Thursday, September 27, 2007

Top Ten Rootisms

I was going to wait until Friday to do this week's Top Ten, but tomorrow is going to be so incredibly beautiful - weather-wise, that I don't trust myself to be inside long enough to do a blog. So, as mentioned, I'm putting together a list of Rootisms for this week's Top Ten. With no suggestions offered from those who've had to hear them regularly through the years, here are my favorite Top Ten Rootisms.
1. If you don't communicate you speculate. Maybe one of my most profound statements because it is so true of any and all relationships.
2. Grace is not about perfection but direction. I've heard others say the exact same thing, but I truly said it after studying 1 John almost twenty years ago.
3. If what you're doing is not giving, then what you're doing isn't worship. Still said almost weekly.
4. A Christian can't go to worship any more than a fish can go for a swim. (Living sacrifice, Rom.12:1) I just like it!
5. Prayer is our blood mark on the door frame! Think about it.
6. Life is all about who you love and who loves you back.
7. The greatness of a person is not measured by his talents, but by what discourages him. I didn't say it, but I can't remember who did - so it's mine! I love it!
8. Spiritual integrity is pleasing God when no one is around.
9. There is no passion for the lost when there is no passion for being saved. Ouch!
10. My favorite Rootism - not for the sensitive: He who is full of himself, is in need of a good laxative.


elizabeth said...

#11. I majored in Bible, not spelling. (I'm pretty sure you say #3 almost "weekly" not "weakly." :) )

Those are great and I'm still sure that #1 is my favorite.

Mike Root said...

With my botox voice, either word is correct, but you're right about #11. I've said that many many times.

Curt & Inez said...

Inez and I was reading them and said it was like hearing you all over again.

Deborah said...

I love these, Dad. I too have heard you say most of these things many times. The greatest part of it all is that you actually LIVE what you preach...even with a botox-voice.

Don & Kathy said...

This is sooo vintage Mike Root!

David H. Willis said...

#4 is an all time classice. I use it frequently (& I give you credit too).