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"Remember to Forget"
They call it "erasable paper."
Xerox has found a way to create temporary documents that will self-erase in 24 hours or less. This is a good idea, considering that forty percent of printed pages are used for one day and then thrown away.
The Xerox team designed paper covered with special chemicals. Once the paper goes through the printer, the chemicals are exposed to ultraviolet light generating text and images that gradually fade. The printing on the page disappears completely
in 16 to 24 hours, but can be quickly erased by running it through the printer again. The design team was able to write and
This is the kind of paper we should use for keeping a record of what people have done to us.
Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, was reminded one day of a vicious deed that someone had done to her years before. But she acted as if she had never heard of the incident.
"Don't you remember it?" her friend asked.
"No," came Barton's reply. "I distinctly remember forgetting it."
It's impossible to keep insults and offenses from affecting us, but we have to repent of letting them affect us so long. We need to record them on that Xerox "erasable paper" so that they fade quickly. Jesus had a lot to say about forgiving others and releasing grudges. Last Sunday we concluded our series on the Beatitudes by looking at what Jesus had to say about peacemaking. If you missed it or want to hear it again, listen to the sermon podcast (iTunes; website).
While you're "remembering to forget" offenses, "remember to remember" some important events coming up:
This Sunday, I'll be in Acuna helping the youth build a house. David Smith, director of the Austin Baptist Association will be preaching at 9:30am and 10:45am. Bring someone with you!
"Spring Forward" This Sunday! Yes, Congress has changed the date that Daylight Savings Time begins. Instead of the first Sunday in April, it is now the second Sunday in March. So, set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed this Saturday!
Pray for the Youth Mission Trip to Acuna, Mexico. Learn more in Jim's article.
"Grow Strong" Workshop. Parents, if your child has made a recent decision to follow Christ, or your child is asking some spiritual questions, bring your child to this workshop! Learn more in BJ's article.
Hillcrest 80th Anniversary! Learn more here.
LifeBox. The deadline to participate in this service to our troops is March 16! Learn more here.
Kids Summer Camp! Sign up before a waiting list forms! Learn more here.
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