When I was a child, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then.  And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long hard day at work.  On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad.  I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits.  I’ll never forget what he said: “Baby I love burned biscuits.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned.  He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your Mamma put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired.  Besides, a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!”

You know, life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people.  I’m not the best housekeeper or cook.  What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each other’s faults and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences is one of the most important keys to creating a health, growing and lasting relationship.

That’s my prayer for you today.  That you will learn to take the good, the bad and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God.  Because in the end, He’s the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where burnt biscuit isn’t a deal breaker!  We could extend this to any relationship, in fact understanding is the basis of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!



Some people have trouble with all those shalls and shall nots in the Ten Commandments.  Folks just aren’t used to talking in those terms… So, in middle Tennessee they translated the “King James” into “Jackson County” language.. no joke, (posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Gainsboro, TN)

(1) Just one God

(2) Put nothing’ before God

(3) Watch yer mouth

(4) Git yourseld to Sunday meetin’

(5) Honor yer Ma & Pa

(6) No killin’

(7) No foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal

(8) Don’t take what ain’t yers

(9) No telling’ tales of gossipin’

(10) Don’t’ be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff

Now that’s plain an’ simple. Y’all have a nice day, ya hear.