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Why Go To Church?
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday."I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."
This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"
When you are DOWN to nothing..... God is UP to something!
Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!
Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!
deejay wrote:If you want a dish that can be eaten for any meal, here's my favorite--Scrambled Eggs and Potatoes.
I use two potatoes and two eggs, but if your appetite is smaller than mine, it's okay to use one of each. First, peel, slice and boil the potatoes until soft; drain. Put your choice of fat in a frying pan, then put the drained, boiled potatoes into the pan and fry until brown. Crack eggs over potatoes, and scramble through the potatoes. When the eggs are done, slide onto a plate, add salt and pepper to taste, and if you're like me, add ketchup. DELICOUS!
A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a new school year began.
The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful, after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, beating merrily on every trash can they encountered. The crashing percussion continued day after day, until finally the wise old man decided it was time to take some action.
The next afternoon, he walked out to meet the young percussionists as they banged their way down the street. Stopping them, he said, "You kids are a lot of fun. I like to see you express your exuberance like that. In fact, I used to do the same thing when I was your age. Will you do me a favor? I'll give you each a dollar if you'll promise to come around every day and do your thing."
The kids were elated and continued to do a bang-up job on the trash cans. After a few days, the old-timer greeted the kids again, but this time he had a sad smile on his face. "This recession's really putting a big dent in my income," he told them. "From now on, I'll only be able to pay you 50 cents to beat on the cans." The noisemakers were obviously displeased, but they did accept his offer and continued their afternoon ruckus. A few days later, the wily retiree approached them again as they drummed their way down the street.
"Look," he said, "I haven't received my Social Security check yet, so I'm not going to be able to give you more than 25 cents. Will that be okay?" "A lousy quarter?" the drum leader exclaimed. "If you think we're going to waste our time, beating these cans around for a quarter, you're nuts! No way, mister. We quit!"
And the old man enjoyed peace.
Don, I think Gaither should have quit while he was ahead. Most of his DVDs are repeats now ,sometimes 3rd and 4th generation repeats. He's made millions upon millions from the
Homecoming series and from his concerts. I have wondered, too, about the advisability of
members going on so many tours with Gaither, away from their families for long stretches at
at a time. Wives can't be happy about this and it doesn't necessarily strengthen marriages
either. I'm sorry you were disappointed in the Vocal Band, Don. Who are the two regulars
who were with Gaither? Mark Lowery and Guy?
deejay wrote:We've been having spring weather here in SoCal for some time--in fact, there was a stretch of summer weather this past winter! The forecast if for upper 60s-low 70s, with a bit of rain in the near future. The weekend promises to be warm.
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