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JULY 2011

VOL. 5 NO.8

JOB AND HIS FRIENDS


And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Job 1:8

Why does everybody run from Job? We do a lot of counseling and every time I mention Job, I see this fear in the eyes of the one I am counseling. They are afraid of comparing their lives to Job. I think I understand why we back away. The Bible says Job was a perfect and upright man. That word perfect scares us! Everyone of us know, without a doubt, that we are sinners and therefore we cannot be compared to Job, but the Bible does not say that Job was sinless. Job knew he was a sinner. What was it Job said?

O Beautiful For Spacious Skies


O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain; For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood, From sea to shining sea. O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved, And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, Till all success be nobleness, And every gain divine. O beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam, Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self control, Thy liberty in law.

How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin. Job 13:23 How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle? I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself? Job 7:19-20 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse. Job 9:20

Job was perfectly and whole heartedly turned to serving God. He loved good and he hated evil. There is no reason why we cannot commit ourselves to this kind of a life. This is commitment and attitude and Job was right on both accounts. This testing that came to Job did not come because of sin, but that did not mean that Job had always been without sin in his life. We understand afflictions that are brought on because of disobedience, but should God allow us to walk through a valley simply to prove our faith, we would be just like Job. We would be searching our hearts for sin (and rightfully so), but if God does not reveal a disobedience, then we are to hold to our integrity and wait for God to appear (in His timing). Believe me, our friends will be looking for our sin, just like Jobs friends searched for his sin. The only difference between Jobs friends and ours, is that they sat seven days fasting and not saying a word!!! How many of those kind of friends do we have?

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JOB AND HIS FRIENDS


It is so hard for us to think of God declaring us perfect or upright as He did Job. The body of Christ understands the term our righteousness is as filty rags but it seems they are ashamed to claim their righteous standing in Christ. In Christ we are just as if we have never sinned. When I read about Balaam praying and trying to get God to curse Israel and instead He states He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel, I think what a statement about Israel! This is the same stiff-necked people that we read about in the wilderness, yet God did not see iniquity as He looked upon them that day. Likewise, God does not see us as sinners when He looks at us through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. God judges our works as works of righteousness or works of iniquity. Israel was there because of Gods leading in their lives and God saw it as a work of righteousness, therefore He was not beholding iniquity. God was approving Jobs works when He declared him to be perfect and upright. Job was working works of righteousness when this testing came upon him. Why do we run from comparing ourselves to Job? Because, today most of the body of Christ is doing their works in and through the flesh instead of the Holy Spirit and would have to be declared workers of iniquity (flesh). We should be living our lives in such a way that it would not scare us to have God say to Satan, Have you considered my servant_______? God is still looking for saints He can show Himself strong through.
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. 2 Chron 16:9

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Our problems may not be as many as Job had, but dont they do the same thing to us as they did to Job? Dont we suffer the same thoughts Job felt? Job felt like he could not get across to anyone just how heavy his burdens were.
Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up. For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me. Job 6:2-4

God is looking for hearts that are perfectly (wholly) turned toward Him and His kingdom. People totally sold out to God! The second thing about Job that people do not want to be compared to is his amount of suffering. No one feels they have suffered as greatly as Job did. They do not want to measure their pain against Jobs pain. What was Job wrestling with? Was it the loss of his children? I am sure that Job struggled with the loss of his children, but it is clear that Job accepted Gods taking of his children and his goods. What was Jobs comment?

Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mothers womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. Job 1:20-22

Job was not struggling with the things that were happening to him. He accepted it from the very beginning. Our first step in our testing should be an acceptance for the work God is doing in our lives. Everything we have has been given to us from the hand of God and if He feels it is best to take it from us, we are to trust Him with whatever He allows. He is God and He is righteous and our job is to trust Him with the things He brings into and out of our lives. If this is our hope, we will survive whatever comes in our lives. We need Jobs faith in God. Job knew there was an enemy (Satan) at work in his life, but he saw God as responsible for everthing that was allowed to come into his life. Job didnt plead with Satan, he plead with God. Jobs problem was that he couldnt hear from God. He couldnt get an answer for what was going on. If only God would speak to him and let him know that everything was alright between him and God then, Job could rest. When trouble hits our lives what are we looking for? Are we looking for relief from trouble or a word from heaven?

