Hope all of you had a Wonderful Weekend !
I did after FINALLY calming down a bit from the Boston and Texas tragedies.
Found this quote from Frederick Buechner
Here is the world.
Beautiful and terrible things will happen.
Don't be afraid.
Gave me comfort
Mostly GREAT weather in Tennessee this week Ė a little cooler but SUNNY !
FABULOUS day at church. Donít know about the rest of you, but I NEED the support, encouragement, fellowship, blessings, music, teachings and ambience of Church. Always leave feeling much better than when I walk in !
Hereís something from Terry Hershey that made me smile
In the small Fannin County Hospital, local ministers take turns being chaplain for a week. Fred Craddock tells about one of his assigned weeks when a baby was born. It creates quite a stir, because not a lot of babies are born in a thirty-bed hospital. Fred writes, "I went there, about nine in the morning, and saw a clan of people gathered, looking though the glass at a little bitty new baby."
"Is it a boy or girl?"
"It's a girl."
"What's the name?"
"Is the father here?"
Someone pointed, and Fred saw a young man leaning against the wall.
"I'm the father," the young man told him.
"Baby's name is Elizabeth?"
"She's a beautiful baby."
Elizabeth was squirming--you couldn't hear through the glass--but she was squirming, and red faced and all like that. Thinking the father may be concerned, Fred told him, "Now, she's not sick. It's good for babies to scream and do all that. It clears out their lungs and gets their voices going. It's all right."
The young man nodded, "Oh I know she's not sick. But she's mad as hell."
And then, "Pardon me, Reverend."
Fred said, "That's all right. Why's she so mad?"
"Well wouldn't you be mad? One minute you're with God in heaven and the next minute you're in Georgia."
Fred thought, Man, I've got myself a real mountain Gnostic here. This guy's been reading Plato. He asked, "You believe your daughter was with God before she came here?"
"You think she'll remember?"
"We'll that's up to her mother and me. We've got to see that she
remembers, 'cause if she forgets, she's a goner."
It's easy to forget isn't it? What with the cacophony and pace of life.
Which begs the question: how does one remember? And why is it so easy to forget?
Letís ALL Have a Wonderful Week !
! PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS !