I don't want to turn this into the Church Message Sign Blog, but they keep popping up in front of me, taunting me with their dumbitude. Possibly intentionally, I'm not ready to rule that out. This church across the street from the "one week" church has a message now that says "ABOUND IN THE WORKS OF THE LORD". I've got nothing against the word "abound"; coincidentally, I used the very word this morning when I stated to a friend that coincidences abound. Never mind that they took issue with my contention, claiming that coincidences don't abound nearly as much as I perceive that they do, so I'm not even going to dwell on the fact that it's pretty coincidental that the word "abound" should appear in front of me on the very same day that I used it in conversation. Be that as it may, and, oh, it may, I'm pretty sure that "abound" is not being used correctly on this church message board. Can a person abound? Of course, a Christian would say that anything is possible with The Lord, who's omnipotent and can use the word "abound" any damn way he pleases. Plus he works in mysterious ways. It kind of feels, though, like whoever conjured up that phrase was thinking something like "Bound About in the Works of The Lord", as in joyful bounding about. Although I have to say that if you're going to abound joyfully, then you have to be pretty selective about which Works of The Lord you're abounding in. You can go about abounding over the lilies of the field or the New Orleans Saints beating the Cowboys and whatnot, but you'd probably want to pass over the latest suicide bombing in Iraq, or children starving in Africa, or any of the other countless non-bounding events that overtake us on a daily basis. Just thinking about it makes one week.