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Football Rosary

football rosary

football rosary

So, I guess Catholics like their sports.  Did you know that there are entire lines of rosaries devoted to sports?  There are rosaries with tiny footballs for beads, as in the one above, so that you can count your Hail Marys while simultaneously praying for a hail Mary on the field.  And there are rosaries with tennis balls for beads so that you can ask our Father for His love while watching the players score love.  How about that?  Here’s a link to purchase them.

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Jesus On Toast

Jesus Toaster

Jesus Toaster

You may know about this already, but it’s still worth pointing out.  Someone has invented a toaster that burns the image of Christ onto your daily bread.

The Lord on your toast

The Lord on your toast

And that toaster is for sale.  How amazing is this world?

Check it out and remember me at Christmastime.  No, I don’t actually own one of these yet.

http://www.jesustoasters.com/

Christian Kitsch: Daddy’s Star Catcher

Daddy's Star Catcher

Daddy’s Star Catcher

Daddy’s Star Catcher is a limited edition 12-inch angel sculpture by the artist Thomas Blackshear.  This baby angel looks innocent enough, but he’s clearly destroying galaxies from his perch on his space cloud.  Not everything Blackshear does is this cheesetastic.  This baby will set you back $75 if you buy it, but you can enjoy looking at it for free.  I know it brings a smile to my face.

Christian Kitsch: Bible Alarm Clock

I can’t remember where I bought this Holy Bible alarm clock or I would tell you.  I’ve had it for years.  It makes me laugh out loud every time I use it.  It opens backwards, like the Jewish Torah.  I’m pretty sure it was made in China.  When it goes off, it lights up and plays the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s Messiah at full blast.  This is the LOUDEST alarm clock I have ever owned.  There is no way to turn it down.  I use it when I absolutely, positively, must get up.

Jesus alarm clock opening like the Torah

Holy Bible alarm clock opening like the Torah

Holy Bible alarm clock fully open with pictures of Jesus to inspire you to get up.

Holy Bible alarm clock fully open with pictures of Jesus to inspire you to get up.

 

Jesus Ashtray

Let me first say that I don’t smoke.  That didn’t stop me from buying this completely awesome ashtray.

Jesus ashtray

Jesus Hates It When You Smoke

Jesus is looking miserable in His crown of thorns and the words “Jesus Hates It When You Smoke” are printed around His precious head.  How can anyone pick up a cigarette when faced with this?

I do admit that I have a soft spot for what I call Christian kitsch.  I find it endlessly amusing so I’ll be talking about more nuggets of gold like this as I come across it.