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lenore
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« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2004, 07:42:12 pm »

 Cheesy Good Morning: August 6th a chilly sunny summer day here in beautiful Arnprior.

I read this article on my Yahoo News a few moments ago.

It is information I am sharing with you.

Have a GIDDAY.
LENORE


Canada - Canadian Press
 
 
Churches say they'd close doors to refugees if appeal process worked

Wed Aug 4, 5:44 PM ET  

STEPHANIE LEVITZ

TORONTO (CP) - Canada's churches would be more willing to close their doors to refugees if the system that forces them to seek sanctuary in the first place wasn't so flawed, religious leaders said Wednesday.

   

A host of social activists and church leaders gathered for a news conference to respond to Immigration Minister Judy Sgro's demand last week that churches cease the time-honoured tradition of harbouring failed refugee claimants.


But the problem of sanctuary is a symptom of a severely limited appeals process that leaves those facing deportation with no other choice, said Mary Corkery, executive director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiative.


"The churches and refugee activists, they don't want sanctuary to continue," Corkery said. "We want to want to put in place something to end the need for refugees to seek sanctuary."


Church leaders want to see Parliament enact an amendment to the Immigrant and Refugee Protection Act, passed in 2002, which would institute a merit-based appeal system for failed refugee claimants.


Currently, the law only allows for appeals in the event of process-related errors.


Corkery said that when the amendment was passed two years ago, then-immigration minister Denis Coderre asked for at least a year to clear a huge backlog of cases before instituting a new appeal process.


The refugee board currently has just under 30,000 cases, down from about 53,000 at the end of 2002, but the appeal mechanism still isn't in place.


Derik Hodgson, a spokesman for Sgro's office, said Wednesday that not only is there still a backlog of cases, but the minister is planning an overhaul of the entire immigration and refugee process.


"The implementation of an appeal-based system on merit has to be considered within the context of the entire system," Hodgson said.


"The whole goal is to improve efficiency and enable Canada to provide better protection, so there is no point in doing it piecemeal."


Sgro, who has said she wants to streamline the existing appeals process because she believes claimants have too many avenues of appeal, is planning a meeting with church leaders for the week of Sept. 13, Hodgson said.


But Corkery said churches haven't heard anything from the minister since she first broached the issue in an interview with The Canadian Press last month.


"It's an eerie silence."


In a July 28 letter to Sgro, Nick Summers, president of the Canadian Council for Refugees, said his group would welcome a meeting between the minister and church leaders.


But Sgro's recommendation to churches that they alert her when confronted with specific cases simply wouldn't work, Summers warned.


"Case-by-case interventions will not be adequate," he wrote. "This is particularly true since there are many refugee claimants who have been rejected in error who are not in sanctuary. They also need a solution."

   



Refugee advocates and clergy were alarmed four months ago when 10 police officers in Quebec City stormed Eglise Unie St. Pierre and took away 35-year-old Mohamed Cherfi, who had taken refuge in the church basement.

Cherfi, who faced deportation to his homeland of Algeria, was arrested for allegedly violating bail conditions imposed following his participation in a demonstration. He was then promptly turned over to immigration officials.




 
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lenore
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« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2004, 08:55:39 am »

 :)Since it is past Midnight:

I WISH EVERY ONE A HAPPY LORD'S DAY TODAY.
MAY YOU GET THE FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AS YOU FEED UPON THE WORD OF GOD.

Here is some web site's I think you may find.

INSPIRING:

www.lifetalk.net/2ndcoming/ee.html


FUNNY:

www.funklix.com/WannaShout/You_Make_Me_Wanna_Shout.swf


CHECK THESE OUT.
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lenore
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« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2004, 08:39:38 pm »

 Cheesy hELLO EVERYONE THOUGHT i WOULD PUT IN SOME LIGHTHEARTNESS FOR YOU TO ENJOY.

A good chess player
 A man went to visit a friend and was amazed to find him playing chess with his dog. He watched the game in astonishment for a while. "I can hardly believe my eyes!" he exclaimed. "That's the smartest dog I've ever seen."

"Nah, he's not so smart," the friend replied. "I've beaten him three games out of five."

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Three very tough mice
 Three rats are sitting at the bar talking bragging about their bravery and toughness.

