In the midst of relocating, closing one chapter, and opening another, it doesn’t leave much time for blogging. But…here’s a quick funny for you in honor of all the Methodist pastors who are also beginning a new chapter at their new appointments.
A new pastor was visiting the homes of his parishioners.
At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. Therefore, he took out a card and wrote “Revelation 3:20″ on the back of it and stuck it in the door.
When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card has been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, Genesis 3:10.
Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter.
Revelation 3:20 begins, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.”
Genesis 3:10 reads, “I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid, for I was naked.”
May we always maintain our sense of humor.
Prayer focus: Those beginning new chapters in their lives.
When words are not enough,
And tears come too quickly,
When memories are vivid,
And time passes slowly,
First Days. First Times. First Cries.
Thinking you were the one and only.
Juking you at soccer just once.
Coming to terms with ‘no.’
Classes. Projects. Homework.
Bus Rides. Walk-mans. Music.
Soccer. Weekend games.
Penland Parties. Summer Adventures.
Days. Teachers. Years.
I remember now.
I will remember always.
You live in memories.
You live in hearts.
For my friend.
Vince Lombardi got a lot of things right!
If he hadn’t, do you really think there would be a trophy named after him? And not just any trophy, but the Superbowl trophy?
When Vince was a young man, he explored a calling to the priesthood and studied for six years with that goal in mind. As Vince discerned his call, he embarked on another path that would eventually lead to football fame. But, Vince never left his faith behind. He shared it with those around him and allowed it to greatly influence his coaching style.
I love this quote of his! Lombardi, the coach, understood that in sports we all get knocked down, but the true athlete will always get back up. Lombardi, the man of faith, understand that in life we all get knocked down, but, through faith, we are empowered to rise!
I think he would have liked this song.
May we Rise and Sing today and everyday,
celebrating the glory of God!