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 - Choose Your Words Well‏

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 ”Never forget. Each of your words is like a feather in the wind. Once spoken, no

amount of effort, regardless how heartfelt or sincere, can ever

return them to your mouth. Choose your words well and guard

them most of all in the presence of those you love.”

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Choose Your Words Well

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A certain good woman one day said something that hurt her best
friend of many years. She regretted it immediately and would
have done anything to have taken the words back. But they were
said impulsively in a moment of thoughtlessness, and as close
as she and her friend were, she didn’t consider the effects of
her words before hand.
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What she said hurt the friend so much that this good woman was
herself hurt for the pain she caused. In her effort to undo
what she had done, she went to an older, wiser woman in the
village, explained her situation, and asked for advice.
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The older woman listened patiently in an effort to determine
just how sincere the younger woman was, how far she was willing
to go to correct the situation. She explained that sometimes,
in order to put things back in order, great efforts must be made.
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She then asked, “Just what would you be willing to do to repair
the harm done?” The answer was heartfelt. “Anything!”
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Listening to her, the older woman sensed the younger woman’s
distress and knew she must help her. She also knew she could
never alleviate her pain by living her life for her, but she
could teach, if the younger woman would first listen and then
learn.
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She knew the outcome would depend solely on the character of the
younger woman. She said, “There are two things you need to do to
make amends. The first of the two is extremely difficult.
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Tonight, take your best feather pillows and open a small hole
in each one. Then, before the sun rises, you must put a single
feather on the doorstep of each house in town.
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When you are through, come back to me. If you’ve done the first
thing completely, I’ll tell you the second.”
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The young woman hurried home to prepare for her chore, even
though the pillows were very dear to her and very expensive.
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All night long, she labored alone in the cold. She went from
doorstep to doorstep, taking care not to overlook a single
house. Her fingers were frozen, the wind was so sharp it caused
her eyes to water, but she ran on through the darkened streets,
thankful there was something she could do to put things back the
way they once were.
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Finally as the sky was getting light, she placed the last
feather on the steps of the last house. Just as the sun rose,
she returned to the older woman.
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She was exhausted but relieved that her efforts would be
rewarded.
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“My pillows are empty. I placed a feather on the doorstep of

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Comments (0) May 23 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

THE BATHTUB TEST

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During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the director how do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

“Well”, he said, “we fill up a bathtub then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask him/her to empty the tub.”

“Oh, I understand”, I said.

“A normal person would use the bucket because

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Comments (0) Feb 21 2013

The Wooden Bowl . . . (Very Sobering)!!!

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A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and a four-year old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.

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The family ate together nightly at the dinner table. But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon o­nto the floor. When he grasped the glass often milk spilled o­n the tablecloth.

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The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. “We must do something about grandfather,” said the son. I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food o­n the floor. So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.

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 There, grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner at the dinner table. Since grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. Sometimes when the family glanced in grandfather’s direction, he had a tear in his eye as he ate alone. Still, the o­nly words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

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 The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

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One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps o­n the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?” Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and mama to eat your food from when I grow up.” The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

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 The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done. That evening the husband took grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table.

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For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither

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Comments (0) Dec 27 2012

“Just One”

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One song can spark a moment
One flower can wake a dream
One tree can start a forest
One bird can herald spring

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One smile begins friendship
One handclasp lifts a soul
One star can guide a ship at the sea
One word can frame a goal

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One vote can change a nation
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes all the darkness
One laugh will conquer gloom

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One step must start each journey
One word must start each prayer
One hope will raise our spirits
One touch can show you care

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Comments (0) Dec 18 2012