up two windows one on each end of the floor you are trying to clean in your house. Place a large fan in one window to draw air through the open window at the other end of the house and exhaust it out the window you have the fan in and then fire up the backpack leaf blower and watch the dust fly. (hopefully right out the window)

  4. Ray Fowler says:

    Ha! Okay, Sharon, now you have two methods to try out. Let us know which one works best – and which one is fastest, too!

  5. Sharon Gamble says:

    Jeff – that sounds like the way my husband always suggested we deal with diapers. Just use a garden hose and hose them down…sigh. Real life is slightly more complicated. 🙂

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