Broken Rules

My dad was one of the wisest men I ever knew, even though he only had an eighth grade education.  He had a lot of “country sayings” that he would bring out just at the right time.  I remember one time I was working on my car and he asked me what was wrong with it.  I answered nothing, to which he responded, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.   I was able to put together these “Broken Rules” from such experiences and a little of my own learning.

It came out a bit fuzzy so I retyped them below so they are more legible.

Broken Rules

  1. Don’t fix it if it’s not broke.
  2. If it is broke, figure out if it is worth fix’en.
  3. You can’t fix it till you know what is broke.
  4. Don’t try to fix what’s broke till you know how.
  5. If it’s broke, fix it, don’t punish it.
  6. Fix what’s broke.
  7. Fix what broke it.

Life can be quite complicated sometimes but when the rules are simple we seem to do better at life.

4 thoughts on “Broken Rules

  1. I just finished reading your book The Mystery of Faith . This was a great read . The book plus the verses at the end , it’s like a Bible Readers Digest. I appreciate your commitment to Gods work. THANK YOU.

  2. I read a lot of your January material right up to Broken Rules. Also read your introduction to “My Ministry”. I found it all to be an enjoyable, easy read about “Vernon Ball the Man”. Your comments tell us a lot about yourself and to a large extent serve as a witness about you. Knowing who you are and that you want to witness for Jesus, I believe is evident from reading your material. Of course, I was looking for information that would verify that Vernon Ball is a good man, an honest man, had a good upbringing, and most of all is a Christian. I am happy to say that I found material that verifies that Vernon Ball is who he claims to be.

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