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From “Glad Tidings of Good Things” comes this, worth reading:


Johnny Ramsey was one of my favorite preachers. He wrote the
following article for The Gospel Minutes, on some men who mocked God:


John Lennon: Some years before, during an interview with an
American magazine, he said, “Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not
have to argue about that. I am certain. Jesus was okay, but his subjects were
too simple. Today we are more famous than him” (1966). Lennon, some years after
making that statement, was shot six times.

 *Tancredo Neves
(President of Brazil): During the presidential campaign, he said if he got five
hundred votes from his party, not even God could move him from presidency. Sure
he got the votes, but he got sick (one day before he was supposed to take the
oath of office) and died one month later.

(bisexual Brazilian composer, singer, and poet): During a show in Caneca (Rio
de Janeiro), Cazuza, while smoking his cigarette, puffed out some smoke in the
air and said, “God that’s for you.” He died at the age of 32 of Aids in a
horrible manner.

 *An employee of
the White Star Line (which built the Titanic): After the construction of the
Titanic a reporter asked, “How safe would the Titanic be?” With an ironic tone
the employee said, “Not even God can sink it” (National Archives and Records
Administration). The result? We know what happened.


Man becomes so arrogant. “The fool hath said in his
heart,There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there
is none that doeth good” (Psalm 14:1). Remember Pharaoh’s question? “Who is the
Lord, that I should obey his voice?” (Exodus 5:2). Someone commented that God
sent Pharaoh a ten-lesson Bible correspondence course, after which he knew who
God was. —Larry Acuff, Lithia Springs church of Christ


They mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words,
and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people,
till there was no remedy” —2 Chronicles 36:16


How children see things:

“I was driving with my three young children one warm summer
evening when a woman in a convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark
naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my five year-old shout from the
back seat, ‘Mom, that woman isn’t wearing a seat belt!’”


Handwriting skills: “Our nephew was getting married to a
doctor’s daughter. At the wedding reception, the father of the bride stood to
read his toast, which he had scribbled on a piece of scrap paper. Several times
during his speech, he halted, overcome with what I assumed was a moment of deep
emotion. But after a particularly long pause, he explained, ‘I’m sorry. I can’t
seem to read my own handwriting. Is there a pharmacist in the house?’”


Congratulations to the Red Boiling Springs High School
football team for winning two straight games. Thanks to the boys and the
coaches for two good wins. We are proud of them, and the coaches!


Congratulations to Lojack for a great paving job on Highway
52. Also, the new four-lane highway from the Old 70 West exit where the new
section of 109 begins to I-40 is a great construction feat by Lojack. Northern
middle Tennessee needs more highway construction and paving, and I hope our new
governor will realize this and help us get caught up with west and east