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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ten 2-Letter Words to Remember

What does God have to give you that you have not taken? (Serendipity Bible 10th Anniversary Edition, page 1464).

It is my belief that each and every person has a purpose gifted by God.  Everyone has a talent that awaits cultivation and development.  We are further gifted with opportunities for the development of this talent. These opportunities--present within our environment--often exist because of the labor of others in turn fulfilling their God-given purpose; for example, the training provided by a music teacher.  Tragically, people can fail to identify or exploit their intended destiny. 

Last night at the University of South Florida I attended the ceremony for 2014 inductees into the Public Affairs Honor Society--Pi Alpha Alpha.  The guest speaker was Robert "Bobby" Green. He has been the city manager for Auburndale, Florida for over 22 years and holds many honors including  Harrry Truman Presidential Scholar.  He concluded his speech with a quotation whose source is anonymous. He challenged us to remember 10 words, with each word containing only two letters.  Here is the quote: "If it is to be it is up to me." 

Looking within and about us, surely the tree stands heavy with fruit ready for our taking, yet we must see it and take it......If it is to be it is up to me.  

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