The U In Jesus
Before U were thought of or time had begun, God stuck U in the name of His Son.
And each time U pray, you’ll see it’s true, You can’t spell out JesUs and not include U.
You’re a pretty big part of His wonderful name, For U, He was born; that’s why He came.
And His great love for U is the reason He died. It even takes U to spell crUcified.
Isn’t it thrilling and splendidly grand He rose from the dead, with U in His plan?
The stones split away, the gold trUmpet blew, and this word resUrrection is spelled with a U.
When JesUs left earth at His Upward ascension, He felt there was one thing He just had to mention.
“Go into the world and tell them it’s true That I love them all — Just like I love U.”
So many great people are spelled with a U, Don’t they have a right to know JesUs too?
It all depends now on what U will do, He’d like them to know, But it all starts with U.
The 8th grade grammar teacher Mrs. O’Malley said, “Paul, give me a sentence with a direct object.”
Paul replied, “Everyone thinks you are the best teacher in the school.”
“Thank you, Paul,” responded Mrs. O’Malley, “but what is the object?”
“To get the best grade possible,” replied Paul.
Prayer is an important part of a Christian’s life. I recently found this little poem about prayer.
Pray like Samuel in childhood. Like Timothy in youth. Pray like Simeon when old. Pray like David in the early morning. Pray like Daniel at noon. Pray like Paul and Silas at midnight. Pray like Peter in danger. Pray like Hannah in sorrow. Pray like Job in suffering and sickness. Pray like Stephen while dying. And
PRAY LIKE “JESUS CHRIST” at ALL TIMES.
It was a dark, stormy night. The young Marine was on his first assignment, and it was guard duty.
A general stepped out taking his dog for a walk. The nervous young private snapped to attention, made a perfect salute, and snapped out “Sir, Good Evening, Sir!”
The general, out for some relaxation, returned the salute and said “Good evening soldier, nice night, isn’t it?”
Well it wasn’t a nice night, but the private wasn’t going to disagree with the general, so the he saluted again and replied “Sir, Yes Sir!”
The general continued, “You know there’s something about a stormy night that I find soothing, it’s really relaxing. Don’t you agree?”
The private didn’t agree, but them the private was just a private, and responded “Sir, Yes Sir!”
The general, pointing at the dog, “This is a Golden Retriever, the best type of dog to train.”
The private glanced at the dog, saluted yet again and said “Sir, Yes Sir!”
The general continued “I got this dog for my wife.”
The private simply said “Good trade Sir!”
I Need Your Help
I wonder who it was that said, “These are the Golden Years?” That person must have been a politician.
Some weeks ago I said that it seems that the older that I become, the more questions I have about LIFE. I listed a few questions for which I had no answers. I now have some more questions. I sure would be appreciative if someone would answer my questions for me. So here are some more questions of LIFE that have constantly bothered me:
• Why is it that our children can’t read a Bible in school, but they can in prison? Hm-m-m-m, now that is a completely brilliant question!!!!!!!
• I have always wondered, Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever.
• I read a bumper sticker that should be The Bumper Sticker of the Year: “If you can read this, thank a teacher — and, since it’s in English, thank a soldier.”
• I just do not understand the t-shirts that people wear today. I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with “Guess” on it. So I said ‘Implants?’ She hit me.
• Will someone please explain to me, “Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside?” Hm-m-m-m-m Another completely brilliant question!!!!
Celebrating birthdays this week are: Hunter Blair on Thursday, July 12; Dianne Johnson and Dustin Rakestraw on Friday, July 13; Brooke Lankford and Peggy Goins on Saturday, July 14; and Hannah Roberts on Sunday, July 15.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our special birthdays.
Happy Anniversary Wishes
go to Jimmy and Dianne Johnson who are celebrating their wedding anniversary on Friday, July 13. Dianne is also celebrating her birthday on the same day. I also want to wish a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Henry and Patsy Payne who will be celebrating their wedding anniversary on Wednesday, July 18.
Share Of Yourself
May we all see that within us we have a gift of ourselves to share and to share it pleases God. See 1 Timothy 4:14 “Neglect not the gift that is in thee.”
Sometimes your gift may be to smile and be pleasant to others near you. It may seem to be a small job but it is not. No it is a big job!
It is hugely important. There are many people in the world with burdens and endless worries and when someone takes the time to smile at them, it is almost as if their burdens slip away for a while. What a wonder that is!
So the magic of a smile, given freely is of great importance.
Did you know that you use many more muscles when you frown than when you smile.
If you smile at everyone, they will wonder what do you know that they do not know. So choose to smile and not to frown.
“Neglect not the gift that is in thee.”
Please keep in prayer my friend and golfing buddy, James Pittman, who just came home from Spartanburg Regional where he had tests for chest pains.
I also have two dear friends living in Hollywood, S.C., Bayly and Kathy Ebner, that really need our prayers. Both might be facing serious back surgery.
I know that there are many others in Buffalo and Union County that are also facing medical and health challenges, but I do not know who they are. The great news is that GOD KNOWS WHO THEY ARE! God made’um, God loves’um, and God can fix’um.
Words That Have Disappeared
Fender skirts — I haven’t thought about “fender skirts” in years. When I was a kid, I considered it such a funny term. Made me think of a car in a dress. Thinking about “fender skirts” started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice. Like “curb feelers” and “steering knobs.”
Since I’d been thinking of cars, my mind naturally went that direction first. Any kids will probably have to find some elderly person over 50 to explain some of these terms to you. Our society and culture is changing so much and SO FAST!! Even our words are changing. Do you remember these “now forgotten” words:
Remember “Continental kits?” They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers that were supposed to make any car as cool as a Lincoln Continental.
When did we quit calling them “emergency brakes?” At some point “parking brake” became the proper term. But I miss the hint of drama that went with “emergency brake.”
I’m sad, too, that almost all the old folks are gone who would call the accelerator the “foot feed.”
Didn’t you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home, so you could ride the “running board” up to the house? In the weeks ahead I will talk about other forgotten words.
Thought of the Week
“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.