Graduates need to remember faith, dedicate lives to a good purpose

2013-07-12T00:00:00Z Graduates need to remember faith, dedicate lives to a good purpose nwitimes.com
July 12, 2013 12:00 am

To all 2013 graduates: You need to stop and take a look at your future. Where are you going? What are you going to do? It is up to you to be what you can be.

But remember this cannot be done if you don't continue your education. Knowledge is the key to power. Listen brothers, most of you want to be football players, basketball players or rappers. Sisters, you want to be singers, models, actresses, maybe rappers too. All that is good, but everything gets old.

You need to use your mind, not just for tomorrow's glory but for life. Use the talent God has given you. Maybe you can be a teacher, doctor, lawyer, mayor, even president of United States -- something to last almost a lifetime, not for just a little while.

Life is what you will make it. Trust in the Lord. Ask him to guide you, and you will have a successful future. You are my future.

- Mary Shivers, Gary

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"

Questions?

Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357

Poll

Loading…

Should struggling small school districts merge with their neighbors?

View Results