Sherman Middle School Basketball Schedule Update
Wasco Methodist Christmas Service, Dec. 18; Christmas Eve Service, Dec 24
Mid Columbia Producers [MCP] Newsletter Online
Frustration: Persistence Test
On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
12 drummers drumming,
11 pipers piping,
10 lords a-leaping,
9 ladies dancing,
8 maids a-milking,
7 swans a-swimming,
6 geese a-laying,
5 golden rings,
4 calling birds,
3 French hens,
2 turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
1. Sherman Middle School Basketball Schedule Update
Changes are in yellow highlights.
2. Wasco Methodist Christmas Service, Dec. 18; Christmas Eve Service, Dec 24
The Wasco Methodist Church invites everyone to join us this Sunday, December 18, at 11:00 a.m., for a Christmas celebration service. The Sunday School kids will be performing their play “Bethlehem P.D.”, we will have new members joining the church, and we will conclude with Birthday Cake for Jesus!
We would also like you to join us for a time of quiet reflection at our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 5:30 p.m. on December 24th. We will not be holding a service on Christmas Day.
3. Mid Columbia Producers [MCP] Newsletter Online
MCP has set up a newsletter page on their website. The newsletter can be found at www.mcpcoop.com under resources. Click on MCP Newsletter. Also see:
4. Frustration: Persistence Test
Do you find yourself feeling frustrated lately? If so, cheer up! You may be on the road to great success! The challenge is seeing beyond the frustration of the moment, to the longer road ahead.
Everyone gets frustrated from time to time, but, depending on how you handle it, frustration can stop you in your tracks or move you forward to success. Here is a story that illustrates the point. (You may have heard this story, but it bears repeating today.) There’s this little company called Federal Express started by a guy named Fred Smith, who built the company, almost literally, out of frustration.
When Fred started FedEx, he financed it with every dime he had and hoped to deliver 150 packages a day. He delivered 16 that first day – five of which went to the home of an employee.
For a while, the staff wasn’t sure if their paychecks would bounce or not, and many times the company planes were nearly repossessed. Sometimes they had to bring in a certain amount of business during a day just to keep the doors open the next day.
Today, FedEx is a billion-dollar company, but the only reason it exists is because Fred Smith could handle frustration after frustration. Most likely, if we give some thought to it, there isn’t any worthwhile endeavor that doesn’t involve some frustration. And, the more you can handle, the bigger your eventual gain is likely to be. Like the saying goes, “If it was easy, anybody could do it!”
If you remember that every setback is an opportunity to learn and grow, to strengthen your persistence, and you behave accordingly, you’ll be miles ahead on the road to your personal picture of success. It is all in how we look at things: challenge or opportunity? Change the perspective and you change the road you are on – even if it’s only the drive home from work tonight. ~ The Pacific Institute