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FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from the Manse

Back to Previous Page Years passed. One evening the town council met for its semi-annual meeting. As they reviewed the budget, one man's eye caught the salary figure being paid the obscure keeper of the spring. Said the keeper of the purse, "Who is the old man? Why do we keep him on year after year? No one ever sees him. For all we know, the strange ranger of the hills is doing us no good. He isn't necessary any longer." By a unanimous vote, they dispensed with the old man's services. For several weeks, nothing changed. By early autumn, the trees began to shed their leaves. Small branches snapped of and fell into the pools, hindering the rushing flow of sparkling water. One afternoon someone noticed a slight yellowish-brown tint in the spring. A few days later, the water was much darker. Within another week, a slimy film covered sections of the water along the banks, and a foul odour was soon detected. The mill wheels moved more slowly, some finally ground to a halt. Swans left, as did the tourists. Clammy fingers of disease and sickness reached deeply into the village. Quickly, the embarrassed council called a special meeting. Realizing their gross error in judgment, they rehired the old keeper of the spring, and within a few weeks, the veritable river of life began to clear up. The wheels started to turn, and new life returned to the hamlet in the Alps. Never become discouraged with the seeming smallness of your task, job, or life. Cling fast to the words of Edward Everett Hale: "I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. " The key to accomplishment is believing that what you can do will make a difference. You are blessed with so many things, You probably can’t count them all, But it really doesn’t matter, Whether they’re big or small. Just be grateful for all of them, And thank God for each one, Because he was the one that made it happen, Our begotten son. Debbie Bongiovanni-Sharp "Every sunrise reminds me of God's promises, it gives me strength to get up and try again. It gives me another opportunity to thank God for all His blessings." "What makes a man or a woman physically fit, strong and healthy is by regularly eating balanced diet and constantly doing exercise. Likewise, what makes a Christian spiritually fit, strong and healthy, is by regularly listening to and meditating on the balanced diet of the Word and constantly praying and giving thanks to God on a daily basis." Remember to pray the Bexleyheath Methodist Church each day. God bless your life. Enjoy the season George. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from

the Manse

Back to Previous Page Years passed. One evening the town council met for its semi-annual meeting. As they reviewed the budget, one man's eye caught the salary figure being paid the obscure keeper of the spring. Said the keeper of the purse, "Who is the old man? Why do we keep him on year after year? No one ever sees him. For all we know, the strange ranger of the hills is doing us no good. He isn't necessary any longer." By a unanimous vote, they dispensed with the old man's services. For several weeks, nothing changed. By early autumn, the trees began to shed their leaves. Small branches snapped of and fell into the pools, hindering the rushing flow of sparkling water. One afternoon someone noticed a slight yellowish-brown tint in the spring. A few days later, the water was much darker. Within another week, a slimy film covered sections of the water along the banks, and a foul odour was soon detected. The mill wheels moved more slowly, some finally ground to a halt. Swans left, as did the tourists. Clammy fingers of disease and sickness reached deeply into the village. Quickly, the embarrassed council called a special meeting. Realizing their gross error in judgment, they rehired the old keeper of the spring, and within a few weeks, the veritable river of life began to clear up. The wheels started to turn, and new life returned to the hamlet in the Alps. Never become discouraged with the seeming smallness of your task, job, or life. Cling fast to the words of Edward Everett Hale: "I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. " The key to accomplishment is believing that what you can do will make a difference. You are blessed with so many things, You probably can’t count them all, But it really doesn’t matter, Whether they’re big or small. Just be grateful for all of them, And thank God for each one, Because he was the one that made it happen, Our begotten son. Debbie Bongiovanni-Sharp "Every sunrise reminds me of God's promises, it gives me strength to get up and try again. It gives me another opportunity to thank God for all His blessings." "What makes a man or a woman physically fit, strong and healthy is by regularly eating balanced diet and constantly doing exercise. Likewise, what makes a Christian spiritually fit, strong and healthy, is by regularly listening to and meditating on the balanced diet of the Word and constantly praying and giving thanks to God on a daily basis." Remember to pray the Bexleyheath Methodist Church each day. God bless your life. Enjoy the season George. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _______________
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