MIchael Bolton-Go the Distance -1997(1).mp3


So, pain has purpose.

If you touch a hot frying pan, it burns you, but next time you will
be more careful.

If you fall down, you get up and try again and again until you don't fall
as much.

If you run a race and lose, your feet and legs hurt for days afterwards.
But you learn to train more, prepare more and run faster.  You appreciate
the joy of winning.

If someone you love dies, you learn to love the people who remain even more.

If you experience humiliation, you learn how to be humble and to take time to
praise, flatter and lift up others.

If you love so bad it hurts, you learn that love has two sides.  To love and
to be loved.  They don't always go hand in hand.

So, my friend, if you are experiencing pain in your life, ask God to show you
the lesson to be learned from it.

"Pain has Purpose"

"I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life
 appear much bigger."

 "I believe in you!"

(c) 2001 Bob Perks


1 20 ounce can cubed or crushed pineapple
1 15 ounce can tropical fruit
1 package of orange cake mix
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup instant oatmeal
1 cup coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Dump both of the fruits & their juices into a 9 x 12 Pyrex baking dish.
Pour the dry cake mix on top of the fruit & spread out evenly.
Mix oatmeal & coconut & sprinkle over cake mixture with fingers.
Melt butter & pour on top evenly. It should cover the entire cake mix.
 Bake for one hour & serve with ice cream.

Yes, this would be me above.
My friend Loreen snapped this while we visited
at her home in Washington State. I had a wonderful time and miss her
and her family. I feel so blessed to be able to have made the trip.

I am most glad to be back. I will publish pages when time allows
and when I feel up to it. Time to get with it and make each day count!
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I remain full of hope and like the song playing,
I will go the distance, whatever and however long it may be.
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and everyone around you.

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