Thought for the Day

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Thought for the Day

Post by JRay-Sav » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:38 pm

We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well.

Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs. More and more we became interested in seeing what we could contribute to life.

As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.

We were reborn.
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Post by Del » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:39 pm

I voted for McCain.
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Post by darkleeroy » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:20 pm

I voted for one of the third parties.
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Post by TomT_90GT » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:47 pm

I want a hit of whatever JRay is smokin' :!:

Or should I just wait until the health care bill passes and get a free stash from the gummermint?

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Post by Monarchist » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:51 pm

Thanks for that JRay. I like it.
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Post by JRay-Sav » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:53 pm

Guys,

Actually this has noghing to do with politics.

Maybe it's just the timing when I posted it.

Actually, I got it from my AA Big Book.
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Post by Del » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:00 pm

I'm sorry.... I truly am.

But CPS has been suffering from HDS (Humor Deficit Syndrome) for a while now. We were bound to snap sooner or later.....

It is an inspiring thought. I can especially imagine how the decision to stay sober could make an alcoholic feel Reborn.

We all suffer from some sort of addictions.... and we'd rather have a new boss.
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Post by FredS » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:02 pm

They're just joshing you JRay. You do have to admit that it sounds like it could have been lifted from the latest Newsweek article about Obama.
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Post by JRay-Sav » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:05 pm

LOL, you are right :D
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Post by TomT_90GT » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:09 pm

JRay, thank you for your gracious sense of humor over my hasty post...I confess, I was thinking more of current events. Going back and re-reading your post, I can see how if it was meant to speak of our relationship to the TRUE God, it is a fitting testimony indeed. My hat's off to you for your sobriety and for the Thought of the Day. :thumbsup:

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Post by Del » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:32 pm

So... what's tomorrow's Thought of the Day about?

(I hope it's about bacon!)
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Re: Thought for the Day

Post by Sir Moose » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:08 pm

Standing ovation: How a chicken lays an egg when there's no place to sit.
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Re: Thought for the Day

Post by Jocose » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:15 pm

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Re: Thought for the Day

Post by Del » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:20 pm

We were complaining about "lack of humor" back in 2009.

Little did we know....
G.K. Chesterton — 'It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.'

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