Tag: Excuses (home)

The wind and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

permalink source: Edward Gibbon
tags: Excellence, Wisdom, Excuses

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.

permalink source: Aldous Huxley
tags: Excuses

A pastor, apparently fed up with all the excuses given over the years to why people don't go to church, included this list in the Sunday bulletin: TEN REASONS WHY I NEVER WASH 1. I was forced to as a child. 2. People who wash are hypocrites -- they think they are cleaner than everybody else. 3. There are so many different kinds of soap, I can't decide which is best. 4. I used to wash, but I got bored and stopped. 5. I wash only on special occasions, like Christmas and Easter. 6. None of my friends wash. 7. I'll start washing when I get older and dirtier. 8. I can't spare the time. 9. The bathroom is never warm enough in winter or cool enough in summer. 10. People who make soap are only after your money.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Church, Humor, Excuses

"Isn't it weird how you can use both bad weather and really good weather as an excuse not to go to class?" -Dave, on class attendance

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Excuses, Procrastination, College

Abraham was old, Jacob was insecure, Leah was unattractive, Joseph was abused, Moses stuttered, Gideon was poor, Samson was codependent, Rahab was immoral, David had an affair and all kinds of family problems, Elijah was suicidal, Jeremiah was depressed, Jonah was reluctant, Naomi was a widow, John the Baptist was eccentric to say the least, Peter was impulsive and hot-tempered, Martha worried a lot, the Samaritan woman had several failed marriages, Zacchaeus was unpopular, Thomas had doubts, Paul had poor health, and Timothy was timid. That is quite a variety of misfits, but God used each of them in his service. He will use you too if you stop making excuses.

permalink source: The Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren
tags: Excuses, Ministry, Initiative