Faith Hope Love

Faith Hope Love     There’s a lot of things overrated in this life isn’t there? Hope isn’t one of them When you are trapped in a tunnel of discouragement it’s HOPE that points to the light at the end When you are burned out, stressed out or worn out it’s HOPE that gives you fresh energy When you are unemployed, it’s HOPE that helps you get out of bed in the morning so you can look for a new job When you are wrestling with a niggling illness, it’s HOPE that takes the edge off the uncertainty we have When you are struggling with addiction, it’s HOPE that refuels your recovery And when we say goodbye to the person on earth we love the most, it’s HOPE that helps us navigate the deepest pain of our grief When we sin or when we fail, it’s HOPE that allows us to get back up and stare sin in the face and say>>>

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Remove Your Mask

Remove Your Mask A 91-year-old woman died after living a very long dignified life. When she met God, she asked Him something that had really bothered her for a very long time. “If Man was created in God’s image, and if all men are created equal, why do people treat each other so badly?” God replied that each person who enters our life has a unique lesson to teach us. It is only through these lessons that we learn about life, people and our relationships with God. This confused the woman, so God began to explain……. “When someone lies to you, it teaches you that things are not always what they seem. The truth is often far beneath the surface. Look beyond the masks people wear if you want to know what is in their hearts. Remove your own masks to let people know who you really are. When someone>>>

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The Cowboy overseeing his herd in remote territory.. suddenly

The Cowboy overseeing his herd in remote territory.. suddenly The Cowboy overseeing his herd in remote territory.. suddenly, a brand-new BMW advances out of a dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a designer suit, Gucci shoes, Eyres sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the cowboy, ‘If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?’ The Cowboy looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, ‘Sure, why not?’ The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite>>>

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The “I Can’t” Funeral

The “I Can’t” Funeral Donna’s fourth-grade classroom looked like many others I had seen in the past. Students sat in five rows of six desks. The teacher’s desk was in the front and faced the students. The bulletin board featured student work. In most respects it appeared to be a typically traditional elementary classroom. Yet, something seemed different that day I entered it for the first time. There seemed to be an undercurrent of excitement. Donna was a veteran small-town Michigan schoolteacher only two years away from retirement. In addition, she was a volunteer participant in a countywide development project I had organized and facilitated. The training focused on language arts ideas that would empower students to feel good about them and take charge of their lives. Donna’s job was to attend training sessions and implement the concepts presented. My job was to make classroom visitations and encourage implementation. I>>>

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The story is told of an African King …”this is good!”

The story is told of an African King  …”this is good!”   The story is told of an African King …”this is good!” who had a close friend with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) and remarking, “This is good!” One day the king and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The friend would load and prepare the guns for the king. The friend had apparently done something wrong in preparing one of the guns, for after taking the gun from his friend, the king fired it and his thumb was blown off. Examining the situation, the friend remarked as usual, “This is good!” To which the king replied – “No, this is not good!” and proceeded to send his friend to jail. About a year later, the king was hunting in an>>>

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Story of the Rose

Story of the Rose The old man eased into a booth next to a window and made himself comfortable as he watched his grandson while he waited for their order at the counter. The old man looked forward to these Saturday visits with his grandson. This had become a tradition, which had started twelve years earlier when Bobby was four. One morning the old man had taken Bobby’s chubby little hand in his, and without telling Bobby where they were going, led him along as they walked the three blocks to McDonalds. Once at McDonalds the old man treated Bobby to a Happy Meal and he had a cup of coffee while they talked about puppies, broken crayons or some other earth-shaking event in a four year olds life. Then on the next Saturday, Bobby grabbed the old man’s hand and said “C’mon Poppy, sgo to M’Donnel’s”, ….. and so>>>

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Parable Of The Pencil

Parable Of The Pencil The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. There are 5 things you need to know, he told the pencil, before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be. One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone’s hand. Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil. Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make. Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside. And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write. The pencil understood and promised to>>>

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A Reason, A Season Or A Lifetime

A Reason, a Season or a Lifetime People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a Godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. “For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.” – Luke 12:12 Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes>>>

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An old NUN

An old nun An Old Nun who was living in a convent next to a construction site noticed the coarse language of the workers and decided to spend some time with them to correct their ways. She decided she would take her lunch, sit with the workers and talk with them. She put her sandwich in a brown bag and walked over to the spot where the men were eating. She walked up to the group and with a big smile said: “and do you men know Jesus Christ?”  they shook their heads and looked at each other very confused. One of the workers looked up into the steelworks and yelled out, “Anybody up there know Jesus Christ?” One of the steelworkers yelled down ‘why’? The worker yelled back,  “Cos his wife’s here with his lunch!” ‘Waiting For Superman’. A collaboration with Buck and takepart.com for Participant Media and  Director>>>

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HEAVEN

HEAVEN   I can only imagine… Heaven as written by a 17 Year Old Boy This is excellent and really gets you thinking about what will happen in Heaven. 17-year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write something for a class. The subject was what Heaven was like. “I wowed ’em,” he later told his father, Bruce. “It’s a killer. It’s the bomb. It’s the best thing I ever wrote.” It also was the last. Brian’s parents had forgotten about the essay when a cousin found it while cleaning out the teenager’s locker at Teays Valley High School in Pickaway County. Brian had been dead only hours, but his parents desperately wanted every piece of his life near them, notes from classmates and teachers, and his homework. Only two months before, he had handwritten the essay about encountering Jesus in a file room full of cards detailing every moment of>>>

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