List member Bill S. recently sent me something I'd seen a long time ago, but enjoyed the welcome refresher. It was "The Five Finger Prayer." You use each finger of your hand to remind you of how to pray your daily prayers. To wit:
- Thumb - this is the finger closest to you, so pray for those closest to you.
- Index - the finger you use to point, so pray for others who point us in the right direction: clergy, healthcare professionals, teachers, and police/emergency response teams.
- Middle - your tallest finger, so pray for those tallest in our society ... our leaders.
- Ring - your weakest finger, use it to remind you to pray for the weak, sick, poor and elderly.
- Pinky - your last, smallest finger ... it reminds us to pray for ourselves as we are to be meek, and humble, and third in the line of "God, Others, Myself."
And speaking of hands, entrepreneur Darrell Rundus thinks it's a shame that Christians are to live their lives based on the Ten Commandments, but most of us can't even name them all. So he's devised some easy to remember hand signals to help ... and he's willing to give you $20,000 if you learn them, enter his contest, and can recite all 10 of them in 20 seconds if your name is called.
EMBARRASSING MOMENTS WITH CHURCH KIDS
We were celebrating the 100th anniversary of our church, and several former pastors and even the bishop were in attendance.
During the children's talk, our pastor had all these eminent worthies line up and introduced them to the kids. When he got to the bishop, he asked, "Does anyone know what the bishop does?"
After a long moment, one little boy said, "He's the one you can move diagonally."
During a recent church service our kids were asked to stand up in front and offer a small prayer for someone. Anyone else in church but themselves.
One of those sweet, heartfelt prayers went, "Dear God, please send clothes for all those poor women in Daddy's computer. Amen."
[Pastor Tim's Clean Laughs and Da Mousetracks]
WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself." (Luke 10:27)
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