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Barbless Bits & Little Chits

Phyllis

1-11-19


Marilyn Mueller wrote this week: "Thank you. I have NO IDEA "who done it," but when I went out for my mail today (1/7) a Good Samaritan had been by with a vehicle and cleared the snow out of the end of my driveway! What a delightful surprise!! And a great blessing. God bless you, whoever you are. Marilyn Mueller, Breezy Point Road."
Keeping our driveways, sidewalks and decks cleared of snow is almost a fulltime job sometimes, and, as Marilyn stated, "what a great blessing" to have help with that task!
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These two sisters, natives of Tower, live miles apart. The older one called her sister the other day to inform her that she had mailed bread to her and she would have to sign for it. The younger sister decided she would mail her sister some bread, too. The older sister had even insured the package containing the bread! The younger sister had paid $7.25 to send her package, but the older sister had paid far more! "Boy, is our bread expensive!" the younger sister observed.
The younger sister has commented for several years about replacing a couch in their home. It was four or five years ago, and her husband has never noticed the replacement of the couch!!. "I wonder what else I could buy that he wouldn't notice!!"
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It must be at least five or six years ago that a bald eagle established his residence at Hoodoo Point for the summer. We saw him frequently, but never ceased to marvel at his regal, majestic appearance. I drive the Hoodoo Point Road almost every day, and ever since that summer, I check the "eagle's tree" to see if he has returned. I KNOW that that summer was a one-time seasonal occurrence, but I keep checking. About three weeks ago - THERE HE WAS, perched at the very top of his favorite tree. I checked both ways for traffic and could not resist stopping to get a good look at him. How I wished for a camera! That was the only time I saw him this year, but it was thrilling.
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Some bits of advice from a reader:
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

Believe in miracles.

God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

Your children get only one childhood.

If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we would grab ours back.

Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. (Very poor advice, considering our bone-chilling weather. My advice is: Stay inside if at all possible!)
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Peggy Goodwin suggested John 14:6 for this week's Bible verse: Jesus saith (to Thomas), "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
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Have a great,
WARM week!


 

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