On The Bricks

April 1, 2019

We usually don’t see the whole picture.

This is a little story I read that sort of puts that in focus. I have no idea if the story is true or if it was made up to make a point. No matter, I like it.

“One Sunday morning at a small southern church, the new pastor called on one of his older deacons to lead the opening prayer. The deacon stood up, bowed his head, and said, ‘Lord, I hate buttermilk.’

“The pastor opened one eye and wondered where this was going. The deacon continued, ‘Lord, I hate lard.’

“Now the pastor was totally perplexed. The deacon continued, ‘Lord, I ain’t too crazy about plain flour. But after you mix ‘em all together and bake ‘em in a hot oven, I just love biscuits.’

“’Lord, help us to realize when life gets hard, when things come up that we don’t like, whenever we don’t understand what You are doing, that we need to wait and see what You are making. After you get through mixing and baking, it’ll probably be something even better than biscuits. Amen.’”

The big picture.

Life is more than today, so don’t get too set on what’s happening today. Have faith and look ahead to tomorrow. Enjoy today, but don’t let today mire you down.

We’ve got a survey out on the Main Street Guymon programs so that we can see just which programs the community really does care about. It is pretty senseless to keep ones that the community doesn’t like. We have over 100 returned at this point, which isn’t very many considering our population, but it is 100 more opinions than we had last month.

It would be a help to us if you would take the survey. Just email me at and I’ll send you the link. There are 24 questions and it takes about 4 minutes to do it.

Another opinion that you might need to think about giving is the election on April 2. We are lucky to have an abundance of candidates. Make your opinion count and vote.

This weekend is also the first weekend of the Guymon Community Theatre production of “The Little Mermaid!”

It’s a good day to be living in the Oklahoma Panhandle!

See you on the bricks.