Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lessons from Dad

* Always treat and speak to your mother with respect.

* Keep in touch and spend time with your family.

* He taught me how to make a list for things that needed to be accomplished.

* Always take a moment to smile before you answer the phone.

* In business, the person who answers the phone, is the voice of the company or organization

* In response to gossip toward you, live a life that makes everything they say about you a lie.

* I’ve never heard a bad sermon.  If I can walk away with one thing I can apply to my life, it was a good sermon.

* You will have your friends at school and your friends at church, but your friends at church will be your life-long friends.

* Kill them with kindness.

* Never burn your bridges behind you.

* Always dress appropriately for the occasion.

* Always do your best.

* Be grateful and express it.

* Education was a priority…it was never “if” you go to college, but “when” you go to college.

* School attendance was important.  If we were going to Lubbock for the weekend, 560 miles away, we did not leave until after school was out for the day.

* Church was very important to Dad.  He loved and supported his church.  You might stay up late on Saturday night, but you would go to Sunday School and church the next day.

Ephesians 6:2
“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—

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