What happens at these Fahrenheit temperatures:

+65 – Hawaiians declare a two-blanket night.

+60 – Californians put on sweaters (if they can find one).

+50 – Miami residents turn on the heat.

+45 – Vermont residents go to outdoor concerts.

+40 – You can see your breath. Californians shiver uncontrollably. Minnesotans go swimming.

+35 – Italian cars don’t start.

+32 – Water freezes.

+30 – You plan your vacation to Australia.

+25 – Ohio water freezes. Californians weep. Minnesotans eat ice cream. Canadians go swimming.

+20 – Politicians begin to talk about the homeless. New York City water freezes. Miami residents plan vacation farther South.

+15 – French cars don’t start. Cat insists on sleeping in your bed with you.

+10 – You need jumper cables to get the car going.

+ 5 – American cars don’t start.

0 – Alaskans put on T-shirts.

-10 – German cars don’t start. Eyes freeze shut when you blink.

-15 – You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo. Arkansans stick tongue on metal objects. Miami residents cease to exist

-20 – Cat insists on sleeping in pajamas with you. Politicians actually do something about the homeless. Minnesotans shovel snow off roof. Japanese cars don’t start.

-25 – Too cold to think. You need jumper cables to get the driver going.

-30 – You plan a two week hot bath. Swedish cars don’t start.

-40 – Californians disappear. Minnesotans button top button. Canadians put on sweaters. Your car helps you plan your
trip South.

-50 – Congressional hot air freezes. Alaskans close the bathroom window.

-80 – Polar bears move South. Green Bay Packer fans order hot cocoa at the game.

-90 – Lawyers put their hands in their own pockets. (from The DailyDilly)

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About The Author

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Michael Duduit is the founding publisher and editor of Preaching magazine. He is also the founding Dean of the new College of Christian Studies and Professor of Christian Ministry at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. Michael is author and editor of several books, including the Handbook of Contemporary Preaching (Broadman & Holman Press), Joy in Ministry (Baker Books), Preaching With Power (Baker) and Communicate With Power (Baker). From 1996 until 2000 he served as editor of the Abingdon Preaching Annual series. His email newsletter, PreachingNow, is read each week by more than 40,000 pastors and church leaders in the U.S. and around the world. He is founder and director of the National Conference on Preaching and the International Congress on Preaching, which has been held in 1997 at Westminster Chapel in London, 2002 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and 2007at Cambridge. He has been a pastor and associate pastor, has served a number of churches as interim pastor, and speaks regularly for churches, colleges and conferences.

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