You'll find one another
I thought I was slowing down and perhaps “losing it” but I feel much better after reading the following article by science correspondent, Sarah Knapton. “Scientists believe older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes longer for them to recall facts because they have more information in their brains. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so too do humans take longer to access information. It has been suggested, researchers say, this slowing down is not the same as cognitive decline. ‘The human brain works slower in old age,’ said Dr. Michael Ramscal, ‘but only because we have stored more information over time. The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.’ Also, older people often go to another room to get something, and when they get there, they stand there wondering why they came there in the first place. It is not a memory problem. It is nature’s way of making older people do more exercise.” So, quit laughing at me!
From the, “Don’t Mess with Seniors” department: Jennifer’s wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement -- not even her parents’ nasty aunt Minnie. Her mother had found the perfect dress to wear and would be the best-dressed mother of the bride ever! A week before the wedding Jennifer was horrified to find that Aunt Minnie had bought the exact dress to wear at her wedding. Her mother graciously said, “Never mind sweetheart. I’ll get another dress. After all, it’s your special day.” They went shopping and found another dress, better than the original. “Aren’t you going to return the first dress?” asked Jennifer. “You really don’t have another occasion where you could wear it.” Her mother just smiled and replied, “Of course I do, dear. I’m wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.”
[John 10: 1-21] One cannot enter into heaven by any other door but Christ. An elderly man down on his luck, went into a church which catered to the “uppity.” Spotting the man’s dirty clothes, a deacon worrying about the church’s image went to the man and asked if he needed help. The man said, “I was praying and the Lord told me to come into this church.” The deacon suggested that the man go pray some more and possibly he might get a different answer. The next Sunday the man returned. The deacon asked, “Did you get a different answer?” The man replied, “Yes, I did. I told the Lord they don’t want me in that church, and the Lord said, ‘Don’t worry about it son; I’ve been trying to get into that church for years and haven’t made it yet.’”
Here are some “ABCs” to think about. Although things are not perfect, Because of trial or pain; Continue in thanksgiving, Do not begin to blame. Even when the times are hard, Fierce winds are bound to blow. God is forever able Hold on to what you know! Imagine life without His love, Joy would cease to be. Keep thanking Him for all the things, Love imparts to thee. Move out of “Camp Complaining!” No weapon that is known On earth can yield the power Praise can do alone. Quit looking at the future; Redeem the time at hand; Start every day with worship -- To “thank” is a command. Until we see Him coming Victorious in the sky. We’ll run the race with gratitude Xalting God Most High. Yes, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but Zion waits in glory where none are ever sad. Jesus came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). “... seek first his kingdom ...” (Matthew 6:33) and you’re bound to find one another.
Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. Email him at email@example.com. Find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
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