Thursday, September 22, 2016

Desert Trail Column, September 22, 2016

The Salvation Army Food Distribution will take place on Wednesday, September 28 at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, from 11 to 1.

We send out Rainbows-of-Sapphires-and-Asters to Bernice Barcott, Eddie Kim, Les Lindsley and Orville Fangmeyer who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday to all of you!

Karen’s Commentary: Pastor Max Rossi gave my husband Ted a little tour of the new Godwin Christian Fellowship building on Godwin Road. Ted was very impressed with the size and layout inside, plus all the thought that has gone into the overall design. He says this church is obviously very family-oriented, with several rooms or areas specifically dedicated to use by or for children. He was very impressed with the nearly-finished building, and we are certainly looking forward to the “grand opening!”

Darlene’s Commentary: As we started writing this week’s column, I said to Karen, “I think I’ll write about being on time.”
After the hysterical laughter subsided, she handed me June’s issue of The Reader’s Digest. It was open to a paper-clipped page with an article entitled “Art of Living . . . Sorry I’m Late” by Tim Urban. Above the title is an illustration that is obviously of a Tardy Person’s clock. The glass is broken and only the number 5 remains on the face. In place of other numbers are the handwritten phrases “Almost Late,” “Late,” “Really Late” and “Not Worth It.” I immediately knew why the 5 had been left on the clock. If it’s a.m., it’s the time I get up (with the help of a very loud and annoying alarm) in order to try to make a 10 a.m. appointment. If it’s p.m., it’s the time I GIVE up because the business I’ve been trying to access by either vehicle or phone has just closed for the day!

The Food For Life Ministry prepares delicious hot meals every Saturday at Church of the Nazarene in Twentynine Palms. The meals are free, and if you have a transportation problem and cannot get to the Church in town, Reach Out Morongo Basin will deliver these meals free to your home. Call 760-361-1410 for further information.

Handy Hint: Simple things like using strainers in all your sink drains and changing or cleaning filters in all your appliances can save you bundles of money. Dirty filters and/or clogged plumbing can result in having to replace costly items.

Thought for Today: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones that you did do.” – Mark Twain

Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.