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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:14 am

Merry Christmas, everyone!

<BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE>The W in Christmas

Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience.

I had cut back on nonessential obligations - extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending.

Yet still, I found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family moments, and of course, the true meaning of Christmas

My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season for a six year old.

For weeks, he'd been memorizing songs for his school's "Winter Pageant."

I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd be working the night of the production. Unwilling to miss his shining moment, I spoke with his teacher. She assured me there'd be a dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation.
All parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come then. Fortunately, Nicholas seemed happy with the compromise.

So, the morning of the dress rehearsal, I filed in ten minutes early, found a spot on the cafeteria floor and sat down. Around the room, I saw several other parents quietly scampering to their seats. As I waited, the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied by their teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor. Then, each group, one by one, rose to perform their song.


Because the public school system had long stopped referring to the holiday as "Christmas," I didn't expect anything other than fun, commercial entertainment - songs of reindeer, Santa Claus, snowflakes and good cheer. So, when my son's class rose to sing, "Christmas Love," I was slightly taken aback by its bold title.

Nicholas was aglow, as were all of his classmates, adorned in fuzzy mittens, red sweaters, and bright snowcaps upon their heads.


Those in the front row- center stage - held up large letters, one by one, to spell out the title of the song.

As the class would sing "C is for Christmas," a child would hold up the letter C. Then, "H is for Happy," and on and on, until each child holding up his portion had presented the complete message, "Christmas Love."

The performance was going smoothly, until suddenly, we noticed her; a small, quiet, girl in the front row holding the letter "M" upside down - totally unaware her letter "M" appeared as a "W".


The audience of 1st through 6th graders snickered at this little one's mistake. But she had no idea they were laughing at her, so she stood tall, proudly holding her "W".

Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter continued until the last letter was raised, and we all saw it together. A hush came over the audience and eyes began to widen.


In that instant, we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated the holiday in the first place, why even in the chaos, there was a purpose for our festivities.

For when the last letter was held high, the message read loud and clear:


C H R I S T W A S
L O V E
And, I believe, He still is. </BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE>
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PostSubject: The True Story of Rudolph   Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:20 am

This is very interesting!!!!!!!!!


* True Story of Rudolph *

Snope.com says this is true.

http://www.snopes. <http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/rudolph.asp>
com/holidays/christmas/rudolph.asp



A man named Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his
drafty apartment window into the chilling December night.

His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bobs
wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer. Little Barbara couldn't understand why
her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dad's eyes and
asked, "Why isn't Mommy just like everybody else's Mommy?"
Bob's jaw
tightened and his eyes welled with tears. Her question brought waves of
grief, but also of anger. It had been the story of Bob's life. Life always
had to be different for Bob.

Small when he was a kid, Bob was often bullied by other boys. He was
too little at the time to compete in sports. He was often called names he'd
rather not remember. From childhood, Bob was different and never seemed to
fit in. Bob did complete college, married his loving wife and was grateful
to get his job as a copywriter at Montgomery Ward during the Great
Depression. Then he was blessed with his little girl. But it was all
short-lived. Evelyn's bout with cancer stripped them of all their savings
and now Bob and his daughter were forced to live in a two-room apartment in
the Chicago slums. Evelyn died just days before Christmas in 1938.

Bob struggled to give hope to his child, for whom he couldn't even
afford to buy a Christmas gift. But if he couldn't buy a gift, he was
determined a make one - a storybook! Bob had created an animal character in
his own mind and told the animal's story to little Barbara to give her
comfort and hope. Again and again Bob told the story, embellishing it more
with each telling. Who was the character? What was the story all about? The
story Bob May created was his own autobiography in fable form. The
character
he created was a misfit outcast like he was. The name of the character? A
little reindeer named Rudolph, with a big shiny nose. Bob finished the book
just in time to give it to his little girl on Christmas Day. But the story
doesn't end there.

The general manager of Montgomery Ward caught wind of the little
storybook and offered Bob May a nominal fee to purchase the rights to print
the book. Wards went on to print, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and
distribute it to children visiting Santa Claus in their stores. By 1946
Wards had printed and distributed more than six million copies of Rudolph.
That same year, a major publisher wanted to purchase the rights from Wards
to print an updated version of the book. In an unprecedented gesture of
kindness, the CEO of Wards returned all rights back to Bob May. The book
became a best seller. Many toy and marketing deals followed and Bob May,
now
remarried with a growing family, became wealthy from the story he created
to
comfort his grieving daughter. But the story doesn't end there either.

