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Computer problems & a lost DVD player

I'm learning to walk day by day, moment by moment with God, depending on His still, small, voice always.

A couple days ago I got a call from an older couple, asking for computer help and help starting their car. I figured it was God’s will that I go help them. It probably was, but I didn’t ask Him... I just worked it into my schedule.

I then tried to find our jumper cables. I looked and looked around our farm and couldn’t find any, but I didn’t ask God to help me find them... so I had to go to Wal-mart first. I didn’t ask God about going there.

While there, I bought a CD player, DVD player, and two sets of jumper cables. I should have asked God if he wanted me to buy them, and which ones to get.

Health Care Allegory

Welcome to the town of Allopath

There once was a town called Allopath. It had many people, streets
and cars, but due to budget limitations, there were no stop signs or
traffic lights anywhere in Allopath.

Not surprisingly, traffic accidents were common. Cars would crash
into each other at nearly every intersection. But business was booming
for the auto repair shops and local hospitals, which dominated the
economy of Allopath.

As the population of Allopath grew, traffic accidents increased to an
alarming level. Out of desperation, the city council hired Doctor West,
a doctor of the Motor Division (M.D.) to find a solution.

Be the Best Wherever You Are!

Here's a neat poem we ran across recently:

If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley--but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

If you can't be a bush, be a bit of the grass,
Some highway happier make;
If you can't be a muskie, then just be a bass--
But the liveliest bass in the lake!

We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew,
There's something for all of us here,
There's big work to do, and there's lesser to do,
And the task we must do is the near.

If you can't be a highway, then just be a trail,

Encouragement for Moms

Here's a wonderful encouragement for moms I came across recently:

The mother's work often seems to her an unimportant service. It is a work that is rarely appreciated. Others know little of her many cares and burdens. Her days are occupied with a round of little duties, all calling for patient effort, for self-control, for tact, for wisdom, and self-sacrificing love; yet she cannot boast of what she has done as any great achievement. She has only kept things in the home running smoothly. Often weary and purplexed, she has tried to speak kindly to the children, to keep them busy and happy, and to guide their little feet in the right path. She feels that she has accomplished nothing. But it is not so. Heavenly angels watch the careworn mother, noting the burdens she carries day by day. Her name may not have been heard in the world, but it is written in the Lamb's book of life. -- AH p.244.

Mission Pilot Miracle Stories

Here is a series of talks by David Gates, given in Wichita KS -- Aug 27-28, 2004.

These talks made a big impression on me and changed the direction of my life.  Listen to the amazing miracles of this mission pilot to Central America!  Our family listened to these files on our portable CD/mp3 player as we drove on a trip. 

Special thanks to Dan Tierney for encoding the files. 

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