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The Farmer’s Prayer
« on: Tue Nov 17, 2020 - 21:07:01 »
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The Farmer’s Prayer

      A preacher attended a men’s breakfast in the middle of a rural farming area of the county. The group had asked an older farmer, decked out in bib-overalls, to say grace for the morning breakfast:
 
   “Lord, I hate buttermilk,” the farmer began. The visiting preacher opened one eye to glance at the farmer and wonder where this was going.
 
    The farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.” Now the preacher was growing concerned.
 
    Without missing a beat, the farmer continued, “And Lord, you know I don’t much care for raw white flour.” The preacher once again opened an eye to glance around the room and saw that he wasn’t the only one to feel uncomfortable.
 
    Then the farmer added, “But Lord, when you mix them all together and bake them, I do love warm fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up that we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we don’t understand what you’re saying to us, help us to just relax and wait until you are done mixing. It will probably be even better than biscuits. Amen.”Author Unknown.
 
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    I love that prayer. Wisdom is frequently discovered in common, down-to-earth drifts. Within that prayer is enough wisdom for all when it comes to complicated situations like we are experiencing in the world today. Stay strong my friends, because our life is being mixed with lots of things that we don’t care for.......relax and wait until the mixing is done.—Buff.
 
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    A four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
 
    When his mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.”Facebook Friend.

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« Reply #1 on: Wed Nov 18, 2020 - 03:15:35 »
+1 manna. Positive, encouraging post.

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« Reply #2 on: Wed Nov 18, 2020 - 04:07:34 »
You know, that prayer was probably very common many years ago in the late 1600 and 1700's hundreds. My family from all parents like many~ were farmers, and  ( a few bootleggers ) from Wilkes, Surry, Stokes, Forsyth, and Davie counties of North Carolina~very down to earth and common people, that were not educated. Good people who trusted God and were thankful for all the small things of life, which our generation takes for granted and expect them and even demands them as their right for living. 

Thanks for posting, I enjoy reading the prayer. 

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« Reply #3 on: Wed Nov 18, 2020 - 14:41:02 »

RB & johntwayne:

   Thanks to both of you for your responses. When I was a youngster in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky, Dad was a bootlegger. He spent some time in jail.

    Later, he gave his life to the Lord. The night he surrendered his unprincipled lifestyle, he threw his pack of cigarettes and bottle of moonshine whisky in the creek and never again touched either. All 8 of us children were raised under his leadership. God is good!

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