If you have ever experienced a great trial you know exactly how Job felt. We have a desire to be able to weigh our burdens so everyone will know that we are not just putting on! We want others to know that it really is heavy. But we cant weigh burdens and only we and the Lord knows how much they weigh and only God can truly understand what we are going through. Remember, if man never understands, it is alright, because God does understand and He cares. All of Jobs friends had opinions of what Job should or should not do, but none of Jobs friends knew what God was doing in Jobs life. Have you ever felt misunderstood? We all have at one time or another. We can relate to Job. Now it really is bad when you wish you could die, but Job wasnt the first one to wish this and he surely wasnt the last. Many of the men of God in the Bible wanted to die. Elijah asked God to take him. While we find that many godly people ask to die you do not find them talking about suicide. Suicide is when you decide to play God and you decide what is best for your life instead of waiting upon God for your answers. There is a great difference between the two. Have you ever wished you could die and get away from your trial? Most everyone who has been in great testing has felt like dying would be a blessing.

Are you beginning to notice that we do have a great deal in common with Job? Why cant we take advantage of his life and learn from him. It might help to have Job walk beside us in our testing. When I first began reading Job many years ago, my first thought was, God, how could you do this to your servant? But I have a different focus today. Have you ever compared Job to the life of Christ? God allowed Jesus Christ to suffer so we could know that He understands our suffering. Hebrews says that He was perfected through suffering (Hebrew 2:9-10). When I am in trouble it is always a comfort to know that Jesus also suffered also and He understands what I am going through. What do we learn by studying Jobs life of suffering? Well, Jobs life shows us how Jesus must have felt in His suffering. Job did not suffer because of his sins. Jesus was not suffering because of His sins, because Jesus was sinless. Jobs friends turned on him. Jesus friends turned on Him. Job felt deserted by God. Jesus said, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken Me? Jesus could say to Job, Now you know how I felt. Job could rest in the fact that Jesus knew how he felt. We learn far more through suffering than we do through prosperity. What did Jesus say to us in the book of Romans?
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Rom 8:16-18

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BISCUITS AND SERMONS ARE MADE BEST WITH SHORTN

I was visiting with another woman last week who was sharing something that she was battling by herself. I counseled her to tell her husband and ask him to pray with her about this. As I was telling her what to do, the Lord reminded me that there was something that Jerry and I should be praying about also. This happens to me a lot. When you give out the Word of God to others, it also comes back to you and reminds you of what God wants from you, or it answers the needs in your own life. Before my surgery in December, I had almost saved enough money to buy a new refrigerator. We had put freon in ours the last three years and we knew it was going out soon. Well, the money went to my surgery and I put the thought of a refrigerator out of my mind. I did begin to save again and had saved a little bit, but not enough. Jerry and I do not charge and if we need something, we have to pray it down or wait until God supplies it. Well, Jerry did our income tax and we ended up having to pay a great sum. It seemed strange, but he checked it over and over and concluded that we owed that amount. Three weeks ago we received a refund from the IRS for about half of what we had paid. There had been a mistake. I immediately thought about the refrigerator. It was not enough, but with what I had saved, it might be possible. I asked Jerry if we could use the refund for a refrigerator. He said, Lets go looking. We went looking and we found two. One was adequate and the other was what I wanted. The one I wanted was quite a bit higher in price. Now Jerry and I have always bought the cheapest when possible and it usually cost us in the long run. I imagined this would be my last purchase of a refrigerator (hopefully) and I really wanted the top of the line. I had a peace about it, but Jerry was not at rest with it.

WHY ISNT PRAYER OUR FIRST THOUGHT?

Early in our marriage I would have worked him over with my charm until he gave in and then we would buy it and nobody would really be happy. Having learned to work through Jerrys position, I knew that I couldnt know what the Lord wanted without waiting until God spoke to Jerry. Jerry said, Lets go home and pray about this for two days. I agreed to wait (although I wanted it right there and then). I truly rested in my spirit and waited for God to give Jerry an answer. Two days later, Jerry said, Lets go get that refrigerator. He was at peace with the better refrigerator. Now there was a great freedom between us because we had sought the Lord for an answer. We walked into the store and found that they had dropped the price seven hundred dollars. That made the refrigerator I wanted almost the same price of the cheaper refrigerator. We had Gods blessing and we knew it. What a freedom this brings to life. Why isnt prayer our first thought when we have a need? Why do we as couples work around one another instead of through one another? Whatever happens to this refrigerator, we are at peace about having purchased it. We are unified in our actions. God is pleased and we are blessed. This reminds me of one of our favorite songs. I want Gods way to be my way As I journey here below. For there is no other highway that a child of God should know. Though the way be long and rough If He leads me tis enough. I want Gods way to be my way Everyday!

