News about the collective work at the Julington Creek church of Christ
and updates on individuals and families.
Volume 1 Issue 20
December 2, 2012
A CHOICE OF MEMORIES
In a sense, people are ruled by their memories. But it is also true that people can
choose which of their memories are to rule them. The choice determines one’s outlook
on life, and those whose outlooks always remain bright and cheerful are most careful in their choice.
One can choose to remember the unpleasant things inflicted by others – the unkind words which
should never have been said – the malicious acts which should not have been done. One can
remember the disappointment of having been misjudged, the hurt of friendship betrayed, and all the
sorrows and frustrations which are a part of every normal life. If that is the choice made, certainly
one’s outlook will be bitter and cynical.
One can choose to remember unwise words spoken in anger to someone loved, or thoughtless acts
which hurt unnecessarily. One can remember the many things he did which he should not have done,
and the many things left undone which should have been done. Remembering these things will cause
an outlook of recrimination and remorse.
What should one remember? Why not the kind words which others have spoken and the helpful
things others have done? Why not the many ways in which one’s own success has helped someone
else along the way? Why not the occasions when others have held a higher opinion than one thought
he really deserved? Why not the many times friends have shown the sincerity and depth of their
friendship? Why not remember the many sacrifices one made secretly to make life easier for others?
One can never remember all of the good things that come to him, nor all of the good things which he
himself has done; but when one chooses to remember as many of them as he can, his outlook on life
will be positive and happy. He will make a good life for himself, and will help others make a good
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy for you all… (Phil.
1:3-4). The apostle Paul suffered at the hands of others as much as any person I can think of. But, he
learned the art of remembering and forgetting -- …forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward
to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal (3:13-14). Great advice for us all.
C. V. Alexander – Confined to
Eddie Goff – At Westminster.
Cindy Lindsey – cancer
Darlene Jessup – Doctors will
be scheduling her for hip
replacement this month.
James Taylor has taken some
falls this past week.
Ten of us went door knocking in
the area yesterday. Most people
greeted us warmly and we spoke
with about 125+ people in all.
Pray for this work.
Also, pray for Doris, a contact of
Joe and Ed.
I had 2 Bible studies in our
community last week from
people working our Bible
correspondence course program.
LADIES BIBLE CLASS: Thursday
mornings at 10:30 at Ina Putnal’s.
AM – The Parable of the Lost Boy
Reading: Luke 15:11-24
SUNDAY AM CLASS:
Romans 8. Teacher: Steve
Posted in the hallway.
– South Jacksonville church
is conducting a meeting with
Dee Bowman and Ed Harrell.
Dec. 2-5. We will finish our
evening service a few
minutes early to allow our
members to attend the 7:30
meeting tonight. Further
PM – Reasons To Go To Heaven
PowerPoint slides are available for viewing/download on church website.
WEDNESDAY NITE BIBLE
CLASS: The Parables of
Christ – Denny F.
We should be more concerned
with the Rock Of Ages,
instead of the age of rocks
Julington Creek Church Of Christ
1630 State Road 13 N.
St. Johns, FL 32259
Or, Denny Freeman @ 904-703-2277
Email: [email protected]
Bible Classes --------------- 9:30 AM
Morning Worship --------- 10:30 AM
Evening Worship ---------- 6:00 PM
Bible Classes --------------- 7:00 PM
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