©2018 by Richard A Hackett Jr.

LIFE LESSONS

Series of humorous, but spiritual "life lessons" short stories learned during the authors life 

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LIFE LESSON #1: LEAVE ROOM FOR GOD'S WRATH

You can learn a lot on the playground when it comes to the dangers and consequences of seeking revenge.

I still remember the event like it was yesterday. Actually as I write this, it was closer to 16,000 yesterdays ago when it unfolded, but some things are forever etched into your mind.

LIFE LESSON #2: HIDE & SEEK - BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU HIDE!

Be Careful Where You Hide

Hide and seek can be such a fun game as kids and as adults. There is something intriguing about hiding from someone. Finding the secret places that no one else would either think to look, or perhaps be unwilling to look carefully enough to find you.

LIFE LESSON #3: THE COWBOY JEAN

You need to hold on for dear life to win the prize

"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14

LIFE LESSON #4: CHUMMING FOR DUMMIES

Listen to the warnings

From my earliest memories, tucked in between the incredible family memories filled with love, smiles and laughter, are the annoying flood of ‘warnings’ that our parents do their best to fill our little minds with.

“Don’t touch the stove”
“Don’t run with scissors”
“Don’t let go of my hand”
“Don’t make that face or it will get stuck that way”

LIFE LESSON #5: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSANDS GALAXIES

Stand in awe of God

In 2010, my wife and I had the good fortune to travel to Washington DC on a business trip. Once the work part was over, we had planned a few extra days to visit some of the sights around the area, with our primary goal of spending time at the Smithsonian.

LIFE LESSON #6: A REAL BARN BURNER

Sometimes standing up for the truth can hurt

When it comes to looking back at our life lessons or mistakes, there are often consistent themes or people that influenced us to either make good decisions or bad ones in our lives. I can safely say that not only was my cousin Mike one of those people that helped me find trouble, he would say that I was also one that did the same for him.