Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content. History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.

~Ecclesiastes 1:8-9, NLT


Without Jesus life on planet earth can be boring.

~Charles Swindoll

If you are bored with life, it is for certain you are not in step with Jesus. Discipleship is anything but boring. It is definitely a challenge, and at times it seems to be an insurmountable task but, it is never boring. Some people get caught up in the rat race: they go to work to make money so they can spend money, so they can go back to work and make more money. The more money they make, the more they spend. Then they have to work overtime to make more money to pay for all the things they want but do not need. I think it was Lily Tomlin who said, “The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat.” She is right. Those who spend all their time and energy pursuing their own selfish interest end up unhappy and disillusioned.  The key to happiness is to give yourself to Christ and become a servant. Someone needs your help or encouragement today.

When William Booth was so weak that he could not attend the Salvation Army annual meeting. The leaders sent a telegram to Booth and ask him to say a few words that they could share with the convention. He sent back this two word message…THINK OTHERS. Over the years I have encountered numerous unhappy people bathing is self-pity and in every case, these people refused to think of others. I don’t know at the times I have tried to change the subject: “What you need to do, is go visit a few nursing homes or make a visit to someone who is shut-in and lonely.” You know what happen; they revert back to themselves and their problems. It is like only they have problems; the rest of us are problem free.

Do you want to get over your boredom; get off your backside and do something for someone else. Stop thinking about yourself twenty-four-seven. I am many things and some are not good, but I am not bored.


Ken’s COLS was wonderful. Bryan Blass the associate Pastor did an excellent job. He told a story about Ken and DBC that I don’t even remember. He said it was a Sunday morning and Ken had invited a praise team from Central to come sing a couple of songs. Accoring to Bryan, they sang and sit down and then I whispered something to Ken and Ken told them to do one more number during the offering. Bryan said the only other song they had practiced was DIG A LITTLE DEEPER. I don’t remember any of it but that doesn’t mean a thing. I told him, “The song worked, DBC is a deep giving church.” I am thankful for their generosity. I also saw Bro. John and Joy Tucker. Bro. John leads the music at Austinville Baptist and they love Bro. Randy Berry their pastor. The Central Choir also sang the glory down. It was a blessing. Rob and Bryan were both very good to me.

My grandson in-law Tyler lost his aunt probably sometime in the night on Tuesday. She gave him the red truck that he drives. I don’t know any arrangements.

Edwin Jenkins wife Joann’s COLS is today at Mount Zion in Monrovia at 3:00. Visitation from 1:00-3:00.

Blake Sides is in HH with pneumonia. Pray for Blake. He has been sick for a month. Blake is an outstanding young man. Please pray for Blake and family. Also pray for Lincoln Kallas.

Mrs. Leona Burden celebrated her 99th birthday yesterday. Unfortuantely for her she was having eye trouble but, did get to enjoy some precious visits from GP members. Her room looked like a florist. I think eveyone had the same idea–flowers.


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