Saturday, July 26, 2008

An Others Holiday

a Biblical thought...
God and Jesus and angels all back me up in these instructions. Carry them out without favoritism, without taking sides. Don't appoint people to church leadership positions too hastily. If a person is involved in some serious sins, you don't want to become an unwitting accomplice. (1 Tim 5:21-22)

a Book thought...
You can spend all day wishing you had the lifestyle of a Hollywood celebrity, but the fact of the matter is that if you are born in the West, you have won the cosmic lottery. (p81 Sayers)
a Dave thought...
As I was dropping Phil Laeger off at the airport yesterday I was ran into Majors Reno & Ros Elms, the CO's from Unley in South Australia. After a brief conversation I discovered that their family of 5 had just taken a two week vacation of sorts in Bali. But I soon discovered it was no ordinary family holiday as they had chosen to spend the time serving at The Salvation Army's Denpasar Boy's home. It was also great to hear that their 3 boys Josiah who is 17, Levi 14 & Samuel 13 (pictured above) were able to raise $1700 to take with them, which they used to help purchase items such as school uniforms for the 80 boys at the home. These 3 teenagers are a great example of what it means to be a Salvo youth today.

It is easy for us all when we take our holidays to make it all about ourselves but maybe this is something you may want to consider, "an others holiday'' as research tells us one of the best ways to refocus and to relax is to serve others less fortunate than ourselves.

Just a thought.

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