Jack’s Winning Words 10/23/15
“Isn’t it wonderful! Inside every little beam of light, a rainbow is sleeping.” (Ashleigh Brilliant) There is so much that is “hidden” in this world of ours. To limit our knowledge by saying, “seeing is believing,” is short-sighted. I’ve read that there are as many creatures on our body as there are people in the world. Herbert Brokering’s hymn says: “Earth and all stars (weather, vegetation, technology) sing to the Lord a new song.” Have you sung it? ;-) Jack
FROM GUSTIE MARLYS: I Love that hymn. I used it all the time when I did Bible School music! It is great to get people to sing out!====JACK: I've read a critique of the lyrics, saying that the choice of words is flawed. That may be so....but I still like the hymn, and most people that I've talked to like to sing it. The "message" is the point that I was trying to make.====GM: I suppose the words are flawed in the same way ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS is flawed. Not PC! ====JACK: If a certain song offends you, then don't sing it....or sing it and just appreciate the tune.
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: sometimes you have to believe to see. it may not happen immediately, but generally it will happen...====JACK: Sometimes Christians use those words (believing is seeing) to explain the concept of faith.====ST PAUL: I also liked Niebuhr's "taking a leap of faith"... I think that was Niebuhr... M L King said that faith is like climbing a ladder when you are not sure where the next wrung is.
FROM TARMART REV: ...it usually surfaces during an internal conflict and soothes my troubled heart verbally while driving further down the road!!====JACK: What is "it"?====REV: "The new song I'm to sing to the Lord!" Just realized why 'it' would be confusing.
FROM KF IN MICHIGAN: Of course!====JACK: Which phrasing do you like best? "Loud rustling dry leaves, Loud cheering people, or Loud blowing snowstorms?"====KF: Loud rustling dry leaves.====JACK: I didn't think that it would be "Loud cheering Spartans."
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: As you know, I absolutely (love) Ashleigh! He lights up the world with his little insights into life. It's too bad his workplace burned and he lost some much of his work. ====JACK: Maybe he tried too hard to light up the world.
FROM WATERFORD JAN: A favorite hymn of my consolidated congregation—is there any other hymn with the word “engine” in it? Regarding a fire destroying original cartoons—that is likely the work of Richard Guidon who moved to the Traverse City area many years ago where a fire destroyed much of his work. I have 27 of Ashleigh Brilliant’s cartoons which I cut out and glued on cardboard. Unfortunately, they are not dated. I intended to include one of them in this message, but all 27 are so unique that I’m having difficulty deciding which one to send. OK—How about this one: “I hate to say Goodbye, so I won’t.”====JACK: Almost everyone of his sayings is a favorite of mine, depending on the situation. "Not even a great leader can get very far without great people to lead." That's a good one to put on the church's bulletin board,,,PROMINENTLY!====JAN: You always have the right words at the right time!
FROM DB: I really like this winning words! I have something to share with you: I am taking a biology class this semester (in preparation for Pharmacy School). I have learned some amazing things about cells. What goes on in them is almost beyond imagination. They are like their own individual universes. Despite the riggers, I see God's incredible handiwork. I can't understand scientists who say, 'there is no God, creation created itself'. The things that I have seen could only come from supreme intelligence: like things called "motor proteins" that literally "walk" across microtubules and carry vesicles (sacs of whatever). They walk like a person! You can view this online. It will blow your mind!====JACK: Sometimes, when we don't see something, we think that it doesn't exist. That goes for the things of this world...and the next.