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From Max Lucado "In the Eye of the Storm" I share the following (Max was using the analogy that a wise captain shifts the direction of his craft according to the signal of the lighthouse and we would be wise to live our lives the same way, thus the list):




Herewith, then, are the lights I look for and the signals I heed:



-- 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.


-- Live your liturgy.



To sum it all up: 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.





Have a joy-filled day.

6 comments:

Lou said...

Listen twice as much as you speak..how the hell does that work??

Syd said...

I like the schooner analogy. Very good information.

clean and crazy said...

Very good words to live by, do you mind if I print them off? Thanks for the thoughts and comments

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I love this list! And the schooner analogy... I hope that the vessel never hits the shores, but continues to tack to find the new beautiful breezes to carry us onward... :)

Prayer Girl said...

Ditto - loved this.
Thanks!

Pam said...

Make major decisions in a cemetery. I really like this one!
Great list.