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I'd Love To...

But I just can't!

Years ago, someone shared this bit of advice with me. When asked if you can do something, and you can't...try saying "I'd love to, but I just can't."

That advice might've come in handy for the pastor who was asked to do my son and his fiance's wedding this summer. My son--who's in the Marines--active duty.

Here was the pastor's response: "I have reservations about how to get the premarital counseling done. I'll think about it but probably not."

Ask me if I can feel good about that response? "I'd love to, but I just can't."

Thought for the day: Don't just think about WHAT you say to folks in your church, think about HOW you say it also.

Posted at 19:34


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