Bob's brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, made a song adaptation to Rudolph.
Though the song was turned down by such popular vocalists as Bing Crosby
and
Dinah Shore, it was recorded by the singing cowboy, Gene Autry. "Rudolph
the
Red-Nosed Reindeer" was released in 1949 and became a phenomenal success,
selling more records than any other Christmas song, with the exception of
"White Christmas."

The gift of love that Bob May created for his daughter so long ago
kept on returning back to bless him again and again. And Bob May learned
the
lesson, just like his dear friend Rudolph, that being different isn't so
bad. In fact, being different can be a blessing.





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" MERRY CHRISTMAS 2008 "

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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:34 am

<BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 3px; BORDER-LEFT: blue 2px solid">Jesus is the reason for the season
With 2 weeks before Christmas, REMEMBER:

Jesus is Better than Santa
Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies
JESUS supplies all your needs.
Santa comes down your chimney uninvited
JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.
You have to stand in line to see Santa
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa lets you sit on his lap
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.
Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"
JESUS knew our name before we did. He knows our history and future
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly
JESUS has a heart full of love.
All Santa can offer is HO HO HO
JESUS offers health, help and hope.
Santa says "You better not cry"
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.
Santa's little helpers make toys
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded he arts, repairs broken homes
Santa may make you chuckle but
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree
JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.

We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.
We need to put Christ back in Christmas.
Jesus is still the reason for the season.


I will be making a conscious effort to wish everyone
a Merry Christmas this year ...
My way of saying that I am celebrating
the birth of
JESUS CHRIST.
So I am asking my email buddies,
if you agree with me,
to please do the same.
And if you'll pass this on to
your email buddies, and so on...
maybe we can prevent one more
American tradition from being lost in the sea of
"Political Correctness".

To one and All...
May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas 2008
And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the New Year.
</BLOCKQUOTE>
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:27 pm

Do not delete




"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1






This is one of the best prayers I think I have ever read.


PRAY THIS EVEN IF YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE IT!! IT WILL ONLY TAKE A MINUTE.


I started not to do this, but as I read it.... I understood God to say, 'You need a miracle tomorrow.... so here goes... Prov. 29:25...






You never know when God is going to bless you!! Good things happen when you least expect them to !!!!!!!!


Change the number in the subject box when you forward it by adding one!!!





Dear Lord, I thank You for this day, I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you.





I ask now for Your forgiveness. Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You. Please broaden my mind that I can accept all things. Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over.


And give the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits.





I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will. Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak... Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those that are lost and can't find their way. I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don't know You intimately. I pray for those that will delete this without sharing it with others. I pray for those that don't believe.





But I thank you that I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For each and every family member in their households. I pray for peace , love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met. I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation gr eater than God. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.


I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees it.





If you prayed this prayer, change the number in the subject box before forwarding the message so people can see how many people have done so. God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!





Just repeat this phrase and see how God moves!!


God I love you and I need you, come into my heart, please.





Pass this message to 10 people except you and me. Don't ignore and God will bless you.


Know that you are already blessed by the person who sent this to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:45 pm

If you got this, than you know how I feel about you, AND my wishes and prayers for you not only in 2009, but forever!!
Dear God:
The lady reading this
is beautiful, classy and
strong, and I love her.
Help her live her life to the fullest.
Please promote her and cause her to excel above her expectations.
Help her shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love.
Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs you the most,
and
let her know when she walks with you,
She will always be safe.
Love you !!!!
Now you're on the clock!!!!
In 9 minutes something will make you happy. ;-)
But you have to tell 9 sisters you love them, including me. Go!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:08 pm

> > Christian One Liners:
> >
> > Don't let your worries get the best of you;
> > Remember, Moses started out as a basket case.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited,
> > until you try to sit in their pews.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisers.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+ *+*
> > It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose,
> > but mosquitoes come close.
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> > When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > People are funny; they want the front of the bus, middle of the road,
> > and back of the church.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on the front door forever.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > If a church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > God Himself doesn't propose to judge a man until he is dead.
> > So why should you?
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Peace starts with a smile.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > I don't know why some people change churches;
> > What difference does it make which one you stay home from?
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > A lot of church members singing 'Standing on the Promises',
> > are just sitting on the premises.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > We're called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Be ye fishers of men. You catch 'em - he'll clean 'em.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Stop, drop, and roll won't work in Hell.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Don't put a question mark where God put a period.
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> > Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > Forbidden fruits create many jams.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called.
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> > God grades on the cross, not the curve.
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> > God loves everyone, but probably prefers
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> > God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
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> > He who angers you, controls you!
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> > Prayer: Don't give God instructions -- just report for duty!
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> > The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.
> > *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> > The Will of God never takes you to where the
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> > If this blessed you in a profound way today, Dear Friend,
> > PLEASE pass along to friends to bless them!
> > I bet someone will LOVE it as much as you.
> > There is no greater treasure than a good friend.
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:48 pm

This is unbelievable....

Begin forwarded message:



Texas Coach Speaks Out.
Jim Neugent is a coach in Childress , Texas ..

Jim writes:
My name is Jim Neugent. I wrote to ABC (on-line) concerning a
program called 'THE PRACTICE.' In last nights episode, one of the
lawyer's mothers decided she is gay and wanted her son to go to
court and help her get a marriage license so she could marry her
'partner.' I sent the following letter to ABC yesterday and really
did not expect a reply, but I did get one.

My original message was:

ABC is obsessed with the subject of homosexuality. I will no
longer watch any of your attempts to convince the world that
homosexuality20is OK. 'THE PRACTICE' can be a fairly good show, but
last night's program was so typical of your agenda. You picked the
'dufus' of the office to be the one who was against the idea of his
mother being gay, and made him look like a whiner because he had
convictions. This type of mentality calls people like me a 'gay
basher.' Read the first chapter of Romans (that's in the Bible) and
see what the apostle Paul had to say about it... He, God and Jesus
were all 'gay bashers! '. What if she'd fallen in love with her
cocker spaniel? Is that an alternative life style? ( By the way,
the Bible speaks against that, too.)
--Jim Neugent


Here is ABC's reply from the ABC on-line webmaster:

How about getting your nose out of the Bible (which is ONLY a book
of stories compiled by MANY different writers hundreds of years
ago) and read the declaration of independence (what our nation is
built on), where it says 'All Men are Created equal,' and try
treating them that way for a change! Or better yet, try thinking
for yourself and stop using an archaic book of stories as your lame
crutch for your existence. You are in the minority in this country,
and your boycott will not affect us at ABC or our freedom of
statement.

Jim Neugent's second response to ABC:
Thanks for your reply. From your harsh reply, evidently I hit a
nerve. I will share it with all with whom I come in contact.
Hopefully, the Arkansas Democrat Newspaper will include it in one
of their columns and I will be praying for you.
--- Jim Neugent ---------------------



Note: Wouldn't Satan just love it if people stopped using the Bible
for a crutch? Please re-send this to everyone in your mailbox.

-- Thanks, Jim Neugent


I wonder if the person from ABC considered how many people would
read this e-mail! This is one we should definitely pass on.


--
If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:54 pm

Three Bullets

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an 'old rifle' and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner. As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and missed it. The rabbit ran away. Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel and missed it. The squirrel disappeared into a hole in a cottonwood tree. As he went further, he saw a large wild 'Tom' turkey in the tree, but he had only one bullet remaining.
A voice spoke to him and said, 'Pray first, aim high and stay focused.

However, at the same time, he saw a deer which was a better kill. He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattlesnake between his legs about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattlesnake.
Still, the voice said again to him, 'I said 'Pray, Aim high and Stay focused.'

So, the man decided to listen to God's voice.

He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in the tree and shot the wild turkey. The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer. The handle fell off the gun and hit the snake in the head and killed it. And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a pond. When he stood up to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead deer and a turkey to eat for his family.
The snake (Satan) was dead simply because the man listened to God.

Moral of the story:

Pray first before you do anything, aim and shoot high in your goals, and stay focused on God. Never let others discourage you concerning your past. The past is exactly that, 'the past.'

Live every day one day at a time and remember that only God knows our future and that he will not put you through any more than you can endure..

Do not look to man for your blessings, but look to the doors that only He has prepared in advance for you in your favor.

Wait, be still and patient: keep God first and everything else will follow.

Pass this on in order that someone else might be blessed.

FROM ONE FRIEND TO ANOTHER

Don't worry about tomorrow, God is already there!
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:06 pm

SO TRUE!





