By Brian K Bauknight
The pastor preached a really brief sermon one Sunday morning. He defined: “My puppy acquired into my place of work and chewed up a few of my notes." on the shut of the provider, a customer made this request: “If your puppy ever has pups, please permit my pastor have considered one of them!” God intends for us to grin. way more muscle groups are used after we frown than once we smile. So why overwork facial muscle groups? Laughter is as a lot part of the guts of God as are tears. This ebook is a suite of devotions outfitted round many of the lighter fare of lifestyles. each one devotion offered the following starts with a smile-a short, funny mirrored image. each one encompasses a Scripture reference. and every concludes with a “sendoff”-a prayer, problem, or idea for the day. Highlighted with unique illustrations through “Close to domestic” cartoonist John McPherson.
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This was true in the desert in Moses’ day. It is true in our day as well. 57. Retirement A well-respected football coach announced his departure from coaching. ” Scripture: Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. (John 4:6 NIV) Sendoff: Retirement may not be included in the language of God’s call. Moses began a new career at eighty. Abraham received his call at the age of seventy-five. 58. Second Shot A golfer was addressing his ball, getting ready to hit.
40. The Unpacking A little girl was helping her mother unpack the family’s Nativity scene and set it up. ” Scripture: And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger. (Luke 2:7) Sendoff: Don’t miss the lighter side of a child’s observations. 41. A Couple of Nuts On the outskirts of town, there was a large old pecan tree by the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts.
When the boy insisted, though, the man hobbled to the cemetery. Standing by the fence, they heard, “One for you, one for me. ” The old man whispered, “Boy, you’ve been tellin’ the truth! ” Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet they were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought-iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of Satan. At last, they heard, “One for you, one for me. And one last one for you. That’s all. ” Scripture: But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?