I wasted an hour one morning beside a mountain stream,
I seized a cloud from the sky above and fashioned myself a dream,
In the hush of the early twilight, far from the haunts of men,
I wasted a summer evening, and fashioned my dream again.
Wasted? Perhaps. Folk say so who never have walked with God,
When lanes are purple with lilacs and yellow with goldenrod.
But I have found strength for my labors in that one short evening hour.
I have found joy and contentment; I have found peace and power.
My dreaming has left me a treasure, a hope that is strong and true.
From wasted hours I have built my life and found my faith anew.
A Ft. Lauderdale advertising agency launched a billboard campaign (including the inside and outside of buses) that included 17 different messages from God. This non-denominational campaign was sponsored by an anonymous client.
Bertoldo de Giovanni is a name even the most enthusiastic lover of art is unlikely to recognize. He was the pupil of Donatello, the greatest sculptor of his time, and he was the teacher of Michelangelo, the greatest sculptor of all time.
Doctors and scientists said it was impossible!
Man could not run a mile in less than 4 minutes!
He would die in the foolish attempt.
It was an Impossible Dream.
Our bone structure was wrong.
Wind resistance was too great.
We had inadequate lung power.
Our heart could not take the strain.
As you plant, may I suggest the following rules for your Church garden:
PLANT three rows of squash:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash criticism
3. Squash indifference
PLANT seven rows of peas:
6. Purity and
In Roman mythology there was a god who was the guardian of doorways,
He had two faces on his head and could look backward and forward simultaneously.
1. A container that can be sealed and stored away.
2. Items for the time capsule (see below)
Celebrate the previous year and create a fun activity for the next by creating a time capsule. Can be the beginning f a fun youth group tradition.
Creative Teaching Ideas
1. 3 to 5 slips of paper for each youth
2. Pencils or something for the teenage participants to write with
3. a bowl or hat
4. Envelopes that can be sealed (optional for closing)
A list of items commonly associated with New Years and large sheet of paper, flip chart, or a whiteboard for each team. Classified ads also work if you use a broad tip marker.
…one of the most popular aquarium fish is the shark. …if you catch a small shark and confine it, it will stay a size proportionate to the aquarium. Sharks can be six inches long yet fully matured. But if you turn them loose in the ocean, they grow to their normal length of eight feet. That also happens to some Christians. I’ve seen some of the cutest little six-inch Christians who swim around in a little puddle. But if you put them into a larger arena–into the whole creation–only then can they become great.