There is the story of a person who got up one Sunday and
announced to his congregation:
"I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough
money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it's
still out there in your pockets."
While driving their car in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an
Amish carriage. The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense
of humor, because attached to the back of the carriage was a hand
printed sign...
Energy efficient vehicle. Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not
step in exhaust.
A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question "Boys
and girls, what do we know about God?" A hand shot up in the air.
"He is an artist!" said the kindergarten boy. "Really? How do you
know?" the teacher asked.
"You know - Our Father, who does art in Heaven..."
A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just
before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but
there were many cars ahead of the minister in front of the
service station. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a
vacant pump. "Reverend," said the young man, "sorry about the
delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get
ready for a long trip." The minister chuckled, "I know what you
mean. It's the same in my business."
People want the front of the bus, back of the church and center
of attention.
Somebody once figured out that we have 35 million laws trying to
enforce 10 commandments.
Somebody has well said that there are only two kinds of people in
the world. There are those who wake up in the morning and say,
"Good morning, Lord," and there are those who wake up in the
morning and say, "Good Lord, it's morning."
A minister parked his car in a "no parking" zone in a large city
because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a
meter. So he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: I
have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss
my appointment. FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES. When he returned, he
found a citation from a police officer along with this note: I've
circled this block for 10 years. If I don't give you a ticket,
A father was approached by his small son, who told him proudly,
"I know what Bible means!" His father smiled and replied, "What
do you mean, you 'know' what Bible means?" The son replied, "I do
"Okay," said his father. "So, Son, what does Bible mean?" "That's
easy, Daddy. It stands for Basic Information Before Leaving
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who matter
don't mind, and those who mind don't matter."

To the world, you may just be somebody...but to somebody, you may be the world.

Richard Dover
In His Steps Ministries