Driving to Albemarle this week, I had to chuckle with admiration when I passed the sign in front of West Stanly Baptist Church.
It's one of those churches that tries to witness to passing motorists by offering them a clever spiritual nugget to ponder as they head for wherever they're going.
I liked their message so much that I did ponder: Hmmm, I write a religion column. Why not do one on these sermonettes on signs?
I'll start by showing you what West Stanly Baptist had to say:
NEED A LIFEGUARD?
OURS WALKS ON WATER.
I saw a few more on my way back from Albemarle, including this one at Cornerstone Baptist:
CORRUPTS GOOD CHARACTER.
By the time I got to the Observer newsroom, I was really into it. I e-mailed my colleagues, asking them to send me any sayings they'd seen on church signs.
I got a bunch.
Some played off these blazing summer temps.
IF YOU'RE UNSAVED, GET USED TO THIS HEAT, said the sign at Concord's Lighthouse Apostolic Church.
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