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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, April 25, 2010

Sunday's Gift - a pair of hands . . .and a prayer . . .

I want to first thank everyone for their kind responses yesterday - I actually did feel the love and prayers. The visitation went well - everyone loved Sue - if she only knew the nice things every one said about her. Her kids were so sad. My heart goes out to them. Thank you again for all your support.

And I have a couple gifts for you today.

One Pair Of Hands:

Now I received this forward from two pals. I don't know if it is true, but does it matter - and wouldn't it be a great idea to get it started?

"Someone has said that if Christians really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless.

Did you know that during WWII there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every day at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace?

There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America.

If you would like to participate: Every evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central) (7:00 PM Mountain) (6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, and for a return to a Godly nation.

If you know anyone else who would like to participate, please pass this along. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have. Please forward this to your praying friends.

Sounds good to me - shall we meet tonight at 9pm (eastern)?"

"Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet." anonymous (And you all did that for me yesterday!)

Happy Birthday Al Pacino - Wikipedia -

Pacino was born in East Harlem, Manhattan, the son of Italian American parents Rose and Salvatore Alfred Pacino, who divorced when he was two years old. His mother subsequently moved to the South Bronx, to live with her parents, Kate and James Gerardi, who originated from Corleone, Sicily.

His father moved to Covina, California, working as an insurance salesman and owner of a restaurant called Pacino's Lounge, which closed in 1992. Pacino attended a school officially named High School of Performing Arts, a division of the Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and the Arts in New York City, the main school of which was attended by Godfather II costar Robert De Niro.

Pacino flunked nearly all of his classes except English and dropped out of school at the age of 17. His mother disagreed with his decision; they had an argument and he left home. He worked at a string of low-paying jobs, including messenger boy, busboy, janitor, and postal clerk, in order to finance his acting studies.

He acted in basement plays in New York's theatrical underground, and then joined the Herbert Berghof Studio (HB Studio), where he met acting teacher Charlie Laughton, who became his mentor and best friend. During this period, he was frequently unemployed and homeless, and sometimes had to sleep on the street, in theaters or at friends' houses.

This was a man who knew what he wanted and he went for it - and made it - even thought it took a lot of time to get to his goal.

He 'caught' his dream.


Linda said...

Sweet post and I'm so glad the visitation went well. Sending you prayers for comfort today and also to Sue's children!

That corgi :) said...

Sue's passing, indeed, must have been a shock for a lot of people, including her children. Maybe that's why they had such trouble dealing with you seeing her, etc. Sue indeed sounds like a wonderful woman; I bet it was comforting to hear so many other people felt the same way about her

hugs to you Sandie; I hope today will be a quiet soothing one for you


^..^Corgidogmama said...

I think that the 9pm Prayer chain is a terrific idea!

Terry said...

Howdy Sandie
I left a comment for you on yesterdays post .
What a blessing you are to us all here in blogland.
I am so sorry Sue is not here today but I am happy she is in Heaven .
Simply know prayers are being lifted up for you all .
Sundays post was fantastic .
The power of prayer is beyond words.
Thank you for the post .
Love and hugs from Texas
Happy Trails

Angela said...

I'm glad that everything went well at your friend's visitation last night.

The 9 o'clock prayer sounds like a great idea. I'll try to remember to do it!


Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Hugs to you again today, Sandie. I'm a few minutes late on my prayer, but better late than never. And, may God bless you this day.

Annesphamily said...

I have been praying for everyone! Please take care of you! Hugs Anne

Susan said...

That was a lovely post, Sandie. Glad Sue's service went well. She will be rooting for everyone from the other side. My heart goes out to you and to her children, as well. When our Moms leave this planet earth, things are just never again the same. There is a missing link in our chain of happiness. The only way to replace it is through living our lives well, in memory of those we lost. Sincerely, Susan