Magnetic Memos of Truth

June 7, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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A Journal of Joy: Things that make my heart smile…..

I want to share some of my favorite magnets with you—full of pithy quotes that have given me much joy and laughter. They contain much wisdom and have been hand-chosen by me to hold an honorable, prominent place on my refrigerator or near my work desk.

But first, I need to make a disclaimer. A couple of them may contain a few words others might find offensive – especially the ones I keep in my private work area. So if you are easily offended, I suggest you stop reading now. For the rest, I say read on.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am against dirty jokes, foul language, and profanity. However, remember the Bible itself is not beyond colorful language for accurate descriptions. What does one think a pile of dung is? And don’t look up the meaning to “filthy rags” if you are squeamish. There is difference in saying the road to hell is paved with good intentions versus telling someone to go to hell, although both expressions contain the word “hell.”

With that said, here are some of my favorite magnet memos.

  • Leave me alone! I’m having a crisis!
  • I found myself. See? I’m right here!
  • What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.
  • I didn’t say it was your fault. I said I was going to blame you.
  • Behind every successful man is an exhausted woman.
  • The rooster may crow but the hen delivers the goods.
  • You have two choices for dinner: take it or leave it.
  • I clean house every other day. This is the other day.
  • I can only please one person a day. Today is not your day and tomorrow isn’t looking too good either.
  • Do it! Do it right! Do it right now!
  • Doo-doo happens. (Yes, it says “doo-doo” happens!)
  • It’s better to be pissed off than to be pissed on.
  • Where is the liar who said life was fair?
  • I’ve changed. It’s called menopause!
  • The truth will set you free, but it will piss you off first.

Oh sure, I have a lot of magnets with scriptures, others encouraging me to stay spiritually focused, and tons that are of places I’ve visited. I love my magnets. But none seem to bring me as much joy as the ones I’ve listed.

This one about truth is a definite keeper. It sort of reminds me of that line in A Few Good Men when Tom Cruise asks Jack Nicholson to tell him the truth. Jack’s angry reply is, “You can’t handle the truth!”

We live in a world with very little truth. What little truth we have, no one wants to hear. Don’t confuse me with the facts! People think truth is relative. Everyone has their own truth. I have my truth. You have your truth. They have their truth. Truth can be very deceptive. People can even convince themselves they are speaking truth when they aren’t, thinking the end justifies the means even if it means being untruthful. 

What they fail to realize is that there is only one truth. It’s Jesus Christ. Yes, I know many people don’t want to hear it. It upsets them because they can’t handle the truth. Jesus is “the way, the truth, the life! (John 14:6)” No one comes to salvation unless they go through Him. Once we accept salvation we become His disciples. Jesus tells us that His disciples will abide in His Word. There they will find the truth and the truth will set them free (John 8:31).

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Jesus, You are the way, the truth, the life! Staying focused on You is the only way to navigate in an untruthful world. As I read the Bible I pray for Your guidance, Your discernment, Your wisdom, and Your insight to permeate my inner being so I can live in the reality of Your truth.


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