Twenty One Words That Can Change Your Life

November 23, 2014

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“Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow. Live one day at a time.”

~Matthew 6:34, TLB


“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”

~Thomas Carlyle

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Sir william OslerWilliam Osler upon graduation of medical school was working himself into a nervous breakdown. He had a degree but no practice. He was afraid that he would not be able to make a living. Then he read a book by Thomas Carlyle and one quote [21 words, today’s quote] transformed his way of thinking. Sir William Osler became the most famous physician of his time. He organized and co-founded the John Hopkins School of Medicine and later became the Regius [appointed by the king] Professor of Medicine at Oxford. He was even dubbed the “Father of modern medicine.” To think that at one time, he was paralyzed with fear.

Are you facing a problem or set of problems that are getting you down. Take a break and seek a quiet place. [1] Determine which problem is most important and needs to be dealt with first; [2] Be pro-active, make a plan to address the problem; [3] Don’t try to solve the problem with one giant step. We solve problems by working incrementally toward a goal. In other words, the solution may involve a series of baby steps. Take debt for instance: most financial consultants advise you to pay your smaller debts first. [4] Celebrate your progress and make yourself accountable to your spouse or a good friend. It is essential that you be pro-active. God refuses to do for us what we can do for ourselves. If you do nothing: worry will consume you.


  • Today we pray for our Senior Adults. Focus on one and pray.
  • Today is a big day at DBC–Baptism, OCC and Luke 14.
  • You can make an appointment today for the new church directory coming in January 2015.
  • Luke 14 tonight at 5:30 in the FORTE.
  • My little vacation is over. I had to retire early last night after being in a habit of staying up late and getting up late. With a full day today, I will be plenty tired tonight. I can drive but still restricted on lifting for 6 more weeks.

T’was the Month Before Christmas

T’was the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
Why the Politically Correct Police
had taken away–
The reason for Christmas—
No one would say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say
… December 25th is just a ‘ Holiday ‘.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash or credit,
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, and I-Pod,
Something was changing, something quite odd! 
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe’s the word Christmas – was nowhere to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny’s and Sears
You won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Diversity Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton,Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, Obama and Clinton !
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say,
and shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy  Holiday !



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