Squeezing Every Dollar

The carnival strongman concluded his impressive act by taking an orange in his powerful left hand and squeezing it. What remained was then put into his right hand, and again he groaned and squeezed until all that was left was peel.

“Five dollars to anyone who can get five more drops,” he said, opening his hand to show the challenge.

Well, a murmur went up throughout the crowd. But a little bespectacled man decided to try. His appearance brought polite laughs until he squeezed what he was given and steady drops, far more than five, were produced.

Amazed, the bigger man gulped, “How did you learn to do that?”

“I’ve been a deacon at our church for 32 years,” was the reply. “I’m in charge of taking the offering.”

Have you read my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday? This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

This book gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said from the pulpit when they come to worship services in the church where you serve as pastor.


Please click here to visit David Mains’ Sermon-Coach.com website.

You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.




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