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I like watching for signs when I travel. Not the directional or apocalyptic kind – the ironic kind.

The beauties above adorned a hillside in Galilee, Israel.

Keeping The Door Closed At All Times

Some signs are a fuzzy kind of funny.

I saw the one below at Pearson International in Toronto. A manager wanted to insure that shoes or anything else did not collect on their watch. The open door where this sign was posted revealed shoes all over the floor.

This one was on the side of a boat we sailed in on the Sea of Galilee.

Savvy store owners capitalizing on the value of humor in marketing. Are you a reflection of what you eat?

Some signs need more than a single glance. I found this one in Bethlehem, Israel.

This one came from the Arab quarter of Jerusalem.

And Canadians are said to be too apologetic. This one came from the tunnels under the city walls of Jerusalem.

Not an actual sign but who could resist. Do Axl Rose and Slash know about this?

Blessed are those who forbid 3-legged dogs, ugly socks, plastic utensils, smokes, guns and of course botoxed lips.

When going to the Dead Sea in Israel always carry a spare jetty.

Swimming draws a lot of attention in Israel.

Yep, those rocks look dangerous.

O, thank heaven for 7 to 11.

I was tempted to cross out the word “ONLY” and write in “BATMAN” on this sign.

This one will always be one of my favorites. The sign in the Garden tomb.

“He is not here. He is risen.”

A close second favorite.

APPLICATION: What’s your favorite sign? Do you have any to add? Please leave a comment or a sign below. Thank you.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers


  • Carole Schlachta says:

    Good old Starbucks. I guess they have put McDonald’s signs out. I love the forbidden Botox lips. I wonder what happens if they catch you. But my favourite sign is —– SAFE DEAD SEA BATHING. Instructions? Consume drinking water frequently.
    THEN consume drinking water frequently. Don’t put your head under the water. Sitting position gently then lie back.
    Oh boy -. If everyone is drinking water frequently, I wouldn’t want to submerge my head or be splashed by anyone. Yuck!
    Love Gun’s and Moses. List!
    So enjoyable. I have been following everything on FB. THANK YOU Pastor Bob, so much! You’re a gem!

  • Cheryl says:

    Thank you for sharing the pictures Pastor Bob. All of the pics are just amazing!!!
    Aside from “He is not here, He is risen”, I have to say, as an old rock and roller the Guns and Moses picture was a great start to my work week. Thank you for the Monday morning laugh…………….. now that’s a good one.

  • Lana says:

    These were hilarious Pastor Bob!! I loved them. Especially the “Holy Stairs Batman”, I actually laughed out loud.

  • Steven Alder says:

    I Love North Points sign “Come as You Are”, on the list the “Stars and Bucks Cafe” or Holy Stairs Only, your right Bat Man should go in there.

  • Randy James says:

    My favorite sign is the one on our church….it best depicts who we are as a community. Looks like the team had a great time in Israel. Welcome back everyone.

  • Bob Jones says:

    Thank you for commenting on the post. Its a sign of good engagement.

  • Bob Jones says:

    Laughter is a good medicine. Glad we could start your day off well. Thanks for commenting.

  • Bob Jones says:

    Good to know we helped you laugh. 🙂 That makes my day and writing feel worthwhile.

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