The first says, "I'm so tough, once I ate a whole bagful of rat poison!"

The second says, "Well I'm so tough, once I was caught in a rat trap and I bit it apart!"

Then the third rat gets up and says, "Later guys, I'm off home to harass the cat."

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Steven Wright on dogs
 The other day, I was walking my dog around my building...on the ledge. Some people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths.

I had a dog once. I spilled spot remover on him, and now he's gone.

I put contact lenses in my dog's eyes. They had little pictures of cats on them. Then I took one out and he ran around in circles.

I bought a dog the other day... I named him Stay. It's fun to call him... "Come here, Stay! Come here, Stay!" He went insane. Now he just ignores me and keeps typing. He's an East German Shepherd.

==============================================
Worries about mad cow disease
 There were these two cows, chatting over the fence between their fields.

The first cow said, "I tell you, this mad-cow-disease is really pretty scary. They say it is spreading fast; I heard it hit some cows down on the Johnson Farm."

The other cow replies, "I ain't worried, it don't affect us ducks
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lenore
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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2004, 09:57:42 am »

NOVEMBER 11

Today is REMEMBRANCE DAY here in Canada
in the US calls it VETERANS DAY

It is a day set aside to honour those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Usually here in Canada it is WWI WWII and KOREAN WAR that is commemorated for the sacrifice of lives through war.

In the US it is Vietnam, and in the Gulf.

Today, we had to invited guests from the local Legion, at our Program CMHC. These gentleman service in our army during WWII, over in France.
One of the Gentleman was part of the action during D-Day Normandey.
Some of the stories these men were able to share, some are still too painful to share, except through tears of eyes that are still seeing battle field , despite 60 years has past.
They joined us for lunch. One man , was decorated by King George VI himself for bravery.
So at 11 am tomorrow morning , our two minutes of silence in prayerful gratitude for the lives that served, lives that were lost, so we here can have the lives that we live in relative freedom.
Joining you at 11 am.
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« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2004, 09:05:43 pm »

Special thanks to Veterans on the board - Tom Maddox and Al Hartman are two that I think of.  I'm sure there are others.  Thanks for your sacrifice in what you did for our country.

I was draftable age when I was in the Assembly.  Like just about every period I can think of, there was the threat of a draft though for me it never happened.  (I am too young for the Vietnam draft and too old for the selective service that began with those born in and after 1960).

I was afraid, not about joining the military, but because I was led to believe that Christians should not go to war.  When I talked with Tim Geftakys, he said, "The Bible says 'Thou shalt not murder'.  How can you go to war?"

So, as happened alot in the Assembly, I thought I was going to have to be a concientious objector even when my conscience didn't really object.  But, I didn't have any tools to refute Tim's argument.

Well, the draft never came and I didn't have to face that issue, but a light bulb went on when I was driving around one day with Bryson Bonner.   I mentioned to him about Tim's argument and he responded matter-of-factly, "if no one joined the military, we wouldn't have a country."

Duh.  Why didn't I think of that?

Later, when I learned more about Bible interpretation and context, I realized that the "Thou Shalt not murder" was a judicial mandate against pre-meditated murder.  Jesus expanded it to hatred in our hearts against an individual.  But, if this law was forbidding people from engaging in the military, much of the Bible simply would not make any sense.  (God to Joshua:  Go to Jericho and do some relief work.)

I have never been a veteran so I can truly thank those who were for doing what I didn't have to.
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« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2004, 03:26:01 am »



     Tom Maddux and I served in the US Air Force during the early 1960s.  I think we are both grateful that, even though the buildup of US military "advisers" in Viet Nam was in progress during our enlistments, neither of us had to go there.  Also, we were honorably discharged from the service prior to our assembly days, so we didn't have to deal personally with the issue Dave describes in his post.

    A point concerning American history that may interest some:  

     Men fought in the War Between the States, commonly called the American Civil War (1861-1865), who were personally acquainted with veterans of the American Revolution.  

     When Tom and I were kids, living Civil War veterans from both north and south were honored as they rode in annual parades.  I did not personally meet any of them, but I was aware of them, and saw their photos in the newspapers.  

     You know Tom and me, which means that only two intermediate generations link you to the brave citizens who won America's independence.

