A Can of Worms

A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed in four separate jars. The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup. The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

From Hut to Hut

I am currently on a Gospel Music Celebration Cruise with no internet but with an abundance of sun and sea! Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, Lighten up and Live! 90 Light-hearted Devotions to Brighten Your Day

A man was stranded on a deserted Pacific island for years. One day, a boat sailed into view. The man frantically waved and drew the skipper’s attention. The boat anchored near the island and the sailor got out and greeted the marooned man.

After a while the sailor asked, “What are those three huts you have built there?”

What the World Needs Now

An Age Old Formula for Peaceful Living

shutterstock_122700142This year’s political race often reminded me of the squabbles of my children. As we would ride to church, they would sit in the back seat and fight over senseless things, hurling personal insults at one another.

This is my side of the car!

You are breathing on my side of the car!

Her breath stinks!

She’s looking at me!

It’s enough to cause brain damage. How does a parent deal with that kind of quarreling?  

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Wise Advice About When to Speak and When to Zip It.

shutterstock_161024912Have you ever left a party or meeting mumbling to yourself, “I wish I hadn’t said that?”

Do you know how many more times we leave without knowing how much we said, or how it affected the people around us? I think I am learning.

While bicycling with my wife, Diane, I began to cough uncontrollably. I fell by the side of the road and lay in the grass trying to catch my breath.

A Sensitive Man

The room was full of pregnant women and their husbands. The class instructor said, “Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. And walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens your muscles and will make delivery that much easier. Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to do your walking on a soft grass surface or a path.”

Then the instructor spoke to the men. “Gentlemen, remember—you and your wife are in this together. It wouldn’t hurt you to walk with her. In fact, that shared experience would be good for you both.”