Jack’s Winning Words 8/5/15
“If only I could grow without changing…” (Another Brilliant quote) The “good old days” weren’t always that good. Longfellow tells of a little girl who, when she was good, was very good, but when she was bad, she was horrid. Each time in life has its good and its horrid. Things grow when they accept the reality of change. It happens in nature, in society, in people. Change and growth happen together. Try to keep the good and get rid of the horrid. ;-) Jack
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: We are born being spoon fed and diapered and we end our lives that way too.====JACK: I wasn't thinking about diaper-changing.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: As pastor/author Ralph W. Sockman observed, "Our Growth depends not on how many experiences we devour, but on how many we digest." Hopefully the digested ones lead us to "better", way above HORRID!!====JACK: I used to listen to Sockman on the radio. He was a really good preacher. I think that I heard from him..."The job of a pastor is to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable."
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: What a chilling thought! Examples of that situation abound. What stage would I choose to remain constant as I aged? Would I chose a period of life when I was ecstatic, striving, focused on only "good, better, best"? Be careful what we ask for. I like God's plan for development....the cycle of life and death.====JACK: When you really think about it...There really are no stages of life. Things are constantly changing. The sand in the hourglass continues to fall, one grain at a time. But, the mind allows us to remember a grain, or a series of grains.