Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Take the Time.

A few items for you and a couple of jokes.

Take Time.

Take time to laugh

It is the music of the soul.

Take time to think

It is the source of power.

Take time to play

It is the source of perpetual youth.

Take time to read

It is the fountain of wisdom.

Take time to pray

It is the greatest power on earth.

Take time to love and be loved

It is a God-given privilege.

Take time to be friendly

It is the road to happiness.

Take time to give

It is too short a day to be selfish.

Take time to work

It is the price of success. – Author unknown.


The Difference.

I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day;

I had so much to accomplish that I didn’t have time to pray,

Problems just tumbled about me, and heavier came each task

“Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered.

He answered, “You didn’t ask.”

I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on, gray and

bleak; I wondered why God didn’t show me.

He said,”You didn’t seek.”

I tried to come into God’s presence, I used all my keys at the lock, God gently and lovingly chided,

“My child you didn’t knock.”

I woke up early this morning, and paused before entering the day,

I had so much to accomplish that I had to take time to pray.

Author unknown.


A young Scottish boy decided to try life in Australia.

He found an apartment in a small block and settled in.

After a week or two, his mother called from Aberdeen to see

how her son was doing in his new life.

“I’m fine,” Angus said, “but there are some really strange people living in these apartments.

“One woman cries all day long, another lies on the floor moaning

and there’s a guy next door to me who bangs his head on the wall all the time.”

“Well laddie,” says his mother, “I suggest you don’t associate

with people like that.”

“Oh.” says Angus, I don’t Mum, I don’t.

“No, I just stay inside my apartment all day and night,

playing my bagpipes.”


A man is driving with his wife at his side and his mother-in-law

in the back seat.

And the women just won’t leave the poor guy alone.

His mother-in-law says, “You’re driving too fast!”

His wife says; “ Stay to the left.”

After several more minutes of orders from both of them, the

poor man has had enough.

He pulls over and barks to the pair of them, “Who’s driving

this car --- you or your mother?”



Peter said...

Who's driving... you or your mother!!!! that's frustration with a capital F.

Karen said...

I've missed coming here, Merle! Thank you for the reminders to take some time. :-) Have a great day!

bornfool said...

I love coming here. You always have some words of wisdom, some advice and some stories to make me laugh. Thanks.

cantellya said...

LOL! Quite funny! Thanks for sharing!
Last 4th of July I played hide & seek with the young ones & neighborhood kids for almost 2 hours... I don't remember it being so much fun when I was a kid :)

kenju said...

Good stories, Merle. I like the bagpipes!

JunieRose2005 said...


I liked the Bagpipes one!


LZ Blogger said...

There's a little bit of everything in this post Merle! ~ NICE! ~ jb///

mreddie said...

Much chuckles about the bagpipes story - Good advice about the praying as well. ec

SJ said...

Nice post... and enjoyed the jokes too.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Here is a poem you can use...It kind of goes with your post, "Take the Time."

(the author of this poem is unknown)

I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.
So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My Christian duty was now done
My soul could rest at ease.....
All day long I had no time
To spread a word of cheer
No time to speak of Christ to friends,
They'd laugh at me I'd fear.
No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry.
No time to give to souls in need
But at last the time, the time to die.
I went before the Lord,
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands God held a book;
It was the book of life.
God looked into his book and said
"Your name I cannot find.
I once was going to write it down...
But never found the time."