Sunday, July 26, 2009

the voyage...

Approach life like a voyage on a schooner.
Enjoy the view.
Explore the vessel.
Make friends with the captain.
Fish a little.
And then get off when you get home.

-- Love God more than you fear hell.
-- Once a week, let a child take you on a walk.
-- Make major decisions in a cemetery.
-- When no one is watching, live as if someone is.
-- Succeed at home first.
-- Don't spend tomorrow's money today.
-- Pray twice as much as you fret.
-- Listen twice as much as you speak.
-- Only harbor a grudge when God does.
-- Never outgrow your love of sunsets.
-- Treat people like angels; you will meet some and help make some.
-- 'Tis wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny.
-- God has forgiven you; you'd be wise to do the same.
-- When you can't trace God's hand, trust his heart.
-- Toot your own horn and the notes will be flat.
-- Don't feel guilty for God's goodness.
-- The book of life is lived in chapters, so know your page number.
-- Never let the important be the victim of the trivial.

(excerpt from 'The Eye of the Storm' by Max Lucado)

We may not always sail through smooth waters...but we have many God-given truths that help us navigate around the ragged rocks of reality. I like Max Lucado's list...signals he follows to help steer his vessel through the rivers of life. And I like the advice given in Jeremiah 33:3...

Call unto me and I will answer thee...and show thee great and mighty things...which thou knowest not.


  1. Very nice message for Sunday. Blessings to you.

  2. I liked the list too. . .very practical. .and they made me smile. .well. .most of them did.
    Thank you Judy.

  3. That Max Lucado writes some wise stuff. I love this and thank you for sharing it.

    Look at Lovella! She's still busy sewing!! :D

  4. True, true, true.
    I especially like the advice about treating people like angels!

  5. Some very wise statements included in that list. It seems to me I could be spared some trouble in life when living by this list. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. some folks have such wisdom. basic and simple wisdom. thanks for reminding me!

  7. Great advice for all of us. How nice the world would be if we all did this. :-)

  8. I read and enjoyed many of Max Lucado's writings. he was a thoughtful and inspirational man.


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