I Have a System

The loaded minivan pulled in to the only remaining campsite.  Four children leaped from the vehicle and began feverishly unloading gear and setting up the tent.  The boys rushed to gather firewood, while the girls and their mother set up the camp stove and cooking untensils.

A nearby camper marveled to the youngsters’ father, “That, sir, is some display of teamwork.”

The father replied, “I have a system; no one goes to the bathroom until the camp is set up.”



Bible Reading Plan – April 2018, Week 15

Monday, April 9:

Rahab & the Sun/Conquests – Israel’s enemies and God’s victories

  • Joshua 10
  • Joshua 11
  • Habakkuk 3:8-14

Tuesday, April 10:

Joshua & Dividing the Land – Some tribes possess their land and some procrastinate

  • Joshua 13:1-14
  • Joshua 14
  • Joshua 18:1-10

Wednesday, April 11:

Joshua’s Charge & Death – Joshua’s warning about serving two masters

  • Joshua 24
  • 1 Samuel 7:2-4
  • Matthew 6:24


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Bible Reading Plan – April 2018, Week 14

Monday, April 2:

Rahab & the Spies – Rahab’s faith at work and inclusion in the genealogy of Christ

  • Joshua 2
  • James 2:25-26
  • Matthew 1:1-5

Tuesday, April 3:

Joshua & Crossing the Jordan – Joshua’s miracle and the memorial stones

  • Joshua 3
  • Joshua 4
  • Psalm 114

Wednesday, April 4:

Joshua & the Commander – The commander of the Lord appears and Jesus worthy of worship

  • Joshua 5
  • Exodus 23:20-23
  • Revelation 22:8-9


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You Still Want to Be Rescued

The shipwrecked mariner had spent several years on a deserted island.  Then one morning he was thrilled to see a ship offshore and a smaller vessel pulling out toward him.  When the boat grounded on the beach, the offer in charge handed the marooned sailor a bundle of newspapers and told him, “With the captain’s compliments.  He said to read through these and let us know if you still want to be rescued.”



Bible Reading Plan – March 2018, Week 13

Monday, March 26:

The Shema & Number 1 Commandment – God is one, love God, and keep God’s commandments

  • Deuteronomy 6:1-5
  • Mark 12:28-34
  • John 14:21-24

Tuesday, March 27:

How to Raise Children – Parents should obey the Word and teach the Word

  • Deuteronomy 6:6-25
  • Deuteronomy 11
  • 2 Timothy 3:14-17

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Buffet

Buffet. A French word that means “Get up and get it yourself.”



Executive Ability

A business manager, in search of talent within his own organization, passed out a list of questions to his younger workers.  One question asked, “What is your chief reason for believing that you possess executive ability?”

Many of the answers were duplications, but one stood out unequaled.

It read, “I think I would make a very successful executive because I seldom get lonesome, and would not mind working in a private office.”



Bible Reading Plan – March 2018, Week 12

Monday, March 19:

The Priest’s & Tithing – The people tithe 10% and the priests tithe 10%

  • Numbers 18
  • Deuteronomy 14:22-29
  • Malachi 3:8-12

Tuesday, March 20:

Striking the Rock Twice – Moses’ anger with Israel and Christ the rock (struck once at the cross)

  • Numbers 20
  • 1 Corinthians 10:1-4
  • James 1:19-20

Wednesday, March 21:

The Bronze Serpent – Israel’s complaints, God’s judgment, and Christ on the cross

  • Numbers 21:1-9
  • John 3:14-17
  • 1 Corinthians 10:5-12

Thursday, March 22:

Balaam & the Donkey – King Balak’s offer to the prophet Balaam and Balaam’s greed

  • Numbers 22
  • Numbers 23
  • 2 Peter 2:15-16

Friday, March 23:

Phinehas & Baal-Poer – Israel’s sin against God & Phinehas’ passion for God

  • Numbers 25
  • Psalms 106:24-31
  • Revelation 2:14

Saturday, March 24:

The Story of their Wandering – Reviewing Israel’s history and the Word of God

  • Deuteronomy 1
  • Deuteronomy 2
  • Deuteronomy 4:1-14

Sunday, March 25:

  • Off Day


Bible Reading Plan – March 2018, Week 11

Monday, March 12:

The Pillar of Cloud & Fire – Relying on human guidance vs. God’s guidance

  • Numbers 9:15-23
  • Numbers 10:29-36
  • Isaiah 48:17-19

Tuesday, March 13:

The People’s Complaining – Israel’s complaining and God’s judgment

  • Numbers 11
  • Numbers 12
  • Philippians 2:14-16

Wednesday, March 14:

The 12 Spies & 40 Days of Searching – The fears of the 10 spies vs. the faith of Caleb & Joshua

  • Numbers 13
  • Deuteronomy 1:19-28
  • Joshua 14:6-9

Thursday, March 15:

The 12 Spies & 40 Years of Wandering – Israel’s unbelief and God’s judgment

  • Numbers 14
  • Deuteronomy 1:29-46
  • Hebrews 3

Friday, March 16:

Korah, Dathan, & Abiram – Complaining about Moses and God’s judgment

  • Numbers 16
  • Psalms 106:9-18
  • Jude 1:10-11

Saturday, March 17:

Aaron’s Rod – God chooses the tribe of Levi and fruitfulness proves God’s choice

  • Numbers 17
  • Numbers 1:47-54
  • Luke 6:43-45

Sunday, March 18:

Off Day


Abraham Lincoln

My father used to tell me, “When Abraham Lincoln was your age, Abraham Lincoln had a job.  When Abraham Lincoln was your age, he walked twelve miles to get to school.”

I said, “Dad, when Abraham Lincoln was your age, he was President, okay?”