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The Waves
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One moment you have shortage. . .
The next you have excess. . .

One day you have nothing to do. . .
The next you don't have time to get it all done. . .

One day the refrigerator is empty and you are hungry. . .
The next you have a half eaten meal in front of you and you are
stuffed. . .

One month you've got money to spare and you wonder what to buy
The next you've got a bounced check. . .

One moment you are full of energy and can't go to sleep. . .
The next you are drained and can't get up. . .

One day you are the center of attention. . .
The next you wonder if anyone knows you are alive. . .

It's the waves of life.
They carry us up and down and all around.

Money, friends, your body, your relationships, your job, and the
rest of the list, they all vary. They all go in waves.

It took me a while to really understand the statement,
"The Kingdom of Heaven is Within."

No commercial can show you that.

Commercials make you believe it's in the jazzy new car or the
big screen TV. Yes, those things can thrill you for a moment,
but it's only a wave. After a little while, the thrill is gone.

I have always recognized that if money and things brought happiness,
then all rich people with things would be happy.

It ain't so.

We easily see how poverty can cause unhappiness, but we are
deluded into believing that money solves all things.

Life is full of stuff. I wouldn't trade my life with anyone,
it's one of the most blessed that I know, but it's still full of
stuff. One thing after another, one challenge after another,
one situation after another, day by day, never-ending . . .

It's the waves and there is no stopping them from the outside.

You can only calm the inside, so that like a submarine, you ride
deep beneath the waves.

Though a storm is raging, you are at peace.

Most are tossed and turned by waves.
Some like the sub, ride deep beneath the daily storms in peace.
Some simply surf the waves and have a lot of fun.
Some drown.

You can't stop the waves; it's the nature of the ocean of life.

You can only choose which method you will use to handle them.

You can be tossed like most.
You can drown like many.
You can surf and have fun while you can, but even a surfer gets
tired and there's nowhere to sleep on a surfboard.

To ride comfortably beneath the waves requires a ship containing
breath that is not our own.


That ship. . .

. . . is not crowded.

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In The Sand
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A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.
During some point of the journey, they had an argument and one
friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything,
he wrote in the sand:

"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE!"

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis where they
decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck
in the mire and started drowning, but his friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:

"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE!"

The friend, who had slapped and saved his best friend, asked
him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write
on a stone, why?"

The other friend replied: "When someone hurts us, we should
write it down in sand where the winds of forgiveness can erase
it away, but when someone does something good for us, we must
engrave it in stone, where no wind can ever erase it."

LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND
AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE.

~Author Unknown~

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He said: "I was in my early forties,
"With a lot of life before me,
"An' a moment came that stopped me on a dime.
"I spent most of the next days,
"Looking at the x-rays,
"An' talking 'bout the options an' talkin’ ‘bout sweet time."
I asked him when it sank in,
That this might really be the real end?
How’s it hit you when you get that kind of news?
Man whatcha do?

An' he said: "I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
"I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
"And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
"And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying."
An' he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance,
"To live like you were dyin'."

He said "I was finally the husband,
"That most the time I wasn’t.
"An' I became a friend a friend would like to have.
"And all of a sudden goin' fishin’,
"Wasn’t such an imposition,
"And I went three times that year I lost my Dad.
"Well, I finally read the Good Book,
"And I took a good long hard look,
"At what I'd do if I could do it all again,
"And then:

"I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
"I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
"And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
"And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying."
An' he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance,
"To live like you were dyin'."

Like tomorrow was a gift,
And you got eternity,
To think about what you’d do with it.
An' what did you do with it?
An' what can I do with it?
An' what would I do with it?

"Sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
"I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
"And then I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
"And I watched Blue Eagle as it was flyin'."
An' he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance,
"To live like you were dyin'."

"To live like you were dyin'."
"To live like you were dyin'."
"To live like you were dyin'."
"To live like you were dyin'."

Song sung by Tim McGraw.

"What would you do if today was your last to live? Live it up, because you don't know how long you really have." by me.
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Ohhh I really enjoyed reading that one... very nice. =) I'd also like to share one of my favorite quotes.


People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

- Mother Theresa
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sn0wflak3x wrote:

Ohhh I really enjoyed reading that one... very nice. =) I'd also like to share one of my favorite quotes.


People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

- Mother Theresa


Oooo this one is good one
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I agree with Nii-sama, that is good. Very good.
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Poisonous Pride
© by Tom Janicik

Poisonous pride
Truly the root
Of all evil
Self’s deceptive desires
Fuel an inward
Pompous piety
Elevating one’s ego
Only to look down
Upon others
Surrounded by the numbing darkness
Trapped in conceited contempt
Driven to increase knowledge
But lacking true wisdom
Constantly positioning self
For praise, honor and esteem
Only to receive
Shallow rewards and shame
Suffering from the terminal illness
Of a cold, hardened heart
Which can only be cured
By humbly submitting
To the one and only, Creator
Whose merciful grace
Sets you free



Proverbs 16:16-20 How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul. Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, Than to divide the spoil with the proud. He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he. NKJV

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THE
CHRISTMAS
PAGEANT


My
husband and I had been
happily
married
(most of the time)
for
five years
but hadn't been blessed with a
baby.

