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October 11 10/11/2011
October 09 10/9/2011

October 11

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

Colossians 3:23-25, kjv
Mother Teresa shared this during her lifetime.

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
BE KIND ANYWAY.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
BE HONEST ANYWAY.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
BE HAPPY ANYWAY.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
DO GOOD ANYWAY.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
GIVE YOUR BEST ANYWAY.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
IT NEVER WAS BETWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY.

My heart is saddened this day Lord as I have been what appears to be intentionally misinformed and a service misrepresented to me that was dear to my heart. My response was shock, then tears, then the reminder that it is not my burden to bear. The occurrence between me and the individuals who I feel manipulated me never was between me and them. It was and always will be between THEM and YOU.

Thank you Father for reminding me that you "always" have my back and I need to be more concerned with my actions and reactions that I may "only" draw people to You and not push them away from You because of improper behavior on my part. Father I pray you have mercy on those that chose to misrepresent themselves and in doing so hurting my soul. Bless them. Open their eyes to see through the eyes of those they are dealing with and in doing so please touch their hearts to be more honest and sensitive. May You direct them toward having a heart after Your own heart that they too, may bring joy into others lives.

AMEN and AMEN





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My name is Pam. I am 61 years old. I am the blessed mother of 7 children (6 girls and 1 boy) (4 which are adopted daughters) and, yes, the baby is the boy. They range in age from 23 to 41. I have been married to my best friend for 43 years. We have 14 grandchildren.

In 2003 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Stage 3, Aggressive, Difuse, Large B Cell Cancer. I was not overwhelmed by the diagnosis because I KNEW something was wrong with me. The Holy Spirit was nudging me to find out what. I have lived a very healthy life without drugs, alcohol, smoking and I married my high school sweetheart. RATHER when the diagnosis came after THREE YEARS of searching my comment was: Finally, now we know what it is.

I went through a strong 6-month chemotherapy and as with most cancer patients lost all my hair, and went from a size 12 down to a skinny size 4.

I knew then and know now that God has an appointed day for my departure from this earth. So I suppose you would call me the eternal optimist since either way I win! If I stay here I have more time to touch other lives for Jesus and if I die, Oh Hallelujah what a day that will be!

One way I dealt with my cancer was to make fun of it. I told people when I was bald, Hey, what's the problem? I never have a bad hair day! Or, Who needs makeup when you don't have any eyebrows or eyelashes? And, finally, I said, Who wouldn't love to avoid the tasks of shaving under their arms and legs? No hair-No shaving! My final comment used to leave people chuckling as I told them I did not have a cast to boast of my injury, but I'd gladly give them a marker and they could sign my shiny bald head! Cancer is tough but God is greater!

Actually, the above sounds awesome but in reality I went into a depression a year after my cancer. You see I am a people person. I worked in a law firm with 119 attorneys and their staff. We took up 10 floors of the Sun Trust Building and when everything stopped I was suddenly alone.




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