Saturday, June 28, 2008

LOL! ROFL! Smiley faces...:)...LLPF!!!!

Okay, be honest, how many times do you type the text "LOL" to show that something is funny? And every time you type that, are you really LOLing? Beeeeee honest now. I'm talkin to me-self too. Are we really just Liars On Line? (Liars-liars-pants-on-fire On Line) LOLOLOL!!!!!

Don't even get me started on ROFLing. If I were to ROFL every time I typed it, they'd have to put me on a stretcher and hospitalize me. Plus it's kind of a weird thought picturing everyone who types that stepping away from their computer and falling down on the floor to laugh. It's more like, Rattling Off Facetious Lingo. ROFL!!!!!

And I would be tragically amiss if I forgot to mention Mr. Smiley. I think he started the whole thing anyway...you know kind of like Adam did? (Oh, and Eve too...winka) I have to ask: why do so many of us have deeply embedded frown wrinkles if the emoticons show their frowns upside down in their emails. I think maybe we're smiling on the inside. Yah, that's it!
Ahhhhhhhhh, a clean conscience. I feel so much better now. :)

We all are sorta justified though. When it comes to stuff as the cyber world turns, the rules are different than reality. The words are flat. Even as I look down at what I'm typing, these words...BORRRRRRING. ***snore*** So in order to bring the words to life, we add the text lingo and the images. Example:

I'm glad you liked my new dress. It was pretty before you spit your iced coffee on me when you were laughing like a mad woman. Ya KLUTZ!

I'm glad you liked my new dress. :) It was pretty before you spit your iced coffee on me when you were laughing like a mad woman. LOL! Ya KLUTZ! ROFL!!!! :)

Big diff, eh? The first one, depending on my mood, would've led me to believe the friendship had been tossed into cyber space, only to return no more. The second one would make me want to spew my iced coffee all over again in laughter.


You know, it kind of reminds me of the Word of God a little bit. Sometimes we think we have to "add to it" to make it more exciting to others, or ourselves for that matter. God has a little something to say on that:

"Every word of God is flawless...Do not add to His words, or He will rebuke you and prove you a liar."Proverbs 30:5a,6

There's that Liar, Liar, Pants on fire again. (LLPF) Saints, we do not need to spice up His Word. Why? Because it is already living. "For the Word of God is living and active." (Hebrews 4:12a) It's not just living, it is active. And to take it a step further, take 1 John 2:14b to heart: "I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the Word of God lives in you..." Wowzer.

WE can make our methods for teaching, preaching, writing and singing fun, hip, relevant, ever-changing and contemporary, but we must nevah-evah compromise the Truth of His Word in the process. No LLPF when it comes to my Saviour. Nope. But thank goodness, I can still add a little flavor to the flat words of my typewriter to help bring them to life.

Sooooooooo, FF2LF, ok? I'm going to DARFC, so CUL8r. G2GLYS!

FF2LF (Feel Free 2 Leave Feedback)
DARFC (Duck and Run For Cover)
CUL8r (C U Later)
G2GLYS (Got 2 Go, Love You So)

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Homesteader in Training said...

Ok I will confess I do use LOL a lot! But for the most part I really am laughing out loud. Even if under my breath. Most of the time my kids will ask me what I'm snickering about at the computer. I find funny in a lot of things. I love to laugh. Your post made me LOL! Ha ha!I think I must come back again! Oh yes! I'll be back! Did you just hear the Terminator in there somewhere? LOL!I loved the part about ROFL, I can picture it now! It wouldn't go over very well here as we have terrazzo floors. OUCH!
Blessings,
Kim

Patty Wysong said...

I came over here to check on something and I got TOTALLY sucked in by this one! *slurp* I LOVE it!! and there's such great truth here!!! Tremendous! (and my kids are now used to my snickering and only occassionally look at me funny--those would be the 'holding my sides laughing' times. LoL.) Huggles! I'm back to checking what I came over for. LoL.

Laury said...

You are too funny! And I want you to know -- YOUR WORDS ARE NEVA EVA BORING! Really, truly! Believe me, do you? You better cuz I'm the older sister and what I say goes! So there!

Dee Yoder said...

Oh my-so much truth here and I DO lol- mucho! You're right, though, I have neveh R'edOFL! Love the tie-in to the word of God and how it never changes. Great message presented with humor.

Josh said...

Haha! Great post! You had me LOLing for real this time. being one who overdoes the LOLs and :) in postings, I totally got what you were trying to say here.

I ahte when people take the Word and mold it into somethign that fits their ideals or ways of thinking. I actually fear for their souls, because I believe that is something that God does not take lightly at all. However, you made a good point that we can have fun in taking the TRUTH of the Word (unaltered and untouched) and present it in a way that makes it fun and exciting for others.

God isn't boring, and he doesn't want us to be boring either, so it's good to have fun while being open and honest about what he expects from us.

thank you for making me smile today. LOL ROFL :) ;) :P :-)