A Simple Life, a Childlike Faith

Jack Green–pastor and missionary to Korea

“Only God can strike a straight lick from a crocked stick.”

“No two people are compatible.  You sit of opposite sides of the table.  You sit in different chairs.  You have different backgrounds, families, hopes and dreams.” 

Wylene Hughes–housewife and secretary from Northwest Florida

After listening patiently to my ranting about something my mother had done, Wylene said, “Your mom must’ve done something right.  After all, she raised you.”

Wylene Hughes–my friend

“When I don’t take  time for prayer, I find I don’t have time for much of value.”

Betty Scott–executive administrator from South Alabama

“You can get happy in the same skin you got sad in.”

Frances Gresham–business owner, housewife and my mother

“If you do nothing, you will never be criticized.  When you reach out and work for the Lord, you will always be criticized.  Therefore, don’t worry about criticism.  It only means that you are doing something worthwhile.”

E. L. Gresham–business owner and my dad who paid cash for everything

” I can’t afford credit.” 

Bradley–a member of the mentally challenged community

“Grace is God loving me even though He knows everything about  me.”

Phyllis “Mama” Paulsen–teacher and drama coach for elementary school students

“It’s the primary job of the school system to teach my children how to enjoy and have fun learning.  Then no matter what they do in life, they will have joy being productive citizens.” 

A pastor’s wife whose name I’ve forgotten

“When I figured out that I can turn every effort into a game, I realized I didn’t have to ever work again.”

Frances Gresham–my mother

“Play is the work of children.  Be sure that they learn to play with energy and zeal.”

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