     Of course, Tom and I are extremely old...

al


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lenore
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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2005, 04:54:39 am »

 :)February 19th

Hi: I couldnt find my post sharing emails.  I looked at all the postings.

Well I wanted to share this email I received today.
It is a test of memory or teachings.

Lenore


History Exam... Everyone over 50 should have a pretty easy time at this
exam. If you are under 50 you can claim a handicap.

This is a History Exam for those who don't mind seeing how much they really
remember about what went on in their life. Get paper and pencil and number
from 1 to 20. Write the letter of each answer and score at the end. Then,
best of all, before you pass this test on, put your score in the subject
line!

1. In the 1940s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located? a.
On the floor shift knob b. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch c.
Next to the horn

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was
it used? a. Capture lightning bugs b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing c.
Large salt shaker

3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters? a. Cows got
cold and wouldn't produce milk b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog
sled c. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and milk would
freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.

4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance? a. Blackjack
b. Gin c. Craps!

5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing stockings when
none were available due to rationing during W.W.II? a. Suntan b. Leg
painting c. Wearing slacks

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't
tell whether it was coming or going? a. Studebaker b. Nash Metro c. Tucker

7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid? a. Strips of dried peanut
butter b. Chocolate licorice bars c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored
sugar water inside

8. How was Butch wax used? a. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up
b. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing c. On the wheels of roller
skates to prevent rust

9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to
your shoes? a. With clamps, tightened by a skate key b. Woven straps that
crossed the foot c. Long pieces of twine

10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision? a.
Consider all the facts b. Ask Mom c. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo

11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940's? a. Smallpox b. AIDS c.
Polio

12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey" a. SUV b. Taxi c
Streetcar

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony? a. Old Blue b. Paint
c. Macaroni

14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill? a. Part of the game of hide and seek b.
What you did when your Mom called you in to do chores c. Hiding under your
desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

15. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody show? a.
Princess Summerfallwinterspring b. Princess Sacajewea c. Princess Moonshadow

16. What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were
handed out in school? a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was
believed to get you high b. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail
theirs out the window c. Wrote another pupil's name on the top, to avoid
their failure

17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
a. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs, which tasted like
bubble gum b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various
household items c. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on
tattoos

18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________? a. Meatballs b. Dames c.
Ammunition

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a
hit? a The Ink Spots b. The Supremes c. The Esquires

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco? a Tony Bennett b. Xavier Cugat c.
George Gershwin

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ANSWERS

1. b) On the floor, to the left of the clutch. Hand controls, popular in
Europe, took till the late '60s to catch on.

2. b) To sprinkle clothes before ironing. Who had a steam iron?

3. c) Cold weather caused the milk to freeze and expand, popping the bottle
top.

4. a) Blackjack Gum.

5. b) Special makeup was applied, followed by drawing a seam down the back
of the leg with eyebrow pencil.

6. a) 1946 Studebaker.

7. c) Wax coke bottles containing super-sweet colored water.

8. a) Wax for your flat top (butch) haircut.

9. a) With clamps, tightened by a skate key, which you wore on a shoestring
around your neck.

10. c) Eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

11. c) Polio. In beginning of August, swimming pools were closed, movies and
other public gathering places were closed to try to  prevent spread of the
disease.

12. b) Taxi. Better be ready by half-past eight!

13. c) Ma caroni.

14. c) Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an
A-bomb drill.

15. a) Princess Summerfallwinterspring. She was another puppet.

16. a) Immediately sniffed the purple ink to get a high.

17. b) Put in a special stamp book, they could be traded for household items
at the Green Stamp store.

18. c) Ammunition, and we'll all be free.

19. a) The widely famous 50's group: The Inkspots.

20. a) Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good today..

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SCORING

17- 20 correct: You are older than dirt, and obviously gifted with mental
abilities. Now if you could only find your glasses. Definitely someone who
should share their wisdom!

12 -16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but your mind is getting keen.

0 -11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of your
experiences.

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al Hartman
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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2005, 06:48:21 am »



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19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a
hit? a The Ink Spots b. The Supremes c. The Esquires

I must have received this quiz via e-mail at least a half-dozen times.  I know all the answers because the questions concern the era in which I grew up.  If you want to pass it on to your friends, please make one correction:

The answer to question #19 is WRONG-- none of those singing groups was responsible for the success of "Cab Driver."  The correct answer is The Mills Brothers.  Don't take my word for it-- look it up.  I know-- I own the recording.

