OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH

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 Our Refuge and Strength

(Psalm 46)

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Lord we can come to You
And find shelter from the storms of life
For You are always present to help
To protect us from trouble and strife

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Though the earth vanish from sight
And the mountains are carried away
Yet will we not be afraid
For You are our hope and stay

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If the waters begin to roar
And there is trouble all about
There is One who will help us
When we are filled with doubt

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God walks in our midst
To comfort and to guide
Our enemies will be defeated
If in Him we will abide

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Come now and behold
What for us the Lord has done
How He destroyed the heathen nations
Before the going down of the sun

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He made the wars to cease
In the land that to us He did give

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Comments (0) Sep 11 2013

A MountainWings Moment - The Wisdom of Will Rogers‏

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The Wisdom of Will Rogers 

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Don’t squat with your spurs on.

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Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes
from bad judgment.

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Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’
it back in.

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If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now
and then to make sure it’s still there.

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If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try
orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.

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After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he
started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and
shot him…….The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your
mouth shut.

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Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

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There’s two theories to arguin’ with a woman.
Neither one works.

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If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop
diggin’.

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Never slap a man who’s chewin’ tobacco.

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It don’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.

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Always drink upstream from the herd.

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When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person,
don’t be surprised if they learn their lesson.

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When you’re throwin’ your weight around, be ready to have it

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Comments (0) Mar 03 2013

A MountainWings Moment - No Need to Be Discouraged‏

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No Need to Be Discouraged

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As I was driving home from work one day, I stopped to watch a
local Little League baseball game that was being played in a
park near my home.
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As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked
one of the boys what the score was.
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“We’re behind 14 to nothing,” he answered with a smile on his
face.
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“Really,” I said. “I have to say you don’t look very
discouraged.”
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“Discouraged?” the boy asked with a puzzled look.
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“Why should we be discouraged?
We haven’t even been up to bat yet.”
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I don’t know who wrote the above joke but when life has you
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Comments (0) Feb 24 2013

A MountainWings Moment - You Make A Difference‏

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You Make A Difference
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A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her seniors in
high school by telling them the difference they each made.

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She called each student to the front of the class, one at a time.

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First she told each of them how they had made a difference to
her and the class. Then she presented each of them with a blue
ribbon imprinted with gold letters, which read,

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“Who I Am Makes a Difference.”

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Afterwards the teacher decided to do a class project to see what
kind of impact recognition would have on a community. She gave
each of the students three more ribbons and instructed them to
go out and spread this acknowledgment ceremony.

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Then they were to follow up on the results, see who honored whom
and report back to the class in about a week.

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One of the boys in the class went to a junior executive in a
nearby company and honored him for helping him with his career
planning. He gave him a blue ribbon and put it on his shirt.

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Then he gave him two extra ribbons and said, “We’re doing a
class project on recognition, and we’d like you to go out, find
somebody to honor, give them a blue ribbon, then give them the
extra blue ribbon so they can acknowledge a third person to keep
this acknowledgment ceremony going. Then please report back to
me and tell me what happened.”

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Later that day the junior executive went in to see his boss who
had been noted, by the way, as being kind of a grouchy fellow.

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He sat his boss down, and he told him that he deeply admired him
for being a creative genius. The boss seemed very surprised.
The junior executive asked him if he would accept the gift of
the blue ribbon and would he give him permission to put it on
him. His surprised boss said, “Well, sure.”

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The junior executive took the blue ribbon and placed it right on
his boss’s jacket above his heart. As he gave him the last
extra ribbon, he said, “Would you do me a favor? Would you take
this extra ribbon and pass it on by honoring somebody else.
The young boy who first gave me the ribbons is doing a project
in school, and we want to keep this recognition ceremony going
and find out how it affects people.”

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That night the boss came home to his 14-year-old son and
sat him down. He said, “The most incredible thing happened to
me today. I was in my office and one of the junior executives
came in and told me he admired me and gave me a blue ribbon for
being a creative genius.

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Imagine. He thinks I’m a creative genius.

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Then he put this blue ribbon that says “Who I Am Makes a
Difference” on my jacket above my heart. He gave me an extra
ribbon and asked me to find somebody else to honor. As I was
driving home tonight, I started thinking about whom I would
honor with this ribbon and I thought about you.

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I want to honor you. My days are really hectic, and when I come
home I don’t pay a lot of attention to you. Sometimes I scream
at you for not getting good enough grades in school and for your
bedroom being a mess, but somehow tonight, I just wanted to sit
here and well, just let you know that you do make a difference
to me.

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Besides your mother, you are the most important person in my
life. You’re a great kid and I love you!”

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The startled boy started to sob and sob, and he couldn’t stop
crying. His whole body shook.
He looked up at his father and said through
his tears, “Dad, earlier tonight I sat in my room and wrote a
letter to you and Mom explaining why I had killed myself and
asking you to forgive me.

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I was going to commit suicide tonight after you were asleep.
I just didn’t think that you cared at all. The letter is
upstairs.

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I don’t think I need it after all.”

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His father walked upstairs and found a heartfelt letter full of
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Comments (0) Jan 02 2013

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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Do you ever think that one person really doesn’t matter? Tabitha Brown proved that one person can make a difference.

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It was 1846. Grandma Brown, as she was affectionately called, joined one of the wagon trains of adventurers hoping to start a life in America’s west. She was 62 years old, only five feet tall and weighed all of 108 pounds when well-fed. Because she was partly paralyzed, she leaned on a cane and walked with a limp.

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Along the way, Grandma Brown showed great courage and stamina. As she crossed the American Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, she nursed the wagon train’s sick. At one point she neared starvation herself after the caravan’s cattle were rustled off by Rogue River Indians.

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Once they arrived in Oregon, she started an orphanage and one of the first schools in that part of the country. The so-called academy was established for all people, both rich and poor. The poor attended free while those who could afford paid a dollar a week for tuition and board.

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As long as Grandma Brown was able, she worked to keep the institution alive. She attended to the students. She convinced would-be faculty of the need for teachers at the school. Many days found her

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Comments (0) Dec 18 2012

A MountainWings Moment - Worry Not‏

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Worry Not
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Yes, YOU!

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Stop worrying about it.

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Not only will worrying about it not help, it makes it worse.
Worry takes your peace and health.

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So stop worrying about it.

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Comments (0) Dec 07 2012