K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Stupid

Pastor Tom Townsend’s Shares….

We have all heard the expression K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Stupid. I know that I probably should not be using the word “stupid” – at least that what my daughter would tell my grand-boys – but the reality is we complicate life in so many ways. If we just stepped back, took a breath and took care of the simple things, we would be a whole lot better off.

Recently, I was reminded of a few simple rules for life. In fact, these rules are entitled “All I ever really needed to know, I learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum. Here they are:

  1. Share everything.
  2. Play fair.
  3. Don’t hit people.
  4. Put things back where you found them.
  5. CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS.
  6. Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
  7. Say you’re SORRY when you HURT somebody.
  8. Wash your hands before you eat.
  9. Flush.
  10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
  11. Live a balanced life – learn some and drink some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work some every day.
  12. Take a nap every afternoon.
  13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
  14. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up, and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
  15. Goldfish and hamster and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die. So do we.
  16. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first words you learned – the biggest word of all –“LOOK.”

Not bad advice for us to follow. The next time your life gets complicated, let me give you something simple – K.I.S.S. – to think about:

  1. God is Good – All the Time!
  2. Regardless of how we feel – God is in Control. He has our backs.
  3. We can trust Him more than we can trust ourselves because He is God and we are not.

Pressing On,

Pastor Tom – Phil 3:14