 ;)al
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lenore
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« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2005, 09:53:28 pm »

 :)February 24

 
 


>Subject: To all of the wonderful women that I know.
>
>
>This is just a reminder why God created us..... enjoy...please don't
>shoot me if you start to cry while reading...

>
>Woman:  How true is this??
>
>By the time the Lord made woman, he was into
>his sixth day of working overtime.
>An angel appeared and said, "Why are you spending
>so much time on this one?"
>And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my
>spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable,
>but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all
>replaceable and able to run on diet coke and
>leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at
>one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a
>scraped knee to a broken heart-and she will do
>everything with only two hands."
>
>The angel was astounded at the requirements.
>"Only two hands!? No way! And that's just on the
>standard model? That's too much work for one day. Wait
>until tomorrow to finish."
>
>But I won't," the Lord protested. "I am so
>close to finishing this creation that is so close to
>my own heart. She already heals herself when she is
>sick AND can work 18 hour days."
>
>The angel moved closer and touched the
>woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord."
>
>"She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have
>also made her tough. You have no idea what she can
>endure or accomplish."
>
>"Will she be able to think?", asked the
>angel.
>
>The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able
>to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate."
>
>The angel then noticed something, and
>reaching out, touched the woman's cheek. "Oops, it
>looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you
>that you were trying to put too much into this one."
>
>"That's not a leak," the Lord corrected,
>"that's a tear!"
>
>"What's the tear for?" the angel asked.
>
>The Lord said, "The tear is her way of
>expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her
>disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief
>and her pride."
>
>The angel was impressed. "You are a genius,
>Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly
>amazing."
>
>And she is! Women have strengths that amaze
>men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but
>they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile when
>they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry.
>They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are
>nervous. They fight for what they believe in. They
>stand up to injustice. They don't take "no" for an
>answer when they believe there is a better solution.
>They go without so their family can have. They go to
>the doctor with a frightened friend. They love
>unconditionally. They cry when their children excel
>and cheer when their friends get awards. They are
>happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their
>hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve at the
>loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they
>think there is no strength left.
>
>They know that a hug and a kiss can help to
>heal a broken heart. Women come in all sizes, in all
>colors and shapes. They'll drive, fly, walk, run or
>e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The
>heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning!
>They bring joy and hope. They have compassion and
>ideals. They give moral support to their family and
>friends. Women have vital things to say and
>everything to give.
>
>HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
>
>IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH!
>

 
 
 
 
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lenore
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« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2005, 11:20:53 pm »

 :)March 7th

See if you Send this one Back

A farmer had some puppies he needed to
sell. He painted a  sign advertising
the 4 pups. And set about nailing it
to a post on  the edge of his yard. As
he was driving the last nail into the
post, he felt a tug on his overalls.
He looked down into the eyes of  a
little  boy.  "Mister," he said, "I
want to buy one of your puppies."
> >
> >                               "Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed
the sweat of the back of his neck,
"These puppies come from fine parents
and cost a good deal of money."   The
boy dropped his head for a moment. Then
reaching deep into his pocket, he
pulled out a handful of change and held
 it up to the farmer.  "I've got
thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to
take a look?"
> >
> >                               "Sure," said the farmer. And with that
he let out a whistle.  "Here, Dolly!"
he called. Out from the doghouse and
down the ramp ran Dolly followed by
four little balls of fur.    The little
boy pressed his face against the chain
link fence.   His eyes danced with
delight. As the dogs made their way to
the fence, the little boy noticed
something else stirring inside the
doghouse. Slowly another little ball
appeared, this one noticeably smaller.
Down the ramp it slid. Then in a
somewhat awkward manner, the little pup
began hobbling toward the others, doing
its best to catch up....
> >
> >                               "I want that one," the little boy said,
pointing to the runt.  The  farmer
knelt down at the boy's side and said,
"Son, you don't want  that puppy. He
will never be able to run and  play
with you  like these other dogs would."
With that the little boy stepped back
from the fence, reached down, and began
rolling up one leg of his trousers.  In
doing so he revealed a steel brace
running down both sides of his leg
attaching itself to a specially made
shoe.  Looking back up at the farmer,
he said,  "You see sir, I don't run too
well myself, and he will need someone
who understands." With tears in his
eyes, the
farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. Holding it carefully he
handed it to the little boy.  "How much?" asked the little boy.  "No
charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love."
> >
> >                               The world is full of people who need
someone who  understands.
> >
> >                               It's  National Friendship Week.
> >
> >                               Show your friends how much you care.
> >
> >                               Send this to everyone you consider a
FRIEND.
> >
> >                               If it comes back to you, then you'll

know you have a circle of friends.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

