Summary: Keeping the Sabbath

When I went to the Word of Life Bible Institute in New York, I volunteered to work in the kitchen at the Inn and they had an interesting chef there, who later became the head of all food services and his name was Glen. Glen was not only a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America where some of the best chefs are trained but he also had a degree in micro-biology and he played the French horn. He was extremely multi-talented individual. One of the things that really intrigued me about Glen was that he always carried a little note book in his shirt pocket and whenever anybody said anything he thought was interesting, funny, worth thinking about or completely absurd; he’d take out his little book and he’d write it down. I actually made his book five times in one day and he said that was a record.

Well, I also began collecting what I considered to be good advice. I don’t always use it, I just collect it. And here are a few of what I consider to be some of the gems that I’ve found.

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either. "JUST LEAVE ME ALONE !"

2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.

3. Its always darkest just before the dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s paper, that’s the best time to do it.

4. Always remember you are unique; just like everyone else and it may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning for others.

5. When in charge, ponder. When in trouble, delegate. When in doubt, mumble.

6. If you think no one cares if you live or die, just try missing a couple car payments.

7. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes and that way; when you do criticize them, you’ll be a mile away...and you’ll also have their shoes.

9. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, remember, it was probably worth the $20.

10. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

11. The fastest way to double your money is to fold it in half and stick it in your pocket.

12. There are two theories on how to win an argument with your wife – and neither one works.

13. Always remember, five out of four people have trouble with fractions. 14. Experience is what you get, when you didn’t get what you wanted.

15. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.

16. The toughest years of life are between the ages of 7 and 92.

17. Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person; is like expecting a bull not to charge because you’re a vegetarian.

18. There comes a time when you should stop expecting people to make a big deal out of your birthday. And that’s when you’re eleven.

19. Always remember that you’re unique; just like everyone else.

20. And finally, always remember to buckle up. It makes it harder for the aliens to snatch you from your car.

“And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

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