Thoughts about Pumpkins

Recently my wife saw a program on the Science Channel she knew I would like: The World Punkin Chuckin Championship, held each year near Bridgeville, Delaware!

Previously unknown to me, Punkin Chunkin is the sport of hurling a pumpkin by mechanical means for distance. The devices used include everything from slingshots to pneumatic air cannons. The range achieved largely depends on the mass, shape, and size of the pumpkin projectile.

On a serious side, carved pumpkins are a lot like being a Christian. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff—including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed and more! Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you, to shine for the entire world to see!

Share these thoughts the next time your family sees a pumpkin this fall—on TV or on your table!

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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