Worth reading?

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  1. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    I hope you dont mind if I depart for a moment from firearms etc.

    I was fortunate enough to listen to a man this morning who spent four years as a hostage in the Lebanon. He related how after a year he begged for some reading material. His captors couldn't read English, but found him a couple of books. He said he laughed out loud when he saw the first, 'Great Escapes', the other was on Breast Feeding.

    His next line stuck in my head 'God has a sense of humour, if you don't your dead'.
     
  2. mrkirker

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    God has always tended to give me the tools I needed, if not the one's prayed for.
     

  3. 4EvrLearning

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    What a great story! Bless his heart...
     
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    That has been the case for me. What I prayed for, many times, would not have done me nearly as much good as what He gave me. He even gave me several chances to get it right. But even God must have a limit to His patience. Eventualy, when I did it his way, all was well.
     
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    I have found that asking in prayer is like "beware of what you ask for, you might get it." Therefore, I believe, God DOES have a sense of humor!
     
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    You've got that right! Personal case in point: NEVER pray for patience when you're dealing with toddlers...you'll have to "earn" it through "practice" and it ain't fun!
     
  7. TranterUK

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    Of course he does, take a look in the mirror next time you take a shower, the jokes on us guys.
     
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    To laugh in the face of adversity
     
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    Oh, gosh...I try to avoid that at all costs! Doing that would have to be registered with the State Dept. as "torture"!
     
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    My kids tell me that I have a great deal of patience as I never used any of it.
     
  11. armedandsafe

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    I drove school bus for 10 years. I was renowned for my patience with the kids. The head of the School Board once asked my how I how so much patience and time working with the kids. She was a little taken aback at my answer.

    "I learned a long time ago that everything can be worked out so long as nobody is shooting at you."

    Pops
     
  12. Marlin T

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    Now if that isn’t the definition of IRONIC, I don’t know what is. He was stuck in there and couldn’t get any, man oh man. I want to laugh, but that really isn’t funny geez.

    At least the gent is alive and can laugh about it today.

    Holy bat dung Robin, where is Cat Girl when you need her?
     
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    That's why I don't have a full length mirror! YIKES!!!!!:D
     
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    hah! I'll have to remember that one :)
     
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