My favorite cartoon is Garfield the cat: http://www.garfield.com/comics/todayscomic.html
A close runner up is Dilbert: http://www.dilbert.com/
My favorite road is the Million Dollar Highway from Ouray to SIlverton, Colorado, because of the beautiful scenery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQu2aeCGk-E
Spiritually speaking, my favorite road is the road less traveled: http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2009/12/27/choosing-the-road-less-traveled/
My favorite place to sit is my in home library room where I study, write, and post my articles to my Bible article blog.
My favorite non-biblical quote is from William Wordsworth’s, “The World Is Too Much With Us”: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15878 – especially the first four lines:
“The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!”
As the poem suggests, many human beings are too preoccupied with the material (“The world…getting and spending”) and have lost touch with the spiritual and with nature. What a sad commentary on our society today.
Here’s a commentary on the poem: http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/wordsworth/section4.rhtml
My all-time favorite movie is the classic, “Gone With The Wind” with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/.
Am I a candy or cake sort of person? No, not in the least. I’m a pie person. Love most pies – my favorite being the chocolate pie. Ummm, Yummy!
1) Today’s Nudge: “From 1-2 Corinthians, choose a favorite verse or short passage and explain why it’s special to you”:
My favorite verse in 1-2 Corinthians is 2 Corinthians 10:5:
“casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”
This verse provides us the key to living a successful Christian life. We must be willing to “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” Paul obviously employed this principle in his life, for he stated in Galations 2:20:
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
2) “Name a commentary or book on some part or the whole of these two letters that you find especially helpful”:
I’ve used the Bible as its own best commentary in this article http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2006/01/09/the-6-8-10-principles/, emphasizing the “6-8-10” principles found in 1st Corinthians Chapters 6, 8, and 10.
The rose has always been my favorite flower because of its beauty and distinct sweet smell. The rose carries with it symbolic meanings as well, depending upon its color: http://www.rosegathering.com/meaning.html
My favorite story of conversion in Acts? It would have to be the conversion of the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8:26-40. Note that the eunuch was not only hungering and thirsting for the righteous Word (Acts 8:28; cf. Matthew 5:6), but had the desire to “understand” what the Scriptures were saying to him (Acts 8:30-31). The Holy Spirit provided just the right man (Philip), at just the right time, to help him
understand the Scriptures.
When the eunuch understood what the Scriptures taught (Acts 8:35), he eagerly and quickly complied with their teaching (Acts 8:36-30).