we had a preacher one time tell us he could tell when he was getting long winded when he saw folks in the congregation looking at their watches and really long winded when they were putting their watches up to their ear to see if they were still running.
Amen to short sermons, lol. I went to a methodist church once and they had a 15 minute sermon... I thought I had already died and gone to heaven, then when we went to leave I found that I was blocked in and had to wait for an hour for the quior director to move her vehicle... DOH! I decided then that even a really boring sermon is more fun than sitting in a blocked-in car with a newborn for an hour.