If folks can put a man on the moon, why can’t they make a ball point pen that writes (every time)?
When I buy groceries and begin to write a check – the pen doesn’t write, or the ink skips where you can’t read the writing. It’s always been amazing to me, that the more simple a thing is, the more complicated man makes it.
Do you think that’s the reason why folks seemingly can’t understand the Bible — because they make something that is relatively simple (the gospel) complicated?
Like Ron, I still use the “pen to paper” motto as well. I use a 3×5 sheet of folded paper to write my grocery lists on; write my list of songs that I lead on the Lord’s Day; write the library class schedule down when I substitute in the public school libraries; jot down ideas and thoughts for future blog articles.
Well almost always, but I’m definitely a pen person. Actually, a picky pen person. I only use pens that don’t drag and will write on a variety of surfaces, but I’m still cheap. The pen I usually use is a Bic Atlantis. It meets all three criteria.
And Barb, I make lots of mistakes. I’ve just learned to live with them. A quick cross out and I move on.
I rarely use a pencil. The one exception is marking wood to cut. A pen does not mark well on wood and sometimes I need to erase a reference point.
Pilot Precise V5 Rolling Ball Extra Fine (black, though I also use the other colors in the 4-pack for emphasis for marking my Bible, etc.). Great pens! I can’t remember the last time I used a pencil. Of course, I barely write anything by hand anymore.
My preferred writing instrument is the pen over the pencil, simply because of the permanency of the ink. The only time I actually write with a pen, is when I’m taking notes at work or when I’m jotting down ideas for an article. Like a lot of other folks in today’s digital world, I prefer the word processor over both pen and pencil for writing purposes.