“We don’t want to spoil the ending for you, but everything is going to be OK.” (Toby Mac) I have a Prayer List of over 20 names, besides the ones I keep in my head. Each name has a story, a concern. I wish that I had a magic wand…but, in reality, I have something better--God’s promise: “Call on me in the day of trouble…I will be with you.” I’ve found it to be a comfort to say my concerns and then to pray, “ Thy will be done on earth!” Let go & Let God! ;-) Jack
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: How wonderful is that statement!!!====JACK: I try to use Winning Words each day. Evidently they were "winners" for you, today.
FROM TRIHARDER: I had a friend who lived to worry, loved to worry. He would moan incessantly during the day; also a bit of a hypochondriac. Another friend, a bit of a sage, would console him, "Don't worry, Albert, nothing will be alright."====JACK: I don't hear the expression, worry wart, used much anymore.====TH: Weren't warts attributed to worrying at times?====JACK: I think you're right. One of our daughters had a wart once. A man we knew took her hand and solemnly said, "Wart, wart, go away." Within a couple of days it was gone.
FROM TARMART REV: Enough said, and said well!!====JACK: Some have called John 3:16, the Gospel in a nutshell....'nuff said.
FROM PRJAN: Thank you for that reminder, Jack! I, too, have a long prayer list, only some of which is written down. I don't pray for myself very often except to ask that I be more kind and less "right" - a constant struggle. Thank you for your Winning Words. There are days when I know God means them especially for me. :-) (And, isn't that a conceited thought!)====JACK: Why don't you sing this old spiritual...
Not my brother, nor my sister, but it’s me, O Lord, Standin’ in the need of prayer.
Not the preacher, nor the deacon, but it’s me, O Lord, Standin’ in the need of prayer;
Not my father, nor my mother, but it’s me, O Lord, Standin’ in the need of prayer;
Not the stranger, nor my neighbor, but it’s me, O Lord, Standin’ in the need of prayer;
It’s me, it’s me, O Lord, Standin’ in the need of prayer;
It’s me, it’s me, O Lord, Standin’ in the need of prayer.
(I've got room for another name on my list)
FROM JOANL: JOHN, I READ YOUR MESSAGES AND ENJOY THEM.====JACK: I try to make relevant and enjoyable for a cross section of people. I guess I've hit the mark with at least one.
FROM J&D T: Thanks for the times you e-mailed us as being remembered in prayer: 6/10/2010, 2/12/2013 ad 2/20/2015. Re: Orthodox Easter Right next door to our Luther Manor Retirement Center, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church was built, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright - a beautiful structure. The congregation and pastor form time to time invite us residents to an "Open House" Good neighbors..====JACK: It would be a better world if people concentrated more on the things that bring us together than on the things that separate us.