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December 25, 2011

♥ Maurice G. Whale ♥ 10-25-1930 - 12-25-2011 ♥


On this Most Blessed Christmas Day,
May the Good Lord be with the
Whale Family
during this time of grief...
This prayer that I ask all of you to pray is for:
Greg's Uncle George who died this morning,
surrounded by his close family,
sharing their love, their faith, their honor & respect...
Children:
Matthew & Janeen Whale;
Carole & Galen Marcille;
Diane & Peter Hackett;
Jack & Jennifer Whale;
Robert Whale;
All the Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren;
Brothers; Sister-in-laws;
Nieces; Nephews;
& All his Friends he made along the way... 
You are all in our thoughts & prayers...

God, Your word says, 'You are a very present help in times of trouble...'
The Whale Family needs Your help right now,
for this is a time of trouble for them.
Please let Your Presence become very real to them.
I ask that you would lift the heaviness of their heart,
and that You would bear their burden of sorrow
and begin to exchange it for peace and hope.
Father, shower them with unexpected tokens of Your love,
so they would know how much You really do care.
♥ God, we do not understand suffering,
but we are grateful that You have promised
 to be with us in the midst of it.
Let Your words be a comfort to my friends in this time of tears.
'Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me.' In Jesus mighty name.
Amen

"The LORD is close to the broken-hearted
and
saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalm 34:18

Maurice George Whale, Oct. 25, 1930 - Dec. 25, 2011

The world was truly Blessed with Uncle George's:




 81 Years  2 months

OR
29,646 Days
OR Approximately
2,561,414,400 Seconds
here on this Earth...

December 21, 2011

Christmas without...

A FaceBook friend of mine, wrote this...



it is my fifth Christmas without you my son
though there are moments when it is again the first…

the hours of then and now
intertwined

I am in today
finding joy within your brother’s life
and mine is truly lifted

the hour liquefies…
and I am submerged within my sorrow

back where time stands eternally still
and holds the key to half of my essence

it holds me captive for a bit
though it is not something that I fear
for you
are the reason behind its power
and I am your mom

it is my honor
it is my RITE

to long for you
to miss you
all that you are
who you would have continued to be

and to cry
for you…

those who see weakness
simply do not understand

and for this
I am grateful

for those who travel my same journey
they see and also share with me
infinite strength…

you feel within me
the abundance of my strength

my love for you…

time’s powerful grip
will dissolve soon enough
and I will again
live in today

Because I am your mom
I am your brother’s mom

and my love for you both
is stronger
and will live on

longer than time itself…
 

~December 21, 2011~Tammy Brown in loving memory of Larry Brown

December 14, 2011

The Worst Loss of All...

imagine

I want you to try to imagine the worst thing in the world that your beloved child died... Let me explain to you the reality…try to imagine, if you can, never seeing your child again, never hearing him / her laugh, never hearing the sound of their voice, never smelling the scent you have come to recognize as your child.. Never hearing them say “I love you”…nothing - just silence, emptiness. Now imagine never seeing your child’s smile, never seeing him / her upset or happy, never watching him / her sleep…missing them so much that you are twisted up inside and the pain stays with you 24/7, you smell their pillow, their clothes, you look at  his / her pictures and can only cry - what happened, why!? You have never felt longing like this in your life! Longing to hear his / her voice, to see his / her face again, and to know deep in your soul you cannot fix it. Now imagine every single thing that used to give you joy and pleasure turns into hurt and despair overnight. Not a gradual thing, but going from pleasure to hurt, from happiness to sadness, from peace to no peace, changing overnight. Everything you loved now hurts like hell…

For example: music, I used to love music, it gave me pleasure, I didn’t realize how much music was a part of my life and how it is everywhere, now I cannot listen to it, it sears me like a red hot knife with the pain of losing my child, it cuts me wide open.. like the old song, the day the music died, that’s me, and believe it or not, almost every song reminds me of the void in my life without my child, I am not unique in that pain - if you lost a child you would know. That is just one little example of how your life is affected by the loss of your child. Just ONE example! You feel the loss with every thought, every emotion, and the loss bleeds into every aspect of your life. even with your other children, you still love your other children just as much as always, but as hard as it is, even they hurt you now, because when you see them you feel the LOSS, the loss of the child that died not being with their siblings. It doesn't’ fit, there is a piece missing, your whole life doesn’t fit anymore. Everything that felt right, now feels wrong. And of course there is always the missing, the horrible gut wrenching, out of your control missing…

