Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summertime Thinking

Summertime provides, along with the wonderful array of outdoor activity, a great amount of time to just kick back the heels and ponder life. Whether it is sitting on the beach, enjoying the cool of the evening on the back deck, hiking through the wonder of God’s creation around us, or just plain chillin, there is ample opportunity to think.

If we are honest with ourselves, for the most part life gets to busy to stop and think. Some of the most profound ideas, concepts, revelations come through the process of the simplest ideas and concepts. The following phrases, quotes, etc. are from a collection that has passed by my desk over the years. I encourage you to pause for a moment and let at least one of these thoughts rattle around in your head for a while…

When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there.

Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your front door forever.

Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

Peace starts with a smile.

Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisers.

God himself does not propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?

Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous

Forbidden fruits create many jams.

He who angers you, controls you!

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.

Don’t put a question mark where God put a period.

Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn’t belong

Don’t wait for 6 strong men to take you to church

God grades on the cross, not the curve.

The best math equation ever: 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.

Have a great summer and God bless.