Sunday, May 24, 2009

A TRIBUTE TO THE FAVORITES

Our hearts are deeply grieved to hear
That you must go away.
It seems but just a few short days
Since you came to stay
You taught us faithfulness and love
You taught us how to pray
You taught us how to live our lives
In a truly Christian way.
You taught us how to serve the Lord
In the four years together
You've shown us we must loyal be
In storm and sunny weather.
You taught us how to Honor Him
With praise our voices ring.
You've made our Baptist Youth Fellowship
A vital and spiritual thing.
And now dear friends as you leave us
To tread upon distant sod
We have faith to carry us onward
Because you walked with God.
May the Lord guide both you and us
Til this pilgrimage's o'er
That we may meet together again
On that faraway happy shore.

"The Lord bless thee and keep thee
The Lord make His face to shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee
The Lord lift up His Countenance upon thee and give thee peace. Amen."
Numbers 6: 24, 25, 26.

by Elizabeth Calkins, 1940
[written for an elderly pastor and wife]

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3 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, but missed it. The squirrel disappeared into a hole in a cottonwood treel.

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, 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 for his family to eat.

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.

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Jesus, is our life, our Hope and Our Lord and Savior.
In Him do I trust. W/O Him I am lost and wondering around on this globe of existence without any life in me. W/Him, there is life, with Him there is Hope, with Him there is a place for me in heaven one day.

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"Our only Hope of Heaven".
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