Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ready, Set... Go!



Remember the Bible sword drills? Middle school age children would stand at attention. A verse would be called out by the teacher, and they'd flip through their Bibles to find and read the verse. Some of those students were quite adept at knowing how to use their Bibles. It took practice, and we all know that practice still makes perfect.

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20 comments:

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Hello Sally,

I sure remember :-)And yes, the more you read, the more you remember :-) Well, not only the different books but most importantly be reminded of the message :-)

Mizpah,
Li

barbarah said...

Yep, I remember sword drills. The cartoon is a funny take on it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ha--cute cartoon, Sally. Yes--I remember the Sword Drills. But--since I was a Methodist and not a Baptist, we didn't have them. One thing is for sure: the Baptists learned their Bible verses much more than us Methodists!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Mevely317 said...

G'morning .....
Gotta confess, I've never heard of Sword Drills - but sure applaud the idea! This is cute!

The Muse said...

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LOL...oh my grandson would get a kick out of this...he is actually a finalist in his churches SS contest.

He is always asking questions that get the response..."I don't know, but we will find out :)"

Sewconsult said...

Sally, I am going to send this to my daughter. She is in charge of Bible Drill for her church in Nashville. I also remember my days of Bible drill, too. I'm afraid that I wouldn't be as fast at it as I was 50 yrs ago!
Thanks for triggering a memory.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You come up with some great cartoons to share. Thanks for the reminder. laurie

Clif said...

Very funny and yes I do remember the Sword Drills.

Judi said...

Hi Sally
Thats a cute cartoon but he like I didn't know about these drills. I can well imagine some students becoming very fluent in finding the passages through this type of drill.
Thank you for sharing and hope you are having a great day.
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Judi

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Great cartoon, Sally. Brings back memories. Enjoy your Sunday.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Muse said...

Thank you Ms Sally :) for visiting...
May I ask if Mr linky will be used for Blue Monday? :)

PAT said...

I remember those drills. My Bible had a zipper. I still have that Bible, given to me in 1955. For many years it still held pressed carnations from Easter. I always borrowed a Bible without a zipper for the drills, because they were easier to find the books and open the Bible, quickly...or at least quicker. Sometimes I was quicker than other times.

Ms.Daisy said...

Sally,
Good one - made me smile, as usual!
I didn't have a chance to attend much Sunday School when I was in grade school so I missed out on a lot but I made sure that my children didn't!

Blessings,
Jean

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

We use to have to memorize our book paragraph by paragraph in french no less.Wish I could have that book today I can still picture it in my mind.
Have a great week Sally
Diane

Charlotte said...

This certainly is a different concept of a Bible sword drill. Thanks for the chuckle.
Charlotte

Denise said...

I remember those drills.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I never went to church as a child so this was an experience I never had, but I really liked hearing about it. I sounds like it was not only fun, but profitable!

Cindy said...

I grew up Catholic so I didn't know about it. I'm afraid I'd fail right now.
cindy

momgen said...

They are pretty. Mine is up...

Mine is here

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I need to get in practice again.Thank-you for this cartoon.
God Bless,
Ginger