The Day Mickey Mouse Lost His Ears

Learning to Listen for the Alarm Before the Alarm!

clockYou are sound asleep. I’m talking about a rip snorting, pillow-drooling, dead-to-the-world sleep. Your alarm clock is set to go off at 5 a.m. At precisely 4:59, the clock makes a little pre alarm click sound and your eyes fly wide open.

Why does it do this? Maybe the alarm has its own alarm to wake it up so it can wake us up! All I know is that a few seconds before the alarm goes off, it makes that click sound in joyful anticipation of destroying your rest.

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?