Decide to Be Better
Each of us should form a resolution right now.
Husbands, promise yourself that your wife is going to have a more caring husband till death separates you.
Wives, promise yourself that your husband will have a more appreciative wife till death separates you.
Parents, resolve that you are going to love your children and give more of yourselves to them (Ephesians 6:4; Titus 2:3–4).
Children, resolve that you will honor and obey your parents (Ephesians 6:1–3).
Stronger families begin with us. Determine to do your best for those you love.—Author Unknown
Subtract the Pants
A college graduate had passed with flying colors. He was a full-fledged Certified Public Accountant.
He returned home feeling proud of himself. His father had immigrated to the U.S. and now owned his own little business.
The young man began to criticize his father’s bookkeeping. “Dad, you don’t even know how much profit you’ve made. Over here in this drawer are your accounts receivable. Over there are your receipts, and you keep all your money in the cash register. You don’t have any idea how much money you’ve made.”
The father answered, “Son, when I came to this country the only thing I owned was a pair of pants. Now, your brother is a doctor, your sister is an art teacher, and you are a CPA. Your mother and I own our home. We have a car, and we own this little business. Now add that up, subtract the pants, and all the rest is profit.” —Author Unknown
“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving.” Psalm 95:2
I Want to Walk Barefoot
A 12-year-old boy named David was born without an immune system.
He underwent a bone marrow transplant to correct the deficiency. Up to that point, he had spent his entire life in a plastic bubble to prevent exposure to common germs, bacteria, and viruses that could kill him. He lived without ever knowing human contact.
When asked what he would like to do if and when he was released from his protective bubble, he replied, “I want to walk barefoot on grass, and touch my mother’s hand.”