Category "Thought for the week"

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Thoughts for the Week for April 3, 2017

Thinking and thanking are two words that belong together . . . Think about this! If you think enough about what you have, instead of complaining about what you don’t have; if you think enough about the good that has […]

Thoughts for the Week for March 27, 2017

The tongue can do a world of good ‘but it can also do a world of evil’. A word of strife can break a heart, ruin a trip, break up a family or ruin friendships. . . The Apostle Peter […]

Thoughts for the Week for March 20, 2017

Neighbors are a great institution, and few people would care to get along without them. Nobody wants neighbors who are too familiar, but everyone wants them friendly enough so an egg or a cup of sugar can be borrowed when […]

Thoughts for the Week for March 13, 2017

The Golden Rule is only meaningful if we apply it in all our interactions with other people. In our busy and hectic way of living there are times in everyone’s life that we may not understand why people do what […]

Thoughts for the Week for March 6, 2017

Since earliest times anger has been of concern to religious people. Primitive rituals frequently centered around the problems caused by the anger of people or of the gods. Anger separated Esau and Jacob. Moses, in anger, smashed the tablets containing […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 27, 2017

Rarely does a day pass that we are not reminded in some way how fast time passes. Our birthdays, friends’ and relatives’ birthday, entire years seemingly vanishing. It seems like yesterday that our first grandson was born and in November […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 20, 2017

Prearrangement of funeral services relieves the family of having to make important decisions at a difficult time and enables one to let their wishes known. Planning a funeral is a series of major decisions which does not occur in a […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 13, 2017

Old virtues such as duty, patriotism and service to one’s country sometimes meet with a certain amount of criticism. So it’s good to remember the birthday of George Washington . . . “First in war, first in peace and first […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 6, 2017

It has been said that Lincoln was a failure in almost everything he tried–except the things that counted most . . . He failed in business, 1831-32; elected to state lesislature, 1834; defeated for speaker, 1838; defeated for elector, 1840; […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 30, 2017

One of the best quotes on happiness we have come across is one by J. Walter Sylvester . . . “Happiness comes not from without but from within. It comes not from the power of possession but from the power […]