“Don’t assume you know it all.  Run to God!  Run from evil!  Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!” Proverbs 3:7-8  The Message Bible.

            Life is an every learning experience.  Someone said, “the day that I do not learn something new is the day that I died.”  We can learn from the source of life, God  or we can learn by the mistakes that we make.  It is so much easier to learn from God and to do it His way. 

            Yesterday I met someone who I asked, “Is it going your way?”.  I was delightfully surprised when he said, “I hope not.” “I hope it’s going His way.”. That’s our daily prayer. 

            I received this yesterday and thought I’d share it with you.  Are we daily learning God’s way?



*I GAVE YOU LIFE…but I cannot live it for you.

*I CAN TEACH YOU THINGS —but I cannot make you learn.

*I CAN GIVE YOU DIRECTION … but I cannot always be there to lead you.

*I CAN ALLOW 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 alway’s decide for you.

*I CAN BUY YOU BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES … but I cannot make you lovely inside.

*I CAN GIVE YOU ADVICE … but I cannot accept it for you.

*I CAN TEACH YOU TO BE A FRIEND … but I cannot make you one.

*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 TEACH YOU KINDNESS … but I cannot force you to be gracious.

*I CAN GRIEVE ABOUT YOUR REPORT CARD …but I cannot doubt your teachers.

*I CAN ADVISE YOU ABOUT FRIENDS … but I cannot choose them for you.

*I CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT SEX … but I cannot keep you pure.

*I CAN TELL YOU THE FACTS OF LIFE … but I cannot 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 TELL YOU HOW TO LIVE …but I cannot give you Eternal life.

            Pastor Don



An English professor wrote the words, “a woman without her man is nothing” on the blackboard and directed the students to punctuate it correctly.

The men wrote: “A woman, without her man, is nothing.”

The women wrote: “A woman: without her, man is nothing.”


Pet Names For My Wife:

A guy was invited to some old friends’ home for dinner.  His buddy preceded every request to his wife by endearing terms, calling her Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc. He was impressed since the couple had been married almost 70 years, and while the wife was off  in the kitchen he said to his buddy, “I think it’s wonderful that after all  the years you’ve been married, you still call your wife  those pet names.” His buddy hung his head. ” To tell you the truth, the reason I call her all those pet names is because I forgot her real name about ten years ago.”


May I Play Through?     (Playing Golf)

A man was about to tee off on the golf course when he felt a tap on his shoulder & a man handed him a card that read “I am a deaf mute. May I play through, please?”

The 1st man angrily gave the card back, and communicated that “no, he may NOT play through, and that his handicap did not give him such a right.”  The first man whacked the ball onto the green & left to finish the hole.

Just as he was about to put the ball into the hole he was hit in the head with a golf ball, laying him out cold.  When he came to a few minutes later, he looked around & saw the deaf mute sternly looking at him, on hand on his hip, the other holding up 4 (fore) fingers.


You’re Late!  Please Explain!

The General went out to find that none of his G.I.s were there.  One finally ran up, panting heavily.

“Sorry, sir!  I can explain, you see I had a date and it ran a little late. I ran to the bus but missed it, I hailed a cab but it broke down, found a farm, bought a horse but it dropped dead, ran 10 miles, and now I’m here.”

The General was very skeptical about this explanation but at least he was here so he let the G.I. go.  Moments later, eight more G.I.s came up to the general panting, he asked them why they were late.

            “Sorry, sir!  I had a date and it ran a little late, I ran to the bus but missed it, I hailed a cab but it broke down, found a farm, bought a horse but it dropped dead, ran 10 miles, and now I’m here.”

            The General eyed them, feeling very skeptical but since he let the first guy go, he let them go, too.  A ninth G.I. jogged up to the General, panting heavily,

            “Sorry, sir!  I had a date and it ran a little late, I ran to the bus but missed it, I hailed a cab but…”

            “Let me guess,” the General interrupted, “it broke down.”

“No,” said the G.I., “there were so many dead horses in the road, it took forever to get around them.”