Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LAND OF MILK AND HONEY: And, A Weak And Complaining People!

WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM

YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might find your life's destination better if you understand
UNTOLD SUFFERING SELDOM IS
 Franklin P. Jones

THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN A GOLDEN AGE USUALLY
 GO AROUND COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW YELLOW EVERYTHING IS
Randall Jarrell




The worship service in our little country church last week was quite apropos to life in America today.  Pastor Ken's sermon described how the children of Israel complained about their lot in life after God had delivered them from Egyptian slavery into a land of milk and honey.  At it's worse, life in America today is better than life at any other period in the history of man.  A life that required blood, sweat and tears seldom shed by those enjoying the benefits and making the  complaints.  The sermon was clear, concise and delivered in fifteen minutes.  Speak of blessings.  Un Huh!

 PEOPLE WHO PAY FOR SOMETHING NEVER COMPLAIN,  IT IS THE GUY YOU 
GIVE SOMETHING TO THAT YOU CAN'T PLEASE
Will Rogers


Founded in the era of the American Civil War, the Easton United Methodist Church brings peace and stability to the parishioners.  From the Call to Worship to the Recessional, the sweet sounds from the organ will add to the moment.

Kathy Hatfield, the organist, was born into the church, as was her husband, and she has played the organ since the birth of her youngest daughter, some 30 years ago.  Although she now  has arthritis in her hands, she still practices for hours each week.

INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING THAT THE ROSEBUSH IS FULL OF THORNS,
BE HAPPY THAT THE THORN BUSH HAS ROSES - Proverb 

This Sunday Worship service was especially enjoyable for Julie and I as we had as our guest our grand daughter, Delanie Rose.

Seen here, on the left in the picture, with Miss Carla, the Junior Church Leader, who is a good friend of Rosebud. 

The other new friends are regulars and are all brought to church by their grandparents.

Rosebud took a tray of fruit and a box of cookies to share with her new friends.  Looks like she has some cookies left to take home.



One of the best yard sticks with which to measure the health of a church is how and if they visit after the service.  As can be seen here, long after the service has dismissed, people are still in congenial groups sharing stories and making plans.  My wife, Julie in blue, on the left with Pat in yellow, is making plans for a trip to Amish country to replenish our bulk herb supply.  Delbert, in the checkered shirt, with his wife, Connie, was born into the church over 90 years ago.  He was the 2nd generation of German immirgrants and a true hero in World War II. 


The old saying that "If you are dead tired at night, it may be because you growled all day" will not apply to this group.  We have attended this church for many, many years and I have yet to hear one single word of vicious gossip, not alway a true statement in too many churches.  A church like this is within a 15 minute drive of where you live.  Don't wait for the hearse to provide your transportation.

THINK BIG BUT RELISH SMALL PLEASURES 

God Bless You and Yours

GOD BLESS THE USA 

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