This is from that book a couple of weeks ago.
I thought it was a great analogy.
The Parable of the Pencil
adopted from the Stand, Dr. Dennis Lloyd,
The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. "There are 5 things you need to know, " he told the pencil, "before I send to you into the world. Always remember them and never forget and you will become the best pencil you can be."1. You will be able to do may things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone's hand.
2. You will experience painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to be a better pencil.
3. You will be able to correct many mistakes you make.
4. The most important part of you will always be what's inside.
5. On every surface you're used on, you leave your mark. No matter what condition you must continue to write.
The pencil understood and promised to remember and went into the box with purpose of heart.
Remember God said, Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands.
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men...
written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God;
not in tables of stone,
but in fleshy tables of the heart.
~II Corinthians 3:2 and 3b
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I am happy to say that this morning I got to walk in the sunshine and the sun has been shining all day.
A blessed Sunday to you all.
Smile God loves YOU.
happyone : )
Vee and the others who mentioned the truck/car cookies from yesterday - Yes, it tasted just as good as it looks. I had one last night plus three other kinds for my snack. : )
Jeanne - I like little red cars too and also have one. : )
Inger - I only wish I could eat as many cookies as I like!!! Even with walking I still have to be careful of what I eat. Walking a mile only uses up about 100 calories.