As good parents we were always able to fix things or make things better for our children... this we cannot fix, cannot make it better. So on top of everything else you are feeling, you also feel helpless...out of control and hopeless…and this is universal, every parent that truly loves their child will feel this. Are you starting to imagine now how it feels? and you are doing this exercise for 10 minutes, imagine, really imagine, feeling this way 24/7 – Day after day, month after month, and no matter what you are doing or who you are talking to, a tape of your child plays over and over in your mind, your baby, a laughing happy little boy / girl, a cute young teen, a wonderful young man or women and it always plays in your head and you do not want to forget even a single second of your beautiful child’s life… but that is a fear you have, that as time passes you will start to forget… so now, please add FEAR to the list of emotions. This is what it really feels like. a part of you has died, don’t just read the words, FEEL them - died, gone forever… a real, beautiful, living part of you has died… and you are still living, left behind to try to pick up the pieces of your shattered life and not having a clue where to even begin. No wonder a high percentage of marriages break up, parents have breakdowns, turn to alcohol, drugs or a destructive way of life. NO WONDER!!!!!

A part of you does not exist anymore and it is scary as hell... that is why they say the loss of a child is like no other loss... you cannot compare it to another loss, with other losses you grieve and you are of course sad, but when your child dies, a part of you ceases to exist, gone just like that, gone with no warning, just gone.

And the life that you knew, the things you always felt, the things in your life that made sense, that you held on to, that makes up who you are - are Gone!!! That is why when parents who have lost children hear “I want the old you back”, “it’s been a year (a month, 6 months-whatever), and don’t you feel better yet?” “You are doing this to yourself, you’re making it harder on yourself”, “grief can become a selfish thing you know”, we can only shake our heads and feel sadness and hopelessness, because there is no way our lives will ever be like it was when our child was alive.

No wonder bereaved parents isolate themselves; we are just trying to hold on. So were you able to imagine for 10 minutes what it must feel like? Even 2 minutes is too long to imagine the unimaginable, to feel the pain, I would not wish it any anyone, but did you get a sense of how Life changing it is?

Imagine you feel this 24/7, not even getting a moments relief from it! Now go on and put on your favorite CD to listen to, enjoy the music... go home and hug your child, listen to them laugh, watch him / her smile, smell the scent that you know is them and please do not tell me how I should feel or that I am holding onto this, or that my friends/family must be tired of watching me go through this, because if you haven’t lost a beloved child of yours, you haven’t got a clue.


Now when you hear these words “the presence of his/her absence is everywhere,” will you finally understand?
Written by a grieving parent – I am not sure of the author, but saw it, and reposted in the hopes that people who love and support grieving parents might begin to understand what our day to day lives are, and the struggles that go into just surviving. I hope anyone who reads this, who has not experience this type of horrific loss will take a few moments and try to imagine – just try – and I bet you are unable to conceive of what we live with because we are not imagining – we are living with a horror - too painful to even imagine. Peace, Chrissy

December 5, 2011

Who do you think you are?

When you were born, you entered this world with partial amnesia –
these reminders will make your life happier, easier, and more fulfilling.

 1. You are an eternal soul (a Being of Light), who lives primarily in the spirit world. You chose your current lifetime in physical reality aboard Spaceship Earth – as a student enrolled in “The Human Experience” – to achieve spiritual growth in a universe of duality.

 2. You carefully selected your gender, race, color, nationality, culture, religion, talent, education, occupation, economic and social status, health, and other personal characteristics. All your choices will provide lessons you will learn – and lessons you will teach others.

 3. You picked out your physical body – the “Earth suit” you’re wearing – to function in this space-time dimension. One day it will stop working (it will die), and you will continue to exist.

 4. You mutually chose your primary relationships: parents and grandparents; siblings, marital partners, biological and adopted children, and pets (if any); friends and enemies; and many more. Be aware that every person and every experience is your teacher.

 5. You came here to learn how to love (accept) every person unconditionally. To master this ultimate lesson, treat everyone with loving kindness, including yourself.

 6. To assure abundance: be humble – serve others lovingly – express gratitude often – be understanding, compassionate, and forgiving – acquire serenity, courage, and wisdom – nurture others and yourself – laugh freely – always do your best – and celebrate life joyfully.

