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A Christian

Monday, July 09, 2012

( I can't and WON'T take credit for this but I thought it too compelling and too good NOT to pass on)




A Christian

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston , Texas . Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change.. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, 'You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.' Then he thought, 'Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a 'gift from God' and keep quiet.'

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, 'Here, you gave me too much change ..'

The driver, with a smile, replied, 'Aren't you the new preacher in town?'




'Yes' he replied.

'Well, I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I'll see you at church on Sunday.'

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, 'Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.'

Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians, and will put us to the test! Always be on guard -- and remember -- You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself 'Christian.'

Watch your thoughts ; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
W atch your actions; they become habits..
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

  
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KSCRAP363 7/12/2012 9:45PM

    Awesome story!

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CJBAGGINS 7/10/2012 12:33AM

    Great story! Thanks for sharing it.

cj

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/9/2012 11:41PM

    Really great advice. Someone is always watching what we do.

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 7/9/2012 10:38PM

    Oh I have always loved this...just haven't seen it in a long time. Thank you for posting it!

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BROCCOLIROSE 7/9/2012 9:49PM

    This was such a great read! Thank you for sharing it....I do believe I'll "borrow" it and put on our church's website this week! Thank you!
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Hot out today

Sunday, July 08, 2012

It was hot today but its hotter today and there's not much of a let up until next week. I guess I don't mind too much except its tough to sleep when its hot still at night- that's what I don't care for. I went up on the garage roof to do some work and put my hand on the shingles - what a mistake! I almost burnt my hand (and I have light shingles) I am glad I no longer have black shingles like I used to. I was sure glad to get off of the roof.

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 7/10/2012 11:01AM

    It's been crazy hot here too. I am amazed there is anything still alive in the garden.

Hang in there, gorgeous.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/8/2012 9:25PM

    It's too hot here to do much work outside right now. We have a heat advisory every day.

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friday

Saturday, July 07, 2012

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/7/2012 11:53AM

    YEAH!!!! The third eye is only a memory now.

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QUIERRA 7/7/2012 3:49AM

    Congrats!

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TURTLERAE55 7/7/2012 2:32AM

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I hate swanson

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I was doing OK today in spite of myself and then "someone" decided she would do me a favour and buy me a TV dinner for supper ( Hungry Man Turkey - its sort of OK except I keep thinking about cracking jokes about how HUNGRY you HAVE to be to eat it in the FIRST place!!) So even though I didn't eat all that much however with 1570 mg in ONE serving it made my sodium soar!! And NOT in a GOOD way - so be warned. I didn't realise it would be that bad (it doesn't taste like it was marinated in SEAWATER!!). I guess I will think twice before buying those again (at least in the near future - I would have been better off opening a tin of salmon or a few other things).

  
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ANDREWMOM 7/6/2012 9:00AM

    Yes, frozen dinners - sodium's best friend. The the rest of the night you are chugging water like a fish! You live, you learn, you move on.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/5/2012 11:04PM

    We buy them sometimes. When you are desperate you make do but they are the worst kind of frankenfood.

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TEDDYTEDDY 7/5/2012 9:56PM

    I have been eating a lot of fruit, veggies, chicken and fish. I have been found to be sensitive to 9 foods and it seems very difficult sometimes because I have to cut out excess sodium, all wheat and other gluten containing foods, soy products, dairy products (cow and goat), pork, onions, green beans, peanuts, eggs and cottonseed oil. (and 1 more I can't remember)....

I am sure your Swanson dinner had at least 5 of those foods. I have to carry a magnifying glass to the grocery store cause they write the ingredients way too small.


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another day

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Well apparently I wanted to say more but now I just forgot what I was going to type.Just rode 45 minutes on the stationary bike so I am somewhat pooped. Still have to lift weights but I have more time than usual and I have all my points so I will be going soon.

  
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CINDYSDAY 7/5/2012 10:08AM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/4/2012 10:31PM

    I ate too much today and didn't exercise enough. Tomorrow better be better. LOL.

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LEFTHANDLUKE 7/4/2012 9:53PM

    yeah points

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