Facing all of life’s challenges

It takes just three seconds to call for help


Pam Pringle

— She calls it her three-second rule.

“It’s really more of a guideline, but a necessary one,” Stonecroft speaker Pam Pringle told her audience Tuesday.

Pringle said she learned early in life that if she would just call on God to help her in times of challenges, she could avoid making the wrong choices in daily living.

“It only takes three seconds to say, ‘God help me,’” she told the Lower Valley Christian Women Connection which meets monthly at the Barn Restaurant.

Pringle, a former junior high school teacher and travel agent, said life is always full of challenges.

“We can’t control the challenges that come our way.”

“But we do have a choice about how to face it (challenges),” Pringle said.

For Pringle as a mother of nine children and grandmother of nine more, being divorced after 33 years of marriage was such a challenge.

“One day, my husband just told me to get out.” She said

“I could have sought revenge, but I knew I couldn’t be that way for the sake of my children,” the 77-year-old woman said.

So, she picked up her life, and over the course of time, she found herself spending more time with her mother.

“We didn’t have one of those cozy mother-daughter relations, but I’m glad we were able to spend a lot of time together before her death,” she said.

That time spent together was a choice and it was in answer to my plea for God’s help in a difficult situation” she said.

“God loves us and wants to be with us. He does that by answering our calls for help. He wants us to remember he is our friend, our Father,” Pringle said.


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