I thought I would share a little mid-summer humor with this article. Sometimes our English language (and the way we use it) can be confusing….
The Fourth of July was coming up, and the nursery school teacher took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism. "We live in a great country," she said. "One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free."
One little boy came walking up to her from the back of the room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said, "I'm not free. I'm four."
A baseball manager who had an ulcer went to see his doctor for a checkup. "Remember," the doctor said, "don't get excited, don't get mad, and forget about baseball when you're off the field."
Then he added, "By the way, how come you let the pitcher bat yesterday with the tying run on second and two men out in the ninth?"
Mr. Webster defines the WORD as a "supplication to God", "an entreaty or petition".
Marcia Hollis defined PRAYER so well, writing in the "Woman's Devotional Bible"...
"Prayer is an expression of our relationship with God. God knows the stuff we are made of and He loves us anyway! He loves us more than anything we can imagine. God is prepared to listen to us. He wants us to know Him, to trust Him and to come closer to an understanding of His ways. He wants our love. Above all, God wants to give us the answer we are looking for... the answer only He can give".
Many of us recycle. We recycle plastic, paper, glass, etc..We hope to make our world a better place to live.
Another way to make our world and our life better is to have God in it daily - reading his words, talking to him, and praying. Teaching young children who God is and what he does for us. As they grow, they pass it along to the next generation. Daily we hear of tragedies all around - shootings, suicide, bullying. Why is all this happening? We think that we didn't have this when we were younger.