Saturday, January 8, 2011

i am thankful daily there is no direct Spanish translation for "awkward".

Many weeks after the Spanish church service,
we all eat Mexican food together.

Tonight, I was sitting at a table with lovely people,
some of whom I knew and some I did not.
We were discussing how good the food was;
I wanted to say, "Yes, I never leave here hungry!".

In Spanish, you don't say "I am hungry",
it translates to, "I have hunger".

So I wanted to say,
"Nunca salgo de aqui con hambre"- I never leave here with hunger.

Except I accidentally pronounced hambre...
as hombre.
Hombre = man.

"I never leave here with a man!".


I think this may beat my previous winner.



Heather Johnson said...

I LOVE this :) LOVE it Let's talk soon :)

mayr said...


Human Needs Global Resources Covenant, 2009

As fellow travelers on this journey, we commit to this covenant before God. Lord, in Your mercy, hear these our prayers:

When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

When wounded by the fractured condition of Your people, may we be united by Your Lordship in faith, hope, and love; seeing, as through the facets of a diamond, the beautiful spectrum of Your light reflected onto Your holy Church joined in praise. Spirit, empower us.

When all Creation groans, afflicted by injustice and driven to despair, may the promise of redemption root us in the hope of Your Kingdom: "Behold, I am making all things new!"

Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.