Okay ladies, you can now put away your white and move on to your fall colors because, traditionally, Labor Day, marked this transition. Hello and welcome to Monday, September 5, 2011. Today we think about our Granny Mac because this is her birthday. I know the Labor Day designation was originally put into law to reflect upon the contributions of organized labor and the contributions made to our nation by those who work in a variety of trades. Yet, I can attest to the fact that labor is not reserved just for those who wear a union badge. People like my Granny Mac put in their work day, every day she was able, and thus, she instilled in us a work ethic, along with my grandfather, my mom, and so many others, that has encouraged us all in our sojourn here on the planet. My own personal experience with the so called labor movement has been on the other side of the fence, so to speak, being in management for most of my working life. I meet people every day who are a part of organized unions, like firefighters, teachers, and police officers, telecommunications repair folks, and so many others. They believe that without their unions they would not have the benefits they enjoy. And, that seems to be the great divide between labor and management, but in the end, it is up to each individual to do their duty, and we all would do well to heed our Savior's call that we would so let our light shine in a manner where others would see our good works and in response, they would give glory to God. (Matthew 5:16) Enjoy your holiday and we will see what falls out for tomorrow's episode, Lord willing, of course. Amen. .....More later.
Many years in this sojourn here on planet earth and I have the scars to prove it but I have been, am now, and will be blessed to have had the privilege of doing what little I've done to honor God and serve others.