Monday, December 14, 2009

About Writing in the Sand

I received the following last week, and I thought you might enjoy this story.

Sand & Stone
Two friends were walking through the desert during some point of the journey, they had an argument; and one friend slapped the other one in the face the one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:

“Today my best friend slapped me in the face”

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire! And started drowning, but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:

“Today my best friend saved my life”

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?”

The friend replied, “When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand, where winds of forgiveness can erase it away.. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your benefits in stone.

Paris, TN Convention Gems for 2009
I finally finished writing up my “gems” from the Paris Church Convention that was held back in October of this year. I have lot of excuses for being so tardy in reviewing my notes and writing them up, but I won’t bore you with all that. Going back through my notes brought back a lot of good things that we heard. You can download them from the following web page:

Convention Gems

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
There will never be Peace on Earth because of the nature of man. But there can be Peace in Earth if we let God control our lives.

Quote of the Day
Life is like a coin. 
You can spend it any way you wish,
but you only spend it once.
~Lillian Dickson

Joke of the Day

One day, an employee received an unusually large check. She decided not to say anything about it.

The following week, her check was for less that the normal amount, and she confronted her boss.

“How come,” the supervisor inquired, “you didn’t say anything when you were overpaid?”

Unperturbed, the employee replied, “Well, I can overlook one mistake – but not two in a row!”

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