Food for Thought: The Hand of God

A printing company was making leaflets for a local church, and the client wanted a logo designed with Earth being shielded by the hand of God. The company sent the client a proof of their design, and shortly thereafter, they got a phone call. The client complained: “The hand looks too human. Could you please…

Reminders: The Art of Negotiation

A speaker, who is a professional mediator for large corporations, was giving a speech on negotiating.  He said that when people are having disagreements, they often talk over each other trying to make their point.  They do not want to hear the other’s point of view.  He then told a story from his own life,…

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…

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,…