Holy Expectation

Recently LEADERSHIP launched an online sermon resource,, which offers a searchable database of illustrations and a monthly online journal. Here's a sampling of some recent elements in the journal.

If I had to make my living with my hands, I would probably starve to death. Living in the tenements of New York City, my family depended on the superintendent to make repairs when things in our apartment broke. So I never learned to fix things myself. A few years ago a neighbor, noting my ineptness, asked my wife, "Bonnie, how do you live with a guy like that?"

She replied, "Very, very carefully."

Because I don't believe I can fix things, I usually don't even try. When I do try, I tend to give up whenever I hit a snag. That's normally right after I pick up a tool. I live with low expectations, and Bonnie and I pay a price for it—to plumbers, mechanics, and handymen.

Recently, I purchased some software for my computer and tried to install it myself. I followed ...

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From Issue:Winter 2000: Wordcasting
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