Friday, November 07, 2008

You Might Be a Preacher If...

~ Your favorite “light reading” is Strong’s Concordance.

~ Playing the piano and being an expert at packing boxes was high on your list of requirements for a potential spouse.

~ As a child, you practiced baptizing your cats.

~ You say “amen” at the end of the Pledge of Allegiance at a public event.

~ You own more books than the religion section of your local public library.

~ Your kids are always asking to go over to someone else’s house where they don’t have to act “good" all the time.

~ You have fried chicken for dinner every Sunday after church.

~ You look in your wife’s purse for a snack for your kids and all you find are communion wafers.

~ You go the hospital to visit your mother but stop and have prayer with folks in every other room along the way.

~ You have to schedule your vacation around Bible School, Youth Week, the liturgical calendar, and annual meetings of your denomination.

~ The message on your answering machine contains both these phrases: “If this is an emergency...” and "Have a blessed day!”

(adapted from You Might Be a Preacher If… by Stan Toler and Mark Hollingsworth)

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