Visiting Pate Farm

I went to Mobile, Alabama, last week to see my cousin Becca graduate with her nursing degree.

While I was there, I was able to visit her farm.  Becca has a potbellied pig named Penelope.  The pig was a bit grouchy, but I did get to pet her for a little while.  Her hair is really bristly and tough.  It hurts if you pet her against the fur.

Becca also had a donkey named Timothy.  The donkey was a bit nervous, but friendly.  I was able to pet and hand feed the donkey.  However, he ran away when I laughed.

In the house Becca has an aquarium with an albino frog.  The frog was under water, so I decided to reach into the aquarium and touch the frog.  It jumped so fast that it scared me.  I jerked my hand out of the aquarium and screamed like a little girl.  Becca thought the whole thing was funny, but it was a little embarrassing.

I had a great time visiting Pate Farm.

 

Demons and Dead Pigs (Matthew 8:28-34)

Jesus had just arrived in Gadarenes when two demon-possessed men came out from the tombs.  These men were so violent that nobody could enter the tombs or even pass by them.

The men cried out to Jesus, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God?  Have you come here to torment us before the time?”  (ESV)

The demons acknowledged the divinity of Jesus and his ultimate victory over evil.

The demons then requested to be cast into a herd of pigs.  Jesus agreed, they went into the pigs, and the pigs ran into the sea where they all drowned.

When the people in the city discovered what happened they were terrified and begged Jesus to leave their region.

I wonder what became of the two men.  They were wildly insane and Jesus made them whole.  They were finally able to function as normal human beings.  I like to think they used their blessing to bring peace and good news everywhere they traveled.

Chitlins – Strange Southern Food

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If you are not from the southern part of the United States, you may be wondering what are Chitlins.  Chitlins are pig intestines, which are boiled and then eaten.

I have lived in the South for 29 years, but I have never eaten Chitlins.  I also don’t plan on trying it.

I admit at times I do weird and crazy things.  However, I have my limits and chitlins do not fall within those limits.

What are some weird things people eat where you live?  Let me know in the comment section below.