SHORT CUTS ARE NOT ALWAYS THE BEST PATH!!
Husband:"The plastic frig shelf that stored milk on the side of the door has broke.
Husband: "The milk was too heavy and broke the plastic shelf. However, we will get a new one on the 12th."
The wife thought for a minute and knew rather quickly what the problem had been. You see the milk weighed the same amount it has for the last 5 years. However, the husband had done much physical labor earlier in the day and was a bit "tired." The conversation continues...
Wife:"Did you just not bend over as far and possibly DROP the milk into the shelf?"
Husband: "Maybe, but you know that shelf is just plastic."
Wife: "Yes, it has been plastic for 5 years holding the same milk."
Husband: "Okay, well I DROPPED the milk onto the shelf." (Reverting back to teenage days???? LOL!)
Wife: "Yea, that's what I figure happened."
Moral of the story..
SHORTCUTS will not always lead you to the same result! Most times it will SHORT CHANGE you and you will need to have Amazon Prime sending a new shelf quickly so the Mrs. won't get upset.
In case you are wondering...YES, the husband is none other than "Mr. Pitcher" and the wife is "Mrs. Pitcher." Somehow the wife knew that God had a plan for this little mishap and therefore, she took a picture of the broken shelf without Mr. Pitcher knowing it
Next week...the story continues!
When it is raining outside, do you grab an umbrella? When you go to the beach, do you put sunscreen on? When the sun is brightly shining, do you grab your sunglasses? If you go to the gym do you wear gloves while lifting weights or boxing? Our guess is you answered YES to all of these questions. So what do all of these items have in common? For each question, there is a "protection" if you will for the answer. We don't want to get wet, so we grab an umbrella to PROTECT us! We don't want skin cancer, so we use sunscreen to PROTECT our skin and so forth. Now the BIGGEST question we have for you is...Who or what is PROTECTING your relationship?
In our relationships, we bring many different forms of "weapons" into our battles. Okay, so you don't like the word "battle," understand! How about "conflicts," "arguments," "disagreements," "discussions?" Do any of these sound better? Bottom line is a couple will NEVER agree 100% of the time. The time when we are in disagreement is when we normally bring out the "weapons." Today, we want to talk about one "weapon" that we encourage ALL couples to use. Yes, you heard right. This "weapon" is one that you need to keep sharp and ready at ALL times. NEVER should you have to "blow the dust" off of this one. Matter of fact, it should and needs to be the FIRST "weapon" you reach for!
2019 is here and many are making New Year's Resolutions. Most of us are conditioned by society to start something NEW at the beginning of a New Year or even at the beginning of the week. For example, very seldom do we start a new exercise program on a Wednesday. Most likely we say I will start "XYZ" on Monday. Of course, the NEW year is ALWAYS full of "I am going to start XYZ on January 1st." So how does the Fourth Commandment play into resolutions? Read on and see...