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As I watched them tear a building down
A gang of men in a busy town
With a ho-heave-ho, and a lusty yell
They swung a beam and the side wall fell.

I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled,
And the men you’d hire if you wanted to build?”
He gave a laugh and said, “No, indeed,
Just common labor is all I need.”

“I can easily wreck in a day or two,
What builders have taken years to do.”
And I thought to myself, as I went my way
Which of these roles have I tried to play?

Am I a builder who works with care,
Measuring life by rule and square?
Am I shaping my work to a well-made plan
Patiently doing the best I can?

Or am I a wrecker who walks to town
Content with the labor of tearing down?
“O Lord let my life and my labors be
That which will build for eternity!”

Author Unknown

Are YOU a builder who works with care, shaping YOUR work to a well-made plan?

Is YOUR life and are YOUR labors on earth building up for something much, much greater in eternity?   HAPPY LABOR DAY!


On this Labor Day YOU can help my labors in Haiti to build a new school. Please RSVP and Register today for our Virtual Event on September 16th at 7:00 PM CST.  You’ll see all that has been done in Haiti for 15 years. And I’ll interview Andre Dawson, the Hall of Fame baseball player. It’s all for THE GLORY OF GOD!

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