Last Friday I showed you a couple pictures of our church sign. What I was most showing is how clever or something I was. But, as often is the case, other people knew better than I.
Amy pointed out that the OVER would make more sense with parentheses. Meg agreed and pointed out that there are two parens in the letter O.
So today it was time to change the sign. Again there were two events and not enough lines. So we went with the same theme as last week. Two different sides with OVER. But today Kim made parens by printing an O on a n overhead transparency and cutting them out.
And, of course, it works.
Please understand. This is a sign in front of a church in Grabill, IN, with characters made from overhead material, recommended by people from Fort Wayne and from Portland, Maine.
Sometimes we talk about using social media to make the monkey dance. We look at someone on a webcam somewhere else and send them a text to make them move. And that is, really, quite silly. But helping people smile as they drive by a sign is not so silly. In this case, the connection between the blog comment and the church sign isn’t technology…it’s people. Relationships are making the sign better…and the relationships stronger.
Kim and Amy and Meg haven’t ever seen each other. They probably won’t. But because I decided to talk about something low-tech, something small, something simple, they were able to work together quite well.
So what? Talk. Write. Share about life. Give examples. Be off the wall. And comment. Together we are figuring out how to do lots of things more effectively. Even humor. On signs. In Grabill.