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Saturday, June 22, 2013


Preacher's new dentures

A Pastor goes to the dentist for a set of false teeth. The first Sunday after he gets his new teeth, he talks for only eight minutes. The second Sunday, he talks for only ten minutes. The following Sunday, he talks for 2 hours and 48 minutes.

The congregation had to mob him to get him down from the pulpit and they asked him what happened.

The Pastor explains the first Sunday his gums hurt so bad he couldn't talk for more than 8 minutes. The second Sunday his gums hurt too much to talk for more than 10 minutes. But, the third Sunday, he put his wife's teeth in by mistake and he couldn't shut up...

Family Legacy - Part 4


Does God really care about things like a bathroom scale? No, but He cares about what is important to us.

On our way out of town, when we were moving to Los Angeles, to go to Bible College, I redeemed some gas stamps for a bathroom scale. I had always wanted a scale. (They bribed you to buy gas in those days.)

I was so exhausted in those days that I came home from school and took a nap with the kids. Within a very short time after we got the scales, while I was still asleep, Steve got out of bed and turned the little adjusting knob on the scale. It stuck at 300 pounds. I was sick, and also felt that I had been negligent.

I stood on the scales in tears and said, "Lord, I know I have been careless, but I ask that You will please fix the scale for me. I will be more careful next time." I waited ... it seemed like I should jump on them. Was this the Lord? I did it and it worked. He fixed my scale. I would like to tell you that I was more diligent, but I wasn't. About a week later, we were very tired, and I slept longer than Steve did. He must have been very fascinated by that little knob. He turned it again. I felt terrible again. My first thought was to do what I did the last time, but it wasn't the jumping that made it work. Jumping didn't work. I prayed again, "Lord, I am embarrassed to come to You again, but please fix the scale once again." This time, I felt I was just to turn the knob. It turned back to "0". The scale worked fine for many years after that. He really does care about things that matter to us.


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