The Price of Children

This is just too good not to pass on to all. Here is something absolutely
positive for a change. I have repeatedly seen the breakdown of the cost of
raising a child, but this is the first time I have seen the rewards listed
this way. It's great.


The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth
to 18 and came up with $160,140.00 for a middle income family. Talk about
price shock! That doesn't even touch college tuition. But $160,140.00
isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into:


* $8,896.66 a year,
* $741.38 a month,
* $171.08 a week.
* A mere $24.24 a day!
* Just over a dollar an hour.


Still, you might think the best financial advice is ; don't have children
if you want to be 'rich.' Actually, it is just the opposite.


What do you get for your $160,140.00?

* Naming rights. First, middle, and last!
* Glimpses of God every day...
* Giggles under the covers every night.
* More love than your heart can hold.
* Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs.
* Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies.
* A hand to hold usually covered with jelly or chocolate.
* A partner for blowing bubbles and flying kites.
* Someone to laugh yourself silly with, no matter what the boss said or
how your stocks performed that day.


For $160,140.00, you never have to grow up. You get to:

* finger-paint,
* carve pumpkins,
* play hide-and-seek,
* catch lightning bugs,
* never stop believing in Santa Claus.


You have an excuse to:

* keep reading the Adventures of Piglet * and Pooh,
* watch Saturday morning cartoons,
* go to Disney movies, and
* wish on stars.


You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and flowers under refrigerator magnets
and collect spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas, hand prints set in
clay for Mother's Day, and cards with backward letters for Father's Day.


For a mere $24.24 a day, there is no greater bang for your buck. You get
to be a hero just for:

* retrieving a Frisbee off the garage roof,
* taking the training wheels off a bike,
* removing a splinter,
* filling a wading pool,
* coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, and
* coaching a baseball team that never wins but always gets treated to ice cream regardless.


You get a front row seat in history to witness the:
* First step,
* First word,
* First bra,
* First date,
* First time behind the wheel.


You get to be immortal. You get another branch added to your family tree,
and if you're lucky, a long list of limbs in your obituary called grandchildren and great grandchildren. You get an education in psychology, nursing, criminal justice, communications, and human sexuality that no college can match.


In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there under God. You have all
the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch
a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them
without limits, so one day they will, like you, love without counting the
cost. That is quite a deal for the price!!!!!!!


Love & Enjoy Your Children & Grandchildren &
Great-Grandchildren!!!!!!! It's The Best Investment You'll Ever
Make!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:33 am

Isaiah 65:24
This beautiful story was written by a doctor who worked in Central Africa.


One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator). We also had no special feeding facilities.

Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in. Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates).


'And it is our last hot water bottle!' she exclaimed. As in the West, it is no good crying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles. They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways.
'All right,' I said, 'put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts. Your job is to keep the baby warm.'

The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.

During prayer time, one ten-year-old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children.. 'Please, God' she prayed, 'Send us a hot water bottle today. It'll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon.'
While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added, 'And while You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so she'll know You really love her?'

As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say 'Amen'? I just did not believe that God could do this. Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything; the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren't there? The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from the homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever, received a parcel from home.
Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator!

Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door. By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there on the porch was a large 22-pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children. Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot.. We folded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly... Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box.

From the top, I lifted out brightly-colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas - that would make a batch of buns for the weekend.

Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the..... could it really be?
I grasped it and pulled it out. Yes, a brand new, rubber hot water bottle. I cried. I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could.
Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, 'If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly, too!

'Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully-dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted! Looking up at me, she asked, 'Can I go over with you and give this dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Jesus really loves her?'
'Of course,' I replied!

That parcel had been on the way for five whole months, packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator. And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child - five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it 'that afternoon'.
'Before they call, I will answer.' (Isaiah 65:24)

When you receive this, say the prayer. That's all you have to do. No strings attached. Just send it on to whomever you want - but do send it on. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost, but a lot of rewards. Let's continue praying for one another. This awesome prayer takes less than a minute.


Heavenly Father, I ask you to bless my friends reading this. I ask You to minister to their spirit. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self doubting, release a renewed confidence to work through them. Where there is tiredness or exhaustion, I ask You to give them understanding, guidance, and strength. Where there is fear, reveal Your love and release to them Your courage.. Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders and friends to support and encourage them. Give each of them discernment to recognize the evil forces around them and reveal to them the power they have in You to defeat it. I ask You to do these things in Jesus' name. Amen.

