Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings


Friday, July 08, 2005


  I can't even dig a hole in the sand.


A few weeks ago my family and I went to the beach. I tried to help my youngest son build a sand castle. I was so bad at it I decided to just dig a hole, I couldn't even do that right. It kept falling in on me. But check out what this guy can do. Chuck Ritchey Sr. of Ocean City, Maryland does a little bit better job than I do. He uses his talent as a ministry since many people view his art everyday. Think about it, this guy is playing in the sand to further God's kingdom. So, what can you do for God?

God bless, Joe

I can't even dig a hole in the sand.

13 Comments:

At 11:23 AM, Blogger 4HisChurch said...

I've seen this guy's work. I used to go to OC MD every year as a kid. Such a great change from the worldliness that pervades that place. What a blessing.

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger whaaaat! said...

Cool pictures, what a great ministry to have something displayed like this in a public place and probably gives opportunity to share Jesus.

 
At 5:52 PM, Anonymous OldGuy said...

Wow, very nice stuff, I wish I could do that but all I can do is dig holes too ... lousy ones ...

I've actually been to your blog before, found it through Shannon's site but never left a comment.

Thanks for dropping by the tree house. Joe.

Take care :)

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

AMAZING...hard to believe that's sand!

 
At 11:21 PM, Blogger BayouMaMa2 said...

What a gift! And what a way to use it!

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger Guppyman said...

Amazing stuff there....

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Loni said...

Thanks for sharing - our family enjoyed seeing this.

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger Paul Yates said...

What a wonderful thing to see at the beach! I am still awed by his talent!

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger Jot said...

Great post, Joe... as usual! Just goes to remind us that even grains of sand can shout out the glory of God!

Peace, love and better holes...

not1jot

"Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe."
- Robert Service

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger *~Tey~* said...

That is awesome sand building. Wow! What a great way to spend your time.

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger Girl in Progress said...

Very cool!

 
At 5:57 PM, Blogger bannergrammy said...

Please set the record straight! Randy Hofman does this sandart, Not Chuck Ritchie, Sr.!!!!!!!
Randy's been doing it 30 or more years. He is our friend. Please give the credit to the right person. Thank you!

www.randyhofman.com

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger Jay said...

came on this site to correct the blog owner's error and i see that bannergrammy has already done it. wtg bannergrammy! randy hofman is indeed the sand sculptor / artist, not chuck ritchey as is suggested by a chain email which is going around and probably where joe b got his misinformation. people beware: the "facts" contained in most chain emails cannot be trusted! do NOT pass them on without checking!

 

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