Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food - NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation. "We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek." The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation. The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him. He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited, “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’'The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame. He then said, "Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?" He then dismissed service until next week.Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others. by sherri
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sherri Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food - NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation. "We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek." The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation. The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him. He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited, “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’'The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame. He then said, "Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?" He then dismissed service until next week.Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others.
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44. Phillipp Spener (1635-1705) was a Lutheran pastor who wanted his congregation to engage in more than just a cerebral. He starts something like small groups in his church where people meet regularly for Bible study, prayer, spiritual accountability, and encouragement. This revolutionizes the church as people shift from being a spectator to being a participant. by esmeralda
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esmeralda 44. Phillipp Spener (1635-1705) was a Lutheran pastor who wanted his congregation to engage in more than just a cerebral. He starts something like small groups in his church where people meet regularly for Bible study, prayer, spiritual accountability, and encouragement. This revolutionizes the church as people shift from being a spectator to being a participant.
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The Matter Of Greed/// A Greedy Person Often Takes Liberties & Oversteps The Limits Of Proper Behavior/// After The Syrian Army Chief Naaman Was Healed Of His Leprosy, He Offered Gifts To The Prophet Elisha, Eho Refused Them - However, Elisha’s Attendant, Gehazi, Coveted Those Gifts ///  Ge·ha′zi the attendant of E·li′sha the man of the true God said to himself: ‘Here my master has spared this Syrian Na′a·man by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as Jehovah is living, I will run after him and take something from him.’So Ge·ha′zi chased after Na′a·man. When Na′a·man saw someone running after him, he got down from his chariot to meet him and said: “Is everything all right?” To this he said: “All is well. My master has sent me, saying, ‘Look! Just now two young men from the mountainous region of E′phra·im from the sons of the prophets came to me. Give them, please, a talent of silver and two changes of garments.’” Na′a·man said: “Go on, take two talents.” He kept urging him, and he wrapped up two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and gave them to two of his attendants, who carried them before him. When he reached O′phel, he took them from their hand and put them in the house and sent the men away. After they left, he went in and stood by his master. E·li′sha now said to him: “Where did you come from, Ge·ha′zi?” But he said: “Your servant did not go anywhere.” E·li′sha said to him: “Was my heart not there with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to accept silver or to accept garments or olive groves or vineyards or sheep or cattle or male or female servants? Now Na′a·man’s leprosy will stick to you and your descendants forever.” Immediately he went out from before him a leper, white as snow. 2 Kings 5:20-27 by kathy
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kathy The Matter Of Greed/// A Greedy Person Often Takes Liberties & Oversteps The Limits Of Proper Behavior/// After The Syrian Army Chief Naaman Was Healed Of His Leprosy, He Offered Gifts To The Prophet Elisha, Eho Refused Them - However, Elisha’s Attendant, Gehazi, Coveted Those Gifts ///  Ge·ha′zi the attendant of E·li′sha the man of the true God said to himself: ‘Here my master has spared this Syrian Na′a·man by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as Jehovah is living, I will run after him and take something from him.’So Ge·ha′zi chased after Na′a·man. When Na′a·man saw someone running after him, he got down from his chariot to meet him and said: “Is everything all right?” To this he said: “All is well. My master has sent me, saying, ‘Look! Just now two young men from the mountainous region of E′phra·im from the sons of the prophets came to me. Give them, please, a talent of silver and two changes of garments.’” Na′a·man said: “Go on, take two talents.” He kept urging him, and he wrapped up two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and gave them to two of his attendants, who carried them before him. When he reached O′phel, he took them from their hand and put them in the house and sent the men away. After they left, he went in and stood by his master. E·li′sha now said to him: “Where did you come from, Ge·ha′zi?” But he said: “Your servant did not go anywhere.” E·li′sha said to him: “Was my heart not there with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to accept silver or to accept garments or olive groves or vineyards or sheep or cattle or male or female servants? Now Na′a·man’s leprosy will stick to you and your descendants forever.” Immediately he went out from before him a leper, white as snow. 2 Kings 5:20-27
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The lack of faith makes you doubt when you face problems: About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!” But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here! ” Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side... by edna
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edna The lack of faith makes you doubt when you face problems: About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!” But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here! ” Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side...
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This photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera's career. Hecollapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. (The look on this bull's face says it all for me. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.)    Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: "And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had by terra
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terra This photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera's career. Hecollapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. (The look on this bull's face says it all for me. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.) Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: "And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had
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When you think of faith www.lds.org/topics/faith, consider the example of the brother of Jared. As he prayed regularly, he was inspired of God. When a matter arose in which he needed further direction, the Lord invited him to find a solution. This he did, and “because of [his] faith.” the brother of Jared then saw the premortal Savior. The Lord told him, “Never has man come before me with such exceeding faith as thou hast” (Ether 3:9; the Book by NGL
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NGL When you think of faith www.lds.org/topics/faith, consider the example of the brother of Jared. As he prayed regularly, he was inspired of God. When a matter arose in which he needed further direction, the Lord invited him to find a solution. This he did, and “because of [his] faith.” the brother of Jared then saw the premortal Savior. The Lord told him, “Never has man come before me with such exceeding faith as thou hast” (Ether 3:9; the Book
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Weasley is our King!<---- Thank you! I hate it when people say Ron was useless or a horrible friend. He did all of this, and a lot more. In DH, when Harry gave up on horcruxes and, HE was the one to lead the group. <--- THIS by rebecca2
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rebecca2 Weasley is our King!<---- Thank you! I hate it when people say Ron was useless or a horrible friend. He did all of this, and a lot more. In DH, when Harry gave up on horcruxes and, HE was the one to lead the group. <--- THIS
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Fan's encounter-- "superduperllamacorn: I met this wonderful man today, after almost 8 hours of waiting in the boiling sun. When I first approached him, he knew as soon as he looked at me I was shaking and he laughed, asked my name, and I shook his hand. I told him that my heart was racing to which he replied with a laugh,’Why? I am only just a man.’ And in that moment of course he was"...<<only tom hiddleston would say that. by sherri
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sherri Fan's encounter-- "superduperllamacorn: I met this wonderful man today, after almost 8 hours of waiting in the boiling sun. When I first approached him, he knew as soon as he looked at me I was shaking and he laughed, asked my name, and I shook his hand. I told him that my heart was racing to which he replied with a laugh,’Why? I am only just a man.’ And in that moment of course he was"...<<only tom hiddleston would say that.
