Archives for June 2007
The following is a blog summary for June 2007.
- Ronald Nash – Saying “Goodbye” To A Friend I Never Knew
- 15 reasons why I believe Mike Huckabee to be the only Republican candidate who can win the general election
- Emergency Room Care (or lack thereof)
- Five Things I Dig About Jesus
- Close Range, by Annie Proulx : A review
- Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston; Quotes & Observations
- Shrek: The Third (2007)
- The Last King of Scotland (2006)
- Apocalypto (2006)
- The Good Shepherd (2006)
- To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
- All The King’s Men (1949)
- The Queen (2006)
- Oliver Twist (2005)
- Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
- Flushed Away (2006)
- The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
- Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
- The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
- The Thin Man (1934)
- Hellfighters (1968)
- Stagecoach (1966)
- Shredderman Rules (2007)
- The Little Princess (1939)
- Ice Princess (2005)
- In Search of the Castaways (1962)
- Infamous (2006)
- Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
- Heist (2001)
- Four Brothers (2005)
- Forrest Gump (1994)
- Mark Twain – Quotes
- John Adams / Abigail Adams – Quotes
- Monday Night & Time For Quotes (June 18)
- It’s Monday Night and Time For Quotes (June 4)
- I was quoted in The First Post magazine Christians Reel At Satan’s Onward Rush
New Back Atch Links (blogs that added sidebar links to me in June and to whom I linked back)
One day I happened to call a man on business whom I will probably never talk to again, but this day God wanted me to talk to him.
He was head of security at a company that had invited the remaining members of a company who had been decimated by the attack on the Twin Towers to share their office space. With his voice full of awe, he told me stories of why these people were alive and their counterparts were dead.
All the stories were just little things.
You might know about the head of the company who got in late that day because his son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.
The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning. He took the various means to get to work, but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive.
So, Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone… all the little things that annoy me… I think to myself, this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment. May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things.
– If you find yourself stuck in traffic; Don’t despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.
– Should you have a bad day at work; Think of the man who has been out of work for years.
– Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; Think of the person who has never known what it’s like to love and be loved in return.
– Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; Think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.
– Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; Think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.
– Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; Think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.
– Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful. There are those who didn’t live long enough to get the opportunity.
– Should you find yourself the victim of other people’s bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; Remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them!
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tire made him lose an hour of work & his electric drill quit, his ancient one ton truck refused to start. As I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.
On arriving he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. Upon opening the door he had undergone an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do at the little tree.
“Oh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied. “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.” Funny thing is,” he smiled”, when I come out in the morning to pick them up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.”
A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph
And Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small
Child replied: “They couldn’t get a baby sitter.”
A police recruit was asked during the exam, “What would
You do if you had to arrest your own mother?” He said,
“Call for backup.”
An elderly woman died last month. Having never married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, “They wouldn’t take me out while I was alive — I don’t want them to take me out when I’m dead.