A report from Jim Petty, a preacher in South Africa, arrived recently. It said, “One of the former graduates from Umtali Bible School, Douglas Dabangana, was killed by the terrorists where he was preaching in Southwest Rhodesia, the last part of June. A group of terrorists tried to force him to drink beer, but he refused, saying he was a Christian and couldn’t. So they shot him right then, killing him.”
The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can’t go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
It’s easier to build a child than to repair an adult. Unfortunately, America is spending much of our resources on repairing adults. We need to spend more time and money on building this country’s children.
What You Discover as You Get Older
*I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
*My wild oats have turned into prunes and All-Bran.
*I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.
*Funny, I don’t remember being absent minded.
*All reports are in—life actually is unfair.
*If all is not lost, where is it?
*It is easier to get older than to get wiser.
*I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.
*It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.
*The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you’re in the bathroom.
*If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
*When I’m finally holding all the cards, why does everyone decide to play chess?
*The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth and length.
*I now spend a lot of time thinking of the hereafter. I go somewhere for something and wonder what I’m here after.
*Funny, I don’t remember being…absent minded.