Food for thought    25th May 09

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes
a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama



The Lord is saying. Forgive yourself, forgive others and walk on into a new day. Take with you your lessons, but leave the pain and judgements behind. I make all things new. Things are changing around you. The scenery is changing around you, setting the stage for the next episode. So be ready to play your part without the old attitudes but with newness of life and love of life, and love of people knowing that I am taking care of the details, and the nuances of the past. All things are in my hand..



"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV"

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8 KJV

"Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14 NIV


















When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer, with its twists and turns
As everyone of us sometimes learns
And many a failure turns about
When he/she might have won had he/she stuck it out
Don't give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

I have been advised that the author is:

Larry S Chengges
Sam Candelaria






Song spot

It's time to connect up to the vine

Shirley Howitt