When things go wrong

February 14, 2010

Will Power

An old man lived alone in Minnesota. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation: "Dear Son, I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden, because your mother always loved planting them. I'm just gettting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren't in prison"

Shortly, the old man received this telegram: "For Heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up the garden! That's where I buried the guns!" At 4 am the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns.

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened, and asked him what to do next. His son's reply was: "Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad. It's the best I could do for you from here."

No matter where you are in teh world, if you have decided to do something deep from your heart, you can do it!

from Inspirational Quote, Jan. 2010


Career Guidance

January 17, 2010


Something I'd like to share

December 16, 2009

As I was reading the life of Leo Tolstoy, it occurred to me that a lot of people stop believing in Jesus when they lose interest or faith in the people preaching to them or their role-models. Many youth shy from leadership of a prayer group/intercessory team due to fear of failure to be perfect (Matt:5:48 - "Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.)

To his critics, Tolstoy replied, "Don't judge God's holy ideals by my inability to meet them." He said, "Don't judge Christ by those of us who imperfectly bear his name." At times, on-lookers hold on to what they have seen/heard of a priest/preacher, little realizing that they grope on successfully to Satan's bait of destruction - when a rumor grows into gossip and gossip becomes the virtual identity of someone who might painstakingly cling to his Christian mission.

To such blamers Tolstoy says, "Attack me, I do this myself, but attack me rather than the path I follow and which I point out to anyone who asks me here I think it lies. If I know the way home and am walking along it drunkenly, is it any less the right was because I am staggering from side to side! If it is not the right way then show me another way; but if I stager ad lose the way, you must help me, you must keep me on the true path, just as I am ready to support you. Do not mislead me, do not be glad that I have got lost, do not shout out joyfully: 'Look at him! He said he was going home but there he is crawling into a bog!' No, do not gloat, but give me your help and support."

Tolstoy's relentless pursuit of authentic faith is diluted by the life he led, yet his struggles provide an X-ray vision to the human heart.

By Venora


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