Word for Word

by Rev. Tom Buresh

One of our messages on the sign here at Zalmona this week was “Life is a puzzle.  Look to God to find the missing peace.” There is so much truth to that statement in today’s world.  We seem so busy in life these days it IS hard to find peace in our lives or peace in our hearts. The 4th of July is a holiday where many people do enjoy some time off with family and friends. So, try to enjoy the day and/or evening and as you watch and hear the loud fireworks that night, look for some peace in your life as well.
Speaking of puzzles, I was given this puzzle recently. It is not easy and I am not sure how to get the answers to you so, “Good luck.” Maybe you will have to call the neighbors in to help you, which may not be a bad idea to start with, for we don’t seem to do that as much as we used to.  They might also help give us “peace of mind” when they help us solve the puzzle

Contributed by John Kezer
I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu, kept people looking so hard for facts, and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books are not capitalized, but the truth finally struck home to numbers of readers. To others, it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it takes a minister to find one of the 17, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how many you complete. Relax now, for there really are names of 17 books of the Bible in these sentences.
I will admit that as I write this I have found only 16 books of the Bible. Thus, if you find 16 you will have done very well but if you do find the 17th, go ahead and brag a little bit.
Just so you don’t get too serious about this, here is a joke to lighten things up a little – Ole got a job in the fertilizer factory. The boss tried to determine the extent of Ole’s abilities.  “Tell me, do you know anything about nitrates?” Answered Ole, “All I know is dey are cheaper dan da day rates.”

God Bless,
Pastor Tom Buresh