Daily Archives: December 29, 2011
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TWO TRAVELING ANGELS
Keep reading to the bottom of the page — don’t
stop at the feet (You’ll see).
Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a
The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the
mansion’s guest room.
Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole
in the wall and repaired it..
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,
“Things aren’t always what they seem”
The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but
very hospitable farmer and his wife.
After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels
sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.
When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and
his wife in tears.
Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could
you have let this happen?
The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.
The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and
you let the cow die..
“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied.
“When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was
gold stored in that hole in the wall.
Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his
good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.”
“Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death
came for his wife I gave him the cow instead.
Things aren’t always what they seem.”
Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out
the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that
every outcome is always to your advantage. You just might not know it
until sometime later…
Some people ( )
come into our lives ) /
and quickly go.. (_ /
( ) Some people
\\ ( become friends
\\_ ) and stay awhile…
leaving beautiful Oooo
footprints on our ( )
hearts… ) /
( ) and we are
\\ ( never
\\_ ) quite the same
because we have
made a good
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That’s why it’s called the present!
I think this is special…live and savor every
moment… This is not a dress rehearsal!
( \\__ / )
( \\()/ )
( / \\ ) TAKE THIS LITTLE ANGEL
( / \\/ \\ ) AND KEEP HER CLOSE TO YOU
/ \\ SHE IS YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
( ) SENT TO WATCH OVER YOU
THIS IS A SPECIAL GUARDIAN ANGEL… YOU MUST PASS THIS ON TO AS MANY PEOPLE
WITHIN THE HOUR OF RECEIVING HER,
IF YOU HAVE PASSED HER ON, SHE WILL WATCH OVER YOU FOREVER….IF NOT, HER
TEARS WILL FLOW
Now don’t delete this message, because it comes from a very special
Right Now -
-somebody is thinking of you.
-somebody is caring about you.
-somebody misses you
-somebody wants to talk to you.
-somebody wants to be with you.
-somebody hopes you aren’t in trouble.
-somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
-somebody wants to hold your hand.
-somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
-somebody wants you to be happy.
-somebody wants you to find him/her.
-somebody is celebrating your successes.
-somebody wants to give you a gift.
-somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
-somebody loves you.
-somebody admires your strength.
-somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
-somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU TO SEND THIS TO THEM
Never take away anyone’s hope. That may be all they have.-- Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. - Mark Twain
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I would like to share an experience with you all about drinking and driving.
As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.
A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends and had a few too many beers.
Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I’ve never done before – I took a bus home.
I arrived home safely and without incident, which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got this one.
Have a Happy & Healthy New Year!!
A man who loves the Word of God, a man who dwells upon what it says, a man who keeps a little text in his mind to think about as he is walking on his way, and that meditates upon it day and night, “Whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” If you can find a man who carries out this direction and doesn’t prosper, you can doubt the inspiration of the first Psalm; but find the man first.
He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will be prospered. He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered.
The New King James Version
I find the doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.
He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
The New International Version
Always remember that, every time you step out of your comfort zone, you step into God’s comfort zone.
Faith has been reduced to a comfortable system of beliefs about God instead of an uncomfortable encounter with God.
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
The New International Version
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Several centuries ago, the Pope decreed that all the Jews had to convert to Catholicism or leave Italy . There was a huge outcry from the Jewish community, so the Pope offered a deal.
He’d have a religious debate with the leader of the Jewish community. If the Jews won, they could stay in Italy ; if the Pope won, they’d have to convert or leave.
The Jewish people met and picked an aged and wise rabbi to represent them in the debate. However, as the rabbi spoke no Italian, and the Pope spoke no Yiddish, they agreed that it would be a ‘silent’ debate.
On the chosen day the Pope and rabbi sat opposite each other
The Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers.
The rabbi looked back and raised one finger.
Next, the Pope waved his finger around his head.
The rabbi pointed to the ground where he sat.
The Pope brought out a communion wafer and a chalice of wine.
The rabbi pulled out an apple.
With that, the Pope stood up and declared himself beaten and said that the rabbi was too clever. The Jews could stay in Italy .
Later the cardinals met with the Pope and asked him what had happened.
The Pope said, ‘First I held up three fingers to represent the Trinity. He responded by holding up a single finger to remind me there is still only one God common to both our beliefs.
‘Then, I waved my finger around my head to show him that God was all around us. He responded by pointing to the ground to show that God was also right here with us.
‘I pulled out the wine and wafer to show that God absolves us of all our sins. He pulled out an apple to remind me of the original sin.
‘He bested me at every move and I could not continue.’
Meanwhile, the Jewish community gathered to ask the rabbi how he’d won.
‘I haven’t a clue’ the rabbi said. ‘First, he told me that we had three days to get out of Italy , so I gave him the finger.
‘Then he tells me that the whole country would be cleared of Jews and I told him that we were staying right here.’
‘And then what?’ asked a woman.
‘Who knows?’ said the rabbi. ‘He took out his lunch so I took out mine.’
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Soon will the two embark
on a new journey together
One flame from each spark
a fusion in God’s splendor
Next to each other stand
with their great joy displaying
To give a wedding band
and vows of love obeying
A sweet yet solemn occasion
before your family and friends
With the highest expectation
of love that never ends
When two souls are combined
into just a single one
As God has so defined
since life was first begun
It is my every hope
sent to Him in prayer
As with life you cope
keep each heart with care
While the storms you weather
for there will be a few
The love you have together
will carry you both through
If you will just remember
to hold each others hand
From January through December
with a heart to understand
That life is never easy
when you are one alone
It will not be breezy
with two of you to groan
But always keep in mind
that love does conquer all
And it is together that
you will rise or fall
May God in heaven above
bless the two of you
Abide there in His love
your life together through!
Teresa Marie 12/29/11 ©
Dedicated to one of my first cyber-friends, Kevin,
who was just engaged over the Christmas Holiday
wishing you much love and joy in the future!!
Life is a battlefield
that awaits us all
From the day we’re born
’til unto death we fall
Whatever is that lies
there in the between
May only day-to-day
by anyone be seen
Whether in a skirmish
or a full-out war
We are all fighting
to gain a little more
More money, more cars
more homes, more land
With wealth and prestige
comes the upper hand
Yes, life is a battlefield
that if we don’t win
‘Tis the time that may
our hell on earth begin
For the ultimate goal of
war is land and money
Fought over piles of dirt
and all the bees honey
This is how our society
from sea to shining sea
Has always been taught
is the way to be
But I must truly say
I’ve thrown my greedy lots
Trying to bridge the gap
between the have’s and have-nots
When I found myself
worse off than before
For money’s not the thing
that someone should adore
The battles that we fight
one into another blur
Until our life is gone
and I think you may concur
If we put that effort
rather into family and friend
We’ll actually be the richest
of all in the end!
Teresa Marie 12/29/11 ©