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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #70 on: Fri Aug 09, 2013 - 18:44:32 »
Saw this awesome poem on FB today and thought I'd share:  ::smile::

The Shock Upon Entering Heaven


I was shocked, confused, bewildered
 as I entered Heaven's door,
 Not by the beauty of it all,
 by the lights or its decor.
 
But it was the folks in Heaven
 who made me sputter and gasp--
 the thieves, the liars, the sinners,
 the alcoholics, the trash.
 
There stood the kid from seventh grade
 who swiped my lunch money twice.
 Next to him was my old neighbor
 who never said anything nice.
 
Herb, who I always thought
 was rotting away in hell,
 was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
 looking incredibly well.
 
I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal?
 I would love to hear Your take.
 How'd all these sinners get up here?
 God must've made a mistake.
 
And why's everyone so quiet, so somber?
 Give me a clue."
 "Hush child," said He "They're all in shock.
 No one thought they'd see you."

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #71 on: Thu Sep 05, 2013 - 08:25:08 »
We are sitting at lunch one day when my daughter casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of "starting a family." "We're taking a survey," she says half-joking. "Do you think I should have a baby?"

"It will change your life," I say, carefully keeping my tone neutral.

"I know," she says, "no more sleeping in on weekends, no more spontaneous vacations."

But that is not what I meant at all. I look at my daughter, trying to decide what to tell her. I want her to know what she will never learn in childbirth classes.

I want to tell her that the physical wounds of child bearing will heal, but becoming a mother will leave her with an emotional wound so raw that she will forever be vulnerable.

I consider warning her that she will never again read a newspaper without asking, "What if that had been MY child?" That every plane crash, every house fire will haunt her.

That when she sees pictures of starving children, she will wonder if anything could be worse than watching your child die.

I look at her carefully manicured nails and stylish suit and think that no matter how sophisticated she is, becoming a mother will reduce her to the primitive level of a bear protecting her cub. That an urgent call of "Mom!" will cause her to drop a soufflé or her best crystal without a moments hesitation.

I feel that I should warn her that no matter how many years she has invested in her career, she will be professionally derailed by motherhood. She might arrange for childcare, but one day she will be going into an important business meeting and she will think of her
baby's sweet smell. She will have to use every ounce of discipline to keep from running home, just to make sure her baby is all right.

I want my daughter to know that every day decisions will no longer be routine. That a five year old boy's desire to go to the men's room rather than the women's at McDonald's will become a major dilemma. That right there, in the midst of clattering trays and screaming
children, issues of independence and gender identity will be weighed against the prospect that a child molester may be lurking in that restroom.

However decisive she may be at the office, she will second-guess herself constantly as a mother.

Looking at my attractive daughter, I want to assure her that eventually she will shed the pounds of pregnancy, but she will never feel the same about herself.

That her life, now so important, will be of less value to her once she has a child. That she would give herself up in a moment to save her offspring, but will also begin to hope for more years, not to accomplish her own dreams, but to watch her child accomplish theirs.

I want her to know that a cesarean scar or shiny stretch marks will become badges of honor.

My daughter's relationship with her husband will change, but not in the way she thinks.

I wish she could understand how much more you can love a man who is careful to powder the baby or who never hesitates to play with his child.

I think she should know that she will fall in love with him again for reasons she would now find very unromantic.

I wish my daughter could sense the bond she will feel with women throughout history who have tried to stop war, prejudice and drunk driving.

I want to describe to my daughter the exhilaration of seeing your child learn to ride a bike.

I want to capture for her the belly laugh of a baby who is touching the soft fur of a dog or cat for the first time.

I want her to taste the joy that is so real it actually hurts.

My daughter's quizzical look makes me realize that tears have formed in my eyes. "You'll never regret it," I finally say. Then I reached across the table, squeezed my daughter's hand and offered a silent prayer for her, and for me, and for all the mere mortal women who stumble their way into this most wonderful of callings.
 
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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #72 on: Mon Sep 16, 2013 - 12:36:43 »
Saw this on my newsfeed today.