P.S. Passing this on to anyone you consider a friend will bless you both. Passing this on to one not considered a friend is something Christ would do.
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:38 am

Did you know ?

Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?

This is one I can honestly say I have never seen circulating in the
emails so; if it touches you, you may want to forward it.

Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I
never noticed this....

The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over
the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes.

The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly
folded, and was placed separate from the grave clothes.

Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the
tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.

She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus
loved. She said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and
I don't know where they have put him!'

Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other disciple
outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the
linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.

Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen
wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was
folded up and lying to the side.

Was that important? Absolutely! Is it really significant? Yes!

In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to
understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded
napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew
this tradition.

When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it
was exactly the way the master wanted it.

The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait,just
out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would
not dare touch that table, until the master was finished.

Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his
fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up his napkin and
toss it onto the table.

The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the
wadded napkin meant, 'I'm done'.

But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid
it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table,
because..........

The folded napkin meant, 'I'm coming back!'

He is Coming Back!
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PostSubject: The Holy Alphabet   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:39 am

Whoever came up with this one must have had some Divine guidance!


Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of 'Camp Complaining'
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To 'thank' is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We'll run the race with gratitude
Xalting God most high
Yes, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but..
Zion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!

'I AM Too blessed to be stressed!' The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.
The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything. Love and peace be with you forever, Amen.

I am sure - GOD LOVES YOU...PASS THE WORD ON TO MORE FRIENDS AND ASK THEM TO CONTINUE TELLING OTHERS THAT GOD LOVES THEM TOO. JUST THINK OF HOW MANY PEOPLE THAT COULD BE REACHED OUT TO AND BLESSED WITH THESE WORDS.
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:43 am

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:
'Let me see if I've got this right.'
'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.
'You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.
'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.
'You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.
'You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.
'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.
'You want me to do all this and then you tell me. . . I CAN'T PRAY?

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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:49 am

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'I wish for you...'



Comfort on difficult days,




Smiles when sadness intrudes,





Rainbows to follow the clouds,





Laughter to kiss your lips,



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Sunsets to warm your heart





Gentle hugs when spirits sag,





Friendships to brighten your being,




Beauty for your eyes to see,






Faith so that you can believe,




Courage to know yourself,






Patience to accept the truth,





And love to complete your life.


God Bless you!
I asked the Lord to bless you. As I prayed for you today

To guide you and protect you

As you go along your way....
His love is always with you

His promises are true

No matter what the tribulation

You know He will see us through

So, when the road you're traveling on

Seems difficult at best

Give your problems to the Lord

And God will do the rest.







Pass this to all the people you want God to bless, and don't forget

to send it back to the one who asked God to bless you


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PostSubject: Warning for parents for our kids   Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:58 pm

If you have children or grandchildren, work with children at church, or you have neighborhood children whose parents you know, please take note of the information below and pass it along to others. Schools are distributing this book to children through the Scholastic Book Club.

The name of the book is Conversations with God... James Dobson talked about this book twice this week.It is devastating. Parents, churches and Christian schools need to be aware of it. Please pass this information on to church/e-mail addresses, Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, friends.

[i][i]Please pay special attention not only to what your kids watch on TV, in movie theaters, on the internet, and the music they listen to, but also be alert regarding the books they read.


Two particular books are,[/i][/i]Conversations with God and Conversations with God for Teens, written by Neale D. Walsch.They sound harmless enough by their titles alone. The books have been on the New York Times best sellers list for a number of weeks, and they make truth of the statement, "Don't judge a book by its cover or title."

The author purports to answer various questions asked by kids using the "voice of God".. However, the"answers" that he gives are not Bible-based and go against the very infallible word of God. For instance (and Iparaphrase), when a girl asks the question"Why am I a lesbian?"His answer is that she was 'born that way' because of genetics (just as you were born right-handed, with brown eyes, etc.).Then he tells her to go out and "celebrate" her differences.

Another girls poses the question"I am living with my boyfriend. My parents say that I should marry him because I am living in sin. Should I marry him?"

His reply is,"Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done nothing wrong..."

Another question asks about God's forgiveness of sin.His reply "I do not forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive. There is no such thing as right or wrong and that is what I have been trying to tell everyone, do not judge people. People have chosen to judge one another and this is wrong, because the rule is "'judge not lest ye be judged."

Not only are these books the false doctrine of the devil, but in some instances quote (in error) the Word of God.

