Thursday, September 20, 2012

Contented Living

by Lois Jamieson

“Nine requisites for contented living

Health enough to make work a pleasure.

Wealth enough to support your needs.

Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them.

Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.

Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.

Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.

Love enough to move you to be useful to others.

Faith enough to make real the things of God.

Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.”


Did you notice the first word of each of the nine requisites? 

Health, Wealth, Strength, Grace, Patience, Charity, Love, Faith, Hope.

Perhaps, if we just remember these words, we will find contentment.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


by Lois Jamieson

Today we take a quiet moment to remember 9/11/2001. This is the day terrorists high jacked U.S. airliners and carried out deadly attacks on the United States.


I will bet many of you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing the moment you heard or saw pictures of the attack.


I Do…..


Just as I remember the day and the moment, on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese Imperial Army bombed the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. That was the day that World War II began for the United States. I was 12 years old. Within a few months, both my step-father and my uncle were sent off to war, and later, my older brother.


I remember where I was and what I was doing on Friday, November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.


I remember where I was and what I was doing on April 4, 1968, the day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot dead.


Let us hope and pray that there are no more days, like these, to remember.