 7. Learn to tune into, trust, and act upon your intuition. It offers clarity, insight, and practical guidance for all situations, and it will empower you to make your best decisions.

 8. If you can’t recall your purpose (form of service, passion) in life, pray and it will be revealed. Of course you have free will and can choose any lifestyle you’re able to create.

 9. To increase your awareness, meditate daily and listen to the “still small voice within.” This will broaden your spirituality and deepen your relationship with the Source.

 10. You will receive everything you need for your spiritual growth – but not necessarily what you want. Your soul plan and consciousness determine the experiences, people, and things you will attract. Do not judge others – you don’t know what they came here to learn.

 11. Like the leaves on a huge tree, all people are connected to each other and are part of the Source. Do everything you can to relieve suffering. Inspire healing, harmony, and unity.

 12. When your physical body dies (when you graduate), you will bring with you all the love and kindness you have shared, your memories, and the lessons you have learned.

 13. After your transition, you will have a life review. You will relive every thought, feeling, word, and action of your entire lifetime – and experience how they affected everyone else.

 14. Remember: You are a Being of Light (an immortal spirit). You enrolled in “The Human Experience” to learn kindness, compassion, love, forgiveness, gratitude, peace, wisdom, etc. Eventually your physical body will die, and you will return to heaven. There you will have joyous reunions with all your deceased loved ones, who will be looking forward to your arrival.

 15. Love one another. Serve one another. Honor the Source. Life and love are eternal.

 © 2010 by Bill Guggenheim, coauthor of Hello From Heaven!?

December 2, 2011

Shoes

An eye witness account from New York City, on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.

A lady approached the young boy and said, "My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!" -
"I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes." was the boy's reply. The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her. She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.

By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes. She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, "No doubt, you will be more comfortable now."

As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up in to her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her:

"Are you God's wife?"

November 10, 2011

It's That Time Of Year


It's that time of year
The holidays are drawing near
Memories flood your brain
Even though things have changed
You are not the same
And nothing is clear
You take one day at a time
The only way you can ease your mind
You wish it will go by fast
Not wanting to make it last
And nothing is fine
The night now settles in
Your heart aches deep within
Memories come and go
But you just don't know
When or where to begin
The night is fading fast
You fell asleep at last
Now the sun shines bright
Still nothing seems to be right
You still relive the past
Someday you will know
When you are ready to grow
It is not easy my friend
The pain won't ever end
Why does time go by so slow?
These are the days my friend
They just repeat again
So as I try to grow
I know you just don't know
When I will ever mend
Now do not judge me too
After what I have been through
My pain, my sorrow and my grief
With no signs of any relief
I pray it never happens to you

Author : Robert Walters Sr.

October 23, 2011

Welcome To Our Family

(Photo from 2006)
Desi,
I wanted to tell you on this day;
How much you mean to me;
And welcome you with open arms
into our family...

It was so easy for me to see ;
Right from the very start
The special way you loved my son;
The kindness in your heart...

Thank you for the happiness;
you have brought into his life;
I know that he is very proud;
to have you as his wife...

And on the day that you shall wed;
How happy I will be;
For my son will gain a loving wife;
And a daughter will be given to me...

October 20, 2011

If Only...

 

If I could I would take hold of the sun
I would ask it to shine on you both
If I could, then consider it done
Of this you have my oath

If I could I would speak to the stars
I would ask them to decorate the sky
I would talk to the moon and kindly ask
It to join their romantic plight

If I could I would ask of the snow
To be pure and crisp and white
And the footprints that show
To be yours alone, fresh, clean and bright

If I could I would ask for the rain
To gently fall and settle
To drizzle down the window pane
And rest upon the petals

If I could I would ask the rainbow
To find its end with you
To make you happy and to show
The pot of gold is you

by: Gillian Jones

October 19, 2011

Memories


Memories are precious treasures
God has willed to you and me
To endure old age and suffering
With the joys (that used to be);
They are never worn or faded
By the trials and tears of time
For they're threads of woven pleasures
In the heart of yours and mine;
And for memories of heartache,
Very tearful and unkind -
He endears us with the mercy
And the Grace, in common prayer,
That forgives us for transgressions
And denies us their despair.

~Michael Dubina

October 18, 2011

Butterfly


"Just when the caterpillar
thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly"~Proverb

October 17, 2011

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October 16, 2011

Son's Last Letter To His Mom..

This will bring tears to your eyes...

