BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO
Some years ago a woman married an overbearing man. That man printed up a list of rules he “required” her to follow...everything from how to cook pancakes, hang his shirts, clean the house, what she could and couldn’t wear, etc. As a Christian lady, she obeyed. However, when the man died, some years later she met and married a fine Christian man who loved her just as she was. One day she “discovered” the old list from her previous marriage, and realized...she was doing everything on the list...but this time she was doing them because she wanted to...because she loved to please her husband...and because he loved and respected her.
(From a sermon by Mike Gilbert, "A Man For All Seasons" 7/19/08)
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Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jun 2, 2004
Story: St. Augustine - so the story goes - was struggling to understand the doctrine of the Trinity. So he decided to go for a walk on the beach, where he saw a little boy digging a hole in the sand with a seashell. The boy then ran off to the ocean, filling the shell, and rushed back to pour it ...read more