A lovely Story

Subject: A lovely story with a message
>
>
>This was written by a Hospice of Metro Denver physician
>
>I just had one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and wanted to
>share it with my family and dearest friends:
>
>I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic
>on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and die -
>
>I barely managed to coast, fretting, into a gas station, glad only that I
>would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot to
>wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before I could make
>the call, I saw a woman walking out of the "quickie mart" building, and
>it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a gas pump, so I
>got out to see if she was okay. When I got there, it looked more like
>she had been overcome by sobs than that she had fallen; she was ayoung
>woman who looked really haggard with dark circles under her eyes. She
>dropped something as I helped her up, and I picked it up to  give it to
>her.  It was a nickel.
>
>At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman,
>the ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back (1 in
>a car seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95. I asked her if she was
>okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying "I don't want my
>kids to see me crying," so we stood on the other side of the pump from
>her car. She said she was driving to California and that things were
>very hard for her right now.
>
>So I asked, "And you were praying?" That made her back away from me a
>little but I assured her I was not a crazy person and said, "He heard
>you, and He sent me."
>
>I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so
>she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling walked to
>the next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift
>certificates for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to
>the kids in the car  who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the
>pump eating fries and talking a little.  She told me her name, and that
>she lived in Kansas City.
>Her boyfriend left 2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends
>meet.
>She knew she wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan 1, and finally  in
>desperation had finally called her parents, with whom she had not
>spoken in about 5 years. They lived in California and said she could
>come live with them and try to get on her feet there. So she packed  up
>everything she owned in the car. She told the kids they were going  to
>California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live there.
>
>I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her  for
>safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she said, "So, are
>you like an angel or something?"  This definitely made me cry. I said,
>"Sweetie, at this time of year angels are really busy, so sometimes God
>uses regular people." It was so incredible to be a part of someone
>else's miracle. And of
>
>course, you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and
>got me home withno problem. I'll put it in the shop tomorrow to check,
>but I suspect the mechanic won't find anything wrong.
>
>Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the
>flutter of their wings...
>
>Psalms 55:22 "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee
>He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."
>
>Instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to bless,
>especially for the months in 2005, and I picked you. This prayer is
powerful
>and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive.  There is no cost
>but a lot of rewards, let's continue to pray for one
>another. Here is the prayer:
>
>"Father, I ask You to bless my children, grandchildren, friends,
>relatives and email buddies reading this right now. Show them a new
>revelation of your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to
>their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your
peace and mercy.
>Where  there is self doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your
>grace,  In Jesus' precious name. Amen."
>
>I know I picked more than four and you can, too. When Satan is knocking
>at your door, simply say, "Jesus, could You please get that for me?"
>
>Being blessed is GOOD...being HIGHLY FAVORED is best! Don't settle!
>
>
>
>
> >
> >                           
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« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2005, 11:20:13 pm »

April  12th

: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: Life through the winshield ... please take the time to read and
reflect...and share this with others
Importance: High


This was written by a Hospice of Metro Denver physician


I just had one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and wanted to
share it with my family and dearest friends: I was driving home from a
meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the
car started to choke and splutter and die - I barely managed to coast,
cursing, into a gas station, glad only that I would not be blocking traffic
and would have a somewhat warm spot to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't
even turn over.

Before I could make the call, I saw a woman walking out of the "quickie
mart" building, and it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a
gas pump, so I got out to see if she was okay.

When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by sobs than
that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really haggard with
dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I helped her up, and I
picked it up to give it to her. It was a nickel.

At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the
ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back
(1 in a car seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95. I asked her if she was
okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying "I don't want my kids
to see me crying," so we stood on the other side of the pump from her car.

