Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A man died and met Saint Peter at the gates of heaven.
Recognizing the saint’s knowledge and wisdom, he wanted to ask him a question. “Saint Peter’, he said, “I have been interested in the military history for many years. Tell me, who was the greatest general of all times?”
Peter quickly responded, “O that is a simple question. It’s that man right over there.”
The man looked where Peter was pointing and answered, “You must be mistaken. I knew that man on earth, and he was just a common laborer.”
“That’s right,” Peter remarked, “but he would have been the greatest general of all time-if he had been a general.”
---What a remarkable lesson.
Shortly after reading Twain's story, I started wondering what it would be like to interview the "would-be-general."
I imagine myself sitting across from him in a fluffy cloud, face to face with the following questions:
Q: What held you back from pursuing your dreams while you were on earth?
Q: Did you have a passion in your heart for the things of the military? If so, why didn't you enlist?
Q: When you were alive, did you ever feel a sense of destiny? Like God had a plan for your life?
Q: How's the food up there?
Q: Followed up by, do all dogs really go to heaven? I'm quite serious.
Q: Finally, if you could do it all over again, live your life again on earth, how would you live differently?
I have no idea what the answers would be to those questions.
But what I do know, is that if you find yourself reading this, you still have a chance.
What a terrible thing it would be to find out in heaven that you could have been the worlds all time greatest __________ .
Saturday, February 28, 2015
1. We will laugh A LOT! Happiness and Joy should be normal parts of everyday life; not the exception. Laughter should fill the soundtrack to our lives. We will work to have more comedy and less “drama” in our home!
2. We will always tell the truth!There is no place for secrecy in our marriage. We will fight for trust, honesty and transparency.
3. We will choose to see the best in each other. We’ll “blow it” sometimes, because we’re two imperfect people, but we will be quick to admit fault, humbly seek forgiveness and offer grace to each other.
6. We will support each other’s dreams! We will help each other achieve all we set out to accomplish.
7. We will bring out the best in each other. Through encouragement, affirmation, support and unconditional commitment, we will strive to accept each other exactly as we are, but also push each other to become all we were created to be.
8. We will have each other’s backs!We won’t stand by while anyone or anything threatens our marriage. We will defend each other and fight for each other’s honor.
9. We will keep growing. We won’t settle for slipping into “autopilot.” We will continuously invest into our marriage and grow deeper in our friendship, intimacy and trust through all the seasons of our life together.
10. We will never give up on each other! When we said, “Til death do us part,” we meant it! There is no escape clause or exit strategy. In good times, we’ll celebrate together. In hard times, we’ll lean on each other. In all times, now and always, we’ll stand by each other’s side until the end…no matter what!
Source: dave willis
Friday, February 20, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
|I will not waste your time.|
|I know who you are and I know why you came.|
|I am well organized.|
|I will deliver this speech in an interesting, conversational way.|
|I know my subject.|
|Here are my most important points.|
|I am finished.|