Words of Wisdom

Sometimes we need little reminders that life is more than just living.

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For my birthday, I received a message on Facebook, It said this:

“Have many wonderful adventures in 2018 and on this day your birthday. Enjoy this special day and every day of your life.

Remember:

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ” ~ Albert Einstein

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” ~ James Matthew Barri

“Your life is a message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.”

“Success is a journey not a destination. The doings is often more important than the outcome.” ~Arthur Ashe

“Wherever you go, Go with your heart.” ~Confucius

“A Wise man once said “you can’t buy more time.” So let your spirit soar. Make each day a memory”

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only…

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Don’t Despise Small Beginnings

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One Sunday, the Pastor of a church came in to preach his sermon.  When he entered, he saw that there was only one person in the church.  It was a cowboy from a town nearby. The preacher asked the cowboy if he wanted him to go ahead and preach.

The cowboy said, “I’m not too smart, but if I went to feed my cattle and only one showed up, I’d feed him.”

“Well okay then…”so the pastor began his sermon.

One hour passed, then two hours, then two-and-a-half hours. The pastor finally finished.  It was the best sermon he had ever given.  He was sweaty and full of adrenaline from preaching.  After wiping his brow, the pastor came down to ask the cowboy how he had liked the sermon.

The cowboy answered slowly, “Well, I’m not very smart, but if I went to feed my cattle and only one showed up, I sure wouldn’t feed him all the hay.”

I had heard this story before, in fact my husband likes to use it a lot as a joke before starting his teachings but on the day it made a huge impact on me, was the day I was waiting for the children to arrive for dance practice.  We had been averaging 10-15 children per practice but recently the numbers were going down because of other sports activities and summer vacations.  I was getting disappointed and discouraged by the low attendance…then this story came barreling back into my mind.  Then the phrase “if only one showed up, would you feed him?”, kept playing in my head.  I knew it was the Lord speaking to me.  I smiled to myself and said, “Of course, I would…if you sent me only one child to teach today, I would teach and feed the one.”  That day more than one showed up but it taught me a valuable lesson…church and other things of God should never be about the numbers.  It’s about what Jesus wants you to do with what He gives you…even if it is only one person.

Feed the one.

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