Friday, October 07, 2016

Jack’s Winning Words 10/7/16
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind.”  (Henry Ford)  2 years before Kitty Hawk, Wilbur Wright said,  “Not is a thousand years will man ever fly.”  Then a wind tunnel experiment showed that flying depended on going against the wind.  It can be the same way with life.  Sometimes life’s adversities can lead to unexpected successes.  Bob Seger’s “Against the Wind’ is a favorite of mine.    ;-)  Jack

FROM FACEBOOK LIZ:  sunspot baby is my fav bob seger, but i catch your drift!====JACK:  Bob lives in our community and can be seen around from time to time.  I also like "Old Time Rock & Roll."  That kind of music really soothes my soul...and makes me sing along.

FROM TARMART REV:  I've been running late to everything it seems since coming back from vacation . . . still enjoying your daily comments . . . I must be really flying high going against the wind this past week!!====JACK:  So...You're higher than a kite (as the saying goes).

FROM BLAZING OAKS:  what a good reminder!  I'll use that in my S.S.  class lesson.  When Bill decided to go to seminary, and serve as a pastor to a new church start in a suburb of Elgin, at the urging of Dr Reed, the Pres. of the AB Convention at that time, and pastor of Elgin First Baptist Church, the committee turned us down, on the basis that Bill did not have enough experience to pastor a new start church. (You would know something about that, Jack!)  We thought, "O.K., we said we'd go, and God nixed it, so we're not supposed to go into the ministry, after all. (A bit relieved!)  Two weeks later, the Elgin 1st Baptist church (a big downtown church at that time) offered Bill the position of Associate pastor, and paid for all his Seminary expenses and provided a lovely home for us and our two young sons!  It was a much better situation for a new pastor to "learn the ropes" which he did, and I was paid to direct the children and youth choirs.  God works in wondrous ways...:-)  It was a great life!====JACK:  Yours is a perfect example of how God works things out in spite of "know-it-all" committees and (some) Church executives.  In the Sweet By and By other workings of God will finally make sense, too.

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