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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, March 27, 2011

Sunday's Gift


Acts 2:38

A woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services , when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled: 'Stop! Acts 2:38!' (Repent and be Baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ , so that your sins may be forgiven.)

The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar: 'Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.'

'Scripture?' replied the burglar.. 'She said she had an Ax and Two 38s!'
(Thanks Monica)

Enjoy your Sunday.

sandie

"Now I wake me up to live;
I'll give life all I have to give.
If today I face a test,
I'll cope and pray to do my best.

With each breath and stepI take,
be with me, Lord, forheaven's sake."

From Guidepost reader Charlotte Guttormsen who starts her day with this prayer.

22 comments:

Sandra said...

LOL love this one, we had a home invasion in our neighbors house across the street yesterday, they broke in while he was asleep, just before daybreak, 6:40 AM we saw the flashing lights and cops going up and down the street. they were searching for them, so when bob left i locked the doors and laid the 38 on the counter. i will have to remember the acts 2:38 thing

Thisisme. said...

Good post about the robber and the old lady. Hee Hee!! I liked that little prayer at the end. Hope all is well with you at the moment.

That corgi :) said...

I like that "simple" prayer, Sandie, but it says it all, doesn't it?

cute story about the lady and the robber thought :)

have a great Sunday!

betty

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Hubs and I are laughing so hard over the joke. LOVE IT!

Yes I can laugh with split lip and all. Thanks for stopping by. the lip feels much better and I still have this lovely pouty look. LOL!

Hugs, Sue

Michaele said...

I love the last prayer.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie....amen to the cartoon! Love the 'Acts 2:38' and the prayer is awesome. Thanks for sharing this one! love ya, Linda

Cindy Caudle said...

You always have something on your blog that makes me laugh. Loved the story, but I especially loved the simple prayer. Have a good week. Cindy

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

I don't know what I would do if I found someone in my house. Not sure scripture would come to mind!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Buttercup said...

I'm a Guideposts fan, too, and was taken with the prayer. Hugs across the miles. Hope you are having a great Sunday.

Ginny said...

Very funny!! And I LOVE this poem, I will be recording this on our prayer line!!

blueviolet said...

Now that was funny! I thought the scripture meant something to him, but this was much more giggle worthy!

Carol said...

I love the two quotes at the beginning of your blog. Reminds me of "Fall seven times, get up eight" Japenese Proverb.

Love to you! Carol

Patti said...

A new take on Acts 2:38, that's for sure. Thanks for the chuckle.

Lovely prayer to begin one's day.

Oh, you've changed your blog again. Very pretty.

Love,
Patti

Sharon Kirby said...

Love the prayer. It sums it up for me.

Acts 2:38 - I've heard that the Word is a weapon - but really!!

Hope you're having a good and relaxing weekend. How's the knee doing??

xo

Cheri said...

OMG Sandi, I had to read my hubby Act 2:38 and we both laughed. After last week, I needed that, thanks.

Mimi said...

HI CHATTY!!!
OH my gosh, that is SOOOOO funny!!
I Hope I remember that is an intruder is EVER in my house!!!!
How are you doing????
Feeling 100% yet???
Have a Great week
hugs,
jamie

Debbie said...

Funny!

And I really liked the wake up prayer, too.

Gaston Studio said...

Sandie, something's wrong with your Monday post... it comes up "page not found."

LADY JANE said...

Love the prayer...I'm so going to have to add it to my list! Thanks for sharing this Sunday humor!

Melanie said...

The Acts 2:38 story was so funny. I'll have to tell Lee that one!
Katie got her book today. :)
Thank you! hugs♥

Annesphamily said...

This is so sweet. I appreciate all the wonderful sharing of treasures you do with us Sandie! You are a marvelous person! Anne

Sharon said...

I love the simple prayer Sandi. May I borrow it a time or 2?