HOW TO UNSLUMP YOURSELF IN THE MINISTRY
GOD CAN AND OFTEN DOES SPEAK TO ME THROUGH MY WIFE
Difficult for Male Ego
Nevertheless - True
SEEMED LIKE WEEKS SINCE I HAD RECLINED
Undisturbed in my recliner
Suddenly Bud - our ferocious dog barks
Leigh comes bouncing in -
and sits on the arm of my recliner
Nearly turning it over
And then with unabated enthusiasm begins to read to me out of Dr. Seuss' book.
"Oh the Places You'll Go!"
I'm sorry to say so
but sadly it's true
that Bank-ups and hangups
can happen to you.
You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on
you'll be left in a lurch.
You'll come down from the lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll Be in a Slump.
And when you are in a slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Is not easily done.
SLUMP:To fall or sink suddenly; a sinking spell, discouragement.
Like Chippie the parakeet, in Lucado's book who was sucked in, washed up and blown over.
You remember - the lady was vacuuming and, like Perot, heart this giant sucking sound and it was her parakeet being sucked up. She opened up the bag, took the parakeet to the sink and poured cold water over him. Then got the hair dryer and blasted the shivering parakeet with hot air. The bird passed out. Amazingly the bird survived but when asked about him - oh, he doesn't sing anymore. He just sits and stares. Sucked in, washed up and blown over.
YOU HAVE BEEN THERE!
1.OUR KIDS CAN PUT US THERE
As a young preacher:
Ten laws for rearing godly kids (no kids)
Ten suggestions for rearing godly kids (kids)
Two or three things you may want to try (teenagers)
Strong-willed child -ballistic child helps you understand why some animals eat their young.
ILLUS.Man walking by a woman with three small kids who appeared out of control. Man stopped and asked: "Lady, if you had it all to do over would you have k ...
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