North Carolina Newspapers

    It was James Allen who ob
served that as you think, you
travel; and as you love, you at
tract. You are today where your
thoughts have brought you; and
will be tomorrow where your
thoughts take you.
You cannot escape the result
of your thoughts, but you can en
dure and learn, can accept and
be glad. You will realize the
vision (not the Idle wish) of
your heart, be It base or beau
tiful, or a mixture of both, for
you will always gravitate toward
that which you secretly most
Into your hands will be placed
the exact results of your
thoughts; you will receive that
which you earn; no more, or
less. Whatever your present en
vironment may be, you will fall,
remain, or so rise with your
thoughts, your vision, your
Ideal. You will become as small
or as big as your dominant
Sorting through our files re
cently, with a view toward dis
posing of some of the stuff, we
came across a very yellow clip
ping, It read: My hope Is that
we may be rich without for
getting to be righteous; that we
may have leisure without
license; that we may be power
ful without being offensively
proud; that we may live In a
world offa,ct without surrender
ing our faith.
Although some of our closest
friends—just as sincere about
the matter as we are—don’t
favor morning devotlonals In
the public schools, they will
appreciate with us this evalua
tion of the Bible by Dr. Henry
Van Dyke.
“Born In the East and clothed
In Oriental form and Imagery,
the Bible walks the ways of all
the world with familiar feet,
and enters land after land to
find Its own everywhere. It has
learned to speak In hundreds of
languages to the heart of man.
“It comes Into the palace to
tell the monarch that he Is a
servant of the Most High, and
Into the cottage to assure the
peasant that he Is a son of God.
Children listen to Its stories
with wonder and delight, and
wise men ponder them as par
ables of life.
“It has a word of peace for
the time of peril, a word of
comfort for the time of cal
amity, a word of light for
the hour of darkness. Its or
acles are repeated In the as
sembly of the people, and Its
counsels whispered In the ear of
the lonely.
“The wicked and the proud
tremble at Its warnings, but
to the wounded and the peni
tent It has a mother’s voice.
The wilderness and the sol
itary place have been made glad
by It, and the fire on the hearth
has lit the readings of Its well-
worn page.
“It has woven Itself Into our
dearest dreams; so that love,
friendship, sympathy and de
votion, memory and hope, put
on the beautiful garments of Us
treasured speech, breathing of
frankincense and myrrh.
“No man Is poor or deso
late who has this treasure for
his own. When the landscape
darkens and the trembling pil
grim comes to the Valley named
of the Shadow, he Is not afraid
to enter; he takes the rod and
staff of Scripture In his hand;
he says to a friend and com
rade, “Goodbye, we shall meet
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KEPT HIS WORD—At the time T. A. Windley cele- upstarts, the Rev. W. E. West, 88; Neal Maultsby, 87;
brated his 75th birthday, he promised friends another R. L. Stallings, 77; and M. ,L. Lockhart, 83. Other
party when he reached 80. The event was staged Friday guests included officers and teachers. Windley has
night in the recreation room of the Bridgeton Methodist taught Sunday School 60 years.—Photo by Wooten-
church, and shown with Windley are four other young Moulton.
EARLY ARRIVALS—Pictured at the entrance to New America last Saturday. High schools in 12 counties —
Bern High School are some of the 1,139 members, ad- Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones,
visers, chapter parents and guests who attended the Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Wayne and
District Rally here of the Future Homemakers of Wilson — were represented.—Photo by Billy Benners.

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