1. Don't let your parents down; they brought you up!
2. Choose your companions with care; you will probably become what they are.
3. Be master of your habits, or they will master you.
4. Treasure your time: don't just spend it, invest it!
5. Stand for something, or you will fall for anything.
6. Choose only a date whom you know will make a good lifelong mate.
7. See what you can do for others; not what they can do for you.
8. Guard your thoughts; what you think, you will become.
9. Don't fill up on this world's crumbs; feed your soul with living bread.
10.Give your all to Christ; he gave his all for you.
At the end of the age when all the believers were standing in line waiting to get into heaven,
God appeared and said, "I want all the men to form two lines. One line will be for the men
who were the true heads of their households. The other will be for the men who were domi-
nated by their wives." God continued, "I want all the women to report to St. Peter."
The women left and the men formed two lines. The line of men who were dominated by
their wives was seemingly unending. The line of men who were the true head of their
household had one man in it. God said to the first line, "You men ought to be ashamed of
yourselves. I appointed you to be the heads of your households and you were disobedient
and have not fulfilled your purpose. Of all of you, there is only one man who obeyed me.
Learn from him."
Then God turned to the lone man and asked, "How did you come to be in this line?"
The man replied, "My wife told me to stand here."
A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew. She
would occasionally walk around to see each child's artwork. As she came to one little girl
who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, "I'm drawing
The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like."
Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing the girl replied,....
"They will in a minute."
It's easy to see why people like the seagull. I've sat overlooking a craggy harbor and watched one. He exults in freedom. He thrusts his wings backward with powerful strokes, climbing higher and higher until he's above all the other gulls, then coasts downward in majestic loops and circles. He constantly performs, as if he knows a movie camera is trained on him, recording.
In a flock, though, the seagull is a different bird. His majesty and dignity melt into a sordid slough of in-fighting and cruelty. Watch that same gull as he dive-bombs into a group of gulls, provoking a flurry of scattered feathers and angry squawks to steal a tiny mor- sel of meat. The concepts of sharing and manners do not exist
among gulls. They are so fiercely competitive and jealous that if you tie a red ribbon around the leg of one gull, making him stand out, you sentence him to execution. The others in the flock will furiously attack him with claws and beaks, hammering through feathers and flesh to draw blood. They'll continue until he lies flattened in a bloody heap.
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. EPHESIANS 4:31-32
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?