go to the many young people who have reached the first milestone in their life — graduation from high school. They have worked for 12 years to get this degree. But they must not stop here. The truth is that the more training and education a person has, the greater the rewards that this life has to offer. Many important, life-changing decisions must be made.
It is my hope and prayer that you will base your decisions upon the leadership and guidance of the Holy Spirit and the wonderful plan that God already has for your life. God only reveals His plans piece by piece as we trust Him and in His leadership. The wise person is the one who realizes that God has control of everything in the universe and everyone in the universe. Having God control the “steering wheel” of our life will ensure happiness and success. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR GRADUATES!
A Better Way To Pay Taxes
Attn: IRS — Enclosed is my 2012 tax return and payment. Please take note of the attached article from USA Today newspaper. In the article, you will see that the Pentagon is paying $171.50 for hammers and NASA has paid $600 for a toilet seat.
Please find enclosed four toilet seats (value $2,400) and six hammers (value $1,029). This brings my total payment to $3,429. Please note the overpayment of $22 and apply it to the “Presidential Election Fund,” as noted on my return. Might I suggest you the send the above mentioned fund a 1.5 inch screw. (See attached article…HUD paid $22 for a 1.5 inch phillips head screw.)
It has been a pleasure to pay my tax bill this year, and I look forward to paying it again next year.
Sincerely, a satisfied taxpayer
How Do You Start The Day?
There is something that each of us does every day — we wake up. What we do next sets the stage for how the upcoming day will go. I was talking with Ms. Lorraine Vinson the other day and the subject came up.
When some people wake up, the first thing that they do is to say, “Good morning, Lord.” Other people wake up and say, “Oh Lord, it is morning!” Still others get up and do not say anything at all. The first group acknowledges that God is in control and that our Lord is walking with us through the day. The second group begins the day with depressed outlook and fear as to what the day will bring. And the third group that says nothing knows that their life is out of control and sees no hope that will last. In which group do you belong???
Do you remember those tent revivals that used to come to town? Here is what happened at one tent revival: At the Saturday night tent revival the preacher announces, “Anyone with ‘needs’ to be prayed over, come forward, to the front at the altar.”
Leroy gets in line, and when it’s his turn, the preacher asks: “Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?”
Leroy replies: “Preacher, I need you to pray for help with my hearing.”
The preacher puts one finger in Leroy’s ear, and he places the other hand on top of Leroy’s head and prays and prays and prays, he prays a blue streak for Leroy.
After a few minutes, the preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks, “Leroy how is your hearing now?”
Leroy says, “I don’t know, reverend, it ain’t ‘til next Wednesday.”
Happy Anniversary Goes To
We have two couples celebrating their wedding anniversary this week. William and Judy Prince on Monday, June 4; John and Jill Brooks on Wednesday, June 6. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
The following are having birthdays this week: Mark Brock on Thursday, May 31; Steve Maness on Saturday, June 2; Ronnie Henderson and Michelle Wingerstahn on Sunday, June 3; Dana Murphy on Monday, June 4. Nothing is finer than having friends remember you on your birthday. So let’s make a special effort to say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to these special people.
Prayer is the most powerful weapon that a child of God has. I am asking that whether we know the following people or not, that we will hold them up to God in prayer this week: Peggy Goins, Eddie Howell, Janice Babb, Don Moore, Lorraine Vinson, Johnny Sinclair, Irene Abrams, Lee Sanders, Nellie Lawson, Pete Brock, Mickey Gowan. Henry Richardson had eye surgery on May 29. Ms. Anna Brown’s sister, Clotee, is in the hospital in Atlanta in very serious condition.
Our Sympathies And Prayers
Mr. Homer Walker Babb, 76, husband of Janice Mitchell Babb, 117 Duncan Avenue, Buffalo, SC passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012 at his home.
Mr. Babb was born in Buffalo, SC, Dec. 15, 1935, a son of the late James Herbert Babb, Sr. and Lillie Mae Varner Babb. He was a graduate of Union High School and retired from Cone Mills after 40 years of service. Mr. Babb retired as a reserve deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s Department; served as Chief with the Buffalo Fire Department; and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #256 in Buffalo and a Shriner. He was also a member of the Redmon Tribe #40 and a member of the York Rites and Scottish Rites.
Let’s keep this family in our prayers as they adjust to this time of separation. Remember what our Bible says, “absent from the body means to be present with the Lord.”
This Pretty Much Says It All…
Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.
If You Have Good News
When you see, hear, or make news, hear good, funny, and clean jokes, please email your news and jokes to me at email@example.com, call me at 864-441-2371, mail your news to me at POB 128, Buffalo, or stop me on the street. When you celebrate good things in your life, I would like to share that with the good people of Buffalo. You want to laugh. I want to laugh. So please make me laugh.
Until next week, may God bless you richly.