Monday, March 04, 2013

Stage of Life

A BIG thank you to everyone who came to last week’s Ignite Spaghetti Lunch.  You helped raise above and beyond $2,600 to send our students to the upcoming Ascension Convention (  THANK YOU!  We are blessed with a great group of middle and high schoolers and a great team of leaders headed up by Mike Bell.  More and more they continue to come, bring friends, and grow in God.  I’m proud of our Ignite youth ministry.  

At each stage of life we have so much to learn.  I read this week from H. Jackson Brown Jr.’s delightful book, Live and Learn and Pass It On.  It’s a fun compilation of life’s little learning curves.  From the cradle to the grave, Brown reveals what we learn and when we’ll learn from them.

  • Age 11, if you’re in trouble at school, you’re in more trouble at home.
  • Age 13, just when you get your room the way you like it, your mom will make you clean it up.
  • Age 24, nothing brings on an emergency as fast as putting money aside for one.
  • Age 29, wherever you go, the world’s worst drivers are going there too.
  • Age 32, the time to read the instruction book is before you put the swing together.
  • Age 39, if your children feel safe, wanted and loved, you are a successful parent.
  • Age 46, children and grandparents are natural allies.
  • Age 48, there’s no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs.
  • Age 54, you can’t hug your kids too much.
  • Age 61, you can inherit wealth but never wisdom.
  • Age 76, the best sleeping pill is a clear conscience.
  • Age 81, even when you have pains, you don’t have to be one.
  • Age 88, the days may be long, but life is short.