----Gloria Brewster

A few minutes after the Illinois legislature elected Stephen A. Douglas rather than Abraham Lincoln Senator in 1858, the latter was asked by a friend, How do you feel? He said, I feel like the boy who stubbed his toe; I am too big to cry and too badly hurt to laugh.

TOO BIG TO CRY

F E M A L E INSPIRATIONS

by Gloria Brewster

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A PASTORS WIFE?


I never desired to be a pastors wife. Please do not get me wrong, I love being a pastors wife, but it was never a desire of mine. My mother was the pastors wife all of my growing up days and she was a good pastors wife, but it didnt make me want to be one. The pastors family has a special standing in the church and rightfully so, because the Bible says that those who serve the church should have double honor. There are certain privileges that come with the job, but I just wanted to be one of the people. It was rather nice to have everyone remember my birthday every year growing up, but we had to watch every word we spoke, because someone might misunderstand us. We had to dress very moderately, because we were trying to please all and not offend. We were watched very closely and my parents reminded us daily that we carried the name of Christ and everything we did reflected back on Him. I remember the year the sack dresses were in style. I thought they were so pretty. It was a dress without a waist line. I wore my sack dress to church and one of the ladies was very offended that I would wear the new style. She didnt say what was wrong with it, other than it was in style. So, I didnt wear it any more. After I got married and was no longer the pastors daughter, it seemed like no one cared what I wore. That bothered me just as much. If it was right for the preachers kids, why wasnt it right for everyone? I didnt like the fact that nothing was expected from me once I changed positions. After twenty seven years of marriage, God put my husband in the pastorate and I became the pastors wife. I thank the Lord for the twenty seven years I served Him from the pew of the church. Those years were the making of my Christian walk with the Lord. I learned to do what I was doing to please God and not man. I cared what man thought, but it was the Lord that I was seeking to please. The relationship that was built between me and the Lord those days I worked from the pew, prepared me for the job of pastors wife. I work very hard not to be offensive to people, but I do not sacrifice my liberty in Christ to do so. You cannot please everyone all the time, but you should please the Lord at all times. What does it take to be a pastors wife? Everybody has a different opinion of what she should be and what she should do. I feel that we all should be the best we can for the Lord and if we are, then there is no position that we are not ready to do. Every pastors wife will do her work through her personality and all personalities are different. When a man is called to candidate for a church, they always ask, Does your wife play the piano and can she teach? Well, I happen to do both, but many pastors wife do neither

one and they are still great pastors wives. They have their own specialities. My mother was a good Bible teacher, but her speciality was taking care of my daddy so he would be free to pastor the church. Because of the way she cared for him he was free to minister to the members. After my daddy died Mother had a very hard time finding her place in the church house, because Daddy was her ministry. It was years before she found a church in which she felt at ease. Mother didnt have a particular calling on her life outside of wife and mother. She had the same obligations that other church members had, but she didnt take on a ministry as such. I began teaching ladies classes some years before my husband was called to pastor, but it wasnt until after he began pastoring that the Lord placed a call upon my life to teach ladies. It was a definite calling that I will never forget. Some people think just because the pastor was called that the wife has to have a calling. She may not have a calling, outside of the calling to be a wife, a mother and a dedicated Christian. Her position is still very important to the body of Christ. Dont require more of your pastors wife than God requires. Understand her and love her for who she is. There are some things that all pastors wife should take heed to. We are working with Gods sheep and He loves everyone of them with the same love that He loves us. He put us here to serve His sheep and (Continued on page 6)

Tid Bits of Wisdom from our Founding Fathers


In honor of the 4th, we have put together a small group of quotations from our Founding Fathers. Most of these quotes show the Founding Fathers view on how politics and religion should interact. George Washington Do not let any one claim to be a true American if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics. George Washington It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor. George Washington The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts. John Jay That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the highest publick Honours, that their Doctrines might thereby meet with the greater Respect among the common People. Benjamin Franklin The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be aid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind. Benjamin Rush If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these other excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation. Samuel Adams Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of both. James Wilson Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supportsLet it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. George Washington, Farewell Address I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained. Alexander Hamilton The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased. I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man. Benjamin Franklin They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. John Adams

