Stoltz Of Coudersport

Bokman of Wellsville

E & G

Java With JVB, Coudersport

Howard's Inc, Coudersport, PA

Learn IRA Basics, new 2020 rules for IRAs, and answers to frequently asked IRA questions at JAVA with JVB, on Tuesday, February 25, at 12:15 pm, at the JVB Coudersport office on East Second Street. Light refreshments will be served along with Java, of course! See you there!

St. Bibiana's Famous Fish Fry

St. Bibiana's Famous Fish Fry

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JVB

Learn IRA Basics, new 2020 rules for IRAs, and answers to frequently asked IRA questions at JAVA with JVB, on Tuesday, February 25, at 12:15 pm, at the JVB Coudersport office on East Second Street. Light refreshments will be served along with Java, of course! See you there!

Southern Tier Polaris, Olean, NY

Fat Tuesday Smorgasbord Feast

Fat Tuesday Smorgasbord Feast

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Think about it

The Little Things

by Pastor B.J. Knefley

Have you ever noticed that in life, it is often the little things that get us down? The big things, although difficult to traverse, are more often handled with ease compared to the broken shoelace, or road construction on the one morning that you’re running late for work. How is it that we can handle the big things but the little things send us into a tailspin?

Perhaps the problem is related to a simple thing called control. It’s easy to see that we have no control over the big things in life, so we flow with them much better. But those things that we think we should have control over? They break the bank of our patience, serenity, and peace of mind. After all what causes us to loose control? Isn’t it the little things? The kids misbehave, the car has a flat tire, you realize you’ve left your phone home and, well you can fill in the blanks because they’ve probably happened to you already this morning.

We don’t have to look far to see the chaos that comes into people’s life because of the little things. One of my granddaughters had one of those days recently when her two-year-old was being a total two-year-old in church. Then he threw a two-year-old tantrum. Next her dog went into a “psycho fit” as she called it. Fortunately she videotaped the episode to show to her vet. I could go on but you get the drift. It’s the normal life of a young mother of three whose husband works in the oil industry and is gone for weeks at a time.

So what is the answer? We all get blindsided by the little things, so what are we to do? First thing to do is stop and take a breath. Why? Because we all have a tendency to react when we need to respond. Second is simply think. Think through the problem. Ask yourself, “In the scheme of eternity, what does this really matter?” Third, breathe again and exhale. Let it go; you have no power over it anyway, it’s life. Remember, what you’re experiencing in the moment is not new. Others have experienced the same thing and gotten through it. After all your ability to walk through the little things may be just what someone else needs to see. 

Think about it.

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