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What a Wonderful World

This world in which we live is a wondrous place, spinning perfectly in space, surrounded by untold billions of stars, and created gloriously by God Himself. Though one day disturbed and twisted by evil intrusion, the earth remains a wonderful place, and, on this early morning, as I consider again the wild chance of my being born, I’m thinking how grateful I am that God gave me life, and has allowed me a short journey on this magnificent planet.

It’s a wonderful world. Thousands of reasons speak to its wonder, but I’m choosing four.


Last week, I heard of a young minister who was highly offended by an action taken against him and against his church. From the details I have heard, his disappointment and hurt were well-founded, yet he recognized his response to these actions had in themselves been ungodly and unchristian. He called together his family and repented. Before his very large church, he repented. To the person who had offended him, he repented.


A pastor in the northwestern part of the United States annually conducts a conference in his home church. This is a private meeting, not underwritten by any organization, but he invites other ministers and their congregations. Several hundred people attend. One of the goals of the meeting is to promote his church, hoping such an activitiy will entice new people from the city to his church.

At the conclusion of the last such meeting, he gathered the names of all the new people who had visited, and divided them among other pastors who had churches in the area.


I know someone who in the last few days has sold his business to Microsoft for 115 million dollars.


I had a “root-canal” on Wednesday. The dentist prescribed Vicodin for the pain she suspected I might have. I had NO pain…didn’t take so much as an aspirin.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

5 replies on “What a Wonderful World”

I love Louis Armstrong–awesome video and song. Glad you are doing so well after your root canal–yipee! Didn’t need pain meds.

Glad you and Bro Buxton made it home safely and that Rebecca is home and improving.

God Bless!

Good to hear from you, Eva. I just went over to your blog and read about the lesson you taught on Jehosaphat, and how God can help us through our battles, no matter what they are. That was a great post, a tremendous reminder of our wonderful God and His church. How privileged we are to be a part.

Love you and your family.


Great Post Sis.B, Bro. Armstrong is a fav….115 million??? Was this a close friend… a tither?? Peace

Good morning, Dean. Not a close friend.


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