Andrew, Your mom and I were discussing our individual childhood memories and games. We both discovered something that you should know. What we learned may have an impact on your past, present, and future. There are advantages and disadvantages to what we discovered. I will start with your mom. She used to go on the 40 acres and … Continue reading An Open Letter to Our Son
Need to know what to get a man for Christmas. Here are some ideas: 10. Hand Tools: Hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, anything that he can use with his hands. Even if your man is not the handy-man type; simply buying him these gifts will boost his manly ego and may even spark that handy-man gene. 9. … Continue reading Shopping for a Man?
The following story runs the circuit of bulletins and sermon illustrations. The story goes this way: Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision. Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision. Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid … Continue reading It is Your Call
A minister began his new work in a small country congregation. His first Sunday after service, a sweet older lady came back from her car with an apple pie. How did she know apple pie was his favorite? He thanked her, complemented her on the lattice-work crust. She blushed and said she loved baking and … Continue reading Wednesday Mid-Week Groan
This week I saw a list of 23 rules of writing posted on Facebook recently. The list, attributed to Frank L. Visco, had the following title: How To Write Good. Here are my ten favorites of this list of 23: Avoid Alliteration. Always. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, … Continue reading Good Christians
An avid hunter, Bill was looking for a proven bird dog. After contacting someone who placed an advertisement in the paper with a dog for sale, Bill met the man for a hunt to see the dog in action. Bill shot at two ducks that landed on the lake. He watched as the dog ran … Continue reading Some People
These two words seem incongruous: Math and Humor. Maybe my math teachers thought my answers were funny sometimes, but as a student math AND humor? Last night after Bible Class, Teresa Kitchens (a member at Parrish and a Math Teacher at Walker High School) knowing my warped sense of humor shared a list of 31 … Continue reading Top Ten Math Puns
Enjoy this story of a Bank Loan for a Trip to Europe:A man from Alabama walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Paris for an international redneck festival for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that … Continue reading Bank Loans
Last night, Amy and I made a quick run to the local dollar store so she could pick up a few things for school. As we were at the cash register, a young mother and her preschool age daughter walked in. As Mom selected a shopping cart this precocious four year old asked,"Can I push … Continue reading I Love Children!
From my study in Parrish, Alabama comes this morning's top ten. Top Ten Reasons, I Love Being A Preacher:10. I get to talk during worship.9. I am blessed to have extra time to study God's word.8. I don't sleep through the sermon.7. I serve the GREATEST PEOPLE on Earth -- God's people!6. Although the pay … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons I Love Being a Preacher