Aloha Friday Messge – January 30, 2009

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Today I would like to do something a little on the lighter side. Some of you have seen some of these recently – perhaps you might have seen all of them. I just wanted to put them all in the same basket just for the fun of it. Then at the end is a special reading I hope you will enjoy and reflect upon.

FLORIDA COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY:

In Florida, an atheist created a case against the Easter & Passover holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians, Jews & observances of their holy days. The argument was it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized day. The case was brought before a judge.

After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, “Case dismissed.”

The plaintiff’s lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, “Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter, & others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur, & Hanukkah. Yet my client & all other atheists have no such holidays.”

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, “But you do. Counsel, your client is woefully ignorant.”

The lawyer said, “Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists.”

The judge said, “The calendar says April 1st, is ‘April Fools Day.’ Psalm 14:1 states, ‘The fool says in his heart, there is no God.’ Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned.”

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

Only in America do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Mr. Greene is a butcher. He is 5’11” tall, has a 38′ waist and 32″ inseam. He wears size 8 ½ D shoes, usually loafers. He always wears a fresh paper hat for each day of work. The only jewelry he wears is a wedding band and a Timex watch. Given this information, what does Mr. Greene weigh?

{Meat! He’s a butcher!}

The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end. The Grace of God is the ocean of His Love. He is the source of the Ocean of Grace. When you acknowledge Him, it is as if you are submersed in a vast ocean being fed by a fountain of purest water. You are standing in that fountain in the center of the center of the Crystal Sea drinking from a crystal cup of the Endless Grace and Love, and this is freely given to every human soul alive today in Heaven and on Earth. “Drink deeply and never thirst.” *

*Quote from Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger In A Strange Land”

We are called human beings, not human doings. So in happy moments, be praising God. In difficult moments, be seeking God. In quiet moments, be worshiping God. In painful moments, be trusting of God. In every moment, be thanking God. Use the Bee-Attitudes every day! http://www.mamarocks.com/bee_attitudes.htm

Sowing Generously 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written: “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever. Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Whatever, whenever, wherever, whoever, however, if ever, forever — at your service, Beloved.

chick

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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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