Saying for the day: I can live for two months on a good compliment. ~Mark Twain
AS the world turns strange things happen.
I have received another award.
This one from “The Relm of the Lone Grey Squirrel”
# Dr. John's Fortress for Brilliance in spirit and the
willingness to share the wisdom of the wise with the rest of us.
Now I’m not sure why I got this award but I know I am very short on wisdom to share.
On the other hand it was given by a squirrel so he might have thought I had wisdom.
From the vantage point of a squirrel all people have wisdom.
Once I would have thought it was for the brilliance of my premio teeth.
But now I don’t have any left.
Whatever the reason I am thankful and will add it to my award room.
Now I’m supposed to find seven other blogs that qualify for this premium award.
I have chosen
A Planet Named Janet– Nothing is more brilliant than her spam cartoons.
Insanity Prevails-Anyone who can run a VBS class like she does deserves an award for brilliance.
Patterns of Ink– The brilliant describer of life as it was once upon a time.
Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Beyond– Brilliant descriptions of small town life.
Noble Pig– Brilliant recipes that make your mouth water and wise talks on wine.
Welcome to the Old Fart’s Blog-A more brilliant bus driver can’t be found anywhere
Quilly’s Pacific Paradise– where Monday’s brilliant puzzles give me a headache.
Please enjoy your award as it gives me great pleasure to bestow it on you.
You do deserve it.
The expectation is that each of you will now find seven blogs to give it to.
So if you didn’t get the award today buck up.
It is going to be given 49 more times.
Then after that 343 times .
And after that 2394 times.
So it will get to you someday.
Don’t you just love internet awards?
News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. So Pastor Joan brought Tammy and Tommy UK together in her office today. Then she asked “ Do you know how much seventy times seven is ? “
They looked at her like she was crazy.
Finally Tommy UK said “ Of course, its 490 we aren’t stupid”
“But have you?” she asked
Tammy , now very confused said “ Have we what?”
Pastor Joan “ 490”
Tommy UK, “ 490 what?”
Pastor Joan :” Have you forgiven each other 490 times. That’s what Jesus says you must.”
“Pastor if you knew what he said you wouldn’t ask me to forgive him.”
“ Pastor , you should hear what she called me.”
Pastor Joan,” I’m not asking you to forgive each other. I know you both have been hurt. I know what the other person did is in your eyes unforgivable. I would never ask you to forgive.
But Jesus isn’t asking he’s commanding. As one of his followers you are to forgive and that’s that.
You see God know that anger is like a weed in the garden. When you water it and fertilize it grows and grows until it is all consuming. It pushes all the good things aside. When we keep going over how we have been hurt and what has been done to us it grows and grows and takes over our life. It destroys life long friendships. So God offers us the one solution that works. Pull it out by the roots. Forgiveness does that. It ends the anger. It allows the good in us to grow.”
Tommy UK and Tammy looked at each other. Then Tommy UK said “I forgive you and I’m sorry for what I said“.
Tammy said “ I forgive you”.
Then they both started to laugh. And they hugged each other.
Tammy said “ What we were fighting over really was sort of funny”.
Pastor Joan just smiled.
Today's Link-There are seven great links above pick one or two.
I started off the day telling my next elf story to my computer dragon who didn't like it. If the dragon doesn't shape up off the computer he goes. In the afternoon I read some. Took a nap. Visited my links. Did some work on Friday's big changes.Now I need a breathing treatment.
Pictures from my first parish over forty years ago