Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Do you make a Difference in life? Words of the Heart by A Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Do you Make a Difference?

We have of course the many individuals that serve us in our communities.

This is Sheriff Paul Fletcher (Franklin County Texas) and his wife, Mount Vernon Police Officer Vicki Fletcher.  They both served as Dallas Police officers for over 24 years before retiring to Mount Vernon.  They were 'retired' for about four years and missed 'serving'. Paul was elected Sheriff and Vicki 'volunteers' for the city police force.

These are two individuals that simply missed giving and doing for the community and were not ready to let it go despite being 'retired'.

They make a huge contribution to our community with their care and concern as they 'serve'.

 Locally here deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas, we depend on our volunteer Fire Department and with all the fires we have had this summer, these men and women work full time jobs and still make all the fires and emergencies in our county.   Constantly ready to serve at a moment's notice, these individuals stand ready to serve.

In our lives we are so busy we often forget about the giving with out getting, the serving of others and helping when we are needed with out thought of 'getting back.'

Just as a father guides and helps his young child, Our Father is guiding us and helping us.  He wants us in turn to guide and help others in our lives, serving others selflessly, with out a thought of 'what's in it for me?'.

Do you make a difference?


Galatians 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

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