Sometimes smaller churches make the mistake of thinking that they cannot do much for the cause of Christ. We assume that limited numbers and limited resources means we can only have limited results. This is not true! Allow me to share with you the opening lines of a recent letter from Doug Wheeler who has just returned from his annual trip to Nigeria . . . “Dear brethren, I want to thank you for your support and the great interest you have in Nigerian evangelism! I must say that you are one of the leading congregations in INFLUENCE for Christ and His church in Nigeria, BECAUSE of your WBS (World Bible School) program you have going on in Nigeria through Sylvester Imogoh . . . How does that make you feel? You ought to feel honored and blessed that Christ is doing such a significant work through us! As a small child I loved to throw a pebble into a pond and watch the ripples move out over the entire surface. I was fascinated that something so small could affect something so large. Who would have ever thought that the little ole Highland Lakes church of Christ would be one of the leading churches in the world to have an influence on the entire nation of Nigeria? Brethren . . . let’s keep the ripples going . . . it’s having a great impact for the Lord! — Joe
Scripture of the Week
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” — Colossians 2:6-7
Smile – God likes humor
“You’re No Spring Chicken” by Ed Fischer
Laughter for the young at heart
♥ If God had to give women wrinkles, why couldn’t He put them on the bottom of their feet?
♥ Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
— Emma Bombeck
♥ A particularly deaf elderly man was bragging about his hearing aid. “It’s great,” he said to a friend. “I now can hear the birds singing and the crickets chirping. I can hear a conversation a full block away.” “You don’t say,” said the friend. “What kind is it?” The proud owner consulted his wristwatch an said, “Twenty minutes after two.” — Bennet Cerf
♥ Why is it that the person who snores is always the first one to fall asleep?
♥ A good laugh is sunshine in a house.
— W.M. Thakeray
Think About It
Thoughts to Ponder
• Old age is like everything else. To make success of it, you’ve got to start young. ~~Theodore Roosevelt
• While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what the years my be. ~~ Amos Bronson Alson
• Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~~ Mark Twain
• As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
• When grace is joined with wrinkles it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn on happy old age. ~~ Victor Hugo