Category: News & Notes

The Lovely Wreck

An old man who’d lived all his life back up in the hills came to visit a childhood friend. Now he’d never laid eyes on a train or the iron rails on which they run.

Standing in the middle of the tracks one day, he heard a distant whistle… WOOOO–ooo—OOOOO! but didn’t have a clue as to what it meant or his impending danger.

Predictably, the old boy is hit — fortunately it’s just a side swipe, and he’s thrown, head over heels off the tracks, get’s off with minor internal injuries, a few broken bones, and some bruises.

After weeks in the hospital recovering, he’s at a friend’s place for dinner one evening. Standing in the kitchen, he hears the rising whistle of the family tea kettle wooOOO….

Springing into action, he grabs a rolling pin and mercilessly bashes and smashes the once merry kettle into a useless, shapeless hunk of copper.

His friend, hearing the fuss, rushes into the kitchen, sees what’s happened and asks his friend, “Why’d you wreck our lovely tea kettle?”

The mountain man replies: “Man, you gotta kill these things when they’re small.”

For Seraphim

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:3 (NIV)

A friend of mine is going through a difficult time in his marriage I felt very sad for him as he was thinking of divorce. I don’t know God’s plans for any person but I do know that God is always there for us and will help us through our most difficult times in our life…because God loves everyone.

I had no words of wisdom for this young man so I did that which we are suppose to do as Christians which is pray and read the bible…and I found this…again.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 1Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV

Love endures all things. Love never ends. This is the kind of love God has for us should we share this same kind of love to all others around us?

23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 16: 23-24 (NLT)