signs, yield signs, construction ahead…you get the idea.
also needed for navigating this life.
you should navigate your life. Observe them and enjoy secure
passage. Ignore them and crash against the ragged rocks of
to as Laws of the Lighthouse.
– Once a week, let a child take you on a walk.
– Make major decisions in a cemetery.
– When no one is watching, live as if someone is.
– Succeed at home first.
– Don’t spend tomorrow’s money today.
– Pray twice as much as you fret.
– Listen twice as much as you speak.
– Only harbor a grudge when God does.
– Never outgrow your love of sunsets.
– Treat people like angels; you will meet some and help make some.
– ‘Tis wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny.
– God has forgiven you; you’d be wise to do the same.
– When you can’t trace God’s hand, trust his heart.
– Toot your own horn and the notes will be flat.
– Don’t feel guilty for God’s goodness.
– The book of life is lived in chapters, so know your page number.
– Never let the important be the victim of the trivial.
– Live your liturgy.
To sum it all up: Approach life like a voyage on a schooner. Enjoy the view. Explore the vessel. Make friends with the captain. Fish a little. And then get off when you get home.
(Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006) Max Lucado
Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on
maneuvers in heavy weather for several days. I was serving on the lead
battleship and was on watch on the bridge as night fell. The visibility was
poor with patchy fog, so the captain remained on the bridge keeping an eye on
Shortly after dark, the
lookout on the wing reported, “Light, bearing on the starboard bow.”
“Is it steady or moving
astern?” the captain called out.
The lookout replied,
“Steady, Captain,” which meant we were on a dangerous collision course with
The captain then called to
the signalman, “Signal that ship: ‘We are on a collision course, advise you
change course twenty degrees.’“
Back came the signal,
“Advisable for you to change course twenty degrees.”
The captain said, “Send:
“I’m a captain, change course twenty degrees.’“
“I’m a seaman
second-class,” came the reply. “You had better change course twenty degrees.”
By that time the captain
was furious. He spat out, “Send: ‘I’m a battleship. Change course twenty
Back came the flashing
light, “I’m a lighthouse.”
We changed course.
This story was taken from here.
This story certainly illustrates the importance of following the Laws of
I think my favorite law of the lighthouse is pray twice as much as you fret. Think
how much better things would go if I ALWAYS followed that law!