“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” – Steve Martin
A minister told his congregation, “Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17.” The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the Minister asked for a show of hands.
He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled
and said, “Mark has only sixteen chapters. Now let’s take a look at the sin of lying.”
An elderly couple returned to a Mercedes dealership to find the salesman had just sold the car they were interested in to a beautiful blonde girl.
“I thought you said you would hold that car until we raised the $75,000 asking price,” said the man. “Yet, I just heard you closed the deal for $65,000 to that lovely lady there. You insisted there could be no discount on this model.”
“Well, what can I tell you? She had the cash ready and just look at her, how could I resist?” replied the grinning salesman.
“Just then, the young woman approached the old folks and handed them the keys. “There you go,” she said. “I told you I could get this joker to drop the price. See you later grandpa.”
Never mess with the elderly.
“Marriages are made in heaven, but so are thunder and lightning.”
I gave you life, but cannot live it for you.
I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn.
I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you.
I can allow you freedom, but I cannot account for it.
I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe.
I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot always decide for you.
I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I cannot make you beautiful inside.
I can offer you advice, but I cannot accept it for you.
I can give you love, but I cannot force it upon you.
I can teach you to share, but I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect, but I cannot force you to show honor.
I can advise you about friends, but cannot choose them for you.
I can advise you about sex, but I cannot keep you pure.
I can tell you the facts of life, but I can’t build your reputation.
I can tell you about drink, but I can’t say “no” for you.
I can warn you about drugs but I can’t prevent you from using them.
I can tell you about lofty goals, but I can’t achieve them for you.
I can teach you about kindness, but I can’t force you to be gracious.
I can warn you about sins, but I cannot make you moral.
I can love you as a child, but I cannot place you in God’s family.
I can pray for you, but I cannot make you walk with God.
I can teach you about Jesus, but I cannot make Jesus your Lord.
I can tell you how to live, but I cannot give you eternal life.
I can love you with unconditional love all of my life, and I will!
Mom and Dad
“If the going is real easy, beware! You may be going downhill.”
“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” – German Proverb
“Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” – Teddy Roosevelt
“Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win.”
“Let us learn to skillfully draw good out of what would otherwise cause us harm.” – St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier