One loving wife found out how much she was loved: I picked up the tax package sent by our CPA. For once, I’d surprise my husband Henry and get our tax information in early. As I scanned the lines, I noticed Henry had filled in some lines. To the question, "Did your marital status change ...?" he had circled "Yes."
As far as I knew, we weren’t considering separation or divorce. In fact, we’d soon celebrate our 50th anniversary--unless he had other plans. I moved my hand to uncover the next two words: "Older ... better." I liked that change in status
Is your marriage getter better as well as older? A man accompanied his friend home for dinner and was impressed by the way he entered his house, asked his wife how her day went, and told her she looked pretty. Then, when they’d embraced, she served dinner.
After they ate, the husband complimented his wife on the meal and thanked her for it. When the two fellows were alone, the visitor asked, "Why do you treat your wife so well?" "Because she deserves it, and it makes our marriage happier," replied the host.
Impressed, the visitor decided to adopt the idea. Arriving home, he embraced his wife and exclaimed, "You look wonderful" For good measure he added, "Sweetheart, I’m the luckiest guy in the world."
His wife, amazed, burst into tears. Bewildered, he asked her, "What in the world’s the matter?" She wept, "What a day Billy fought at school. The refrigerator quit and spoiled the groceries. And now you come home drunk"
Related Sermon Illustrations
Contributed by Bo Dunford on Apr 15, 2005
A wife went with her friend to the police station to report that her husband was missing! * When the policeman asked for a description, she said, “He’s 6 foot 2, has deep blue eyes, dark wavy hair, athletic build, well-groomed and sharply dressed, weighs 185 pounds .......” * “He’s ...read more
Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 11, 2003
How Do I Know He Lives? How do I know that Christ has risen? What proof have I to give? He touched my life one blessed day, And I began to live. How do I know he left the tomb That morning long ago? I met Him just this morning, And my heart is still aglow. How do I know the endless ...read more
Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 28, 2003
Consider this short poem entitled “Power of Words:” A careless word may kindle strife A cruel word may wreak a life A bitter word may hate instill A brutal word may smite and kill A gracious word may smooth the way A joyous word ...read more
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 10, 2003
True biblical worship so satisfies our total personality that we don’t have to shop around for man-made substitutes. William Temple made this clear in his masterful definition of worship: For worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness; ...read more