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PostSubject: Makes you think... ( thought provoking emails I received)   Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:56 am



Today I went to visit the new World War
II Memorial in Washington, DC!
I got an unexpected history lesson Because I'm a baby boomer, I was one of the youngest in the crowd. Most were the age of my parents, Veterans of "the greatest war," with their families. It was a beautiful day,
and people were smiling and happy to be there. Hundreds of us milled around the memorial, reading the inspiring words of Eisenhower and Truman that are engraved there.

On the Pacific side of the memorial, a group of us gathered to read the
words President Roosevelt used to announce the attack on Pearl Harbor:

Yesterday, December 7,
1941-- a date which will live in infamy--the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked.

One elderly woman read the words aloud:

With confidence in our armed forces, with the abounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.

But as she read, she was suddenly turned angry. "Wait a minute," she said, "they left out the end of the quote. They left out the most important part. Roosevelt ended
the message with "so help us God.'"

Her husband said, "You are probably right. We're not supposed to say
things like that now."

"I know I'm right," she insisted. "I remember the speech." The two looked dismayed, shook their heads sadly and walked away.

Listening to their conversation, I thought to myself,Well, it has been over 50 years she's probably

But she had not forgotten. She was right.

I went home and
pulled out the book my book club is reading --- "Flags of
Our Fathers" by James Bradley. It's all about the battle at Iwo Jima.
I haven't gotten too far in the book. It's tough to read because it's a graphic description of the WWII battles in the Pacific.

But right there it was on page 58. Roosevelt's speech to the nation ends
in "so help us God."

The people who edited out that part of the speech when they engraved it on the memorial could have fooled me. I was born after the war.! But they couldn't fool the people who were there. Roosevelt's words are engraved on
their hearts.

HISTORY?????????" ........
for who's benefit? and why? People of America, let's not fall asleep, this has got to stop, NOW!!!!!!
Send this around to your friends who care. People need to know before everyone forgets. "Some"People today are trying to change the history of America by leaving God out of it, but the truth is, God has been a part of this nation, since the beginning. He still wants to be...and He always will be!

If you agree, pass this on. If not,

May God Bless YOU!
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PostSubject: another email   Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:59 am

The Heart

"Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began,
"I'll open up your heart..."

"You'll find Jesus there," the boy
interrupted .

The surgeon looked up, annoyed "I'll
cut your heart open," he continued,
to see how much damage has been

"But when you open up my heart, you'll
find Jesus in there," said the boy.

The surgeon looked to the parents, who
Sat quietly. "When I see how much
damage has been done, I'll sew your
heart and chest back up, and I'll plan
what to do next."

"But you'll find Jesus in my heart. The
Bible says He lives there. The
hymns all say He lives there. You'll
find Him in my heart."

The surgeon had had enough. "I'll tell
you what I'll find in your heart.
I'll find damaged muscle, low blood
supply, and weakened vessels.
And I'll find out if I can make you well."

"You'll find Jesus there too. He lives

The surgeon left.

The surgeon sat in his office, recording his
notes from the surgery, "...damaged aorta, damaged
pulmonary vein, widespread muscle degeneration.
No hope for transplant, no hope for cure. Therapy:
painkillers and bed rest. Prognosis:, "
here he paused, "death within one year."

He stopped the recorder, but there was
more to be said. "Why?" he asked aloud.
"Why did You do this? You've put
him here; You've put him in this pain; and
You've cursed him to an early death. Why?"

The Lord answered and said, "The boy,
My lamb, was not meant for your
flock for long, for he is a part of My
flock , and will forever be.
Here, in My flock, he will feel no pain, and
will be comforted as you cannot imagine.

His parents will one day join him here,
and they will know peace, and
My flock will continue to grow."

The surgeon's tears were hot, but his
anger was hotter. "You created that
boy, and You created that heart. He'll
be dead in months. Why?"

The Lord answered, "The boy, My lamb,
shall return to My flock, for He has
Done his duty: I did not put My lamb
with your flock to lose him, but to retrieve
another lost lamb."

The surgeon wept.. The surgeon sat
beside the boy's bed; the boy's
parents sat across from him. The boy awoke and
whispered , "Did you cut open my heart?"

"Yes," said the surgeon.

"What did you find?" asked the boy.

"I found Jesus there," said the
surgeon .

Author Unknown - Celebrate Jesus in 2006

If you aren't ashamed to do this,
please follow the directions
listed below:

Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me,

I will be ashamed of you before

my Father.."

I Am Not Ashamed. Pass this on only if

you mean it. "Yes, I do Love

God. He is my source of existence and

Savior. He keeps me functioning each

and everyday. Without Him, I will be

nothing. Without him, I am nothing,

but with Him I can do all things through

Christ that strengthens me."

! (Phil 4:13)
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PostSubject: Re: Makes you think... ( thought provoking emails I received)   Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:06 am

> A young and successful executive was traveling down
> a neighborhood
> street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He
> was watching for kids
> darting out from between parked cars and slowed down
> when he thought he saw something. As his car passed,
> no children
> appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's
> side door! He slammed
> on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot
> where the brick had
> been thrown The angry driver
> then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid
> and pushed him up
> against
> a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and
> who are you? Just
> what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and
> that brick you threw
> is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?"
> The young boy was
> apologetic. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but
> I didn't know what
> else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because
> no one else would
> stop...." With tears dripping down his face and off
> his chin, the youth
> pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my
> brother, "he said
> "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his
> wheelchair and I can't lift
> him up."
> Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive,
> "Would you please help
> me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and
> he's too heavy for
> me."
> Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the
> rapidly swelling
> lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the
> handicapped boy back into
> the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief
> and dabbed at the
> fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him
> everything was going to be
> okay. "Thank you and may Creator bless you," the
> grateful child told the
> stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply
> watched the boy! push
> his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk
> toward their home.
> It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The
> damage was very
> noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair
> the dented side
> door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this
> message: "Don't go
> through life so fast that someone has to throw a
> brick at you to get
> your attention!" Creator whispers in our souls and
> speaks to our hearts.
> Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has
> to throw a brick at
> us. It's our choice to listen or not.
> Thought for the Day:
> If Creator had a refrigerator, your picture would be
> on it.
> If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
> He sends you flowers every spring.
> He sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend
> - He is crazy about
> you!
> Send this to every "beautiful person" you wish to
> bless.
> Creator didn't promise days without pain, laughter
> without sorrow,sun
> without rain, but He did promise strength for the
> day, comfort for the
> tears, and light for the way.
> Read this line very slowly and let it sink in....

> If Creator brings you to it, He will bring you
> through it.
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PostSubject: Re: Makes you think... ( thought provoking emails I received)   Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:25 am

Yes Jess it makes you think, thank you for posting, Smile
God Bless.

Just sharing Wink.
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