Monday, June 22, 2009

A New Week

Mark Gregory White
P1050915 Last Saturday we visited the grave of our son, Greg, and placed some new flowers on the grave.  Greg is Mandy’s Daddy. Greg was killed in a car accident when Mandy was just a few weeks old.

The cemetery is well maintained and not too far from our home. It always brings sadness to think of his departure from this earthly scene. We miss him dearly. But life goes on, and while we miss those that are gone, we value and love those that we live with today. As we know, life consists of tears and joy interwoven.

Temper !@$#%&*$!
Sometimes we might loose our temper. Hopefully as we have grown older we have learned to control our temper and go through life with joy. Here’s an interesting story about temper that teaches some good lessons.

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence....

Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there."

A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are a very rare jewel indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us."

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Blessed are those who can give without remembering
And take without forgetting.

Quote of the Day
Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
~Edward Young

Joke of the Day

Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, were excessively mischievous. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew all about it. If any mischief occurred in their town, the two boys were probably involved. The boys' mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys.

The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually. So the mother sent the 8 year old first in the morning, with the older boy to see the preacher in the afternoon.

The preacher, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, 'Do you know where God is, son?'

The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open.

So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone, 'Where is God?'

Again, the boy made no attempt to answer. The preacher raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed, 'Where is God?'

The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, 'What happened?'

The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, 'We are in BIG trouble this time,'

“GOD is missing, and they think we did it”

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