Remember your Creatorwhile you are
young,before the days of trouble comeand
the years when you say,"I find no pleasure in
When you get old,the light from the
sun, moon, and
stars will grow dark;the rain
clouds will never seem to go away.At
that time your arms will shakeand
your legs will become weak.Your
teeth will fall out so you cannot chew,and
your eyes will not see clearly. Your ears will be deaf to the noise in the
streets,and you will barely hear
the millstone grinding grain.You'll
wake up when a bird starts singing,but you will barely hear singing.
You will fear high places and will
be afraid to go for a walk.Your
hair will become white like the flowers on an almond tree. You will limp along
like a grasshopper
when you walk.Your appetite will
Then you will go to your everlasting
home,and people will go to your
Soon your life will snap like a silver chainor
break like a golden bowl. You
will be like a broken pitcher at a spring,or
a broken wheel at a well.You
will turn back into the dust of the earth again,but your spirit will return to
The Teacher says that everything is
useless. The Teacher was very wise and taught the people what he knew. He
very carefully thought about, studied, and set in order many wise teachings.The Teacher
looked for just the right words to
write what is dependable and true.
Words from wise people are like sharp sticks used to guide animals. They
are like nails that have been driven in firmly. Altogether they are wise
teachings that come from one Shepherd.So be
son, about other teachings. People are always writing books, and too much study
will make you tired.
Now, everything has been heard,so
my final advice:
Honor God and obey his commands,because
all people must do.
God will judge everything,even
is done in secret,the good and the evil.
Ecclesiates 12, New Century Version
Precious Lord, take my hand Lead me
on, Let me stand I'm tired, I am weak I am worn Through the storm, through the night Lead me on to the
light Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home.
At my grandmother's request "God be with you 'til we meet again" was
sung at my mother's funeral service in 1941 and I hope it will also be sung or played at mine.
God be with you till we meet again, By His counsels guide, uphold you, With His sheep securely fold you, God
be with you till we meet again.
be with you till we meet again, ’Neath His wings securely hide you, Daily manna still provide you, God be with
you till we meet again.
be with you till we meet again, When life’s perils thick confound you, Put His arms unfailing round you, God
be with you till we meet again.
be with you till we meet again, Keep love’s banner floating o’er you, Smite death’s threat’ning
wave before you, God be with you till we meet again.
Till we meet,
till we meet, Till we meet at Jesus’ feet; Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.
I asked for
strength......... And the Lord gave me difficulties to make me strong. I asked for wisdom......... And the Lord
gave me problems to solve. I asked for prosperity......... And the Lord gave me brains and brawn to work. I asked
for courage......... And the Lord gave me danger to overcome. I asked for Love......... And the Lord gave me troubled
people to help. I asked for favors......... And the Lord gave me opportunities.
nothing I wanted, I received everything I needed. My prayers have all been answered!
by Henry Scott Holland (27 January 1847 17 March 1918) Professor of Divinity
“This is why I was born and
came into the world: to tell people the truth. And everyone who belongs to
the truth listens to me." – Jesus Christ
Whenever you find you
are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect
--- Mark Twain
We have never observed
a great civilization with a population as old as the United States will have in the twenty-first century; we have never observed
a great civilization that is as secular as we are apparently going to become; and we have had only half a century of experience
with advanced welfare states...Charles Murray
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