Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pastor Doug's March 2017 Newsletter

"Thoughts while watching children

I watch them at play
Such serious labor 
Ceaseless Activity
A change from thing to thing
Contemplation, a plan
Action, error
Conference, change
A new plan;
Faults corrected
Ideas corrected
Activity renewed; success
Such glee, too much perhaps
A fall, a hurt
Amusing pseudo tears
That too soon disappear
Joy overcomes hurt
No time for despair
Their falsity exposed
No one will wait
The race keeps on
Inevitably they will change
Individualism will temper
Zest, empathy, camaraderie
Paths now closely sewn
Will be torn by the living
They will wander
Follow temptation, needs, desires, enticement
A plan, action, error
They will fall again
Cry their pseudo tears inwanrdly
Get up and run again
Quicker this time
They have learned not to lag
\Now they are the support
Their infancy knew
They watch theirs at play
And understand, without knowing
And someday they will see
Theirs watching theirs

Will Solo


The kids were fighting again, and mother shouted from the kitchen, where she was working, "Stop that fighting. Haven't I told you to go by the Golden Rule?" "Yes", came a voice from the recreation room, "But he did it to me first." 



"Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth is unhappy, though he be the master of the world."  Epicurus

"Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy."  Greta Palmer

"There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it." George Herbert

"The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing." Dean W. B. Inge

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