Reminders: Remember the Sabbath

A farmer, who was out to check on his cattle after church one Sunday, saw some movement on top of his haystack.  He realized that someone was on top of the hay.  He discovered that a parachutist had fallen from the sky and landed there.  After making sure the guy was okay, the farmer asked…

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…

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…

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…

Reminders: Growing Pains

A group of American tourists were visiting a remote part of London. They were walking by a wall where an old Londoner was sitting on a bench.  A woman walked up to the man and asked, “Was anyone famous born in your part of town?”  To which the man answered, “Nope!  Just babies.”  It’s true! …

Reminders: God is Watching

A church had a picnic and invited the entire community.  The ladies of the church put a basket of apples on one end of a table with a sign saying, “Take only one apple please––Remember, God is watching.”  On the other end of the table was a plate of cookies.  One of the children had…

Reminders: Empathy Can Be Learned

A man told a joke saying, “My wife thinks I lack empathy.  I can’t understand why she feels that way.” Empathy literally means to, “feel with another”.  If we are not able to understand how someone feels, we are not likely to be able to minister to him or her in a meaningful way.  We…