Jack’s Winning Words 7/25/17
“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” (Vince Lombardi) I think that Coach Lombardi was talking about football players. Some make better use of their talents than do others. Biblically the word, talent, describes a kind of money. The differences between people can sometimes be seen in the way they use their money. I admire Warren Buffett for encouraging other rich people to be benevolent. See if “benevolent” applies to you and your “talents.” ;-) Jack
FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE: Good words====JACK: Lombardi seemed to have a knack for saying the right words.
FROM SHARIN' SHARON: I've seen Warren Buffett interviewed and I admire his honesty and integrity. Some people have a lot of money but don't seem to have good values or honesty about it and aren't good role models. All up and down the scale of blessings, a person can be or see others who are good role models and that reality makes this world a nicer place to live in, in my opinion. Enjoyed your WW. ====JACK: I once read..."You can tell a lot about a person by reading his/her checkbook entries."
FROM BLAZING OAKS: I have his book, and have admired him for years...yes, our checkbooks show our priorities. At t imes , when I somewhat wistfully mentioned to my husband that one or another of our friends were on a cruise, or European jaunt, Bill would say, "We all make choices...we tithe to church and the Homeless Food Pantry"...!
And God is good, and made a way for us to spend 3 weeks in beautiful Hawaii, and take a 2 week cruise to and through Alaska, (our retirement gift from the church) and to many mission trips around the world!! Great Is Thy Faithfulness...!====JACK: Today, I was singing (to myself) a few bars of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." It's one of my favorites.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: We tell the kids all the time that they are getting their inheritance right now. What we have we share but I absolutely know we could do better.====JACK: When my mother would buy something costly, she'd say..."There goes your inheritance." But, left us memories more precious than jewels.====JUDY: Your mom and I think alike!