disgracepoint fellowship

English Patient: World History

Setting: A group of sisters are playing the game Taboo...

Friend: This person was a great American leader!

English (History?) Patient Sister: Adolf Hitler!

Everyone: [silence]

Change of Mind

This is what someone found in the apple basket in HB, in Gracepoint Berkeley.

There is a spiritual lesson here.  Yes, we are free to change our minds at any time.  But that doesn't mean that it's as if it never happened.


Any other spiritual lessons that can be learned from this picture?

English Patient: Cole Slaw

Setting: Gracepoint San Diego team is at North Carolina on a vision trip, and we are eating lunch at a burger joint, where they put cole slaw in their burgers.

Friend: Hi Brother T, do you like your slaw in your burger?

Brother T: Yeah, but they are cold.

Friend: They are supposed to be cold.

English Patient Sister L: Ha ha, don't you know?  That's why they are called Cold Slaw!

English Patient: A Cynical Place

English Patient: Our family's going on vacation!

Friend: That's great!  Do you like historical places to visit?

English Patient: My family likes cynical places.

Friend: ...  Do you mean scenic places?

English Patient: Trash Bags on the Run

An English Patient saw that the draw strings on the trash bags were defective, so he labeled it.


Gracepoint Irvine Fishing

Here's Ray Choi and the boys of Gracepoint Irvine, who went fishing recently.  Take a look at that whopper!

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Devilish Tactic


Setting: Mother K is correcting her older son for being mean to his sister.

Mother: Did you say sorry to your sister?  

Son: (silence) 

Mother: Did you say sorry? 

Son: (folding his ears closed with his hands) uh oh, mommy, I can't hear you. My ears are not working 

Mother: What??  okay, fine, your sister and I are going to get some ice cream but I guess you can't come because you can't hear us.


Son: Mommy, I can hear you now 

English Patient: Cherokee

Friend 1: Wow, you are part Cherokee?
Friend 2: Oh really?  I thought that you said you're from Turkey!
Friend 3: Hahaha!  No, I said that I am part Cherokee.
Friend 4: That does sound pretty similar... Turkey and Cherokee.
English Patient Sister Y: What country is Cherokee?

Reading "Reclaiming Friendship"

Caption: "Excuse me, could you be quiet?  We're trying to read this book and learn how to reclaim our friendship!"


Picture of the Apartment

Setting: A brother who is looking for a new apartment is asked for some pictures of the apartment, and this is what he sent...


English Patient: Difficult Acronyms

Setting: People are taking a group picture, and Sister M was working in the kitchen.  People call out to her to be in the group picture.

Sister M: (turns toward the rest of the kitchen crew) Oh!  I gotta go and take the picture outside!  T.M.I.!

Others: [Confused]  What does she mean TMI?  What's too much information?

Sister M: Oh.. I wanted to say: Be Right Back.

English Patient: Illegal Picture Frames

Setting: Sister M from Gracepoint Davis is teaching people the art of using decorative embellishments to make a picture frame look special.

Sister M: Okay everyone, usually, people don't think about doing anything to the frame itself.  Today, I'm going to teach you how to use embezzlement to make your frame look beautiful.

A Big Spelling Error

Setting: Brother P, who was the emcee for the wedding, texts brother B to ask him to do the prayer at the wedding.

He texts: "Can you pay for the wedding?"

Brother B thinks that something happened with the family and wonders if he has enough credit to cover for the wedding.

Pastor Ball

Here's an awesome video of the GBA game a few weeks back, which Kenny Choi filmed and produced.
(GBA stands for geriatric basketball association).



Valentine's Day of Compassion

An English Patient sends out an email talking about Joyland's plan on Valentine's Day:

"This Friday, Joyland is visiting condolence homes as Valentine's Day of Compassion with Joyland kids." 

You're Welcome, English Patients

An English Patient sister was talking about Disgracepoint stories, and she said, "Actually, I learned a lot of my English through Disgracepoint."

You are welcome.

Cognitive Dissonance

Here's an example of a cognitive dissonance, where you are getting two conflicting thoughts / messages at the same time.
This a hangman game that one of the Joyland teachers played with the kids.


English Patient: Leaning Tower of Pisa

Setting: English Patient Sister M from Gracepoint Davis is setting up her Christmas tree...

Sister M: Oh no, the tree is tilting like the Leaning Eiffel tower! 


A Disturbing Sign

Here's a sign that was put up near the entrance of our Gracepoint Davis' 607 building, so that as someone is coming into the building, they were greeted by this sign.

English Patient: Chinese Nuns

Brother D: Hey, did you know that 50% of all the nuns in China are originally Japanese nuns?

Friend: Nuns?  Like in convents?

Brother D: No, I mean nuns, like words.

Friend: You mean nouns?

Brother D: [silence]

Gracepoint Weddings: A Child's Perspective

Setting: After a wedding service, a 6-year-old child asks his parents...

Child J: So.. when 2 people get married, they stand in front of everybody, and after the pastor makes fun of them, we all go eat food?

English Patient Confrontation

For English Patients, even an uncomfortable confrontation by a friend can turn out to be a wonderful gift.

Irritated Friend: "I have some beef with you."


Sister H: "Oh wow! You have something to give me?"

Baptistry Take-Down

Setting: After a baptism service, Deacon Brother M texts all the brothers who are in the take-down crew...

"After this, we need your help to take down the baptist."

NOTE: Pastor Ed walked away safely from the baptism service, unaware of this plot.  I guess NSA surveillance does stop some attacks.

English Patient: Mother of All Potlucks

Ahmi: Hi everyone, we're going to have the mother of all potlucks for this coming Thanksgiving Retreat!

English Patient Sister P: Even though I'm not a mother yet, I would like to bring something for the potluck.

English Patient Opera

Setting: Someone was singing a rendition of a song from the musical Les Miserables...


Sister H: Wow! She is singing an Oprah!

English Patient: Dr. Phil

Setting: A group is playing Pictionary at a board game night.

Brother D: This is a soda that is dark colored!

Brother W: Coca Cola! Pepsi! Dr. Pepper!

Brother D: You are so close! It's like an off-brand of the one you just mentioned!

Brother B: Mr. Pibb?

(The timer runs out.)


Brother D: You guys were so close! It was Dr. Phil!

English Patient: Ambidextrous

Setting: Some brothers are working at Longhorn Lodge. Brother C switches off using a hammer from his right hand to his left hand.


Brother W (sounding impressed): Wow!  You're an amphibian?!

Abra Cadabra

Setting: A group is playing Catchphrase at a Koinonia board game night.

Friend: This is what a magician says as he waves his magic wand!


Brother D: HAKUNA MATATA!

No Frills Bible Study

Gracepoint San Diego was trying to let students know of the new Wednesday Bible Study as a "no-frills" Bible study, and this was what a particular brother put up.  Read the first sentence.


English Patient: Sickness Types

Setting: An English Patient Brother K is sniffling in the morning...

Friend: Hey Brother K, are you okay?

Brother K: Yeah, I have morning sickness.