Jack’s Winning Words 10/14/15
"There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.” (Goodwill Librarian) The first of the “r’s” might be the most important. Reading can help us…to see the world with new eyes…to understand different points of view…to think and to imagine and to appreciate the meaning of words. Besides that…reading can teach us that there’s a time to close a book and a time to move to the next page. Is it that time? ;-) Jack
FROM EDUCATOR PAUL: Just finished the book DEAN AND ME by Jerry Lewis. So interesting!!!! Talk about turning the page or closing the book....JL went through his own most personal crisis. A really fast and good read!====JACK: Talk about turning the page...What is Jerry's legacy? His comedy, or his fund-raising for Muscular Dystrophy? When the book is closed, I think that "values" wins out.
FROM ANON: You don't know how close to home to are this morning with this quote. Thank you!!!====JACK: It's eerie how God seems to work through my fingers when I'm at the computer keyboard. I'm going to pause now..........and pray for God to watch over you in these days of decision.
FROM SHARIN' SHARON: Being an avid reader and especially of the Bible, have decided that "the old is always there", "the present is always there" and "the possibility of the new is always there". Even secular reading and fiction, the work of the imagination, seems to me can carry that sort of reality. The older I get, the more experiences I have, the more reading and rereading I do, feel like am more and more living into a "Biblical sense of time" and not so much a "linear sense of time" as the clock and calendar would have me do. What I don't understand at one point or can't absorb at one time, maybe later it all will become pertinent and meaningful to me. That's why I own so many books and am even more thankful for the public library which is a public storage place of books so always have opportunity to read and reread them. God certainly knew what He was doing, for His peoples' own good, when He decided Moses should write on the tablets for posterity.====JACK: I like the way that the Gospel of John ends...."Now, there are many other things that Jesus did. If they were all written down one by one, I suppose that the whole world could not hold the books that would be written." I like this verse from this song which describes The Love of God."
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made, Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade, To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry. Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky."
FROM TRIHARDER: Oh, so true.====JACK: We are each reading our own book, but a book is a book, and there comes a time to start a new one.====TH: And prevent/ignore sequels to the old one.====JACK: What kind of a library would have just one book?
FROM TARMART REV: ...this is where the last "r" comes into account-- "I'm adding it up to see!! ====JACK: "Rite" to me when you have life figured out.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Sometimes getting to the last page is so painful; especially if the book is a "hard to put down" book! I read a series by Jan Karon about a pastor and his life. I dreaded the moment each book ended. In life, there were plenty of times I wanted to turn the page before I even got to the main point but sometimes God has other plans. He's always ready to start another "chapter".====JACK: God is the Great Librarian picking out books for different times in life. But when it comes right down to it...there's only one Good Book!====JUDY: Absolutely! The Bible is so full of awesome readings and teachings, mysteries and murders, grace and forgiveness and on and on. It's the best reading around!
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: Every day is a new page in life. I have just finished reading I am Malala and 13 Hours. Now I am into something lighter like Sue Grafton and Alexander McCall Smith.
What are you reading lately?====JACK: Right now I'm reading about Detroit in its glory days. The book is "Once In a Great City," by David Maraniss. It's interesting to be living here as a new book is being written about a new Detroit as it comes to life. Like with all good books, I can't wait to see what's on the next page.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: there's nothing better than reading a good book; I love to read all types and subjects, (except perhaps Westerns....) I am reading a very interesting Biography of Hillary Clinton right now, very well researched and gives so many good details of her abilities and brains. Reading of her childhood gives insight into why she might be the way she is today. It is always interesting to read a good biography, and gain personal insights into people. I was never fond of Harry Truman until I read his excellent biography a couple of years ago...====JACK: Reading has certainly influenced me. There's a friend who says that I should buy a Nook. I wonder if reading would still be the same without turning the pages?