Sunday, September 15, 2019

Ninth Commandment



My pastor at FBC is currently going through a series on the Ten Commandments, and I remembered these hand motions that my pastor at TBC back in CT taught me as a kid.

The ninth commandment is: "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor." - Exodus 20:16 (ESV)

The hand motion is: one hand with all five fingers up and the other hand with four fingers up which means the thumb is pointing a different direction than the rest so he's the one telling a different story i.e. the liar (with his pants possibly on fire). 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Eighth Commandment


My pastor at FBC is currently going through a series on the Ten Commandments, and I remembered these hand motions that my pastor at TBC back in CT taught me as a kid.

The eight commandment is: "You shall not steal." - Exodus 20:15 (ESV)

The hand motion is: one hand with all five fingers up and the other hand with just three fingers up (because back in the day you got a finger chopped off when you were caught stealing so this person was caught twice. that's kinda gory).

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Seventh Commandment


My pastor at FBC is currently going through a series on the Ten Commandments, and I remembered these hand motions that my pastor at TBC back in CT taught me as a kid.

The seventh commandment is: "You shall not commit adultery." - Exodus 20:14 (ESV)

The hand motion is: one hand with all five fingers up (like a group of people) and the other hand with just two fingers up (like a couple who are happily married or like a V for virgin).

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Pelican or Pelican't


It's September so there are some birthdays so I'm taking a little break from the 10 Commandments to say Happy Birthday to my Mom! She likes pelicans so this one is for her. Three years ago I did a little series on pelicans for her - here they are!

Text:
P: Like my Mom use to say - "Are you a peliCAN or a peliCAN'T?"
W: ... I'm a house wren.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sixth Commandment

My pastor at FBC is currently going through a series on the Ten Commandments, and I remembered these hand motions that my pastor at TBC back in CT taught me as a kid.

The sixth commandment is: "You shall not murder." - Exodus 20:13 (ESV)

The hand motion is: one hand with four fingers up and the other hand with the thumb and index up like a gun (since it's a common murder weapon). 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Fifth Commandment


My pastor at FBC is currently going through a series on the Ten Commandments, and I remembered these hand motions that my pastor at TBC back in CT taught me as a kid.

The fifth commandment is: "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you." - Exodus 20:12 (ESV)

The hand motion is: whole hand flat and saluting your parents as a sign of honor.

Summary at the halfway point:
1- one God
2- no making idols
3- watch your words
4- honor the sabbath
5- honor your parents

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Fourth Commandment


My pastor at FBC is currently going through a series on the Ten Commandments, and I remembered these hand motions that my pastor at TBC back in CT taught me as a kid.

The fourth commandment is: "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy." - Exodus 20:8-11 (ESV)

The hand motion is: four fingers, thinking of a four person family getting into their four door car which has four wheels and going to church (it's kind of a stretch but it connects eventually to the sabbath).

Also, it's September! Woohoo, my favorite month. Time for Fall, and Birthday, and No More Summer Heat (one can hope, right), and coziness, and Renaissance Faire, and the Big E, and all that to say good things.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Third Commandment


My pastor at FBC is currently going through a series on the Ten Commandments, and I remembered these hand motions that my pastor at TBC back in CT taught me as a kid.
I looked on Pinterest for hand drawings because I usually just do stick figures but stick figure hands kinda look like skeletons and I wasn't wanting to go for that. Too Tim-Burton-like.

The third commandment is: "You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lordwill not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name." - Exodus 20:7

The hand motion is: three fingers up in a 'W' shape, for Watch your Words.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Second Commandment

My pastor at FBC is currently going through a series on the Ten Commandments, and I remembered these hand motions that my pastor at TBC back in CT taught me as a kid.

The second commandment is: "You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments." - Exodus 20:4-6

The hand motion is: two fingers to the side, opening and closing like scissors. I don't think people normally used scissors to make idols, it seems they were usually made out of stone or metal or wood, but the meaning is still there. Don't make stuff to worship (more specifically, don't worship things - only worship God).

Sunday, August 25, 2019

First Commandment


When I was a kid, I had a home school group that met at our church, TBC, and we called ourselves TBA, and we had a chapel service and our pastor headed it up. This one time, he did a huge series on the Ten Commandments and we had hand motions to go along with them. We also memorized the first part of Exodus 20, since that's where the commandments are.

The first commandment is: "You shall have no other gods before me." -Exodus 20:3.

The hand motion is: index finger pointing up.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Kangaroo Court


Don't annoy a kangaroo, not only might they kick you but also they might take you to their court and you won't get a fair trial because that's just how it goes in kangaroo court.
Side note - the bird pictured is an emu and they are my favorite bird. They are so weird. In the Virginia Zoo, they have an Australian Walkabout and you can walk in the enclosure where they have wallabies and kangaroos and sometimes emus too. It's amazing to get close to such a massive bird but sadly the day we went it was super hot and they were all in the shade as the edges of the enclosure and we as humans had to stay on the path so there was distance between us but it was still really cool.

Text:
Kangaroo: I'm gonna take you to court!
Emu: OH NOOOO!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Turn That Frown Upside Down


I would like someone to spring into a handstand when told to turn their frown upside down, and then document the reaction. Maybe if you really enjoy gymnastics, then doing this would help get your spirits up. I mean, exercise is suppose to help lift your spirits so maybe this approach could work. Let me know if you try it out.

Text:
A: I'm sad.
B: Turn that frown upside down!
A: *hand-standing* I'm still sad.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Watch Your Step


It's important information - what if you watch the wrong step? You will probably fall. It will hurt and be regrettable. Be sure to list off which step should be watched by which person.

Text:
Sign: Watch your step.
L: Which step is mine?

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Works of Play-Doh


I liked making dioramas when I was in elementary school, specifically ones with my Playmobil people. I remember doing one about Gladys Aylward. We also had a cool Play-Doh tool that we could feed the doh into and it would make things but I don't remember much more than that and also it was colorful.
(Comic Hint: it's supposed to be the works of Plato)

Text:
T: What is your Ancient History diorama?
C: The Works of Play-Doh.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Internal Duress


So a few weeks ago (rather recently when this was scheduled but I'm being good about queuing up comics so you don't miss a day) I went out to eat at a place I have been to many times before but for the first time, I had a salad instead of a soup for a starter because it was a super hot day and there was no AC at church or in the car. Both AC's have now been fixed but the point of this story is I had rather horrible food poisoning and I'm pretty sure it was the salad because I had a bento box and Mark sampled most of what I had since it was a little bit of everything and he was fine and the only thing he didn't have was the salad and these little dumplings and it seems the salad was more likely the culprit. So in the future I will still go back to that place but I won't be having the salad.
Also if I had made this comic after the event, I would have switched the people since I was the one with the tummy panic attack.

Text:
L: Could you please stop using the term "internal duress"? It's gross.
M: ... so then my tummy had a panic attack.