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Fellowship Friday Jan.16 2016

Welcome to the 2016 edition of fellowship Friday! It is late in the day that I am posting this but better late than never. Sometimes timing is everything. It can make all the difference in the world. It can even save a life! This was the case for an American college student. When she first seen Chris it was obvious he was homeless. He was walking around picking up change off the side of the road. Eventually he made his way over to a Dunkin Doughnuts. She watched him count his change to see how much he had presumably to get something to eat. With compassion in her heart she began talking to him. At first she irritated to him, it was clear he didn’t want to talk. Despite that she continued to pester him. Seeing he only had about a dollar she bought him a bagel and a coffee and asked him to sit down with her. Chris obliged. He proceeded to tell her that people usually treated him unkindly because he was homeless. That drugs had “turned him into someone he hated”. That he had lost his mother to cancer, also that he had never met his dad. Chris wanted so bad to be a man his mom could be proud of. The two spoke for hours. Chris was one of the most honest and sincere people she had ever met. Unfortunately time was no longer on their side, she had to return to class. Upon telling Chris this he asked if she could wait a moment longer before she left. He pulled out a crumpled old receipt and a pen, once he was finished he handed the paper to her apologizing for the shaky handwriting. Once she got to her car she opened the scrap of paper. What was written there was likely not what she had ever expected. 

  
I wanted to kill my self today. Because of u I now do not. Thank u, beautiful person.”

Praise the Lord! It is amazing how God puts us at different places at different times. That He puts love and compassion in our hearts to reach out or help our fellow brothers and sisters. This story really has nothing to do with giving anything monetary to someone less fortunate. While yes she did buy him a coffee and a bagel, the greatest thing she had given him was a compassionate ear and time. This man was likely at the lowest point in his life. So much so he wanted to kill himself, but it wasn’t Chris’ day. This college student through compassion and love saved a mans life. A common phrase that drives me bonkers is “time is money”. While yes in some instances this is a true statement, I feel it minimizes the true power and value of time. As we see here time has the power to control life and death. A human life is so very precious and the time we have with one another is so limited. I encourage all of you take a look at how you value time. Is time money? Can the value of time really be measured? God bless each and every one of you and your families. In the week ahead please take that extra moment as you never know what difference it can make. Thank you and always have a safe, fun, God filled weekend. For this article and many more click here.

 
 

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Fellowship Friday!!!!!

Hello everyone! I pray you all had a wonderful God filled week. I was thinking about all the wonderful things and ways God makes a difference in our everyday lives. Things and ways that we don’t even realize! From the life changing miracles, to something as simple as a stranger smiling at you as you walk by them on the street. If you sat back before you went to bed and thought about each and every blessing you received, in just one day, I think we would all have a new appreciation of all that God does for us each and every day. I love the weather and most things that have to do with it. Most of the time if I am alone the tv will be on the weather network, I am a bit of a geek! 🙂 I love this picture! God is the most amazing artist, considering He is the original creator so it kind of makes sense lol. His majestic ways of showing us He is with us and watching over us continues to amaze me! The message for this week is simply count your blessings, that’s all. It is a similar idea as why I created this fellowship Friday blog. It is so easy to find negative and bad new at every corner, but when you take a moment and look around, you will see the never-ending love and blessings from our Lord our God. For stories like this and many many more visit Sunny Skys news. God bless all of you and have a safe God filled weekend!

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I encourage you to take a moment and really look at the blessings that had been bestowed upon you today!

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2014 in Fellowship Friday

 

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Fellowship Friday!

Hi everyone I am terribly sorry I missed last weeks fellowship Friday and almost missed this weeks. I don’t even have a good excuse. Simply put I forgot. My big brother (let’s just call him David because I don’t use real names) even reminded me last week, yet here we are. I apologize I am going to post two news stories in the links and will hopefully have something written tomorrow. Just an update on David, he is doing really well. He is still struggling a bit with what is going on, but he is really coping amazingly!!! I am so proud of him! He continues to thrive in school, like getting 95% and 100% on two of his three midterms!!! He is proof that when you put your mind to something despite your circumstances, you can not only do okay but kick serious butt!!! He continues to surprise me and make me proud!! I love that kid! Also despite what he has going on in his life he continues to have concern for me and never stops encouraging me to write, and tells me how talented I am, even though he is 10x the writer I am! I am sure he is reading this and saying he isn’t or to stop/shut up 😀 . Most of the time he reads my blogs just minutes after I post them and that means so much to me, he really can’t know just how much! I love you David!! Your an amazing brother and best friend!! God bless you all and your families and have a safe God filled weekend!!

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Posted by on October 18, 2014 in Fellowship Friday

 

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Fellowship Friday!

I know I am a little late but yesterday was a bit hectic! I apologize. As always for the full story click here

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Posted by on August 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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