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Wisdom from Charlie Brown

Dr. Jerry Kieschnick, president emeritus of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and classmate for several years at the seminary, wrote in his weekly Perspectives of July 20, “This week I thought I’d share some wisdom from our friend Charlie Brown.”  And I thought it was worth sharing with you, members and friends of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Claremore, Oklahoma.

+ Life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to be lived.  Sometimes happy, other times rough.  But with every up and down you learn lessons that make you strong.

+ As we grow up we realize it’s less important to have lots of friends and more important to have real ones.

+ The smile on my face doesn’t mean my life is perfect.  It means I appreciate what I have and what I have been blessed with.  I choose to be happy.

+ There are moments in life when you miss someone so much you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.

+ The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.

+ I don’t have time to worry about who doesn’t like me.  I’m too busy loving the people who love me.

+ A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.

+ Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening.  It just stops you from enjoying the good stuff.

+ You may feel lost and alone but God knows exactly where you are and he has a plan for your life.

 

                Pastor Virgil Bening, Interim pastor

 

PRAYING

by

Pastor Fred Naumann 

 

God hears heart talk. Heart talk are prayers uttered deep within the soul. There was a widow of Nain (Luke 7:11-17) who had already lost her man and now her son was dead. She said not a word, but the Life-bringer hears even thoughts.

 

Jairus (Luke 8) experienced the hardest death, that of an adolescent. When Jairus learned of her death, he did not have time to draft a formal prayer. It didn't matter. Jesus had already taken over.

 

Though the crowds tried to silence him, Jesus heard the prayer of Bartimaeus. And He listened to the thief on the cross who made his last minute request. The eyes of the chosen mother carried the prayer of helplessness. And Peter's fevered mother- in-law regained such health so as to leap into action.

 

What do we need? What do we want? What prayer can only be said within ourselves? Might it be a mother praying for her foolish son? Might there be a preacher who thought the Lord long overlooked him? Is the request for a gift, money, health or just to be seen? He hears.

 

Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.”