Blessed Are the Dodos?


(Of course, they’re also extinct)

unflappable /ʌnˈflæpəbəl/ adjective 1. Hard to upset; imperturbable; calm; composed.

Not the unflappable type? Me neither. But you know what? There’s something better:

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives, so do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~John 14:27

“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!” ~John 16:33



and be peaceful

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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18 Responses to Blessed Are the Dodos?

  1. Greatly encouraged by this. Thanks.

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  2. Gail Perry says:

    But if you get flapped, and you likely will, remember that being flapped “produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” (Romans 5: 3–5)

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  3. Reminds me of a belated birthday card I saw recently, only with unicorns. Picture two dodos standing on a rock surrounded by water, watching Noah’s ark float away. One dodo says, “Oh crap, was that today?!”

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  4. Todd R says:

    I think in most circumstances if someone told me to “go flap” I’d have words, but in this case it was encouraging.

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  5. #hood says:

    john 39:52 thou shall fall unto the mountains of israel
    john 41:08 fear not i am with thee when i am afraid
    if not redirect to john 8:41

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    • mitchteemley says:

      I don’t understand what you mean when you make up verses, Rudy. Ezekiel 39:4 begins with, “Thou shalt fall upon (not “unto”) the mountains of Israel…” And Isaiah 41:10 begins with, “Fear thou not, for I am with thee,” but doesn’t say “when I am afraid.” And those verses aren’t found anywhere in the Gospel of John, which only has 21 chapters.


  6. Maren says:

    Could have used some “flap” yesterday when I lost the battle with a sneaky vacuum cleaner hose left in the hallway and fell flat on my face. Curiously it was Ok — I thought — I’d better just lie here for a bit and check out what’s hurting. Being a dodo is fine. Personal extinction is coming, but so much fun before that.

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  7. Gary Fultz says:

    In my wild imagination about myself, I am unflappable!!

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  8. Thank you for the giggle. Also, this is also about the 3rd time I’ve read John 14:27 this morning. Think God is trying to tell me something? 🙂

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  9. BBYCGN says:

    Had no idea they were extinct… since when, I wonder.

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