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Modern day parables from the desk of Scott Davis
The Bucket 

“Lord, I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup… . If only I had known you better, I’d have come running with a bucket.”

—NANCY SPIEGELBERG

The Bucket

“Lord, I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup… . If only I had known you better, I’d have come running with a bucket.”

—NANCY SPIEGELBERG

What Lies Within 

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

-Henry Stanley Haskins, a Wall Street trader

What Lies Within

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

-Henry Stanley Haskins, a Wall Street trader

Quotes on Bacon

"Bits of bacon are like the fairy dust of the food community."

"There is something dishonest though about putting bacon in a salad - it’s kind of like smoking while you jog."

"Bacons so good even the frying of bacon sounds like applause when you cook it."

-Jim Gaffigan

Quotes on Bacon

"Bits of bacon are like the fairy dust of the food community."

"There is something dishonest though about putting bacon in a salad - it’s kind of like smoking while you jog."

"Bacons so good even the frying of bacon sounds like applause when you cook it."

-Jim Gaffigan

The Clock of Life
by Robert H. Smith, copyright 1932, 1982

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.

To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one’s health is more,
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.

The present only is our own,
So live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in “Tomorrow,”
For the Clock may then be still.

The Clock of Life
by Robert H. Smith, copyright 1932, 1982

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.

To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one’s health is more,
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.

The present only is our own,
So live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in “Tomorrow,”
For the Clock may then be still.

April Fools 

“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons,”

-Michael Jackson

April Fools

“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons,”

-Michael Jackson

Don’t step in the Exhaust

While driving in Pennsylvania , a family caught up to an Amish carriage.
The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached
to the back of the carriage was a hand printed sign… “Energy efficient
vehicle: Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step in exhaust.”

(unknown)

Don’t step in the Exhaust

While driving in Pennsylvania , a family caught up to an Amish carriage.
The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached
to the back of the carriage was a hand printed sign… “Energy efficient
vehicle: Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step in exhaust.”

(unknown)

A LIST TO LIVE BY
The most destructive habit………………………	Worry
The greatest joy……………………………….	Giving
The greatest loss………………………………	Self-respect
The most satisfying work………………………..	Helping Others
The ugliest personality trait……………………	Selfishness
The most endangered species………………….	Dedicated Leaders
Our greatest natural resource…………………..	Our Youth & Our Elderly
The greatest “shot in the arm”………………….	Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome……………	Fear
The most effective sleeping pill…………………Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease…………….	Excuses
The most powerful force in life……………….	Love
The most dangerous outcast…………………..	A Gossip
The worlds most incredible computer………..	The Brain
The worst thing to be without…………………	Hope
The deadliest weapon………………………….	The Tongue
The two most power-filled words………………	“I can”
The greatest asset…………………………….	Faith
The most worthless emotion……………………	Self-pity
The most beautiful attire……………………..	A Smile
The most prized possession……………………	Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication………Prayer
The most contagious spirit…………………..	Enthusiasm
Our greatest teacher…………………………	Experience
To the world, YOU may be one person; but to one person, you may be the world

-unknown

A LIST TO LIVE BY


The most destructive habit……………………… Worry

The greatest joy………………………………. Giving

The greatest loss……………………………… Self-respect

The most satisfying work……………………….. Helping Others

The ugliest personality trait…………………… Selfishness

The most endangered species…………………. Dedicated Leaders

Our greatest natural resource………………….. Our Youth & Our Elderly

The greatest “shot in the arm”…………………. Encouragement

The greatest problem to overcome…………… Fear

The most effective sleeping pill…………………Peace of mind

The most crippling failure disease……………. Excuses

The most powerful force in life………………. Love

The most dangerous outcast………………….. A Gossip

The worlds most incredible computer……….. The Brain

The worst thing to be without………………… Hope

The deadliest weapon…………………………. The Tongue

The two most power-filled words……………… “I can”

The greatest asset……………………………. Faith

The most worthless emotion…………………… Self-pity

The most beautiful attire…………………….. A Smile

The most prized possession…………………… Integrity

The most powerful channel of communication………Prayer

The most contagious spirit………………….. Enthusiasm

Our greatest teacher………………………… Experience

To the world, YOU may be one person; but to one person, you may be the world

-unknown

The Gift 

A man whose hands are full of parcels can’t receive a gift. 
—C. S. LEWIS

The Gift

A man whose hands are full of parcels can’t receive a gift.
—C. S. LEWIS

Checkmate 

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”
― Isaac Asimov

Checkmate

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”
― Isaac Asimov