Friday, August 11, 2017

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your WW today. Since you referenced the Steve Martin movie, last night I was at the viewing of the mother of an African American in my congregation. For some reason three of sitting together got to talking about the problems Blacks and Whites have understanding each other. It seems these two African American prefer Bible study right out of the Bible and Pastor David did too, he is also African American but White Pastors I know use broader resources bringing scripture into the discussion. It was kind of painful reading everyone's expectations aren't being met but I take comfort in believing our ancestors, including Henrietta now with God are having a high old time and free from these pesky things which tend so often to separate us on earth. I hope it is true that the saints are praying for because we desperately need their input down here.