May 26, 2002


Volume 12 - Number 21     

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB

Mary had a little lamb,
His fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
The Lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school each day,
T’was not even in the rule.
It made the children laugh and play,
To have a Lamb at school.

And then the rules all changed one day,
Illegal it became;
To bring the Lamb of God to school,
Or even speak His Name.

Every day it got worse and worse,
And days turned into years.
Instead of hearing children laugh,
We heard gun shots and tears.

What must we do to stop the crime,
That’s in our schools today?
Let’s let the Lamb come back to school,
And teach our kids to pray!

Author Unknown

- - - - - - MEMORY - The Art of Attention - - - - - -

Improving one’s memory is not all that difficult. Most of us simply don’t expend the time or effort required. “The true art of memory,” wrote an English historian, “is the art of attention.” We can improve our memories by simply putting our minds to it and by following a few simple rules:

  1. Remember to remember. Telling yourself that you want to remember this or that fact and concentrating on it will improve your memory immediately. We remember what we WANT to remember.
  2. Sharpen your observation. Pay close attention to what you see and hear. Use images. Shut your eyes and try to SEE it. Notice details. Really LOOK at things. Few people actually do.
  3. Practice recall. Forgetting is most rapid soon after learning. It helps, therefore, to make a deliberate effort to repeat and review immediately. Repetition will help fix the fact or image in our minds.
  4. Concentrate. Eliminate distractions. The mind is at its best when it is centered on one thing at a time. Avoid such things as fatigue, noise, and competing visual images during the time you are trying to learn.

Bits and Pieces, October, 1989


What People Forget

I was relieved to find out that I’m not the only one who forgets things. Every-one does at one time or another, according to Karen Bolla, A Johns Hopkins researcher. These are the things people most often forget:

  • Names - 83%
  • Where something is - 60%
  • Telephone numbers - 57%
  • Words - 53%
  • What was said - 49%
  • Faces - 42%

And if you can’t remember whether you’ve just done something, you join 38 percent of the population.

Our Daily Bread, December, 1996


How to Love and Live

Lord, teach me how to love and live
That I may cheer each heart,
And to my fellowman in need
Some blessing rich impart.

Do Good

Do all the good you can,
in all the ways you can,
for all the people you can,
while you can.

 


AM SERMON:
"Remembering"
Joshua 4:4-7
PM SERMON:
"Go Ahead, And Ask!"
1 Chronicles 4:10

Summer Events

WEEKI WACHEE CHRISTIAN CAMP
June 9-15, 2002
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GHANA CAMPAIGN
June 23 - July 17, 2002
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CENTRAL FLORIDA BIBLE CAMP
July 21-27, 2002


“When saving for old age, be sure to put away a few pleasant thoughts.”

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 
Genny Keathley
Brett Bennett
Angie Bowker
Art Stapleton
Jeanette Thompson
Frank Small
Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Virginia Law
Viola Morinier
Melissa Keyso

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  

Songs:

 Jim Treece  

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Larry Jenson

 

Songs:

 Jim Treece

 

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Trevor Wheeler

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
61
Wayne Vowell
David Rizer - Dick Navarre
Jim Dougan
Contribution:
$ 1400.00
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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