Erika Carney Haub's musings on life and God from South Central, L.A.
This is the photo I took of our bullet last night before I went to bed.
So you got me to wonder, okay now you got the bullet, what are you going to od with it? Can’t just leave laying around it all germy and everything. Frame and use it as a conversation starter, may be not. But what are you going to do with bent bullet?
Good question! Right now it is sitting perched on the edge of my monitor stand, serving no other purpose than amusing me when I look at it.
Yeah, I’m not really sure what its long-term fate will be or how long it will be around. It has become a little symbolic for us these past twenty-four hours, so who knows 🙂
that is a cool story…a bullet in your power line. Talk about ministry on the front line. You should start a “What to do with the Bullet” discussion. Perhaps there may be some creative ideas that could serve as some sort of missional metaphor for ministry in South Central LA….:)
I think that is a marvelous idea…so, the floor is now open for suggestions for what to do with the bullet!
Perhaps you should beat it into a plowshare, or a ltter opener.
OK…here are my entries…
1. spare fillings
2. submit as evidence for some crime or other
3. necklace as a constant reminder about how a bullet can mess with internet connections…
It makes me think of stones:
and [Joshua] said to them, “Go over before the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, 6 to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 7 tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.”
A wise man once exhorted me and my bride regarding stones. The bullet is a stone – it must be….
Yeah, we used to get slugs on our property from time to time when we lived in your neighborhood.
Especially around the 4th of July when folks fired into the air in celebration.
One bullet actually landed in the window well of the picture window at the front of our turn of the 20th century Queen Anne Victorian house. It was in better shape than your slug :^) I’ve still got it.
This picture is priceless. We are going to laugh about this one for YEARS to come!!
I think you could put in a nice setting and use as a ring.
Kent, I think you win! My cousin used to design jewelry…maybe I’ll see what he can do 🙂
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