Saturday, October 27, 2007

California On Fire

This is a picture of the fires in California taken from a boat in the San Diego Harbor. It was sent to me yesterday by my high school friend, Bill Smither, who now lives in California. Bill lives in Palm Desert, California. He is always sending his classmates something interesting via email.

The the picture of the fires burning make an interesting picture, we must not forget the terrible losses that people have suffered. I am sure it must be traumatic to loose your home and its contents. Just think of the pictures, keepsakes, gifts, etc. that are truly irreplaceable. While insurance may cover for a lot of the loses, there are things that are gone and that money could never replace.

Reflecting on this tragedy, it would be a reminder to each of us that we will lose all our earthly possessions some day. There will come a day when all that will matter is what treasure we have laid up in Heaven. At one of our church conventions this year, someone mentioned that the only thing we have that will go with us into eternity is our own soul. We sing in one of our Hymns, "Nothing matters but salvation." Truer words have never been uttered.

Quote of the Day
"Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
~ Abraham Lincoln

Joke of the Day
A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor's office. After the checkup, the doctor took the wife aside and told her, "If you don't do the following, your husband will lose his will to live and surely die."
  • Each morning, fix him a healthy breakfast and send him off to work in a good mood.
  • At lunch time, make him a warm, nutritious meal and put him in a good frame of mind before he goes back to work.
  • For dinner, fix especially nice meals selected from his favorite foods and don't burden him with household chores or problems.
  • Be especially kind to him, and tell him you love him often. Let him do whatever he wants, and never argue with him.
On the way home, the husband asked his wife what the doctor had told her. She replied, "You're going to die."

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