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Whatever Happened to the Simple Things in Life? (standard:Inspirational stories, 907 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 20 2012Views/Reads: 1402/689Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Just when you think life can't get more complicated, it does. Personally, I work very hard trying to keep my life as simple as possible. And I must say I do not get very much help on this part, especially from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Her i

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I remember the days when the telephone was a party system. What parties
we used to have. Each person on that party phone line had a certain 
ring. I still remember ours. It was two rings. Of course, whenever the 
phone rang everybody on the party line knew who was getting a call and 
felt complete liberty in joining in. 

Not just telephones but also everything else has been complicated for
us. A watch is no longer a watch, but rather a timepiece that does 
everything but tell time. I saw one that was also a cell phone. 

Now, I need a cell phone to find out what time it is and I need a watch
to make a phone call. While I'm on the subject, try to find a phone 
booth in the neighborhood. The absence of the neighborhood phone booth 
may explain the rise in crime. Where in the world does Clark Kent 
change into his Superman suit? 

Then there is coffee. On a recent trip, I had to use the services of our
friendly airline service, which necessitated spending time in airports, 
which is as close to purgatory as a person can get without dying. I 
tried to find a plain cup of coffee. Everywhere I went they had 
everything but plain coffee. The coffee had been flavored with 
everything from vanilla to pineapples and a few ingredients I could not 

No wonder so many elderly people go senile. It's the only sane thing to
do in such a complicated world. 

Where, oh where have the simple things in life gone? 

Only one place remains simple for me. That is the Bible. It is not hard
understanding what Jesus meant. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, 
the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." 
John 14:6 (KJV). 

As far as I'm concerned, nothing is complicated about trusting Jesus. 


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