Just Checking In

March 25, 2009 at 7:43 pm (Christianity, Email) (, , , , )

I just got this email. It is a nice friendship poem that you might want to share.

JUST CHECKING IN

Minister passing through his church,
in the middle of the day.
Decided to pause by the altar
and see who had come to pray.

Just then the back door opened,
a man came down the aisle.
The minister frowned as he saw,
the man hadn’t shaved in a while..

His shirt was kind a shabby
and his coat was worn and frayed.
The man knelt, he bowed his head,
then rose and walked away.

In the days that followed,
each noon time came this chap.
Each time he knelt just for a moment,
a lunch pail in his lap

Well, the minister’s suspicions grew,
with robbery a main fear.
He decided to stop the man and ask him,
‘What are you doing here?’

The old man said, he worked down the road,
lunch was half an hour.
Lunchtime was his prayer time,
for finding strength and power.

‘I stay only moments, see,
cause the factory’s so far away.
As I kneel here talking to the Lord,
this is kinda what I say.’

‘I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN.
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
DON’T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS THIS IS JIM,
CHECKING IN TODAY.’

The minister, feeling foolish,
told Jim, that was fine.
He told the man that he was welcome
to come and pray just anytime.

‘Time to go’, Jim smiled, said ‘Thanks.’
He hurried to the door.
The minister knelt at the altar,
he’d never done it before.

His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
and met with Jesus there.
And as the tears flowed, in his heart,
he repeated old Jim’s prayer:

”I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN. I DON’T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.

SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TODAY.’

Past noon one day, the minister noticed that old Jim hadn’t come.
As more days passed without Jim,
he began to worry some.

At the factory, he asked about him, learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried,
But he’d given them a thrill..

The week that Jim was with them,
Brought changes in the ward.
His smiles, a joy contagious..
Changed people, were his reward.

The head nurse couldn’t understand
why Jim was so glad,
when no flowers, calls or cards came,
Not a visitor he had.

The minister stayed by his bed,
He voiced the nurse’s concern.
No friends came to show they cared.
He had nowhere to turn.

Looking surprised, old Jim spoke up
and with a winsome smile said,
‘the nurse is wrong, she couldn’t know,
that he’s in here all the while.’

‘Everyday at noon He’s here,
a dear friend of mine you see.
He sits right down, takes my hand,
leans over and says to me:’

‘I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, JIM,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP,
AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN.

ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY,
I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY
AND SO JIM, THIS IS JESUS,
CHECKING IN TODAY.’

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

May God hold you in the palm of His hand
and Angels watch over you.

I pray you are moved
to pass this page on to
your friends & loved ones.

Jesus said:
‘ If you are ashamed of me,’ I will be ashamed
of you before my Father.’

If you are not ashamed, pass this on.
But only if you mean it.

So this is me ……… Just Checking In

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Can You Figure This Out

January 25, 2009 at 5:53 pm (Email) (, , )

Here is an email you can send to your smart friends.
Well send it to anyone.

TO ALL MY INTELLIGENT FRIENDS:

I am sending this only to my smart friends. I could not figure it out and had to look at the answer. See if you can figure out what these words have in common.

1. Banana
2. Dresser
3. Grammar
4. Potato
5. Revive
6. Uneven
7. Assess

Are you peeking or have you already given up? Give it another try….
Look at each word carefully. You’ll kick yourself when you discover the answer. This is so cool…..

Answer: No, it is not that they all have at least 2 double letters….

Answer: In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word. Did you figure it out? No? Then send to more people and stump them as well. Then, you’ll feel better too.

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The Irish Blessing Email

April 25, 2008 at 7:12 pm (Email) (, , , )

Have you seen this one yet?  The Irish Blessing Email that keeps going around.  Everything about it is great except for the end part where they say send this on or this will happen.  That part I don’t care for but the rest of it is pretty cool and whether or not it is true it makes a good story.

Here is the quote:

  Irish Luck – Remember to send it back!,
I want this back. It DOES work.

His name was Fleming , and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

 
There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

 

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scottsman’s sparse surroundings An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

 

‘I want to repay you,’ said the nobleman. ‘You saved my son’s life.’
 
‘No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,’ the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel.
 
‘Is that your son?’ the nobleman asked.
 

 
‘Yes,’ the farmer replied proudly.
 

 

‘I’ll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.’ And that he did.
 

 

Farmer Fleming’s son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
 

 

Years afterward, the same nobleman’s son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.
 
What saved his life this time? Penicillin.
 

 

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill . His son’s name?
 

 

Sir Winston Churchill .
 

 
Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
 
Work like you don’t need the money.
 
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
 
Dance like nobody’s watching.
 
Sing like nobody’s listening.
 
Live like its Heaven on Earth.
 
It’s National Friendship Week. Send this to
 
Everyone you consider A FRIEND.

 
Pass this on, and brighten someone’s day.
AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH: You had better send
 
this back!! Good Luck!
 
I hope it works…
 

 
May there always be work for your hands to do;
 

 

May your purse always hold a coin or two;
 

 

May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
 

 
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
 

 

May the hand of a friend always be near you;
 
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
 

 

OK, this is what you have to do… Send this to all of your friends.
 

 

But – you HAVE to send this within 1 hour from when you open it!
 

 

Now……Make A wish!! I hope you made your wish!
 
Now then, if you send to:
 
1 person — your wish will be granted in 1 year
3 people — 6 months
 
5 people — 3 months
 

6 people — 1 month
 
7 people — 2 weeks
 
8 people — 1 week
 
9 people — 5 days
 
10 people — 3 days
 
12 people — 2 days
 
15 people — 1 day
 
20 people — 3 hours
 

 

If you delete this after you read it, you will have 1 year of bad luck!
 

 

But, if you send it to 2 of your friends, you will automatically have 3 years good luck!!!

Well I believe we make most of our luck, but sometimes we need help to make a smile.  I hope this helps.

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