Minute Moments

My friend and preaching colleague, Kent Heaton, is also a blogger and posts on facebook.  You can access it directly at The Heaton File.

Additionally, he posts some short pieces called “Minute Moments.” Most can be read in less than a minute.

Today’s facebook Friday features three from his page.

Grandma’s Glasses
(Author Unknown)

Two small boys were discussing eyeglasses. “Wouldn’t you hate to wear glasses?” one asked.

“No,” answered the other, “not if I could have the kind my Grandma wears!”

“My mother says she can always see when folks are tired or discouraged or sad. She sees when somebody is in need, and she can always recognize when you have something on your mind that you need to talk over. But best of all, she can always see something good in everybody!”

The little fellow continued: “I asked Grandma one day how it was that she could see that way. She said it was because of the way she’s learned to look at things since she’s gotten older. So I’m sure it must be those glasses of hers!”

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all of us could see others through Grandma’s glasses?

Take The Time To Ask
(Author Unknown)

A well-known businessman bought a large insurance policy for himself. It was so large that the newspapers published the story. One of the man’s friends, an insurance agent, asked why he didn’t buy the policy from him. The businessman replied, “You never asked me.”

Could it be that some of our neighbors would attend church services if we just asked them? Could it be that someone will never obey the gospel of Christ because we never asked them? People are just waiting to be asked.


The following words were scribbled more than a century ago by a Confederate soldier:

I asked God for strength that I might achieve. I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked God for health so that I might do greater things. I was given infirmity that I might do better things.

I asked for riches so that I might be happy. I was given poverty that I might be wise.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy in life. I was given life so that I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for but everything that I hoped for. Despite myself, my prayers were answered. I am, among men, most richly blessed.

Thanks, Kent, for sharing these thought provoking “moments” with us.

Remember just a moment in time can make a difference in a deed you do, or a word you utter, or even a post you read.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman



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