As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m a sucker for church art projects (especially those created by children). This past weekend, beloved spouse and I were speaking at a church in Whitewater, WI. Before our talk, we were hanging around in the hallway, and I spotted a series of paper crosses. They were decorated with post-it notes containing what appear to be maxims on how to live better, more faithful lives.
Many of the maxims appear to be written in some dialect of Middle English.
A few of my favorites, with translations (pictures below):
- tele the shroth (tell the truth?)
- de Helfoe (be helpful)
- de kine (be kind)
- de nise de gade (be nice to God)
- pray to Jesus evrebe (pray to Jesus everyday)
- dont swar (don’t swear)