Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Letters from Larry: Ponderings


The United States throughout history has has looked to God for strength and protection in times like these.

Please join me in praying for those who are sick and their families, for those who are living in fear and anxiousness, for the professionals who are providing medical care, for those working on treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19, and for our leaders to act with wisdom and courage as they make vital decisions that impact each of our lives.



This is a collection of ponderings that I have collected over the years with input from our readers. Read and think about these today.

PONDERINGS

Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of
yourself, don't feel you've done a permanent job!

To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you might be the world.

A coincidence is when God performs a miracle and decides to remain anonymous.

Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on  the same
side.

Lead your life so you won't be shamed to sell the family parrot to the
town gossip.

I don't have to attend every argument that I am invited to. Life is
10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it.

Did it ever occur to you that nothing occurs to God?

Life  is like an Onion; you peel it off one layer at a time and
sometimes you cry.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to
make them all yourself.

There are 2 things I have learned in life: (1) There is a God;
and (2) I am not Him.

Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach
of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are
beyond the need of God's grace!

Funny how $100 looks so big when you take it church, but so small
when you take it to the mall.

Funny how long it takes to serve God for one hour, but how
fast a team plays 60 minutes of ball.

Funny how we get thrilled when a baseball game goes into extra
innings, but we complain when a sermon goes longer than the
regular time.

Funny how we believe what the newspaper says, but question what
the Bible says.

Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven, provided they do not
have to believe, or think, or say, or do anything.

Funny how people want to get a front-line seat at any game or
concert, but scramble to get a back seat at church services.

Funny how hard it is to read a chapter in the Bible, but how easy it
is to read 100 pages of best-selling novel.

Attitude  is Everything. God says, in everything be THANKFUL.

AMEN




Much love from the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

Stay well.

Larry

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