Daily Archives April 13, 2015

A Gallon of Milk

A young man had been to Tuesday night Bible Study. The Pastor had shared about listening to God and obeying the Lord. The young man couldn\’t help but wonder, \”Does God still speak to people?\” After service he went out with some friends for coffee and pie and they discussed the message. Several of the people talked about how God had led them in different ways.

It was about ten o\’clock when the young man started driving home. Sitting in his car, he just began to pray, \”God…If you still speak to people, speak to me. I will listen, and I will do my best to obey.\”

As he drove down the main street of his town, he had a strange thought — stop and buy a gallon of milk. He shook his head and said out loud, \”God is that you?\” He didn\’t get a reply and started on toward home...

The Color Of Friendship

Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best. The most important. The most useful. The favorite.

Green said:
\”Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves. Without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority.\”

Blue interrupted:
\”You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing.\”

Yellow chuckled:
\”You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world...

Bike Ride with God

When I first met Christ
It seemed as though life was rather like a bike ride,
But it was a tandem bike,
And I noticed that Christ
Was in the back helping me pedal.
I don\’t know just when it was that
He suggested we change places,
But life has not been the same since.
When I had control, I knew the way,
It was rather boring, but predictable…
It was the shortest distance between two points.
But when He took the lead,
He knew delightful long cuts,
Up mountains, and through rocky places,
At breakneck speeds,
It was all I could do to hang on!
Even though it looked like madness,
He said, \”Pedal\”

All the Time in the World . . .

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. \”That\’s my son over there,\” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.

\”He\’s a fine looking boy,\” the man said. \”That\’s my son on the swing in the blue sweater.\” Then, looking at his watch, he called to his son. \”What do you say we go, Todd?\”

Todd pleaded, \”Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes.\” The man nodded and Todd continued to swing to his heart\’s content.

Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his son. \”Time to go now?\”

Again Todd pleaded, \”Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes.\” The man smiled and said, \”Okay.\”

\”My, you certainly are a patient father,\” the woman responded.

The man...

Creating Opportunity

An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile of scrap metal and sees the making of a wonderful sculpture. An enterprising person is one who drives through an old decrepit part of town and sees a new housing development. An enterprising person is one who sees opportunity in all areas of life.

To be enterprising is to keep your eyes open and your mind active. It\’s to be skilled enough, confident enough, creative enough and disciplined enough to seize opportunities that present themselves… regardless of the economy.

A person with an enterprising attitude says, \”Find out what you can before action is taken.\” Do your homework. Do the research. Be prepared. Be resourceful. Do all you can in preparation of what\’s to come.

Enterprising people always see the future in the present...