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Stupid

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me"

I’m having a medical procedure tomorrow which requires me to take the day off from work (because of the sedation). I made the mistake of sharing my nervousness this morning as work began and was immediately mocked and recevied more cutting remarks throughout the day. I work for a ministry organization.

I can tell I was nervous, because I forgot that I never share anything personal at work because of the culture of gossip, mockery and slander. I even recently changed my work hours so I wouldn’t have to go to devotionals (which, in reality, are just gossip, complaining and ridiculing times). So, had I remembered Jesus’ words, "Don’t worry about tomorrow, for today has enough troubles of it’s own," I would have kept my mouth shut and had a happier day. But this was another learning experience which I hope will stick and keep from from feeling stupid in the future.

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Then Sings My Soul!

How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God,

When I in awesome wonder

Consider all

The works Thy Hand hath made,

I see the stars,

I hear the mighty thunder,

Thy pow’r throughout

The universe displayed; 

When through the woods

And forest glades I wander

I hear the birds

Sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down

From lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook

And feel the gentle breeze; 

Then sings my soul,

My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art!

How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul,

My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art!

How great Thou art! 

When Christ shall come,

With shouts of acclamation,

And take me home,

What joy shall fill my heart!

Then I shall bow

In humble adoration

And there proclaim,

"My God, how great Thou art!" 

Then sings my soul,

My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art!

How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul,

My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art!

How great Thou art! 

 

(Lyrics ~ Carl Boberg, 1859 – 1940; English Translation ~ Stuart K. Hine, 1899 – 1989)

 

 

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I can’t find the direct quote by John Adams, but I heard something interesting via a Portable Professor called Patriots. He said that, to John Adams, the watchword of the Revolution was virtue and that it was not just about freedom. I’ve only read one biography of John Adams and have heard two lecture series in which he was mentioned, but that sounds like something John would say. He did say: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” I take that to mean the leaders presumed that the people would conduct themselves on a higher plane than previous civilizations. They certainly didn’t have the insane amount of laws as we do! They presumed personal responsiblity was the order of the day.

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My thanks to the Institute for Creation Research (www.icr.org) for allowing me to share their October 2009 magazine articles with you. Click on the following link and scroll down to see all articles: (Note – link takes you to the issue of the month we are actually in. Past articles can be found in a searchable database):

http://www.icr.org/aaf/

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