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A Minister passing through his church

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2013 at 4:17 am

A Minister passing through his church*****
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>> *In the middle of the day,*****
>> *Decided to pause by the altar*****
>> *To see who came to pray.*****
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>> *Just then the back door opened,*****
>> *And a man came down the aisle,*****
>> *The minister frowned as he saw the man*****
>> *Hadn’t shaved in a while.*****
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>> *His shirt was torn and shabby,*****
>> *And his coat was worn and frayed,*****
>> *The man knelt down and bowed his head,*****
>> *Then rose and walked away.*****
>> *In the days that followed at precisely noon,*****
>> *The preacher saw this chap,*****
>> *Each time he knelt just for a moment,*****
>> *A lunch pail in his lap.*****
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>> *Well, the minister’s suspicions grew,*****
>> *With robbery a main fear,*****
>> *He decided to stop and ask the man,*****
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>> *’What are you doing here?’*****
>> *The old man said he was a factory worker*****
>> *And lunch was half an hour*****
>> *Lunchtime was his prayer time,*****
>> *For finding strength and power.*****
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>> *I stay only a moment*****
>> *Because the factory’s far away;*****
>> *As I kneel here talking to the Lord,*****
>> *This is kinda what I say:*****
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>> *’I Just Came By To Tell You, Lord,*****
>> *How Happy I Have Been,*****
>> *Since We Found Each Other’s Friendship*****
>> *And You Took Away My Sin.*****
>> *Don’t Know Much Of How To Pray,*****
>> *But I Think About You Every day.*****
>> *So, Jesus, This Is Ben,*****
>> *Just Checking In Today.’*****
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>> *The minister feeling foolish,*****
>> *Told Ben that it was fine.*****
>> *He told the man that he was welcome*****
>> *To pray there anytime.*****
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>> *’It’s time to go, and thanks,’ Ben said*****
>> *As he hurried to the door.*****
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>> *Then the minister knelt there at the altar,*****
>> *Which he’d never done before.*****
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>> *His cold heart melted, warmed with love,*****
>> *As he met with Jesus there.*****
>> *As the tears flowed down his cheeks,*****
>> *He repeated old Ben’s prayer:*****
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>> *’I Just Came By To Tell You, Lord,*****
>> *How Happy I’ve Been,*****
>> *Since We Found Each Other’s Friendship*****
>> *And You Took Away My Sin.*****
>> *I Don’t Know Much Of How To Pray,*****
>> *But I Think About You Every day.*****
>> *So, Jesus, This Is Me,*****
>> *Just Checking In Today.’*****
>>
>> *Past noon one day, the minister noticed*****
>> *That old Ben hadn’t come.*****
>> *As more days passed and still no Ben,*****
>> *He began to worry some.*****
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>> *At the factory, he asked about him,*****
>> *Learning he was ill.*****
>> *The hospital staff was worried,*****
>> *But he’d given them a thrill.*****
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>> *The week that Ben was with them,*****
>> *Brought changes in the ward.*****
>> *His smiles and joy contagious.*****
>> *Changed people were his reward.*****
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>> *The head nurse couldn’t understand*****
>> *Why Ben could be so glad,*****
>> *When no flowers, calls or cards came,*****
>> *Not a visitor he had.*****
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>> *The minister stayed by his bed,*****
>> *He voiced the nurse’s concern:*****
>> *No friends had come to show they cared.*****
>> *He had nowhere to turn.*****
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>> *Looking surprised, old Ben spoke up*****
>> *And with a winsome smile;*****
>> *’The nurse is wrong, she couldn’t know,*****
>> *He’s been here all the while.’*****
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>> *Every day at noon He comes here,*****
>> *A dear friend of mine, you see,*****
>> *He sits right down and takes my hand,*****
>> *Leans over and says to me:*****
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>> *’I Just Came By To Tell You, Ben,*****
>> *How Happy I Have Been,*****
>> *Since We Found This Friendship,*****
>> *And I Took Away Your Sin.*****
>> *I Think About You Always*****
>> *And I Love To Hear You Pray,*****
>> *And So Ben, This Is Jesus,*****
>> *Just Checking In Today.’*****
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>> *If this blesses you, pass it on. Many people*****
>> *will walk in and out of your life, but only*****
>> *true friends will leave footprints in your*****
>> *heart*****
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>> *May God hold you in the palm of His hand*****
>> *And Angels watch over you..*****
>> *Please pass this page on to your friends*****
>> *& loved ones. If you aren’t ashamed.*****

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in god we trust

In Uncategorized on April 4, 2013 at 2:40 am

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My special hands

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2011 at 5:51 am

Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Eat, Pray, Love!

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2010 at 5:12 am

Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Eat, Pray, Love!

Elizabeth Gilbert’s first appearance on Oprah produced such an overwhelming response from viewers—she’s back with even more life-changing lessons to share! Her book Eat, Pray, Love has sparked an inspirational movement and continues to touch lives with talk of Eat, Pray, Love hitting the big screen!

For those who think they can’t go on the same journey, Liz says you don’t need to jet set around the globe to capture an Eat, Pray, Love experience. Instead, your journey can start with an internal conversation. “I really feel the one non-negotiable thing you need is to find a tiny little corner of your life, of your day, of stillness where you can begin to ask yourself those burning essential questions of your life,” she says. ” Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? What am I here for?”

Liz is the first to admit that finding time to meditate every day is difficult. “I live in New Jersey, you know? I don’t live in an ashram,” she says. Liz has made a rule to never feel that she isn’t good enough. She says that even women with busy lives and children can begin a spiritual journey with just 10 minutes of silence a day. “You know, my friend Richard from Texas says if you’re meditating more than 10 minutes, you’re asleep anyway.” Liz’s biggest piece of advice? Learn to say no. “Be realistic about what you can and cannot do in one day and one life,” she says.

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Spiritual-Journeys-Inspired-by-Eat-Pray-Love

EAT PRAY LOVE

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2010 at 5:05 am

Watch the Official EAT PRAY LOVE

http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/eatpraylove.htm