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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sunday's Gift to you . . .

Don't Smoke!




God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them. - Max Lucado

You'll never look at a FOODCOURT or this song the same every again! I had quite a few friends send me this so thank you - it is GREAT!



Two Little Boys. (Thanks Jerry)

Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, were excessively mischievous. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew all about it.

If any mischief occurred in their town, the two boys were probably involved.

The boys' mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys.

The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually. So the mother sent the 8 year old first, in the morning, with the older boy to see the preacher in the afternoon.

The preacher, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, 'Do you know where God is, son?'

The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open.

So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone, 'Where is God?'

Again, the boy made no attempt to answer. The preacher raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed, 'Where is God?'

The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him.

When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, 'What happened?'

The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, 'We are in BIG trouble this time,'

'GOD is missing, and they think we did it!'

(Now when we get older - we know better - God is never missing - we just think so some times.)

Love,
sandie

21 comments:

varunner said...

Cigars ARE bad ;-)

Pat MacKenzie said...

I loved watching the food court video again. I think at this time of year God is found more than lost. Happy Sunday.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the food court video! It gives me chills...can you imagine being there when this happened! Happy Sunday!

Deb said...

I would love to witness this...reminds me of a current episode of that Family show on ABC...

Mevely317 said...

Love it! ... Can you just imagine the fun those "mobsters" have, plotting and planning. :)

MOLLYE said...

Oh the food court video brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing. I must be the one and only person who had never seen it. Love ya, Mollye

Jojo said...

I kept hearing about the food court video but hadn't seen it. So very nice.

Good to be a Queen said...

This is awesome!!!!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love that story, I laugh everytime I read it..it never gets old, these little boys sound like the son's of a dear friend of mine...the lil one who is 7 told his Mom that when he became a Human he wanted an IPod for Christmas...lol...My post is one the same line today, we were thinking a like...
Molly

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...The snowman joke was a real hoot. Fun-nee! Have a great day. Susan

Ginny said...

The joke is funny! I love the food court singing, I have seen a similar video set in Macys

Whosyergurl said...

My papaw smoked cigars fro many years. Then, had one in his mouth, unlit for quite some time when he was quitting. I remember the yellow boxes and the way they smelled. When I was a girl we stored everything in those cigar boxes.
cute cartoon. xo, Cheryl

Home In The Hollow said...

Sandie, love the food court gig! And, I know is never missing!...:)JP

Just Be Real said...

I know that food court video is surely making its round on the internet. Amazing. I love the cartoon picture as well. True, God does not promise to remove our struggles. He is right there among them. Blessings to you Sandie!

That corgi :) said...

that was a neat video, Sandie; I saw it on another blog, but it is so cool! Can you imagine the work getting involved with it to have it go so smoothly like that?

cute joke :)

hope it was a nice Sunday!

betty

Katie said...

"I told you cigars are bad for you!" Too funny! :D

The foodcourt video was funny, in a way, seeing the looks on those peoples' faces. :)

The two little boys joke was too funny! :)

Katie ♥♥♥

Sharon Kirby said...

I saw that video on another blog - I sat in tears. First, because I absolutely LOVE that song. It makes me cry - every time. And second, what a thrill to hear a song honoring our Savior, Jesus, in a public area!! He is indeed King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

I find it to be true that when it seems like God is missing, it's ME that's MIA...

Rumor has it that snowmen aren't fans of space heaters either.

Happy Sunday!

Buttercup said...

Thanks so much. I hadn't seen this video before and it is great. I think, though, that I would have fainted if it been where I was eating lunch.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

poor frosty the snowman,,, well maybe that was not frosty!

i cannot see videos,, cause I only have dial up!
love
tweedles

Donna B said...

A friend sent me the same video. I got misty eyed watching everyone enjoying such music so appropriate for this season. Their voices were so beautiful.

I loved the quote: "God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them." - Max Lucado

ocmist said...

So cute! Wish people could understand that cigars do that to your lungs too! That Hallelujah video was totally awesome! Took me FOREVER (half a day) to upload it, but worth it! I'm reading a Max Lucado book called "God Came Near," now. It is so good! I love his work!