Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I Hear You

We can't always control life, but we can take charge of our reaction to it. (Sortor and McQuade, The Word On Life, 22 December)

We shouldn't believe the first argument we hear. The opposite side might make more sense. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 18 January)


This morning rain is falling and the temperature is above freezing. The winter storm is passing to the north of us. We dodged another bullet. It's a good time to count our blessings.

Last night I watched part of a good program on BYUTv about the mismanagement of Yellowstone Park over the years. They had a lot to say about what happened after man killed all of the wolves in the park. It wasn't too long until the herds of elk and buffalo exceeded the capacity of the land to sustain the animals in winter. The account makes you wonder why man can't just leave things alone.

There are two business changes going on in the neighborhood which aren't good omens for the future. Bill's Hardware the small independent store, about a half mile from our house is closing. Eagle Checking where we went to use Western Union sold out to Cash Depot. Most of the equipment in the place was removed and all of the employees were laid off. Yesterday there was only one employee in the place. After waiting about fifteen minutes I left to go looking for another Western Union office.

Mr. Dickie
2/Feb/2011 7:37

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