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    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
    I’m whispering, “I get lost sometimes
    That’s why I chose this way”

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I don’t speak with human pride
    I’m confessing that I stumble -
    needing God to be my guide

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I’m not trying to be strong
    I’m professing that I’m weak
    and pray for strength to carry on

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I’m not bragging of success
    I’m admitting that I’ve failed
    and cannot ever pay the debt

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I don’t think I know it all
    I submit to my confusion
    asking humbly to be taught

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I’m not claiming to be perfect
    My flaws are far too visible
    but God believes I’m worth it

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I still feel the sting of pain
    I have my share of heartache
    which is why I seek God’s name

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I do not wish to judge
    I have no authority
    I only know I’m loved
    Copyright 1988 Carol Wimmer
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    That is a very refreshing perspective!
    Be Happy Now.

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    This is beautiful, the humility of Christianity!

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    This is Shrek the sheep. He became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years.

    Of course, during this time his fleece grew without anyone there to shorn (shave) it.

    When he was finally found and shaved, his fleece weighed an amazing sixty pounds. Most sheep have a fleece weighing just under ten pounds, with the exception usually reaching fifteen pounds, maximum.

    For six years, Shrek carried six times the regular weight of his fleece. Simply because he was away from his shepherd. This reminds me of John 10 when Jesus compares Himself to a shepherd, and His followers are His sheep.

    Maybe it’s a stretch, but I think Shrek is much like a person who knows Jesus Christ but has wandered. If we avoid Christ’s constant refining of our character, we’re going to accumulate extra weight in this world—a weight we don’t have to bear. When Shrek was found, a professional sheep shearer took care of Shrek’s fleece in twenty-eight minutes. Shrek’s sixty pound fleece was finally removed.

    All it took was coming home to his shepherd. I believe Christ can lift the burdens we carry, if only we stop hiding. He can shave off our ‘fleece’—that is, our self-imposed burdens brought about by wandering from our Good Shepherd.

    “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
    Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
    and you will find rest for your souls.
    For My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

    Matthew 11:28-30
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    A FLORIDA COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY

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

    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 lawyer immediately stood and objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays..."

    The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counselor, 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 Fool's 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..."
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    Five Finger Prayer

    Your thumb is nearest to you
    so pray for those who are closest to you

    Your Pointing Finger is next
    Pray for those who teach, instruct, heal, and protect

    Tallest Finger - Pray for our Leaders
    They need God's Guidance

    Ring Finger - is our weakest so use it to remind you
    to pray for those who are weak, troubled, ill, or in pain

    Pinky Finger is the smallest - remember to pray for yourself
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    Catholic Codes

    This information is for Catholics only.

    It must not be divulged to non-Catholics.

    The less they know about our rituals and code words, the better off they are.


    AMEN: The only part of a prayer that everyone knows.

    BULLETIN: Your receipt for attending Mass.

    CHOIR: A group of people whose singing allows the rest of the Parish to lip-sync.

    HOLY WATER: A liquid whose chemical formula is H2OLY.

    HYMN: A song of praise usually sung in a key three octaves higher than that of the congregation's range.

    RECESSIONAL HYMN: The last song at Mass often sung a little more quietly, since most of the people have already left.

    INCENSE: Holy Smoke!

    JESUITS: An order of priests known for their ability to find colleges with good basketball teams.

    JONAH: The original 'Jaws' story.

    JUSTICE: When kids have kids of their own.

    KYRIE ELEISON: The only Greek words that most Catholics can recognize besides gyros and baklava
    (for you non-Catholics it means Lord have mercy).

    MAGI: The most famous trio to attend a baby shower.

    MANGER: Where Mary gave birth to Jesus because Joseph wasn't covered by an HMO (the Bible's way of showing us that holiday travel has always been rough).

    PEW: A medieval torture device still found in Catholic churches.

    PROCESSION: The ceremonial formation at the beginning of Mass consisting of altar servers, the celebrant, and late parishioners looking for seats.

    RECESSIONAL: The ceremonial procession at the conclusion of Mass led by parishioners trying to beat the crowd to the parking lot.

    RELICS: People who have been going to Mass for so long, they actually know when to sit, kneel, and stand.

    TEN COMMANDMENTS: The most important Top Ten list not given by David Letterman.

    USHERS: The only people in the parish who don't know the seating capacity of a pew.


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    Little known facts about the Catholic Church in Las Vegas: There are more churches in Las Vegas than casinos. During Sunday services at the offertory, some worshippers contribute casino chips as opposed to cash. Some are sharing their winnings - some are hoping to win. Since they get chips from so many different casinos, and they are worth money, the Catholic churches are required to send all the chips into the diocese for sorting. Once sorted into the respective casino chips, one junior priest takes the chips and makes the rounds to the casinos turning chips into cash. And he, of course, is known as The Chip Monk.
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    Don't just read it...get on your knees, stand up, walk around, or whatever works for you and DO IT! Your husband NEEDS you!



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    Love that OP!

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