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Preaching Daily - January 12

  • 2023 Jan 12


Today's Word for Pastors...

Acts 10:43
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."

Today's Preaching Insight...

When You Get Bent Out of Shape

Some of us are just never satisfied. Frank and Mabel had been married for 40 years. Frank turned 60 a few months earlier, and they now were celebrating Mabel's 60th birthday. During the birthday party, Frank walked into another room and was surprised to see a fairy godmother appear before him. She said, "Frank, this is your lucky day. I'm here to grant you one wish—what would you like?"

He thought for a moment and said, "Well, I would really like to have a wife who is 30 years younger than me."

The fairy godmother said, "No problem." She waved her wand, and "poof"—suddenly Frank was 90 years old.

I imagine old Frank was a little bent out of shape by the way that turned out!

I have a friend in Alabama whose favorite expression was "bent out of shape." When he was upset about something he always said he was "bent out of shape" about it, and I recall he stayed "bent out of shape" much of the time.

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Today's Extra...


State mottoes often give us insight into the thinking of a particular state's founders. The motto of the state of Hawaii was officially adopted in 1959, but has been used unofficially since 1825. The motto is, Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono. Translated into English it means, "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness." There is a debate as to the origin of the slogan, but it is certainly not a bad slogan for any state, society or nation.

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