She said she was driving to California and that things were very hard for
her right now. So I asked, "And you were praying?" That made her back away
from me a little but I assured her I was not a crazy person and said, "He
heard you, and He sent me."

I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so she
could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling walked to the
next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift certificates
for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to the kids in the car
who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the pump eating fries and
talking a little.

She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City. Her boyfriend left
2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet. She knew she
wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan 1, and finally in desperation had
finally called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about
5 years. They lived in California and said she could come live with them and
try to get on her feet there.

So she packed up everything she owned in the car. She told the kids they
were going to California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live
there. I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her
for safety on the road.

As I was walking over to my car, she said, "So, are you like an angel or
something?"

This definitely made me cry. I said, "Sweetie, at this time of year angels
are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people."

It was so incredible to be a part of someone else's miracle. And of course,
you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and got me home
with no problem. I'll put it in the shop tomorrow to check, but I suspect
the mechanic won't find anything wrong.

Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter
of their wings...Psalms 55:22 "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall
sustain thee He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."

Instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to bless, especially
for the months in 2005, and I picked you. Please pass this to people you
want to be blessed.

This prayer is powerful and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive.
There is no cost but a lot of rewards, let's continue to pray for one
another.

Here is the prayer: "Father, I ask You to bless my children, grandchildren,
friends, relatives and email buddies reading this right now. Show them a new
revelation of your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to
their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace
and mercy. Where there is self doubt, release a renewed confidence through
Your grace, In Jesus' precious name. Amen."

I know I picked more than four and you can, too. When Satan is knocking at
your door, simply say, "Jesus, could You please get that for me?"

Live life looking through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.

My personal prayer for you:
~May the Almighty bless you and bestow upon you and yours, His bountiful
benevolence; may He always keep you in his safety.~

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« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2005, 01:07:18 am »

MAY 6

I WAS JUST CHECKING SOME OF MY EMAILS;

THE ENCLOSED IS QUITE CUTE AND HUMOUROUS.

On Feb 26, "Shirley Kelly" <shirl.kelly@rogers.com> wrote:
          Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

          When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin,
          the mother returned to her seat and discovered that the child
          was missing.
          Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the
          impressive Steinway on stage.
          In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard,
          innocently picking out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
          At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly
          moved to the piano, and whispered in the boy's ear, "Don't quit."
          "Keep playing."
          Then, leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand
          and began filling in a bass part. Soon his right arm reached
          around to the other side of the child,and he added a running
          obbligato.
          Together, the old master and the young novice transformed what
          could have been a frightening situation into a wonderfully
          creative experience.
          The audience was  so mesmerized that they couldn't recall what
          else the great master played.
          Only the classic, " Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
          Perhaps that's the way it is with God. What we can accomplish on
          our own is hardly noteworthy.
          We try our best, but the results aren't always graceful flowing
          music. However, with the hand of the Master, our life's work can
          truly be beautiful.
          The next time you set out to accomplish great feats,listen
          carefully. You may hear the voice of the Master, whispering in
          your ear, "Don't quit." "Keep playing."
          May you feel His arms around you and know that His hands are
there,
          helping you turn your feeble attempts into true masterpieces.
          Remember, God doesn't seem to call the equipped, rather, He equips
          the "called".
          Life is more accurately measured by the lives you touch than by
          the things you acquire. So touch someone by passing this little
          message along.
          May God bless you and be with you always!




Two bowling teams, one of all Newfies and one of all Nova Scotians
       chartered a double-decker bus for a weekend bowling tournament in
       Moncton.
       The NS team rode on the bottom of the bus, and the Newfie team rode
       on the top level.
       The NS team down below really whooped it up, having a great time,
       when one of them realized she hadn't heard anything from the Newfies
       upstairs. She decided to go up and investigate. When she reached the
       top, she found all the Newfies frozen in fear, staring straight-ahead
       at the road clutching the seats in front of them with white knuckles.
       The Nova Scotian asked, "What the heck's going on up here?   We're
       having a great time downstairs!"
       One of the Newfies looked up at her, swallowed hard and whispered,
       "YEAH, BUT YOU'VE GOT A DRIVER."




