Christian Church paper one-liners

Recently, Alex Vanias, 20, won the Tour of the Battenkill Valley bike race near Cambridge, NY. He was accompanied by his parents. His mother, Terri Petschauer, was raised in Luther.

Congratulations, Alex. We are all very proud of you.

Please see the photos and article elsewhere in the Star.

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Don Lucas who passed away last week. Don was a Luther native, and one of fourteen children. He will be missed.

The weatherman has been having fun with us this week. Sunday morning seemed like January with snow and blowing snow, and I see the weather forecast is calling for several inches of snow tonight and tomorrow morning. My daffodils are in full bloom and wondering what the heck is happening.  Here it is the 19th of April and we still have piles of snow, here, there and everywhere.

Will spring ever come?

I receive a lot of fodder for my column from many sources, and my good friend Shirley Reitzel is great for keeping me in wonderful information that she gathers here and there. Today’s quips are from her church paper. Here are a few Christian one-liners, enjoy.

Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisers.

Opportunity may only knock once, but temptation bangs on your door forever.

Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

A lot of church members who are singing “Standing on the Promises” are just sitting on the premises.

Don’t wait for six strong men to take you into the church.

God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called.

God grades on the cross, not the curve.

God loves everyone but probably prefers “fruits of the spirit” over “religious nuts.” God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

He who angers you, controls you.

If God is your co-pilot, swap seats.

Don’t give God instructions – just report for duty.

The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.

The will of God never takes you to where the grace of God will not protect you.

We don’t change the message, the message changes us.

You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.

The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: One cross plus three nails equals four given.

Amen.

Thought for the week: A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Have a great week.