1 What the culture is the culture grows.
2 Fight fire with water/overcome evil with good.
3 No matter how full you might feel, there’s always room for dessert.
4 Never listen to the end of a sentence which begins with the words “I’m not trying to tell you how to do your job but…”
5 Prayer works.
6 When it’s only half-time, everything is possible. (Istanbul 2005)
7 Only idiots think that tall people experience different weather conditions than short people.
8 Microsoft Works is an oxymoron.
9 Many are the plans in a man’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Prov 19:21)
10 Time flies when you’re online.
11 Beware of copying a common hairstyle – I fell victim to ‘curtains’ in my teenage years.
12 If steak is on the menu you will be disappointed if you order anything else.
13 Telling hairdressers/barbers that you work in a church is one of the best ways to end the conversation – enabling them to actually cut your hair without talking nonsense.
15 When a conversation begins with the words ‘I was just about to phone you’ the person is usually lying.
16 Things will not be less busy next week.
17 Everyone appreciates commitment and is frustrated by lack of it.
19 Even if your receipt is three metres long the shop assistant may still call it your ‘wee receipt’ as they hand it to you.
20 Online displays of affection should be avoided for everybody’s sake.
21 Other people’s dreams are boring.
23 Emails with the subject title ‘you’ll like this’ generally mean the exact opposite.
22 Traffic lights, level crossings and photocopiers can sense if you’re already running late.
24 Tobacco Onions from the Ramore Wine Bar are not for sharing.
25 Back up your coursework every two or three seconds.
26 Making a list of 30 lessons can be harder than initially anticipated.
27 Tall, Grande and Venti are stupid measurements which irritate most people who prefer the ‘small, medium and large’ options.
28 Regularly journalling thoughts and prayers is a great way to be reminded of God’s faithfulness and adequacy.
29 Presence should always be desired more that presents.