When I was in school, which was many years ago, I studied American History, World History, and my state history. All were very interesting, and I learned about what happened before my time. I can’t say that I always agreed with what happened, but you can’t go back in history and change what took place at that time.
Whether we realize it or not God blesses us each and every day. Many of us say how does He bless us on a day that is really bad for me and I seem to have no idea which direction to go? All of us are going to have days like this and it doesn’t matter which phase of life we are in.
Recently I witnessed something you don’t see much anymore. I was in a quick oil change place when a grandmother and her beautiful young granddaughter came in. The young child was probably around four or five years old and it looked as though she just came from a church Bible school.
What is gentleness and what does it mean to you? According to Webster’s New World College Dictionary it means belonging to upper classes or polite society; like or suitable to polite society; refined, courteous, etc. Gentleness is kindness. Mark Twain once said, “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Everyday as we go through life, we are going to be faced with problems that we can either go over them, go around them, or change our direction that we are going. These problems are much like the potholes that we see and face on the streets of our city.
For as long as I can remember I have heard there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I would often wonder if the phrase “chasing rainbows” came from hunting or wishing to find that pot of gold?
Not long ago I was listening to a preacher on television from a large church in a large city. He was an interim pastor as this church was in the process of calling a new person to fulfill their pulpit. He was speaking about the changes that will be made when someone new comes in.
Many years ago I was coach of my youngest daughter’s softball team. We lived in a small town and only had two or three teams in the league. We weren’t a league that was well off so we used volunteer umpires during the games.
What does Easter mean to you? Is a time of fun and joy for the kids as the Easter Bunny stops in the home and leaves goodies in their basket or on the floor and furniture? Is it about new clothes, a time to impress our peers with a new dress or suit?