A Sunday school teacher asked her class, "What is prayer?"
One of her pupils answered, "That's a message sent to God at night and on Sundays when the rates are lower."
"How deep is the mud? Depends on who you ask. We all go through the same stuff differently."
Traveling through New England a motorist stopped for gas in a tiny village.
"What type of town is this?" he asked the station attendant.
"All depends," the native drawled.
"Do you mean by them that has to live in this dad-blamed, moth-eaten, dust-covered dump, or by them that's merely enjoying its quaint and picturesque rustic charms for a short spell."
"Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause.
And when you pause ... pray."
I was making Play-doh animals with my four-year-old niece, Chris, and her three-year-old brother, Neil. While Chris was clearly molding a crude but recognizable dog, figuring what Neil was making was a bit more challenging.
"It's a cat," he told me, "but a truck ran over it."
Sometime later, Chris had made another simple animal shape, but Neil had a rather flat slab of dough on the table in front of him.
"What happened to this one?" I asked.
Neil shrugged and said simply, "Same truck."
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