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DD    Posted 05-19-2004 at 07:39:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is so true

READ EACH SENTENCE SLOWLY AND THINK ABOUT IT.

Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.

Don't cry over anyone who won't cry over you.

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.

Don't let the past hold you back, you're missing the good stuff.

BEST FRIENDS are the siblings God forgot to give us.

When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your BEST FRIEND will be there.

Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them.

Send this on to everyone special in your life, even the people who really make you mad sometimes and to the people whose lives you want to be in!!!

And send it back to the person who sent it to you if they mean something to you!! Remember, every minute spent angry is sixty seconds of happiness wasted.


Caller ID

God works in mysterious ways, doesn't He?


Isn't it amazing how God works in our lives! On a Saturday night several weeks ago, this pastor was working late, and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn't answer the phone.


The pastor let the phone ring many times. He thought it was odd that she didn't answer, but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes. When he tried again she answered right away. He asked her why she hadn't answered before, and she said that it hadn't rung at their house. They brushed it off as a fluke and went on their merry ways.


The following Monday, the pastor received a call at the church office, which was the phone that he'd used that Saturday night. The man that he spoke with wanted to know why he'd called on Saturday night.


The pastor couldn't figure out what the man was talking about. Then the man said, "It rang and rang, but I didn't answer." The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him, explaining that he'd intended to call his wife.

The man said, "That's, OK. Let me tell you my story.

You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did, I prayed, 'God if you're there, and you don't want me to do this, give me a sign now.' At that point my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID, and it said, 'Almighty God'. I was afraid to answer!"

The reason why it showed on the man's caller ID that the call came from "Almighty God" is because the church that the pastor attends is called Almighty God Tabernacle!!




sharon g    Posted 05-19-2004 at 08:04:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for these two, DD. I ate dinner last night with some precious ladies from our Bible study group (sort of an "end of the season" thing). One lady brought her very adorable mother. She visits for a couple of months each year. This lady was telling us that a day without being in the Word is an extreme loss for her. She talked so simply but so profoundly. I'd love to have been able to keep her here at my house for a month or so.

Concerned about elder son, Jereme. He's 32, lives over in San Fernando Valley -- about 40 minutes from here. He's to be taking meds for schizophrenia. He ran out. Says he needs to change doctors -- something about her hours being inconvenient. I told him he had to call and get a refill, that it is very dangerous and will take that much longer and stronger dose to get back to where he should be. This is typical of people with this chemical imbalance. Couldn't reach him for two days, so called him about the time he'd be getting up for work. If you think of him, please pray. Since he's an adult, there is nothing I can do to make him take care of himself. But prayers can be offered and the Lord can soften his heart.

Brother-in-law, Gary, is still undergoing more tests. MRI was good in that it showed no lesions, which would have indicated MS. The meds they're administering requires him to be in hospital for five days. Still no feeling in legs or feet. Cannot stand or walk.

Brother, Bryan, and family flew to England last night for a vacation. They lived there for two years and have been stateside for a year and a half. Prefer England, but not easy to make a living there. They loved the village life and the schools. He has a very good job in management with Microsoft in Seattle. Good tenure. But is considering moving back to England.

Dad, Harry, is undergoing an esophogus "stretching" he has to undergo every so often because of scar tissue. Makes it hard to swallow and chokes a lot. That's this afternoon. He's up in Olympia and is feeling a bit lonely and isolated.

Would appreciate your prayers if you think of these dear ones.


~Lenore    Posted 05-19-2004 at 08:51:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am and will pray for them.
When I do that I believe that God hears and answers them.
Please share the good reports with us when you get them.
Try not to "WORRY" that does no good. When worry tries to come to me, I just say, "Thank You Father, I know you are in charge and answering our prayers!" Then the worry goes away for a little while. I just keep on thanking God every time worry tries to come to me. I hate that feeling that worry brings with it. I find thanking God helps a lot even if I have not seen the answer yet.


DD    Posted 05-19-2004 at 08:15:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll surely do it Sharon G : ) And for you also, sometimes the hardest part is the waiting to hear and find out the news, whether it be good or bad. Whatever the case is, I can deal with that, the not knowing is harder for me. I just love to hear the stories and the Wisdom that comes from those Lil Sugars too : ) Keep us posted on all Please (((HUGS)))


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