[i][i]And the list goes on. These books (and others like it) are being sold to school children through
[/i][/i](The Scholastic Book Club),and we need to be aware of what is being fed to our children.

[i][i]Our children are under attack.. So I pray that you be sober and vigilant about teaching your children the Word of God, and guarding their exposure to worldly mediums, because our adversary, the devil, roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:Cool. We know that lions usually hunt for the slowest, weakest and YOUNGEST of its prey.


[/i][/i]Pass this on to every Believer you know. God bless! And, if you are in doubt, check out the books yourself.
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:00 am

Sorry about some of these emails..when I copy and paste, they have all sorts of weird stuff in them sometimes...but the information is vital. Son, if you can fix it...cool...but if not leave it because the information is very important...love ya....:D
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PostSubject: This is very good....thought provoking   Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:43 pm

I've seen this one before, but it is good to read again and remember our purpose in this life is to share the good news of Jesus Christ. May you all be as convicted as I am in my own lack of doing this.

      



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17-year-old Brian Moore [b]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.[/b]



Brian Moore died May 27, 1997, the day after Memorial Day. He was driving home from a friend's house when his car went off Bulen-Pierce Road in Pickaway County and struck a utility pole. He emerged from the wreck unharmed but stepped on a downed power line and was electrocuted..




















The Moores framed a copy of Brian's essay and hung it among the family portraits in the living room.. 'I think God used him to make a point. I think we were meant to find it and make something out of it,' Mrs. Moore said of the essay. She and her husband want to share their son's vision of life after death.. 'I'm happy for Brian. I know he's in heaven. I know I'll see him.'









Brian's Essay: The Room....









In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings. As I drew near the wall of files, the first to catch my attention was one that read 'Girls I have liked.' I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one.. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was.









This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn't match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content... Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching.








A file named 'Friends' was next to one marked 'Friends I have betrayed.' The titles ranged from the mundane to the outright weird 'Books I Have Read,' 'Lies I Have Told,' 'Comfort I have Given,' 'Jokes I Have Laughed at .' Some were almost hilarious in their exactness: 'Things I've yelled at my brothers.' Others I couldn't laugh at: 'Things I Have Done in My Anger', 'Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents.' I never ceased to be surprised by the contents.









Often there were many more cards than I expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived. Could it be possible that I had the time in my years to fill each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth. Each was written in my own handwriting.. Each signed with my signature.









When I pulled out the file marked 'TV Shows I have watched', I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadn't found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of shows but more by the vast time I knew that file represented.









When I came to a file marked 'Lustful Thoughts,' I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content.









I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me. One thought dominated my mind: No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!' In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn't matter now. I had to empty it and burn the cards.. But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it.









Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh.









And then I saw it.. The title bore 'People I Have Shared the Gospel With.' The handle was brighter than those around it,seemed newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand.









And then the tears came.. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried... I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes. No one must ever, ever know of this room. I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him.









(No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, anyone but Jesus.. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldn't bear to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw a sorrow deeper than my own.)









He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes.. Why did He have to read every one? Finally He turned and looked at me from across the room.. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn't anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again. He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have sai d so many things. But He didn't say a word... He just cried with me.









Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card. 'No!' I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was 'No, no,' as I pulled the card from Him. His name shouldn't be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, so alive. The name of Jesus covered mine.. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back.. He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards.. I don't think I'll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side..









He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, 'It is finished.' I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.









'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. '-Phil. 4:13 'For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.' If you feel the same way forward it so the love of Jesus will touch their lives also.. My 'People I shared the gospel with' file just got bigger, how about yours?









IF THERE IS ONE EMAIL THAT I HAVE READ THAT NEEDS TO GO AROUND THE WORLD, IT IS THIS ONE, FOR THE CHRISTIAN OR NOT! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL!








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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:44 am

RECALL NOTICE: The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.

This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.


This defect has been technically termed 'Sub-sequential Internal Non-Morality,' or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7.. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.
The Repair Technician, Jesus Christ, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.
Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Believers' Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention!


GOD
P. S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by 'Knee Mail'.
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:46 am

DON'T BUY PEPSI IN THE NEW CAN!!!

Don't buy Pepsi in the new can. Pepsi has a new 'patriotic' can
coming out with pictures of the Empire State Building , and the
Pledge of Allegiance on them. However, Pepsi left out two little
words on the pledge, 'Under God.'
Pepsi said they didn't want to offend anyone. In that case, we
don't want to offend anyone at the Pepsi corporate office, either!
So if we don't buy any Pepsi products, they will not be offended
when they don't receive our money that has the words
'In God We Trust' on it.

