Old Cow Belle: Wise words from wise peopleThere are so many “wise” statements floating around out there that have been created by so many wise people! When I read them, I think “Now why didn’t I think of saying that?”
By: Ina Murray, columnist, Pierce County Herald
There are so many “wise” statements floating around out there that have been created by so many wise people! When I read them, I think “Now why didn’t I think of saying that?”
The following “wise sayings” came to me from an e-mail friend, and then also from Paul in Stanley. We thank them both for sharing them with us.
—Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout.
—All things in life are temporary. If things are going well, enjoy it; they will not last forever. If going wrong, don’t worry, they can’t last long either.
—Often, when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, “relax, this is just a bend, not the end.”
—When God solves your problems, you have faith in His abilities. When God doesn’t solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities.
—When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
—Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles; it takes away today’s peace.
—I am resolved never to do anything which I should be afraid to do as it were the last hour of my life.
—Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves—regret for the past and fear of the future.
—I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than to live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.
Happy, happy birthday to the two new great-grandchildren: Isaac Wayne on the 25th of January and Ella Mae on the first of February!
Ten years ago, when my 75th birthday had passed, I tried to find something good about it, and wrote this poem. Holy Cow! I’ve lived another 10 years since then, and the poem fits even better now.
When the sun goes down
at the end of the day,
and the light in the sky grows dim;
I think of the hours now lost to me,
but I’m one day closer to Jesus, my Lord,
one day closer to Him!
I’ll try not to dwell on the days gone by,
and the things I neglected to do.
For the past is behind me, I can’t bring it back;
but I can start each morning anew,
bringing me one day closer to seeing my Lord,
one day closer to Him!
Now that another birthday is past,
and a new year for me will begin,
I can go forward with hope in my heart
because I’m a
WHOLE YEAR closer to Him!