[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

New Policy JFG

From: Fire Chaplain McCutcheon
Subject: New Policy JFG
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 01:32:40 -0600

Welcome to Just For Grins


Just For Grins is a weekly article published by Fire Chaplain Walter McCutcheon, OFPD. 


Just For Grins is being read and enjoyed by firefighters and friends in over 40 states, 6 Canadian provinces, and the UK.  These articles have two goals: 

1) To provide weekly personal encouragement 

2) To provide periodic information regarding Fire Break – A Firefighter Retreat Center


Example of a Just For Grins Article:


My Aunt Emma?


Frank tried to be nice when Aunt Emma moved in with his family.  Aunt Emma was a cantankerous old lady.  Everything had to be just the way she wanted.  Frank and his wife soon found themselves waiting on her day and night.  Two years later, Aunt Emma, bless her little heart, passed away.  After the funeral, Frank finally voiced his true feelings about Aunt Emma to his wife. 


"Darling," he said, "If I didn't love you so much, I don't think our marriage would have survived your Aunt Emma." 


"MY AUNT EMMMA?!!!" Frank's wife replied, "I thought she was your Aunt Emma!"


That one makes me smile every time I read it... ya gotta love it. 


Sometimes, loving others means putting up with stuff.  True love is a commitment of the heart.  It is a commitment that goes beyond circumstance, feelings, or even an Aunt Emma.  This kind of love can survive and grow even in the worst of times.   Many times, we must choose to stay committed first, and know that our feelings will usually follow later.  This kind of loving isn't always easy, but it is always worth it in the end.  Hang in there.  …end of article




If you would like more information about

Fire Chaplain McCutcheon and his dream to build


FIRE BREAK: A Firefighter Retreat Center


and the programs in motion

to make this dream a reality, please visit





If you want to receive Just For Grins and periodic updates about Fire Break – A Firefighter Retreat Center, please use the following link.



Just click and send



If you prefer not to receive Just For Grins and periodic updates about Fire Break – A Firefighter Retreat Center, please use the following link.



Just click and send



NOTE:  If you have been receiving Just For Grins and would like to keep receiving them, please “officially” subscribe today.  If you do not subscribe, you will not continue to receive weekly articles. 


To ask a question or send a word of encouragement to Fire Chaplain McCutcheon, use the following link:




Your email address will not be sold or given to anyone.

You may unsubscribe from Just for Grins at any time.


If you do not subscribe or unsubscribe within a week,

this email will be sent again to ensure that our regular readers get this information.


This introductory email was created using the

Basic Mailing List Management Guidelines for Preventing Abuse

as outlined by Mail Abuse Prevention System, LLC. 


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]