How fast can you forward this one...?
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:52 am

Look back and thank God.
Look forward and trust God.
Look around and serve God.
Look within and find God.
God closes doors that no man can open and
God opens doors that no man can close.
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:08 am





The LORD is my strength!

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I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CAN SEE THE PROBLEM, BUT NOT OUR SOCIETY.


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[center]This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School , Kingston , Tennessee , by school Principal, Jody McLeod

"It has always been the custom at
Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country."

Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it "an
alternate lifestyle," and if someone is offended, that's OK.
I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, "safe sex." If someone is offended, that's OK.
I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a "viable! means of birth control.." If someone is offended, no problem....

I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess "Mother Earth" and call it "ecology.."

I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as "simple minded" and "ignorant" and call it "enlightenment."

However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to Bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is violated.

This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical. Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and HIS Commandments.

Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical... I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.

For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's," and refrain from praying at this time.

" However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask HIM, in the name of JESUS, to Bless this event, please feel free to do so. As far as I know, that's not against the law----yet."

One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray.

They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box!

The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America- the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, under GOD."

Somehow, Kingston , Tennessee Remembered what so many have forgotten. We are given the Freedom
OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion.. Praise GOD that HIS remnant remains!
JESUS said, "If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER.."


If you are not ashamed, pass this on
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I'm not one bit ashamed to pass this on



IN FACT, I AM VERY HONORED TO PASS THIS ON !!





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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:12 am

Jim Neugent


A Coach In Childress , Texas

Writes To ABC Network

Jim Writes:



My name is Jim Neugent. I wrote to ABC (on-line) concerning a program called 'THE PRACTICE.' In last nights episode, one of the lawyer's mothers decided she is gay and wanted her son to go to court and help her get a marriage license so she could marry her 'partner.' I sent the following letter to ABC yesterday and really did not expect a reply, but I did get one.





My original message was:

ABC is obsessed with the subject of homosexuality. I will no longer watch any of your attempts to convince the world that homosexuality is OK ' THE PRACTICE' can be a fairly good show, but last night's program was so typical of your agenda. You picked the 'dufus' of the office to be the one who was against the idea of his mother being gay, and made him look like a whiner because he had convictions. This type of mentality calls people like me a 'gay basher.'



Read the first chapter of Romans (that's in the Bible); and see what the apostle Paul had to say about it..... He, God and Jesus were all
'gay bashers'. What if she'd fallen in love with her cocker spaniel? Is that an alternative life style? (By the way, the Bible speaks against that, too.)
--Jim Neugent



Here is ABC's reply from the ABC on-line webmaster:

How about getting your nose out of the Bible (which is ONLY a book of stories compiled by MANY different writers hundreds of years ago) and read the declaration of independence (what our nation is built on), where it says 'All Men are Created equal,' and try treating them that way for a change!

Or better yet, try
thinking for yourself and stop using an archaic book of stories as your lame crutch for your existence. You are in the minority in this country, and your boycott will not affect us at ABC or our freedom of statement.




Jim Neugent's second response to ABC:



Thanks for your reply. From your harsh reply, evidently I hit a nerve. I will share it with all with whom I come in contact. Hopefully, the Arkansas Democrat Newspaper will include it in one of their columns and I will be praying for you.

- -Jim Neugent- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Note: Wouldn't Satan just love it if people stopped using the Bible for a crutch?
Please resend this to everyone in your mailbox.


Jim Neugent




I wonder if the person from ABC considered how many people would eventually read this e-mail!


Please, if you are a Christian, pass this on to others so they may be aware.

WE NEED TO SAVE WHAT WE HAVE LEFT OF THIS COUNTRY!




"You can avoid evil, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding evil..."





Chassity Berryman

Paralegal to Gary W. Morgan, P.C. & Paul D. Warren, P.C.

3301 Golden Rd. Ste# 400

Tyler, TX 75701

Office (903) 592-6888

Fax: (903) 597-6031
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:12 am

Jim Neugent


A Coach In Childress , Texas

Writes To ABC Network

Jim Writes:



My name is Jim Neugent. I wrote to ABC (on-line) concerning a program called 'THE PRACTICE.' In last nights episode, one of the lawyer's mothers decided she is gay and wanted her son to go to court and help her get a marriage license so she could marry her 'partner.' I sent the following letter to ABC yesterday and really did not expect a reply, but I did get one.





