Food for Thought: Memory Test

An old guy named Al seemed to be wandering through the drug store aimlessly when the manager asked if he needed help.  Al said, “Yes, please, I’m trying to find acetylsalicylic acid”.  The manager asked, “Do you mean aspirin?”  Al replied, “Thank you!  I never can remember that word! “Seminary PLUS Newsletter, July 2018 We can laugh, but…

Reminders: The Voice of God

A friend told me that his new girl friend told him that she often talks to God.  His sarcastic question was, “And does He answer?”  When she said, “Yes!”  He was shocked, and continued to probe.  “Is he a bass or a baritone?” he asked.  She told him that she didn’t have to hear His…

Food for Thought: High Standards

In the Zits comic strip, teenage son Jeremy told his mom that he had started to clean his room but gave up because he knew his work wouldn’t measure up to her expectations.  She asked, “So it’s MY fault that your room is looks like a landfill?”  He replied, “Hey, don’t blame me for your high standards!” Houston Chronicle, 10/18/16,…

Reminders: Resolutions

Larry hustled over to his next-door neighbor’s house just before midnight on New Year’s Eve and rang the doorbell.  When Thad answered the door, Larry said, “I’ve resolved to be a nicer person in 2018 so I needed to pop over real quick before then, and say you’re a real moron.” Houston Chronicle, 12/31/17 New years…

Food for Thought: Expect Miracles

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein I prefer the latter!  Theologians may argue whether the miracles in the Bible are illustrative figures of speech or actual happenings and whether there are modern-day miracles or not. …

Reminders: Life Isn’t Always Fair

A baker sued a farmer for cheating him.  The baker and the farmer had a bartering agreement.  The farmer was to give the baker one pound of butter in exchange for a one-pound loaf of bread.  The baker was suspicious that he was being cheated and decided to weigh the butter.  He found that he…