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OBLIGATIONS - July 27, 2006
A summer vacation is a glorious time, a time of no
obligations, no responsibilities, a time for leisurely meals, a time to
read, and a time to observe the interaction of grandchildren.
For a fleeting moment on the last night of our vacation,
I watch the sun set and the moon rise over the ocean and wish it could
go on forever.
Then, after the return home and the laundry finally
caught up, I look forward to the mail, phone messages, pulling weeds
from the flowers, and even the hustle and bustle of extra cooking for
grand-children, who are doing farm work this summer. I like helping with
the Chronicle again and knowing what is happening in our county.
I heard a pastor say, “Every time I baptize an infant,
the parents have expressions of joy, even though they are facing food
bills, medical expenses, clothing allowances, late night worries and
endless responsibilities.” He said, “It is not our freedoms that keep us
alive, but our obligations.”
When I feel overwhelmed with varied concerns, I try to
remember his words. I am thankful for the challenges and problems that
are in my life. Sometimes, I think, “Enough. I can’t handle anything
else.” Then I realize, they keep me alive and concerned about the people
in my life, near and far. I am still here for a reason!
This Week's Editorial:By Helen Morris:
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