It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at However combinations or associations of [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the great Creator and the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust Preserver of the universe. dominion. George Washington, Farewell Address We would like to thank our twenty one year old granddaughter, Stephanie Brewster, student of The Kings College in New York
City, for preparing this article for us this month.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A PASTORS WIFE?


we are to serve them with His love and His Spirit and not with our flesh. The church is run just like a home. We are a family, only we are not the father and mother of this family. We are brothers and sisters in this family. Did your parents ever leave you in charge of your brothers or sisters? Didnt you find it difficult to correct them without them reminding you that you were a child, just like them? It takes love from the heart and wisdom in your approach to teach or instill anything into a sibling. It takes the same approach in the church. Unless you serve through godly love, you will find yourself nose to nose in extreme conflict with those you have been called to serve. My greatest conflict growing up was between me and my sister. We were always setting out to prove that we knew more and could do it better than the other one could. The Bible says in Proverbs 17:17 that a brother is born for adversity. I used to think that meant they were born to fight with. It was a long time before I realized it meant they were born to be there with you when you had adversity. Daddy would walk in on us when we were having it out and he would say, Why dont you just kill each other and get it over with? Daddy hated division. He would make us apologize and when he would leave the room we would stick our tongues out at each other. Of course you never acted like that, but we did. After we were married and had our first children, we learned to enjoy one another, yet there was still a degree of conflict. After sitting through a Bill Gothard seminar, I realized that I had never respected my sisters position as first born. I wanted equal billing. When I realized what I had done, I called my sister and apologized to her for not showing her the respect her position required. I asked her to forgive me and I placed her in her proper place in my heart. She asked me to forgive her for not leading in this and being an example. We cried and laughed and started a wonderful relationship that was the richest relationship I had outside of my husband. God took my sister home to be with Him over five years ago and I am so thankful that she and I found what God created us to have with one another. Its the same in the church. When we dont know who we are or what respect others are due, we strive against one another instead of blessing each others lives. How sad! Yes, we have conflicts in the body of Christ, but we have the answer to all conflicts in the Bible that we live by. There is no reason why we should not solve all conflicts by practicing what the Bible teaches. The most important thing a pastors wife should do is make sure she and her husband are working through one another instead of around one another. If we are not following our husbands leading in the home, how can we expect the church to do so. Most women never learn how to do this and we have few examples to learn from, but I warn you, you better learn this and learn to like it or the ministry will destroy you and your home. There is strength and blessing when we work Gods work in Gods way. Make sure you understand your value in the sight of God or you will not be able to deflect criticism. If a person feels I am wrong, but God says Im right, then their opinion doesnt change who I am. They have a right to their opinion and we have to be careful not to take up an offence with those who differ with us. I should consider all criticize and learn from it. Maybe I have not made myself clear and I have left a false impression to someone. All I need to do is declare what I really meant. Always look at the problem through the eyes of the one who is troubled first, then look on your own side. It is one thing for people to criticise us, but when it is our husband or our children, that is a different ballgame. The old mother hen comes out in me when

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you mess with my chicks. I really do have to restrain my flesh when people attack my loved ones, BUT I am not to fight their battles. I am to encourage them to fight their battles according to the Word of God. I remember when two good men in our church took offence to our sons actions. They felt he had been disrespectful to his father. Jerry didnt think our son had been disrespectful, but he told our son what the men had said and our sixteen year old son asked his father if he could speak in the business meeting that night. Jerry didnt know what he would say, but he agreed to let him speak. Our son apologized for his actions and said he was very sorry if he had been offensive and disrespectful to his father. Then he told the church how much he loved his father and what his father meant to him. There wasnt a dry eye in the church when he finished. The two men loved our son very much and they gave him bear hugs. I was so proud of my son,s attitude toward those men and his father. It looked like he had suffered wrongfully and it would have been easy to have stood against the men and taken up for our son, but I am so glad that we left the battle to him. The very next week, one of the men who had been offended at our son was caught in a very embarrassing situation. He had to come before the church and acknowledge what he had done and ask the church to forgive him. It was a very painful situation for this man, but the man told my husband that the reason he had the courage to do what was right was because of what our son had done the week before. He said, If that sixteen year old boy could have the courage to do what he did, then I, a grown man, can surely have the faith to do what I should do. God was using our sons life to prepare someone else to have the courage to do right. Do not interfere with your childrens battles. Stand with them, but let them fight their own battle. It will cause them to grow up and will teach them not to take offence at others. Too many pastors families remain wounded and hurt at Gods people. This kind of reaction

