Forsyth Park Caller July 2023

Americans in Strength

Americans in strength unite this union born in freedom’s light
United States, how sure we are we’ll pull together, near and far.
The world can see of what we’re made, each state is of the highest grade.
Determination, filled with pride; our people’s will won’t be denied.
Our founding fathers set to stay the road we’ve traveled to this day
A quest for right cannot be wrong, with help from God, we will stay strong.
Support our troops ranks number one, for the job they do is never done.
When forced, they put it on the line-True patriots-when called they shine.
Let’s raise Old Glory with a cheer, and thank all soldiers, past and here.
-Roger Robicheau

A President’s Prayer

We in this country in this generation are-by destiny rather than choice- the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and our responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of peace on earth, goodwill toward men. That must always be our goal. For as was written long ago, “Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh in vain.”
-President John F Kennedy

Think Before You Weep

If your arteries have hardened and arthritis slows your gait;
If your tired blood is stubborn, not inclined to circulate;
If your jogging days are over and you cannot do the twist;
If your time is spent in brooding o’er the many things you’ve missed;
If you’re constantly complaining, in your rocker or your couch;
If you’re ornery and cranky and becoming quite a grouch;
Well, if this is your condition and you get no sympathy;
Then its time you start trying a new kind of therapy.
Though you have your share of trouble, think of others with more pain;
Like that fellow in the wheelchair who will never walk again.
Take the time to write a letter and while pen is in your palm,
Thank the good Lord up above for the use of that arm.
Try relaxing in the sunshine, note each flower, bird and tree;
Then appreciate your eyesight, there are many who can’t see.
When you tune in television and each sound is loud and clear,
Think of those who would give a lot if only they could hear.
Yes, I’ve practiced what I’m preaching and I’ve learned there’s joy to reap
If you stop and count your blessings, and “think before you weep.”

Words of Wisdom

We are saved by Christ’s atonement, not by our attainment.
Jesus died on the cross not for our rights, but our wrongs.
A person who is almost persuaded is still completely lost.
The more we pass the buck, the less the buck will be worth.
The emptiest package in the world is the person wrapped up in themselves.
If you serve only for the praise of men, you will lose the praise of God.
A chip on the shoulder usually means a piece has fallen from the block above.
To master temptation, let Christ master you.
Forbidden fruit makes for a bad jam.

Chuckles

I’m convinced that in the past I was someone named Occupant-and they’re still forwarding my mail!
There was once a millionaire who collected alligators in his pool. One evening at an outside party, the man announced that he would give either a million dollars or his daughter to the man who could swim across the pool. Suddenly there was a splash, and the crowd began cheering for the man frantically swimming across. When he made out the other side with only a torn shirt, the millionaire asked which he wanted-the money or his daughter. The man replied “Listen, I don’t want the money or your daughter. I just want the person who pushed me in!”
Sunday after church, a Mom asked her young daughter what the sermon was about. The daughter said ‘Don’t be scared; you’ll get your quilt.” The mother was perplexed. Later in the day, the pastor came by for tea. The mother asked what the sermon had been about. He replied “Be not afraid, thy Comforter is coming.”
A young man called his mother and said he had just met the woman of his dreams. Now what should he do? The mother said “Why don’t you send her some flowers, and on the card invite her to your place for a home-cooked meal?” He thought that was a great idea. The mother called a few days later to see how it had gone. He said it had been a disaster. The mother asked ‘Why, didn’t she come over?” “Oh, she came over” the young man said. But she refused to cook!”
A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question. “Boys and girls, what do we know about God?” A hand shot up in the air and the child said “He is an artist!” “Really? How do we know that?” asked the teacher. The child said “You know-Our Father, who does art in heaven…”

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