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From the Pen of Bill Brown

“Make Every Day Matter”

 I have found, over the years, of having the privilege of writing columns and sharing my thoughts with readers that many times others writing, including the writers of the Bible, say things that I’d like to address with more clarity. This seems to be true in this column of “From the Pen.”   I get my title from Laura Ingraham, host of “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News because, YES, I agree we should do all we can to make every day matter.

I received an e-mail from CP Foster, FCFI board member, from PA just in time for this newsletter. It was the morning devotion he had just read and wanted to share with others making tough decisions at this very time. The words come from Charles Spurgeon, “When calm reigns on the sea, spread the sails as you will, the ship does not move to its harbor, for on a slumbering ocean the keel sleeps too. Let the winds rush and howl, and let the water lift themselves, though the vessel may rock and her deck may be washed with waves and her mast may crack under pressure of the full and swelling sail, it is then that she makes headway towards her desired haven.” Is that you today? Are you under pressure to make this day count? We need to make everyday matter and sometimes that means ruffling feathers, the water. Scripture gives us some guidance as to how we should do it. Colossians 3:12-14 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And, above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.” Make a difference, but do it the right way. Certainly, we want to get to the desired haven in our lives, our families, our churches, and even in organizations we serve. May God bless you as you serve, and may you make this day matter for eternity.