Friday, July 16, 2010
A man is driving a convertible on a mountain road, took an unexpected turn too quickly and went right over the edge. As his car fell, he managed to grab onto a tree sprouting from the cliff face as his car dropped a thousand feet to the canyon floor.
"Help!" he screamed.
"Can anyone hear me?" he cried.
Suddenly the clouds rolled together and a voice like thunder said, "Yes I can hear you."
"Will you help me?"
"Yes, I will help you. Do you believe in me?"
"Yes, I believe in you."
"Do you trust me?"
"Yes, yes I trust you. Please, hurry."
"If you trust me, then let go of the tree," thundered the voice.
After a long silence, the man cried, "Can anyone else hear me?"
If you want to embrace faith, you must let God into your life.
Monday, July 12, 2010
A husband and wife attended a county fair where a man in an old biplane was giving rides for $50. The couple wanted to ride, but they thought the pilot's price was too high. They tried negotiating to get him to lower the price, offering $50 for them both, but he would not budge. Finally, the pilot made them an offer.
"you pay me the whole $100 and I'll take you up," he said. "And if you don't say a single word during the flight, I'll give you back your money."
They agreed, and the couple got into the plane. Up they went, and the pilot proceeded to do every aerial maneuver he knew: diving, looping, rolling, and flying upside down. When the plane landed the pilot said to the husband, "Congratulations! Here's your $100. You didn't say a word."
"Nope," answered the husband, "but I almost did when my wife fell out."
Saturday, July 10, 2010
- James Patterson and Peter Kim published results of a national survey on morals in The Day America Told The Truth. Here are some of the things people said they would be willing to do for $10 million (along with the percentage of people who would do it). They would.....
- Abandon their entire family (25%)
- Become prostitutes for a week or more (23%)
- Give up their American citizenship (16%)
- Leave their spouse (16%)
- Withhold testimony, letting a murderer go free (10%)
- Kill a stranger (7%)
- Put their children up for adoption (3%)
Two thousand years ago the Roman philosopher Seneca said: Money has yet to make anyone rich
In the bible it says:
Whoever loves money never has money enough,
whoever has wealth is never satisfied with his income,
this too is meaningless
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Today I read:
You cannot buy or win happiness. You must choose it.
Your attitude is contagious!
There are 2 kinds of people in any organization: polluters and purifiers. Polluters are like smokestacks, belching out dirty smoke all the time. They hate clear skies, and no matter how good it gets, they can find a way to make it gloomy. When the people around them "breathe" their toxins, they feel sicker and sicker.
purifiers, on the other hand, make everything around them better. It doesn't matter what kind of rotten atmosphere they encounter. They take in the toxic words of polluters in the organization just as everyone else does, but they filter the words before passing them on. What goes in may be gloomy and negative, but when it comes back out, it's fresh and clear.