will domore damage than the offence. The offender will go on their way, but unforgivingness stays with us and destroys us. The pastors family has the best opportunity to practice what we say we believe, because we are put to the test from time to time. While I did not desire to be the preachers wife, I thank God for the opportunity to serve His people. I have some of the most wonderful women to work with me. Most of them would make good preachers wives if God called their husbands to the ministry. Has God put you in the this position? Are you a pastors wife? Dont worry about who you are, just worry about making sure that they see Jesus in you. If we act like Jesus, then we will be just what the church needs. May I say that all women should be this kind of a woman and not just the pastors wife. Make sure you are ready to serve wherever God puts you. If you are not the pastors wife then encourage your pastors wife and remember she is one of the sheep, just like you are. Thank you for letting me talk from my heart to you this month. I pray that wherever you serve the Lord in the church, you will be the most godly woman there. May the blessings of God be upon you as you go about your work.

TID BITS OF WISDOM MONTHLY REPORT


This month we celebrate our American freedom. Freedom comes at a great price and we have a force in America that would love to take this freedom from us. It is very important that we stand for God and encourage our country to go back to calling this a Christian nation and return to putting God first in our government. We have a lady who is donating about six hours a week to helping with the library. We do so appreciate her. Every month we have people help us fold, tab and place address labels on our paper for mailing. It takes many hours to do this and it is very hard to accomplish this by ourselves. We are so thankful for those who offer to help. We have gotten many calls and cards concerning our health. Thank you so much for praying and being concerned. God has been very good to us through these testings and we are both on our feet and going full days. We know this is Gods grace to us and we are so thankful. Your prayers are being answered and it means a lot to us to know you are out there. Could you take a moment and write to us with any questions you might have about the Christian life? We would like to know what you would like to read about from the Bible. Your input would really be important to us. This last month we have heard from some new friends and that is always encouraging. We bought new equipment to place bar codes on our paper and then the post office decided that we did not have to have it yet. Well, we are ready when they decided to call for it. Our post office is not real efficient at this time. We are getting mail returned that have good addresses on them. If you do not receive your paper, it could be they are returning it to us. They are working on correcting this, but until then, we never know which paper will come back. Hear is a word from our supports. Bill and I appreciate the work you do putting out the Tid Bits. We are glad you are reaching so many with the Word of God - good advice and interesting articles to read, B. & L. Root, Rowlett Tx. Hoping you are doing better from your heart attack. Take it easy and let your heart mend. It takes time. Praying also for Glorias infection. I send my love to both of you, V. Brock, Wasilla, Alaska. Remember, if you would like to honor someone who has passed away with a love gift to the paper, we will print their names in the next months paper. All gifts can be sent to Tid Bits of Wisdom, 1801 Old Hickory Trail, DeSoto, Texas, 75115.

IT SHOWS IN YOUR FACE!


You dont have to tell how you live each day; You dont have to say if you work or you play; A tried, true barometer serves in the place, However you live, it will show in your face. The false, the deceit that you bear in your heart Will not stay inside where it first got a start; For sinew and blood are a thin veil of lace What you wear in your heart, you wear in your face.

complained to Abraham Lincoln of a major - general who had accused him of favoritism in extremely abusive language. Lincoln suggested writing him a sharp rejoinder. Prick him hard! He said, Stanton at once wrote out a strongly worded letter, then showed it to the President. Right! Right! Cried Lincoln approvingly. Just it! Score him deeply! Thats first rate, Stanton. But when Stanton folded the letter and put it in an envelope, LinIf your life is unselfish, if for others you live, For not what you get, but how much you can coln interrupted him. What are you going to do with it? He asked. Send it, said Stanton, surprised at the question. Nonsense! exclaimed Lincoln. give; You dont want to send that letter. Put it in the stove. Thats what I do when If you live close to God in His infinite grace You dont have to tell it, it shows in your face. I have written a letter while I am angry. Its a good letter, and youve had a good time writing it and feel better. Now, burn it, and write another letter.

BURN IT AND WRITE AGAIN: One day, Secretary of War, Stanton

----Unknown

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My Country 'Tis of Thee


Words: Samuel F. Smith My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountainside, Let freedom ring! Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees, Sweet freedom's song; Let mortal tongues awake; Let all that breathe partake; Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong. Our fathers' God, to Thee, Author of liberty, To Thee we sing; Long may our land be bright With freedom's holy light; Protect us by Thy might, Great God, our King.

Ps 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations. KJV

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