Jack’s Winning Words 8/11/17
“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.” (Tiny Buddha) In the movie, The Jerk, Steve Martin’s adoptive family didn’t have much, but they sang, danced and laughed a lot, because they enjoyed being a family. Having lived during the Great Depression, I know what “doing without” means. I don’t look back with regret, because we had that which mattered. What is it that matters in your life? ;-) Jack
FROM HONEST JOHN: To be without any hope is the road to suicide====JACK: A young man, a former confirmation student, walked out of my office after a lengthy conversation. I just knew that I would never see him again.
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: YOU matter to me and
whole lot of other folks! have a good weekend, Jack. btw,
next week i will be co-officiating with David Lose
(pronounced with a long oh sound). i
worked with David at Luther Sem some years ago when he was teaching there and i
was a part-time campus pastor. he is a really fine pastor and preacher.
our mutual friend who died had Alzheimers. his name is Paul
Schmit and he had spent his entire career working for the YMCA, the Mpls
Symphony, and St. Olaf College, mostly doing fund raising. a real "servant"
of the church and the community at large.====JACK: Your comments remind me of Revelations 14:13...Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.
FROM TARMART REV: "Little encouragements along the way, like Jack's Winning Words!" ====JACK: I saw that someone had a tattoo..." I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." If you're interested, you might want to visit Tattoos by Camilla in Willmar.