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Two Traveling Angels


I received this e-mail from my grandma a while ago and after reading it again I wanted to share it with all of you.

This work is not mine and was simply sent to me.

 

Two Traveling Angels

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a
wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the
mansion’s guest room.

Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole
in the wall and repaired it.

When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,
“Things aren’t always what they seem.”

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but
very hospitable farmer and his wife.

After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels
sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and
his wife in tears.

Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in
the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how he could have let this happen.

The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.

The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and
you let the cow die.

“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied.

“When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was
gold stored in that hole in the wall.

“Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his
good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.

“Then, last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death
came for his wife I gave him the cow instead.

“Things aren’t always what they seem.”

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things  don’t turn out
the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that
every outcome is always to your advantage. You just might not know it
until some time later…

Some people
come into our lives
and quickly go.

Some people
become friends
and stay awhile…

leaving beautiful
footprints on our
hearts…

and we are never
quite the same
because we have
made a good friend!!

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That’s why it’s called the present!

I think this is special…live and savor every
moment… This is not a dress rehearsal!

 

Right Now –

-somebody is thinking of you.
-somebody is caring about you.
-somebody misses you
-somebody wants to talk to you.
-somebody wants to be with you.
-somebody hopes you aren’t in trouble.
-somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
-somebody wants to hold your hand.
-somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
-somebody wants you to be happy.
-somebody wants you to find him/her.
-somebody is celebrating your successes.
-somebody wants to give you a gift.
-somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
-somebody loves you.
-somebody admires your strength.
-somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
-somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.

SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU TO SHARE THIS TO THEM

Never take away anyone’s hope.  That might be all they have.     AMEN

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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in Random, Walking with God

 

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God and Boy Scouts


Due to extenuating circumstances, I was required to take a leave of absence from the Boy Scout program about 7 months ago. At the time I was upset about the whole thing but as time passed, I learned that this was part of God‘s plan for me.

After accepting this truth, I found that it was much easier for me to accept my circumstances. A couple of months ago I found myself becoming bitter toward the scoutmaster of my former troop and the person who I believe is responsible for some of the negative opinions that were made against me. Knowing that I didn’t want to become hateful toward the scoutmaster or the other person, I began praying that God would teach me how to forgive them.

One of these nights I was listening to some worship music and heard God speaking to me. He took me through a short train of thought where I came to realize that His justice is perfect. I knew that night that God was working in my favor and would do what He needed to do.

The next blog post I plan on publishing is a list of observations that I’ve made about my former boy scout troop and the downward spiral it has taken over the last few months. One of the next blog posts I plan on publishing is a list of observations that I’ve made about my former  boy scout troop and the downward spiral it has taken over the last few months. With any luck, other scouters will see the post and make any changes to their own scout troops if they see similar patterns emerging.

Regardless of the fact that I stepped down from active leadership, God still has plans for my former scout troop just as He had plans when I was actively involved. He placed my brother in charge of the troop as the senior patrol leader; one more step toward stalling the inevitable. Unfortunately, there have been some new developments that cause me to believe that the troop has finally tapered out of its slow decent and is now in a nosedive.

Through it all, God remains faithful to those who trust in Him.

What are some ways that God has been faithful to you? Leave your story in the comments.

 

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