Historic Poolville United Methodist Church
230 North Church Street Poolville, Texas 76487 817-599-3601
On any given Wednesday night from 5:00 to 6:15, twenty to thirty Poolville students gather at the Methodist church for youth night; February 15th was no exception. Each week students are fed, and the meal this night was fried chicken, potato salad, drinks and cookies. After the meal, there is a lesson taught, and this week it seemed as though it had to be disappointment and patience.
The youth picked a number of hand puzzles from a table and were asked to try to solve them. As might be expected, some were easier solved than others, but the lesson was that even if they became frustrated or disappointed that the puzzle could not be solved by any given individual, how each student reacted to the frustration was more important than solving the puzzle.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it, noted Chuck Farrington who conducted the puzzle presentation. This is a good lesson for all of us. Additionally, patience is not a single act; it is a habit. Patience allows us time to consider consequences before we act.
The evening’s activities were monitored by leaders of the group, Robert Lane, Zach Stedman, and Candyce Simpson. It should also be noted that this activity is open to all Poolville youth. Interestingly, only a few of the students are from the Methodist church.