A joke from this morning's sermon at Oak Hills:

A minister, out for a morning stroll through his neighborhood, happened upon two young boys and a small, stray puppy. The boys seemed pretty excited about something, and the minister decided to find out what was going on."What are you two up to?" he asked.

One of the boys turned toward the minister and grinned. "We found this puppy, and we're having a lying contest to see who gets to keep him."

"A lying contest?" asked the minister.

"Yep," said the other boy. "Whoever tells the biggest lie gets to keep the puppy!"

The minister felt that this was a very opportune time to teach a much-needed moral lesson. "Shame, shame," he said, waving a long, bony finger at the two young kids. "When I was your age, I never would have dreamed of telling a lie!"

The first boy looked crestfallen. "Aw, man," he said to his friend, kicking at the ground in a gesture of defeat. "I guess the old guy gets the dog."