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ONLY ONE LIFE

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LIVE WITH ETERNITY'S VALUES IN VIEW.  THEY'RE THE ONLY ONES THAT MATTER.

Don’t Quit

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When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
        When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
        When the funds are low and the debts are high,
        And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
        When care is pressing you down a bit,
        Rest if you must, but don’t quit.

        Life is strange with its twists and turns,
        As every one of us at some time learns,
        And many a failure turns about,
        When he might have won had he stuck it out.
        Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
        You may succeed with another blow.

        Success is failure turned inside out,
        The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
        And you never can tell how close you are,
        It may be near when it seems so far.
        So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
        It’s when things seem worse that you must not quit!


                                Author unknown

ON LABELS

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. True. But if a nurseryman hung rose labels on petunias and dandelions, it would not make them roses.
We like labels. It saves us the trouble of thinking. Many people are called Democrats or Republicans without really knowing what the label means. A person may have the label "success" if he's made a lot of money, even if his personal life is a colossal failure. 
A vague, catch-all label is "Christian." Most people, if asked, "Are you a Christian?" find it easy to answer, "Yes." That's because the label includes: 
A. HEREDITARY CHRISTIANS. *People whose parents were Christians and who think they are also. They may attend church occasionally, or even regularly - especially the church of their parents.) 
B. ETHICAL CHRISTIANS. (People who are good. They live decent lives and want others to do so too. They like the Golden Rule that Jesus taught. They think that doing one's best is all anyone can …