The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees
       about an urgent problem with one of the main computers, dialed
       the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's
       whisper.
       "Hello."
       "Is your daddy home? " he asked.
       "Yes," whispered the small voice.
       "May I talk with him?"
       The child whispered, "No."
       Surprised, and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked,
       "Is your Mommy there?"
       "Yes."
       "May I talk with her?"
       Again the small voice whispered, "No."
       Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message,
       the boss asked, "Is anybody else there?"
       "Yes," whispered the child, "a policeman."
       Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home,
       the boss asked, "May I speak with the policeman?"
       "No, he's busy", whispered the child.
       "Busy doing what?"
       "Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman," came the whispered
       answer.
       Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like
       a Helicopter through the earpiece on the phone the boss asked,
       "What is that noise?"
       "A hello-copper" answered the whispering voice.
       "What is going on there?" asked the boss, now truly alarmed.
       In an awed whispering voice the child answered, "The search team
       just landed the hello-copper."
       Alarmed, concerned, and even more then just a little frustrated
       the boss asked, "What are they searching for?"

       Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled
       giggle...

       "ME."




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« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2005, 10:20:28 am »

Lenore -

May God continure to bless and keep you in his arms! 

It's been quite a wihile since I've visited.  Can't even recall why I did tonight.  But He seems to know it was the right time ...

Your last two posts have really struck me - have hit a nerve, so to speak - have helped - much more than can be adequately stated in a humble post.  I know that this reply sounds trivial, but, trust me, it's not - definately not.  Not at where I am at, in so many places, right now. 

Thanks again, Lenore.  Many blessings to you and yours, as well as those who have reached out to me in the past, especially right now in my low place.

Please pray earnestly as I struggle right now.  Thanks

Sincerely,
Robb Middleton
robbmiddleton@yahoo.com

P.S.  Posted is a picture of my three boys; Joel (7 yo), Jordan (3 yo), and Jake (2 yo); taken last summer in my back yard.

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Lenore
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« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2005, 05:15:33 am »

Dear Rob:

Thank y ou so much for the encouraging words.
Then posting these emails, and encouragement, was worth posting.

Have a really Good Lord's Day.

Lenore
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« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2005, 01:15:26 am »

Happy Lord's Day to Everyone:

Hope in your area, that you are celebrating God in song, praise, worship and beauty.
Thankful for having a church home to go to, since many countries are not allow to gather together with in a building.


Something was on my heart this morning to share.

Since I am just learning as every Christian is learning the aspects of their walk with Jesus.

There some points on another thread I wanted to have my say on.

To keep silent and let God Correct:
I agree with this to a certain extend.
Silent doesnt mean no action.

It means prayer, praying with out ceasing, having a really heart to heart talk with God about a topic or someone. We have to remember that when we are praying, are we GIVING ORDERS OR ASKING FOR GUIDANCE.
Then are we willing to let the words be Show so and so the errors of their ways, is this request also directed at ourselves. Are we willing to be shown the errors of our own ways. Be willing to be shown them, accept them, and acknowledge them.
There is a hymn. SEND ME A REVIVAL BUT LET IT BEGIN WITH ME.
Continuing in the prayer, as we also willing to let God do the work, are we telling him how to do it. Are we willing to give God his own time and way to solve the problem, or do we want our own hands in the mix to solve the problem.

My prayer where there needs to correctiveness, let it begin with me.

Now I am still a student in God's classroom, after all

It only takes a moment to transformed by salvation, but it TAKES A LIFETIME TO BECOME A SAINT.


part 2:

With the Bible verses that is given out on these threads including mine.

Dont take what you see on the computer screen in front of you.  Looked them up for yourselves.  Look at the verses before the references, look at the verses after, in fact look at the whole chapter that it is coming from.
Look at a study Bible, or a commentary, see what the author of the commentary has to say about that verse.
If you have hand books, these educators can give you extra insight.
If you a priviledge to have Strong reference dictionary, which gives you the Greek and Hebrew of what the original meaning of the words.

Only way you can rely on the truth of the scriptures, is explore it for yourself, accept what others tell you only after you have verified it yourself.

Only God can give you peace of mind, for the truth He reveals to each and everyone of us.

Bible studies, pastor's sermons etc is great, but nothing replaces getting into the bowels of the scripture on your own. 

Thanks for listening.

Lenore
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