I've been so busy hanging wallpaper with my one arm that I totally forgot that this past Friday, September 28th, was the 20th Anniversary of Cybersalt!
Some day I hope to tell the whole story of how Cybersalt came to be, but for now let me simply say how thankful I am to God and you all for the many different blessings that Cybersalt has been to me and my family down through the years. What semi-started out as a joke list for my family - as an experiment with a list sending website in order to see if it would be a tool for ministry use - has shifted and morphed into things I could never imagine.
In the meantime, thank you again for being a part of the wonderful mystery that is this part of my life.
And as usual, today on the Cybersalt site there is a new devotional commentary by Rev. James Snyder. I am guessing that this week he was dressed for the South Pole, not the prayer pole he was standing at. You can read, "If This Is Autumn, What Was Summer?" at: www.cybersalt.org/gods-penman/if-this-is-autumn-what-was-summer
It was decided at Microsoft, during a brilliant brainstorming session, that military service would improve the skills and discipline of their finest technician. So off to boot camp he went.
At the rifle range, he was given some instruction, a rifle, and bullets. He fired several shots at the target.
The report came from the target area that all attempts had completely missed the target.
The Microsoft tech looked at his rifle and then at the target again. "Hmmm," he thought, "I'll get to the bottom of this in no time." He looked at the rifle again, and then at the target again. He pointed his still loaded rifle at the ground in front of him and fired.
A cloud of dust kicked up, and a little dimple was left there in the dust.
"Yep, it's working," he concluded.
The technician yelled out to the others at the target end, "The rifle is in working order, and the bullet seems to be leaving this end just fine. The trouble must be at your end!"
Serving as a Marine recruiter in western North Carolina, I found a young man who met all the requirements and was ready to enlist. I explained the importance of being truthful in the application, and he began filling out his paperwork.
But when he got to the question "Do you own any foreign property or have any foreign financial interests?" he looked up at me with a worried expression. "Well," he confessed, "I do own a Toyota."
We enlisted him the next day.
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