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Journeys as great as the destinations.

A Texan Walks Into an Irish Pub …

January 20th, 2014
A man   walks into a pub in Ireland and clears his voice to the crowd of drinkers.He says, “I hear you Irish are a bunch of hard drinkers. I’ll give $500 American dollars to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back-to-back.”

The room is quiet, and no one takes up the Texan’s offer. One man even leaves.

Thirty minutes later the same   gentleman who left shows back up and taps the elderly Texan on the shoulder.   “Is your bet still good?” asks the Irishman.

The Texan says yes and asks the bartender to line up 10 pints of Guinness. Immediately the Irishman tears into all 10 of the pint glasses, drinking them all back-to-back.

The other pub patrons cheer as the Texan sits in amazement. The elderly Texan gives the Irishman the $500 and says, “If ya don’t mind me askin’, where did you go for that 30 minutes you were gone?”

The Irishman replies, “Oh … I had to go to the pub down the street to see if I could do it first.”

 

This Is The Day!

January 20th, 2014

This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Story has it that Pastor/Writer F. W. Boreham took lodgings in the home of Old Bessie, the widow of a local pastor, when traveling through England. One morning he noticed some words etched into one of the windows: “This is the day!” At breakfast he asked Bessie about it.

“I have had a lot of trouble in my time,” she explained. “Each morning when I woke up I felt as though I had the weight of the world upon me. Then one day when I was very upset about things, I sat down and read the 118th Psalm. When I came to the 24th verse, I stopped. It flashed upon me like a burst of sunshine on a gloomy day.” With a glass-cutting tool from the kitchen, Bessie etched the words on the windowpane: This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

“There!” she thought. “Now I’ll see that little bit of Bible every morning when I draw the blind.”1

Even biblical characters as courageous as Joshua needed to learn to keep a good attitude despite circumstances. So did Old Bessie. So do we! Let’s rejoice today & be glad in Him!

Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.