I went to a par
ty Mom,
I remembered what you said.
U told me not to drink, Mom,
So I drank soda instead.

I really felt proud inside, Mom,
The way you said I would.
I didn't drink and drive, Mom,
Even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom,
I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
As everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I'd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
So responsible and sweet.

I started to drive away, Mom,
But as I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn't see me, Mom,
And hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,
"The other guy is drunk," Mom,
And now I'm the one who will pay.

I'm lying here dying, Mom....
I wish you'd get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?
My life just burst like a balloon.

There is blood all around me, Mom,
And most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
I'll die in a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, Mom.
The others didn't think.

He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drank
And I will die.
Why do people drink, Mom?
It can ruin your whole life.
I'm feeling sharp pains now.
Pains just like a knife.

The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
And I don't think it's fair.
I'm lying here dying
And all he can do is stare.

Tell my brothers not to cry, Mom.
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,
Put "GOOD BOY " on my grave.

Someone should have told him, Mom,
Not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom,
I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom.
I'm becoming very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom.
When I needed you, you were always there.

I have one last question, Mom.
Before I say good bye.
I didn't drink and drive,
So why am I the one to die?

This is the end, Mom,
I wish I could look you in the eye.
To say these final words, Mom,
I love you, and goodbye.

 After Reading this letter few have quit drinking and many have quit  the habit of "DRINKING & DRIVING". Did You read he said "Someone should have told him, Mom". 

Author Unknown

 

October 15, 2011

Safe Journey


The path I tread seems endless
And is laden with despair
But my Savior who walks with me,
Makes it easier to bear.

He lets me feel His presence
Every hour of the day
And if problems overwhelm me
He will hold them all at bay.

Jesus showers light around me
Upon every path I've trod...
He has quieted my tremors
...Led me to the hand of God.

~Marian Ford Park

October 14, 2011

Yummy Acorns



These Look SOOO Yummy...
A West Coast Cousin made these
with her two little ones...
Hershey Chocolate Kisses,
mini Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cookies
(or Mini Nilla wafers),
Butterscotch Chips
(or Peanut Butter Chips),
& Peanut Butter
(or Melted Chocolate)
to hold them together...
Beka & her girls did an
AWESOME Job!!! WOW!!
Can you say:
"Yummy Acorns"

October 13, 2011

Grief Addicting?

I heard some horrible news today... Another Grieving Mother died... She had copied & pasted this into a private FaceBook group, just days before dying in her sleep... So Sad... (As I have heard, she went out with her sisters earlier in the day and was not feeling well. She then took some Pepto Bismol and was throwing up and then died in her sleep.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ●•٠Rest In Peace Debra٠•●Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
"What if I told you grief is addictive, even though it is something we did not ask for, or wanted in our life. What if I questioned your need to shed your identity of loss from your life? Would you question this email? Would you stop reading? Would you protect your grief even more?

Before you make any decision let me explain...

When we have been hit by grief, and we have no choice but to go through this horrible world of pain and helplessness we learn new ways of surviving.

We learn to live within the darkness.
We learn to use our loss as our first name.
We learn that we had no choice but to feel hopeless.

And we are told that there is nothing we could possibly ever do to feel better, as time is the only way out of this pain. So while we wait for time to heal us, we got comfortable within our grief. We looked in the mirror and we only saw uncertainty married with a disadvantaged life.
Somehow the image in the mirror is now used to living in this space with dimmed lighting, merely surviving and making the most of what little life has left behind, on its way out the door.

But guess what happens during the time of grieving? New habits emerge that were never there before. New beliefs are being cemented in your brain about who you now are. You create this story of a new life. You write the story of a new you, using the proof that has surrounded you.

Out of necessity grief moves in, but out of habit grief never moves out. Don't make the mistake, and forget that life is more than just pain, more than just surviving.

Don't become addicted to living your life hiding in the darkness under your identity of your loss. Life can be more addictive than grief. But it has to be lived, experienced and felt once again.

Will you turn on the lights in your life by choosing life over your grief?"

- written by: Christina Rasmussen, Second Firsts (she's on facebook)

October 12, 2011

Beyond Your Tears

 
There is Love, beyond your heartaches,
And content, beyond your tears,
When you take your griefs to Jesus
With a trust - not insincere;

He will heal your wounds and suffering
And renew your broken heart
To enjoy, again, the pleasures
Love and happiness impart.

