Category "Thought for the week"

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Thoughts for the Week for December 15, 2014

We are all fortified by traditions. They play an important part in our lives. Traditions provide patterns on which we can depend on and they give us security, a sense of belonging. A tradition is more than just something that […]

Thoughts for the Week for December 8, 2014

MEMORIES AND MIRACLES: A CHRISTMAS SERVICE OF PEACE AND HOPE We, at Grimes Funeral Chapels, at this very special time of the year, would like to extend a special invitation to our families and friends who have lost a loved […]

Thought for the Week for December 1, 2014

Franz Gruber had hoped the old church organ would hold out at least until Christmas, but the mice had eaten at the bellows too long. Fr. Josef Mohr, the parish priest told Gruber, “We must have something special for midnight […]

Thoughts for the Week for November 24, 2014

On Thanksgiving Day, let us be grateful that we, as Americans, live in a country which is committed to the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. Let us, as Americans, be grateful that in our country a […]

Thoughts for the Week for November 17, 2014

Some one once said, “There are three kinds of people in the world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who don’t know what is happening” . . . Is it not true those who […]

Thoughts for the Week for November 10, 2014

Someone once said that the realization that there are other points of view is the beginning of wisdom. Understanding what they are is a great step. The final test is understanding why they are held. We all know that it […]

Thoughts for the Week for November 3, 2014

May we all live to see the day when disputes between all nations will be decided fairly in an atmosphere of friendship and good will. While that is still only a hope, let Veteran’s Day remind us that the strength, […]

Thoughts for the Week for October 27, 2014

Fears are nature’s way of warning us to be careful and to prepare for the task at hand. They keep us from being fool-hardy. We need them, as long as we use them and do not let them use us, […]

Thoughts for the Week for October 20, 2014

Faith in others begins with faith in yourself; faith in yourself is strengthened by faith in God . . . It has been said that faith is not a substitute for thought, but the basis for thinking. Faith is taking […]

Thoughts for the Week for October 13, 2014

What’s the secret of success? Since success can mean different things to different people, success itself should first be defined. Just what is success? An accumulation of money? In some cases, yes. In others, no. For example, what satisfaction is […]