Monday, January 25, 2010

Directions to my Father's house:

Make a U-turn onto Believeth Blvd.

Keep right and go through the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ.

There, you must turn onto the Bridge of Faith, which is over troubled water.

When you get off the bridge, make a Right turn and Keep Straight.

You are on the King's Highway - Heaven-bound.

Keep going for three miles: One for the Father, One for the Son, and One for
the Holy Ghost.

Then exit off onto Grace Blvd.

From there, make a Right turn on Gospel Lane.

Keep Straight and then make another Right on Prayer Road.

As you go on your way, Yield Not to the traffic on Temptation Ave.

Also, avoid SIN STREET because it is a DEAD END.

Pass up Envy Drive , and Hate Avenue

Also, pass Hypocrisy Street , Gossiping Lane, and Backbiting Blvd.

However, you have to go down Long-suffering Lane,
Persecution Blvd. and Trials and Tribulations Ave.

But that's all right, because VICTORY Street is straight ahead!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Surrendering your "right" to be "right"

Agree with thine adversary quickly whiles thou are in the way with him…” —Matthew 5:25

One way to improve our relationships with others is to quit trying to prove how “right” we are. Revivalist Ralph Sutera told me one time, “You need to surrender your ‘right’ to be ‘right’ if you want to restore a relationship.” The relationship is more important than you and I proving we are right and the other person is wrong.

There have been times when I’ve said, “I’m sorry,” even when I knew I was right. It meant more to me to restore the relationship than to prove I was right and lose that relationship.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:7 that it is better to be defrauded (take the blame) and gain your brother than to prove he is in the wrong and lose your brother.

The bigness of your Christian life is NOT in the tallness of your rightness. Rather, it is in the bigness of your smallness to humbly agree with your adversary and take the blame, even when it isn’t your fault.

That is what Jesus did when He HUMBLED Himself and went to the cross. Pride likes to argue, while it requires humility to take the wrong without defending our rights to be right!
-Pas. Al Hughes

Monday, January 11, 2010

Installing a Husband

Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as
Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1.

Conversation 8.0
no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.

Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?




First, keep in mind,
Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while
Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html, try to download Tears 6.2, and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.
If those applications work as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5


Whatever you do, DO NOT
under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)

In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0-program. This is an unsupported application and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend
Cooking 3.0,

Hot Lingerie 7.7., and Jeep Parts 5.5!

Good Luck!
Tech Support

Monday, January 4, 2010

Time For Inventory

“…give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.” ―1 Peter 4:5

Most companies take a regular inventory of their assets. Usually at the end of each year an accounting is made of the company’s ledgers and audits are conducted.

Every Christian is heading for an “divine audit” called the Judgment Seat of Christ. The Christian would be wise to take inventory of his life on a regular basis so he doesn’t have to be ashamed when he gives account to God.

As we begin 2010 it would be good to review the past twelve months and evaluate how you performed spiritually for God. Ask yourself the following questions and honestly answer them before God:

1. Am I more mature spiritually now than I was at the beginning of this year?

2. Have I been faithful in my walk with God (Bible reading, prayer, church attendance)?

3. Is there any hidden sin in my life right now?

4. Have I been a faithful witness to the lost this year in sharing the Gospel?

5. Is my conscience clear in my relationships or do I harbor some ill feelings towards another?

6. How many people are attending church right now because I invited them?

7. Is there anyone I have wronged this year that I have not asked forgiveness?

8. Have I honored God in through faithful stewardship?

9. Am I actively using my gifts and talents in my local church?

10. Has my faith increased over the past twelve months?