I decided to do some
serious
praying and promised God
that if
he w ould give us a child,
I
would be a perfect mother,
love it with
all my heart
and raise it with His
word
as
my guide.

God answered my prayers
and
blessed us with a
son.

The next
year God blessed us
with
another son.

The following year,
He
blessed us with
yet another son.

The
year after that we
were blessed with a
daughter.

My husband thought we'd
been
blessed right into poverty.
We now had four
children,
and the oldest was only
four
years old.

I learned never to ask
God
for
anything unless I meant it
As a minister once
told me,
"If you pray for rain,
make sure
you carry an umbrella."

I began reading a
few verses
of the Bible to the
children
each day as they lay in their
cribs.

I
was off to a good start.
God had entrusted
me
with four children a nd
I didn't want
to disappoint Him.

I tried to be patient
the day
the children smashed
two dozen
eggs on
the kitchen floor searching
for
baby chicks.

I tried to be
understanding...

when
they started a hotel for
homeless frogs in
the spare bedroom, although it took me nearly
two hours
to catch all twenty-three
frogs .


When
my daughter poured
ketchup all over herself
and
rolled
up in a blanket to see
how it felt to be a
hot dog,
I tried to see the humor
rather
than the mess.

In
spite of changing over
twenty-five thousand
diapers,
never eating a hot meal
and
never sleeping for more
than thirty minutes
at a time,
I still thank God daily for my
children.

While I couldn't keep my
promise
to be a
perfect mother -
I didn't even come
close...
I did keep my promise
to raise
them in the Word of God.

I
knew I was missing the mark
just a little
when I told
my daughter we were going
to
church to worship
God ,
and she wanted to bring
a bar
of soap along to
"wash up" Jesus,
too.

Something was lost
in the
translation when
I explained that
God gave
us everlasting life,
and
my son thought it was
generous of God to
give
us his "last wife."

My proudest
moment came
during the
children's
Christmas pageant.

My
daughter was playing Mary,
two of my sons
were shepherds
and
my youngest son was a wise man.
This was
their moment to shine.

My five-year-old
shepherd
had practiced his line,
"We found
the babe wrapped
in swaddling
clothes ."

But
he was nervous and said,
"The
baby was wrapped
in wrinkled clothes."

My
four-year-old "Mary" said,
"That's not
'wrinkled clothes,' silly.

That's
dirty, rotten clothes."

A
wrestling match broke out
between Mary and
the shepherd
and was stopped by an
angel,
who bent her halo and lost
her
left wing.

I
slouched a little lower
in my seat when
Mary
dropped the doll representing
Baby
Jesus, and it bounced
down the aisle
crying,
"Mama-mama."

Mary
grabbed the doll,
wrapped it back up
and
held it tightly as
the wise men
arrived.

My other son stepped
forward
wearing a ba throbe
and
a paper crown,
knelt at the manger
and
announced,
"We are the three wise
men ,
and we are bringing gifts
of
gold,
common
sense
and
fur."

The congregation
dissolved into
laughter,
and the pageant
got a standing
ovation.

"I've
never enjoyed a Christmas
program
as much as this one,"
laughed the
pastor,
wiping
tears from his eyes

"For
the rest of my life,
I'll never hear
the
Christmas
story without
thinking of
gold,
common
sense
and
fur."

"My children are my pride
and
my joy and my greatest
blessing," I said as I
dug
through my purse for an
aspirin.

Jesus had no servants,
yet
they called Him Master.

Had no
degree,
yet they called Him Teacher .

Had
no medicines,
yet they called Him
Healer.

Had no army,
yet kings feared
Him.

He won no military battles,
yet
He conquered the world.

He
committed no crime,
yet they crucified
Him.

He was buried in a tomb,
yet He
lives today.


I Feel honored
to serve
such a Leader
who
loves us




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i thought this was amazing when my sunday school teacher read it
its true and really sad when u think about it

The following words are from an old engraving on a cathedral in Labeck, Germany:

Thus speaketh Christ our Lord to us:

You call Me master and obey Me not.

You call Me light and see Me not.

You call Me the Way and walk Me not.

You call Me life and live Me not.

You call Me wise and follow Me not.

You call Me fair and love Me not.

You call Me rich and ask Me not.

You call Me eternal and seek Me not.

If I condemn thee, blame Me not. –
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