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Puppet Love

Those that know me know that I m not a huge fan of puppets.  I believe their best days are behind them in regards to Children s Ministry.  Granted, there are those that work with them fabulously; but that is rare in today s world. 

But the Muppets have always had a special place in my heart, and I still stop down almost every time I hear the Count on Sesame Street.  Really, can anyone make the number 3 sound so fantastic?

Mentalfloss.com had a fascinating article on the back story of the most beloved Muppet characters.  Enjoy!  (and consider this first and last time I will have a pro-puppet post )

Surprising stories behind 20 Muppet characters

Statler-Waldorf Like a lot of you, I grew up on Sesame Street and the Muppets. But did you ever stop to wonder where they came from? Some of the characters we know and love were recycled from other TV shows and commercials Jim Henson worked on, while others were invented by using whatever materials were around. Be prepared for a little nostalgia, and I hope I didn t leave out your favorite not all of the characters have interesting background stories (sorry, Big Bird).

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.