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God Gives Us Strength

God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.

God isn’t looking for people of great faith,

but for individuals ready to follow Him.

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To laugh often and much  . . .

to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children,

to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends,

to appreciate beauty,

to find the best in others,

to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition,

to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to enjoy life, laugh often , be happy  and  much more . . .

 

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Dear God of Compassion,

There is such a hole in our hearts.  Today should be a day of joy, but we feel emptiness and loss.

While the world celebrates around , I remember Christmas celebrations of the past and people long to have we loved We bring our sorrows to You, Lord, like some odd gift of the magi and dump them at Your feet. In our blind tears we wonder if anyone can possibly understand the depth of our sadness.

 

We know, You can. You sent Your son to be with us in our deepest sorrows and we know that even though we might not feel it now, You are here with us, grieving with us, caring for us in our sadness.

Dearest Lord, help us to turn to the one we miss so much today and speak. Help us heal the loss of our parting and help us not to regret the things we didn’t say. Sorrow tears at our hearts, but today we ask that our  loss soften our hearts and make us more compassionate with everyone we meet, so that our loss may become a gift to others.

Amen.

 


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To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service.

To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself, respect.

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Dear God,

We pray for all the victims of the Typhoon Sendong, tragedy that struck the southern island of

Mindanao, Philippines

We pray for the safety, recovery, and grief of our Filipino brothers and  sisters today

who have suffered great losses in the typhoon floods.

Help those who have lost family to find them alive and well.

May they immediately receive the physical help, food, water, clothing, and medicine they need.

Send the right spiritual help to minister to those grieving, traumatized,

and lost who need to know You.

In your powerful name Jesus , we pray,

Amen.

 

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Here I Am Lord

Here I Am Lord

I, the Lord of sea and sky

I have heard my people cry

All who dwell in dark and sin

My hand will save.

I who made the stars and night

I will make the darkness bright

Who will bear my light to them

Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord

Is it I Lord?

I have heard you calling in the night

I will go Lord

If you lead me

I will hold your people in my heart.

I the Lord of snow and rain

I have borne my people’s pain

I have wept for love of them

They turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone

Fill their hearts with love alone

I will speak my word to them

Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord

Is it I Lord?

I have heard you calling in the night

I will go Lord

If you lead me

I will hold your people in my heart.

I will hold your people in my heart…

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A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:”If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.

While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups… And then you began eyeing each other’s cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.

“God brews the coffee, but he doesn’t supply the cups……….

Enjoy your coffee! ♥

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything.

They just make the best of everything.”

“Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God.”

– – –  Unknown

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