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Lamp Unto My Feet (Page 2)

Stupid Tantrums! by David Sherfield

In the 18th century, maritime ships would find themselves sitting with windless sails.  In a region near the equator, sailing ships would be moving along with their sails taking full advantage of the winds when, without warning, the sails would suddenly fall limp.  At other times, sudden squaws would erupt with thunderstorms and hurricanes.  This phenomenon became known as the “doldrums”.  …

Deep Down

       Everyone likes a good story. Good stories just sit and hang on you, stick with you, and at times provide a little laughter or time to drift into a moment of quiet escape. Some of the best stories are, I believe, how a person meets the love of their life.  Meeting the love of your life is a memorable occasion, which…

Everlasting Gobstopper

Something lasting forever and ever is quite amazing.  In the book Willie Wonky and the Chocolate Factory, the main character was a man who owned a chocolate factory and was looking for an heir to his fortune. To discover a young child that was suited to run his factory,  he sent out five golden tickets which only could be found in the…

Surrendering

“No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.” An unconditional surrender means a person is giving control of their life to another to do with as they will. This is certainly not the American Way. To give up and lay down our arms of resistance is not in our vocabulary. However, surrendering must be in a Christian’s vocabulary. In Christianity,…

Just Shake It Off

There are times when a friend tries to help with a difficult situation by saying “just shake it off” meaning just get rid of it, just let go or just drop it. The well meaning friend is making an effort to help, but may have little understanding of your pain. While the friend may not understand or feel as you do, the…

LIFE

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” ~ George Washington No wonder George Washington was a great man becoming known as the Father of our country. This way…

Fame

Some people have a strong desire to leave a mark in this world.  A person’s name can be seen in carvings on a tree, a park bench, newly poured cement, under road bridges, desks, and many other areas.  Why write or carve your name for all people who pass by to see?  Could it just come down to a basic need to…

I Am Resolved

Many people make New Year resolutions because the New Year means a new start, a beginning point, a time where something old has passed by bringing in a new era of life.  The New Year gets a new name no longer 2012 but 2013.    In this new era of 2013 many people will resolve to attempt a change by making a new…

All Shook Up

Dec 31  2013             In 1957 Elvis Presley’s song “I’m Shook Up” was the number one song in the country and remaining number one for eight weeks.   The song was based on a man being overwhelmed by his feelings for a young lady.  The excitement over the prospect of love is certainly real and sought after.  However, being all shook up…