Winning Words 2/25/13
“Get the right perspective. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, ‘He is so big. We can never kill him.’ David looked at the same giant and thought, ‘He is so big. I can't miss.’" (Russ Johnston) Are there some problems or issues facing you this week? I have these words by my computer: “What if….?” David came up with the slingshot idea. There’s a “slingshot” in your mind, too. ;-) Jack
FROM HONEST JOHN: The Woodwright's School was a great experience. The leader has degrees from UNC and Duke, lived in a commune, built and helped to rebuild many of the homes at Willamsburg, has a PBS show that has run for 25 years and is very understanding of old Swedes who are neophytes in his trade. I loved it. Am home now working on a project.////JACK: School is not just for whippersnappers. Everybody needs a "project." It's good that you have one.
FROM ILLINOIS LIZ: Like.////JACK: Is there a difference between love and like?
FROM WALMART REV: Praying I stay with the sling shot fighting the Goliaths and away from the balcony and Bathshebas . . . much better to stay with the song in David's heart than the agony he had at the altar! ////JACK: In Sunday School we'd sing the song, "Yield not to temptation." I wonder id David ever went to Sunday School?
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Great perspective! I love the quote. We should ponder the words and think about the the extra-large Goliath's in our lives and how we can overcome them.////JACK: Art was greatly changed when perspective was introduced. The same can happen with our life.
ROM SHARIN' SHARON: For some strange reason I never thought about David thinking that. Actually the trouble is, with a big giant like that, the little rock still could have just bounced off his forehead or something. Actually, I prefer believing that when David fired off his slingshot, it wasn't until the giant started falling over that he realized he had been able to do something amazing--also that David, not any of the soldiers was "chosen" and "used by God" for the job. I like David's act being a little more mysterious and awesome and inspiring for the rest of us to do our acts we are chosen by God for, then the piddly little WW you have for him today. He is so big. I can't miss? Doesn't seem very real to me.////JACK: Today's WWs isn't really about David and his slingshot; it's about David and his attitude...and what we can learn from it. David believed that he could defeat the giant before him (with God's help). Sometimes we have giants before us in this life. Our attitude must be..."With God's help, I can overcome the GIANT."
FFROM PLAIN FOLKS CHESTER: Good way to start the week! Encouraging words. Why settle for a slingshot... I'm building a catapult.////JACK: Why settle for am old-fashioned catapult when you can buy an AK-47?
FROM BLAZING OAKS: RUSS JOHNSTON (NOT FAMILIAR WITH HIM!) SURE GOT THIS ONE RIGHT! LOVED THE PERSPECTIVE YOU SHARED TODAY IN WW! HOPE I CAN REMEMBER THIS WHEN SOMETHING INTIMIDATING LOOMS ON THE HORIZON!! ////JACK: The chaplain at Finlandia Univ in the U.P. (Hancock, MI) used it on the front of a bulletin used for a worship service for the students. Attitude matters!