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Well just imagine it is already Friday, and we have so much to give thanks for.


You may ask who was William A. Mitchell? Well, he was just the inventor of Cool Whip, Tang, Pop Rocks, powdered egg whites, quick set gelatin, to name just a few of his inventions.


Just imagine, he invented Tang for NASA to make the metal tasting water in space to become enjoyable. While Cool dominates the freezers in grocery stores everywhere. He also formulated a pudding that became popular to GI’s they called “Mitchell’s Mud”.


Who said that one Minnesota farmhand couldn’t impact his world?


Our meditation for today is found in Prov. 21:5-7 where they teach us how I’ll gotten gain can bring harm to us. We will look at them one at a time.


Prov. 21:5 “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.”


Solomon passes on the harm; that can come from ill-gotten gain.


This first harm comes from Haste which results in poverty.


William Mitchell spent years developing his inventions and nearly gave up, but after many failures decided to go to college & study chemistry. After many attempts he developed Tang and was able to find a market with his fellow workers while they worked at NASA.


This proverb was an inspiration to William - He carved this on his farmhouse shop - “Planning usually leads to plenty” then he quoted the last phrase of Prov. 19:2 “haste makes waste”


Prov. 19:2 in whole says “Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; hast makes waste.”


Benjamin Franklin was also inspired by this verse, in fact he quoted it in his Almanac.


Solomon quoted God’s instruction to his sons.

Plan wisely - spend time on your

strategy

He learned this from his

father, David a military genius

who spent most of his life in

defending himself & his men

from powerful, overwhelming

forces with only a few men.


Work hard - he also learned this

from his father,

while he roamed

throughout the

harsh terrain of

Israel to avoid

defeat from king

Saul who was

jealous of David


Don’t take short cuts - there is

no fast way to success


Tomorrow we will look at the second instruction about ill-gotten gain.


So Go With God He will faithfully reward you with blessings as you give yourself fully to His ways.





Lindsay Winterton
brenda x

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