Kids (and Old Men) Are Funny

I have been a kid and I think I was a funny kid.  I am a father with two grown children and my kids had some funny moments that we still laugh about as a family.  Each of us have retold the stories from our own perspective and we all laugh again.  Now I am a grandfather of five ranging in age from about sixteen months to almost thirteen years old.  My grandchildren are especially funny–in a good way.  We have lots of fun.

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Marriage is God’s Idea!!!

“When you open the box and assemble the parts without reading the directions, you will have leftover parts.  Read the manual—God’s Word.”

In the beginning, God in His wisdom established the building block of society and community known as the family.  This family begins with the union of a man and woman.  Society and community begins and properly functions from this basis.

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Big Shoes to Fill

Often when someone succeeds another person, folks will say, “He/she has big shoes to fill”. After Jesus’ short but power-packed three years of ministry, He told his followers something that surely shocked them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” (John 14:12 NKJV). Sounds like filling big sandals!

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The Blessed, Look Like This!!

There have been thousands of books written about being successful, rich, happy, fulfilled, and the list seems to never end.  Everyone seems to be looking for that formula of life that will bring the blessings of peace and joy.

Jesus began a sermon with some verses we call the Beatitudes (Blessings).  It is not a formula but a lifestyle likened unto Jesus.  For the follower of Jesus, these are not optional nuggets of wisdom but the principles for our lives as we journey with Jesus.

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The Humor of Old Men

This subject has been incubating in my mind for a few years.  I am quite qualified for this subject because I was reared in the midst of old men.  My Dad was forty when I was born so by the time I could listen with good reason, I was saturated with the wit of “The Greatest Generation”.  I am further qualified because now I am looked at, as that once revered title of, “Old Man”.  I have been a “hoary head” since my forties.

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