My original message was:

ABC is obsessed with the subject of homosexuality. I will no longer watch any of your attempts to convince the world that homosexuality is OK ' THE PRACTICE' can be a fairly good show, but last night's program was so typical of your agenda. You picked the 'dufus' of the office to be the one who was against the idea of his mother being gay, and made him look like a whiner because he had convictions. This type of mentality calls people like me a 'gay basher.'



Read the first chapter of Romans (that's in the Bible); and see what the apostle Paul had to say about it..... He, God and Jesus were all
'gay bashers'. What if she'd fallen in love with her cocker spaniel? Is that an alternative life style? (By the way, the Bible speaks against that, too.)
--Jim Neugent


Here is ABC's reply from the ABC on-line webmaster:

How about getting your nose out of the Bible (which is ONLY a book of stories compiled by MANY different writers hundreds of years ago) and read the declaration of independence (what our nation is built on), where it says 'All Men are Created equal,' and try treating them that way for a change!

Or better yet, try
thinking for yourself and stop using an archaic book of stories as your lame crutch for your existence. You are in the minority in this country, and your boycott will not affect us at ABC or our freedom of statement.




Jim Neugent's second response to ABC:



Thanks for your reply. From your harsh reply, evidently I hit a nerve. I will share it with all with whom I come in contact. Hopefully, the Arkansas Democrat Newspaper will include it in one of their columns and I will be praying for you.

- -Jim Neugent- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Note: Wouldn't Satan just love it if people stopped using the Bible for a crutch?
Please resend this to everyone in your mailbox.


Jim Neugent




I wonder if the person from ABC considered how many people would eventually read this e-mail!


Please, if you are a Christian, pass this on to others so they may be aware.

WE NEED TO SAVE WHAT WE HAVE LEFT OF THIS COUNTRY!




"You can avoid evil, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding evil..."
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:19 am

HMmmm...not sure what happened to make these emails look this way...maybe you can fix them? Love ya....Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Great emails....wanted to share them   Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:15 am

If you have children or grandchildren, work with children at church, or you have neighborhood children whose parents you know, please take note of the information below and pass it along to others. Schools are distributing this book to children through the Scholastic Book Club.

The name of the book is Conversations with God... James Dobson talked about this book twice this week.It is devastating. Parents, churches and Christian schools need to be aware of it. Please pass this information on to church/e-mail addresses, Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, friends.

[i][i]Please pay special attention not only to what your kids watch on TV, in movie theaters, on the internet, and the music they listen to, but also be alert regarding the books they read.


Two particular books are,[/i][/i]Conversations with God and Conversations with God for Teens, written by Neale D. Walsch.They sound harmless enough by their titles alone. The books have been on the New York Times best sellers list for a number of weeks, and they make truth of the statement, "Don't judge a book by its cover or title."

The author purports to answer various questions asked by kids using the "voice of God".. However, the"answers" that he gives are not Bible-based and go against the very infallible word of God. For instance (and Iparaphrase), when a girl asks the question"Why am I a lesbian?"His answer is that she was 'born that way' because of genetics (just as you were born right-handed, with brown eyes, etc.).Then he tells her to go out and "celebrate" her differences.

Another girls poses the question"I am living with my boyfriend. My parents say that I should marry him because I am living in sin. Should I marry him?"

His reply is,"Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done nothing wrong..."

Another question asks about God's forgiveness of sin.His reply "I do not forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive. There is no such thing as right or wrong and that is what I have been trying to tell everyone, do not judge people. People have chosen to judge one another and this is wrong, because the rule is "'judge not lest ye be judged."

Not only are these books the false doctrine of the devil, but in some instances quote (in error) the Word of God.

[i][i]And the list goes on. These books (and others like it) are being sold to school children through
[/i][/i](The Scholastic Book Club),and we need to be aware of what is being fed to our children.

[i][i]Our children are under attack.. So I pray that you be sober and vigilant about teaching your children the Word of God, and guarding their exposure to worldly mediums, because our adversary, the devil, roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:Cool. We know that lions usually hunt for the slowest, weakest and YOUNGEST of its prey.


[/i][/i]Pass this on to every Believer you know. God bless! And, if you are in doubt, check out the books yourself.
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