Two opposing girls softball teams (public school) praying together before a game:



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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #73 on: Mon Sep 16, 2013 - 19:31:05 »
Love to see that, we always pray before our softball games, but we are a Christian league  ::doh::  To see that in a public school league is certainly refreshing, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #74 on: Thu Jan 09, 2014 - 21:19:35 »

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #75 on: Fri Feb 07, 2014 - 10:43:30 »

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #76 on: Fri Feb 07, 2014 - 14:04:55 »
He actually looks guilty  ::smile::

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Re: Found on Facebook
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Re: Found on Facebook
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« Reply #79 on: Fri Feb 21, 2014 - 07:23:53 »
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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #80 on: Wed Mar 26, 2014 - 17:27:00 »
This was posted on FB by The Cabool Enterprise, our local newspaper. It's an article that will be in tomorrow's paper:

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Woman encounters "angel" on trip to grocery store

It was just going to be a quick trip to the grocery store, but Bobbie White said it is one she will never forget after encountering a man she said is “an angel walking among us.”

White was at the checkout in Cabool Town & Country around 4:00 last Thursday afternoon. White’s household includes her husband, their teenage son, and another son and his two children – 2½–year-old twins. Her cart contained food items for the twins, to be purchased through the Women Infant and Children’s (WIC) program.

But before the WIC transaction could take place, she said a man behind her said, “Don’t fill that out. I don’t want her to use it,” saying he wanted to pay for her purchases.

“He said God had blessed him and he wanted to help someone else,” White said. He said he wanted to do it anonymously, and that it was something “God had laid on his heart.”

White said she was surprised and thankful and left the store with a cart full of groceries. “I just got out to my car and (a store employee) came out and said the man wanted me to come back,” she said. “The man said that wasn’t enough to fill my refrigerator and we needed to buy more.”

“I couldn’t think of what to get,” she said, and he said, “Let’s get things that can stock your cabinets,” then proceeded to start loading up another cart.

“I was taken back,” she said. “I was joyous and very thankful.”

“He would not give me his name because he said that God had blessed him and that this is what God wanted him to do.” She did learn that he is from Columbia, Missouri, and works for Ozark Motor Lines out of Memphis, Tennessee. He was passing through and pulled into Cabool to get something at the store. “He had no clue why he was led there,” she said.

White works part-time at Subway in Cabool and part-time in home health care through Ozark Independent Living, as well as caring for her two young grandchildren. This unexpected gift from a total stranger “was very needed and very much appreciated,” she said.

When she got home, she put all the groceries on the kitchen table, snapped a photo and posted it to Facebook to let everyone know what had happened.

“No one will ever know how this has blessed me. I will try my best to pass the blessing along the way and give God the glory,” she said.

And she said she will also watch for Ozark Motor Lines trucks. “Now I look for all the red trucks,” she said, to remind her of her “angel” friend.

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #81 on: Wed Mar 26, 2014 - 18:37:14 »
Very nice story  ::smile::

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Re: Found on Facebook
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Re: Found on Facebook
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Re: Found on Facebook
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Re: Found on Facebook
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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #86 on: Mon Aug 11, 2014 - 13:11:12 »
http://youtu.be/N1vefIauuwc

That's quite interesting.  I know Gene Simmons has made a career out of sensationalism, but he's right on the money with these comments.

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #87 on: Wed Aug 13, 2014 - 14:02:17 »
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A FAITH film!  Looks like a really cool movie thats coming soon and it was filmed near where i live! So THATS really cool:

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #88 on: Wed Aug 13, 2014 - 14:06:50 »
Thats the truth! Learning to give it to God and let him lead me has been my biggest struggle as a believer, some days it's so hard to 'let go'!

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Re: Found on Facebook
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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #91 on: Tue Sep 09, 2014 - 10:05:44 »
This one really perked up my day.

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« Reply #92 on: Tue Sep 09, 2014 - 12:47:17 »
Love it,

Flash mobs are cool,

Christian flash mobs are wayyyy cool.

Gave me goosebumps, thanks for sharing Never.

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Re: Found on Facebook
« Reply #93 on: Mon Sep 15, 2014 - 12:59:36 »
There's a sucker born every minute . . .



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« Reply #95 on: Sun Nov 09, 2014 - 20:11:45 »
Oops!!


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« Reply #100 on: Wed Apr 01, 2015 - 06:00:48 »

Cute  ::smile::


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« Reply #102 on: Thu Apr 16, 2015 - 22:14:21 »
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« Reply #103 on: Thu Jun 04, 2015 - 09:58:39 »
Typical of some today  ::giggle::



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« Reply #104 on: Thu Jun 04, 2015 - 11:08:58 »
Typical of some today  ::giggle::



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