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Pastor's Note
From the desk of Rev. Danny Barrett

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What's Up?

I was reading a devotional this week and I found a jewel for us to consider. It speaks about Purpose.

A Purpose is the external condition of success.

If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another; if I can aid some soul to clearer light and duty, and thus bless my Brother or Sister; If I can wipe from any human cheek a tear, I shall not have lived my life in vain while here.

If I can guide some erring one to truth, inspire within his heart a sense of duty; if I can plant within my soul of rosy youth a sense of right, a love of truth and beauty; if I can teach one man that God and heaven are near, I shall not then have lived in vain while here.

If from my mind I banish doubt and fear, and keep my life attuned to love and kindness; if I can scatter light and hope and cheer and help remove the curse of mental blindness; if I can make more joy, more hope, less pain, I shall not have lived and loved in vain.

If by life's roadside I plant a tree, beneath whose shade some wearied head may rest, though I may never share its beauty, I hall yet be truly blest-though no one knows my name, nor drops a flower upon my grave, I shall not have lived in vain while here.

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There is a reason for your life today. As you discover it, you will have a purpose for living. As you fulfill it, you will be able to call today successful!

Danny B.