Saturday, November 10, 2012

You cannot...

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could do for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln

Monday, November 5, 2012

His Love Will See Us Through

His Love Will See Us Through
Only God knows the future;
He holds it in His hand.
And when our questions find no answers,
He's the One Who understands.
His presence still goes with us;
His love is ever near.
The whispered cries within each heart,
The Lord will always hear.
No matter what each day may bring,
His promises are true:
He'll never leave us,
And His love will see us through.
This poem was on the front of the bulletin for Benny Shertzer's funeral last week.
So fitting for all of us, regardless what we face in life!
Do remember to pray for Ruth Shertzer and the family. They parted with four children between 1997 and 2002, due to cancer. Now the father developed cancer six months ago- and went to be with his Savior and the four children. They have three living children - two of them are married and there are seven grandchildren. Two grandchildren are in heaven too.