Do not suffer, like a martyr -
In a chosen life of gloom -
For the Lord will lift your burdens
And the miseries they groom;

Come to Him, with faith and candor,
And a heart that is sincere,
To find love, beyond your heartaches,
And content, beyond your tears.

~Michael Dubina

October 11, 2011

God is Never "Too Far Off"



Some people say God's "too far off"
To put bread on our table,
That this remains for us to do,
As long as we are able.

But where they got this notion,
Remains a Mystery,
For I am certain God is but
A Breath away from me,

He is a part of daily life,
And everything I do,
He's always taken care of me,
And will continue to.

He didn't put me in this world,
To leave me all alone,
My deepest needs are His concern,
Because I am His own.

God is never "too far off"
His love is everywhere,
And in believing this, each cross,
Is easier to bear.

Within my life He always plays
The most important part,
For Gos is never "too far off"
Who lives within my heart!

~Grace E. Easley

October 10, 2011

Today...


Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me.

Wherever I go, and whomever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.

Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment or a prayer.

 I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life’s most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy and laughter.

Whatever we give, whether it's love, time, talent or dollars, circulates back to us. As scripture says, "As you sow, so shall you reap." When we sow seeds of gratitude and joy, we take a percentage of all the good that comes to us and bestow it on the universe and we harvest a life of abundance, touching and transforming every aspect of our lives."

--Mary Manin Morrissey

October 9, 2011

EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON:

 
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be , but when you lock eyes with them, you know that at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way.
 
And sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without the small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.
 
The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things. Make every day count.
 
Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. You can make your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets. Most importantly, if you love someone tell them, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. And finally, enjoy looking forward to learning a new lesson each day and enjoying the journey...


October 8, 2011

GCW - Greg & Chrissy Whale

Your Personal Computer Assistants
& Computer Repair Technicians
Located in:
Daytona Beach, Florida


Oh those were the days...


Okay, when Greg & I first met... We both used 110 Baud modems & if they didn't connect we would make fax machine sounds with our voice to get connected... Now this was before the Internet, my computer would call his computer & we would connect & chat "online" There were NO Photos "online" or even on our computers! When we chatted, our text would come across to the other person 1 character at a time & if we hit the backspace key to delete a letter, the other person would see it! Greg was using a Commodore 64 & I was using a Tandy 1000EX... We didn't have Hard-drives, we used 5 1/4" square floppy disc's to hold the program & the text we added... Then we moved to 3 1/2" square floppy disc's. When we did get a hard-drive it was 5 MEGS, the size of a sack of flour, & cost about $1000.-
This is funny to me, because Greg just bought another 4 GIG Memory Stick at Walmart for $5.


Back then we used a 110 Baud Modem
Today we use a 3,000,000 Baud Modem
(Yes,  that's 3 MILLION)

I guess this tells you my age... LOL

October 7, 2011

I AM


I am because I am from the great I AM
I do what I do from the Spirit within
Everything is possible,
with Christ in me
sometimes I may feel doubt
until I get down on my knees
then I know it's for real, it's true
and certain
I am because I am from the great I Am!
I don't need permission to be me, faults and all
I give heed to and listen to just one special call.
To Him who has changed my heart and gave
me strength again
I am because I am from the Great I AM!
(slower)
I am because I am from the Great I Am
I love and am compassionate
as far as I can
asking HIM to lead me
and give me strength
I am, I am,
because of the Great I AM!
I am a Soldier for that which is good,
I'd bring the whole world to HIM
if only I could.
I am because I am from the Great I Am!

Debra Griffiths July 21, 2011
(All North American copy rights reserved)

October 6, 2011

Our Son David Turns 21...



Happy 21st Birthday to You!

 
Happy21st  Birthday to You!


Happy 21st Birthday Dear David!


Happy 21st Birthday to You!


We Love You So Much!!


My Premie Baby!


My Drummer-Boy!

 

 Inspector David!


 Watching you Grow up


Has Been Awesome!


Rock On!


Graduating at 16!

 

You Love Your Music!


The Sweetest Smile!


Life will never be Fair,


Just do the Best you Can!

    

October 5, 2011

Five Finger Prayer


 This is so neat. I had never heard this before. This is beautiful - and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives.




1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."
2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.
 

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.
 


4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.
 


5. And lastly comes our little finger - the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.
 


If you decide to send this to a friend, you might brighten someone's day! Pass this on to someone special... I did.