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The Safest Place

VITAL STATISTICS

1. Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all
fatal accidents.

2. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home.

3. Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians.

4. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents
involve these forms of transportation.

5. Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in hospitals. Above all
else, avoid hospitals.

You will be pleased to learn that only .001% of all deaths occur in worship
services in church, and these are usually related to previous physical
disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any
given point in time is at church!

Bible study is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less.

FOR SAFETY'S SAKE - Attend church and read your Bible ... IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

THINK ON THESE THINGS
John Case
Christ United Methodist Jackson, MS

One day a very well-known writer suffered a nervous breakdown and was confined to a hospital room. There he stayed for a period of time with no apparent relief from his deep depression.

After much discouragement and despair, a friend gave him an idea, it not only turned out to be the basis for his healing but also opened a whole new dimension to his life. "Why don t you begin listing the people who have helped you in your life and go back to thank them for what they did."

He immediately recalled an elderly school teacher who had taken extra time to teach him the very talents which had made him famous. He wrote out a letter and sent it to her.  A few weeks later he received this reply.

"When I read your letter I was blinded with tears. I taught school for fifty years. Yours is the first letter of thanks I have ever received from a student, and I shall cherish it until I die."

This response so encouraged the author that he went on to write other letters. The depression not only left him, but he remained free from it as he continued his exciting "hobby" of thanking those in his past. Hundreds of letters were written and valuable discoveries were made by him about the meaning and importance of genuine gratefulness.

It is wonderful to have a special day of Thanksgiving, but how much better we would be if every day was thanksgiving. All of us have enough blessings to dominate all of our time.