I hate my computer and other inspirational thoughts

Written by By Rev. James L. Snyder

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The sermon I was working on was simply marvelous. I can never remember being in greater sermonic form. Everything just seemed to flow. The ideas opened up right before my eyes, which truly delighted me.

I could not wait to preach this sermon come Sunday morning. I was quite sure my congregation would be delighted with this masterpiece.

Whenrepparttar ideas slowed inrepparttar 118102 sermon preparation, I simply jumped over torepparttar 118103 weekly column and began working on it. Likerepparttar 118104 sermon,repparttar 118105 column was going fantastic. I couldn't believerepparttar 118106 roll I was on atrepparttar 118107 time.

There are times when you know what you're doing is good. Then there are times when you know what you're doing is great. I had never had a column come together so smoothly and quickly as this one. My readers will be awed with such eloquence.

When I was stuck on my column, I switched over torepparttar 118108 magazine article I was writing. In a few moments, I was completely emerged in writingrepparttar 118109 article. Likerepparttar 118110 sermon and column before it,repparttar 118111 article unfolded before me like a rose in June. I luxuriated inrepparttar 118112 aroma of greatness.

By this time, I was feeling pretty good about myself. This should have been a flashing red light for me. In my defense, I was assumingrepparttar 118113 new year brought new rules for me.

I've given it an awful lot of thought; I do not know what happened next.

But, evidently, I pressed a button I should not have pressed. Inrepparttar 118114 next second, my computer shut off completely. For several minutes, I just stared, dumbfounded, at my blank computer screen — one blank to another.

When I came to my senses, I restarted my computer. No matter how diligently I searched, those three files were nowhere to be found. The question plaguing my tortured mind was, do files that are not saved go to hell? They surely were not on my computer.

The thing bothering merepparttar 118115 most was, I could not rememberrepparttar 118116 details of my sermon, my column, orrepparttar 118117 terrific article I was writing. It was as if my magnificent trio did not exist.

In pondering my quandary, a scripture verse came to mind. "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will withrepparttar 118118 temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." (1 Corinthians 10:12-13 KJV.)

No matter how difficult my life seems, Jesus isrepparttar 118119 "escape key" that enables me to endure.

Rev. James L. Snyder is an award winning author and popular columnist living in Ocala, FL with his wife Martha.

Dog Poo

Written by And you thought we had problems?

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German police are now stepping up patrols in order to catch these offenders. However,repparttar poo could hitrepparttar 118101 fan if they ever tried to bring them to court. It is unclear what they would actually charge them with as there is no law against using doggie poo in this way. In fact, you could fly any flag from any piece of turd you find lying around. It’s not illegal but it cannot be a pleasant task.

Surely this wouldn’t catch on over here inrepparttar 118102 UK – would it?

From the Website at www.birminghamuk.com The Voice of the West Midlands

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