Tuesday, July 14, 2009


"Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied."
-Proverbs 13:4

"Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty."
-Proverbs 14:23

"Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed."
-Proverbs 16:3

"Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty."
-Proverbs 21:5

Fifty-six children in Vacation Bible School today and another really great day. Keep us in your prayers.
After lunch we went to work and everyone worked hard until suppertime. Together we prepared Pastor John and Echo's house for painting. We will paint tomorrow. The deck now has two fresh coats of stain . . . and so do most of the students! A new exterior baseboard has been installed on the house, covering a new foam seal and insulation. It's been a very busy day and, from what I see, most of our crew will gladly welcome bedtime.
I could recommend each student honestly and positively. In fact, I would highly recommend each student to a potential employer.
Today I read "Checking Up On Your Job." It's a devotional by Charles Swindoll, one of my favorite authors and preachers. I'd like to share it with you:

"A young fellow rushed to the gas station to use the pay phone. The manager overheard his conversation as he asked: 'Sir, could you use a hardworking, honest young man to work for you?' [Pause] 'Oh . . . you've already got a hardworking, honest young man? Well, thanks anyway!'
"The boy hung up the phone with a smile. Humming to himself, he began to walk away, obviously happy.
"'How can you be so cheery?' asked the eavesdropping manager. 'I thought the man you talked to already had someone and didn't want to hire you.'
"The young fellow answered, 'Well, you see I am the hardworking young man. I was just checking up on my job!'"

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you disguised your voice and called your boss to check up on your job? What kind of answer do you think you would get?
"And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the Father" (Colossians 3:17).

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