Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jack’s Winning Words 6/17/15
“Nothing is permanent in this world—not even our troubles.”  (Charlie Chaplin)  During the social unrest of the 50s and 60s, Joan Baez sang, “All my trials Lord.”  No matter how bleak, the struggle will soon be over.  Originally, the song was a lullaby, describing a dying mother comforting her children as they gathered at her bedside.  “All these trials…soon be over.  Don’t you cry.”  When this world gets you down, remember God’s promise of a better one.    ;-)  Jack  

FROM TAMPA SHIRL:  One day at a time.  That is all we have to live.====JACK:  I've often quoted this poem at funerals. 
“The clock of life is wound but once,  And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop  At late or early hour.
The present only is our own,  So live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in "Tomorrow,"  For the Clock may then be still.”
― Robert H. Smith
FROM TARMART REV:  Have been reminded of this often of late . . . an overly-fair share of funerals with those I've known and pastored as senior adults these past 25 years now passing away . . . reflecting upon my own position here on earth as well.====JACK:  Time marches on, and, sooner or later, each of us drops out of the parade.

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