Thursday, March 3, 2016

Inspiration Thursday

Calm Down & Soldier On
 It has been said that there is a movement to remove the teaching of cursive handwriting from the public school system. Since children seem to learn to text with their IPhones when they are six or seven years old, there is no real value in teaching cursive writing as long as they learn the alphabet and how to print the letters. Besides cursive handwriting is just too hard to master. Take a close look at the envelope below.

 This is an example of my father's handwriting from 1945. Do you know what is unique about it other than it is stunningly beautiful and closer to calligraphy than handwriting? My father was naturally left handed! However, in the 1920's & 30's cursive writing was taught only one way. Put the pencil in your RIGHT hand and do the exercises. It's pretty obvious that my father did not rebel against the educational system, rather he took on the challenge, put the pencil in his right hand and carried on. The result was handwriting that was the envy of everyone who sees it.
Our relationship with God is much the same way. God has a plan for our lives and if we will just place our focus on doing His will, His way, the results will stun us. It is when we attempt to please the Father by doing what we believe He likes and doing it our own way that failure is the end result. While the task my be accomplished, we find that we lost the joy and have no real desire to continue. Eternal life begins with trusting Jesus. He said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." We may try to gain access to the throne by our own means, but we will always be unsuccessful. We just need to place our faith in Christ and carry on. Have a blessed week.


  1. I love cursive handwriting. Your father mastered it too.

    Loved the video.

    Have a blessed Inspiration Thursday. ☺

  2. I am naturally left handed too; my dad told me 'its a right handed world' as a little kid and insisted I do things that way. However, my handwriting never looked nearly as good as your dads! :)

  3. I love good handwriting but I don't have it despite many long hours with my mother trying to improve it. We had a handwriting class in 8th grade and I loved the teacher's writing. His name was M. Laveral Hall and talk about flourishes here there and everywhere. I'd give anything to be able to do that but not too happen. I learned how to letter pretty well in Engineering school and that is what I do.