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Attitude towards Life

Published July 18, 2012 by gigiwellness28

Across the street from the college campus is a well-dressed, very conservative church.  They want to develop a ministry to the students but are not sure how to go about it.

On one Sunday, Bill, a brilliant, profound and very, very bright college student, decides to go to the church.

He walks in with his usual wardrobe (literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of college) – T-shirt with holes in it, jeans and no shoes – and his wild hair.

The service has already started when Bill arrives, so he starts down the aisle looking for a seat.  The church is completely packed and he can’t find a seat.

Bill gets closer and closer and closer to the pulpit, and when he realises there are no seats, he just sits down on the carpet.

The people look a bit uncomfortable, they are really uptight, the tension in the air is thick, but no one says anything.

About this time, the minister realises that from the back of the church, a deacon is slowly making his way toward Bill.

The deacon is in his 80s, has foxy-silver hair and wears a three-piece suit.  A godly man, very elegant, very dignified, very courtly.

He walks with a cane.  As he walks toward Bill, everyone is saying to themselves that you can’t blame him for what he’s going to do.  How can you expect a man of his age and of his background to understand some college kid on the floor?

It takes a long time for the deacon to reach Bill.

The church is utterly silent except for the clicking of the elderly man’s cane.  All eyes are focused on him.

The minister can’t even preach the sermon until the deacon does what he has to do.

The elderly man drops his cane on the floor.  With great difficulty, he lowers himself and sits down next to Bill and worships with Bill, so Bill won’t be alone.

Everyone chokes up with emotion.

When the minister gains control, he says, “What I’m about to preach, you may not remember.  But what you have just witnessed, you will never forget.  Be careful how we live, we may be the only Bible some people will ever read!

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Things are not Always What They Seem

Published July 17, 2012 by gigiwellness28

Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.  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 field.  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.  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 might not know it until some time later.

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go…

Some people become friends and stay awhile…

leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts…

and we are never quite the same because we have made a good friend!!

Yesterday is history.

Tomorrow is a mystery.

Today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present!

Life is special…

live and savour every moment…

This is not a dress rehearsal!

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