M.I.A.

The school year is winding down…
Life is crazy…
I apologize for my absence…
but summer is coming, so look out…
I’m going to be here a lot.

For now I leave you with 2 things; a story & a prayer.

First, a story…
A woman’s doctor told her in light of her diagnosis she should talk with her pastor about arrangements “just in case.” So she contacted her pastor and told him how she wanted her service to be arranged – she discussed which songs she wanted sung, what Scriptures should be read, what words should be spoken, and that she wanted to be buried with her favorite Bible.

Before the pastor left, she called out to him, “One more thing.”

“What?”

“This is important, I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.”

The preacher did not know what to say.

So she explained.

“In all my years of going to church functions, whenever food was involved, my favorite part was when whoever was cleaning dishes from the main course would lean over and say;
You can keep your fork.

It was my favorite becauseI knew that it meant something great was coming. It wasn’t Jell-O. It was something with substance – cake or pie – biblical food.

So I just want people to see me there in my casket with a fork in my hand, and I want them to wonder, What’s with the fork? Then I want you to tell them,
SOMETHING BETTER IS COMING. Keep your fork.

So, remember the God of water-walking and empty tombs has a message for you.
Jesus says to all who labor and are heavy laden:

To all who get discouraged or fall into temptation.

To anyone whose mind ever strays to dreamless trifles,

To people like you and me who are tempted to despair or lose hope,

He {Jesus} still says

Keep your fork.

From If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat

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And a prayer…

I arise today through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to gu
ide me,
God’s eye to look before me
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me.
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise
Christ in every heart of every one who thinks of me,
Chrst in the mouth of every one who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity.

– Saint Patrick

I’ll be seeing you soon :)



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