News for April 23, 2017 for Westside Church of Christ in El Paso, Texas

Everything I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from a Jigsaw Puzzle

  • When things aren’t going so well, take a break. Everything will look different when you return (cf. Mark 6:31).
  • Be sure to look at the big picture (John 4:35). Getting hung up on the little pieces only leads to frustration.
  • Don’t force a fit (Philippians 2:4).
  • Perseverance pays off. Every important puzzle went together bit by bit, piece by piece (Exodus 23:29).
  • When one spot stops working, move to another (Ecclesiastes 11:6). But be sure to come back later (see #4).
  • The creator of the puzzle gave you the picture as a guidebook (2 Peter 1:3).
  • Variety is the spice of life. It’s the different colors and patterns that make the puzzle interesting (acts 10:34-35).
  • Working together with friends and family makes any task fun (Nehemiah 3:1-32).
  • Establish the border first. Boundaries give a sense of security and order (Proverbs 22:6).
  • Don’t be afraid to try different combinations (Luke 5:4). Some matches are surprising.
  • Take time often to celebrate your successes – even little ones (Philippians 4:4).
  • Anything worth doing takes time and effort. A great puzzle can’t be rushed (Galatians 6:9).

from MercEmail, Steve Higginbotham, Editor; House to House Heart to Heart

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