Thursday, December 31, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
II find it interesting that I have spent an entire lifetime finding out what I now know. To console myself, I must believe that I needed all that time to find it out. It could not have made sense before.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
A charismatic and popular senior pastor arrived in heaven after an engaging global tour that covered some of the most difficult terrain on earth. The well meaning pastor expected a rapturous welcome which he received on arrival, but was more than a little disturbed to find that his throne was some distance away from St Peter.
While graciously accepting his position he enquired of God via spiritual mail as to whether there may have been some mistake in the positioning of thrones. He went on to remind the Lord that at his behest and beckoning thousands indeed millions had come to Christ. He started with the small church nobody wanted to go to and on to the final ecclesiastical cathedral he had built in the citadel that had become a model for mega-churches around the world. He recalled his near death experience as he ministered in the depths of darkest Africa and of course the sacrifices he had made in his family life.
Back came the swift reply from the seating committee; “If you can answer the following questions correctly we shall move you up by one seat, 1) Who brought the people to church, 2) Who kept you from dying 3) Who watched over your family while you were preaching?
Managers are a special group of people who live among us. They are especially useful when it comes to solving problems and resolving issues. Unfortunately, they force us to do things we otherwise would not do and have the tendency to be organizing everything. Fortunately there are not many of them around, just enough to bear with. However, though we detest their domineering nature, we need them because we generally do not have the drive and discipline to get things done. Nevertheless entry into this privileged club is free of charge and is a simple matter of choice. No application form or fees is needed - nothing but initiative.