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“He told me i was doing a photo shoot of him and to send some pictures to his mother back home, and he wanted to be in his uniform and me looking nice in a dress. And then when i set the timer and ran over to stand beside him, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.” by rosanna
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rosanna “He told me i was doing a photo shoot of him and to send some pictures to his mother back home, and he wanted to be in his uniform and me looking nice in a dress. And then when i set the timer and ran over to stand beside him, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.”
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Earlier today I went to the dentist as he tripped over one of the cables and his hand started bleeding a little. I looked at him dead in the eyes and said "it's because you don't floss" by sherri
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sherri Earlier today I went to the dentist as he tripped over one of the cables and his hand started bleeding a little. I looked at him dead in the eyes and said "it's because you don't floss"
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Cutest ever. "My father used to do this with me when I was a baby. People always looked really anxious and asked him what he was doing. He would simply reply, "I'm teaching her to trust me." love this by Babu Pailykutty
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Babu Pailykutty Cutest ever. "My father used to do this with me when I was a baby. People always looked really anxious and asked him what he was doing. He would simply reply, "I'm teaching her to trust me." love this
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I turn in to him. “Put you somewhere you can’t get hurt.” And when he kisses me, people in the room actually sigh. by maribel
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maribel I turn in to him. “Put you somewhere you can’t get hurt.” And when he kisses me, people in the room actually sigh.
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A little boy wanted to know what the United States looked like. His Dad tore a map of the USA from a magazine and then cut it into small pieces. He told him to go to his room to see if he could put it together. After some minutes he returned and handed the map correctly fitted and taped together. The Dad was surprised and asked how he had finished so quickly. He said, "On the other side was a picture of Jesus and when I put him back then our country just came together." by jeanne
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jeanne A little boy wanted to know what the United States looked like. His Dad tore a map of the USA from a magazine and then cut it into small pieces. He told him to go to his room to see if he could put it together. After some minutes he returned and handed the map correctly fitted and taped together. The Dad was surprised and asked how he had finished so quickly. He said, "On the other side was a picture of Jesus and when I put him back then our country just came together."
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LOL... this is exactly what happened when I had my first crush.. I was not quite 4 years old and some boys stole my shoe to tease me.. another boy went and got it and brought it back to me.. he was my knight in shining armour... apparently I followed him around everywhere for the rest of the several-day event.. by hattie
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hattie LOL... this is exactly what happened when I had my first crush.. I was not quite 4 years old and some boys stole my shoe to tease me.. another boy went and got it and brought it back to me.. he was my knight in shining armour... apparently I followed him around everywhere for the rest of the several-day event..
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One Minute Reflection – 14 January – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples and he looked at Jesus as he walked and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus…John 1:35-37 REFLECTION – “If, then, you seek to know what path to follow, take Christ because He is the way.” …St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Doctor of the Church#mypic by katherine
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katherine One Minute Reflection – 14 January – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples and he looked at Jesus as he walked and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus…John 1:35-37 REFLECTION – “If, then, you seek to know what path to follow, take Christ because He is the way.” …St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Doctor of the Church#mypic
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God will always be on time for all of his promises, answers, miracles, goodness, and when he comes again we need to be ready and prepared for Him. We probably won't recognize Him like the disciples did so the next time you treat someone meanly think "What if that was Jesus?" by PearForTheTeacher
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PearForTheTeacher God will always be on time for all of his promises, answers, miracles, goodness, and when he comes again we need to be ready and prepared for Him. We probably won't recognize Him like the disciples did so the next time you treat someone meanly think "What if that was Jesus?"
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Chow Chow puppy - I had a Chow when I was a toddler.  He taught me to walk...I would pull up on him and he would move oh so slowly so I could follow.  When I was  5, someone in the neighborhood fed him ground glass and killed him.  We never found out who did this to this sweet natured doggie. by HOLLACHE
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HOLLACHE Chow Chow puppy - I had a Chow when I was a toddler. He taught me to walk...I would pull up on him and he would move oh so slowly so I could follow. When I was 5, someone in the neighborhood fed him ground glass and killed him. We never found out who did this to this sweet natured doggie.
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I turn in to him. “Put you somewhere you can’t get hurt.” And when he kisses me, people in the room actually sigh. by tabby7cat
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tabby7cat I turn in to him. “Put you somewhere you can’t get hurt.” And when he kisses me, people in the room actually sigh.
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Ray Boltz was asked by someone from his church to write a song for Pastor Appreciation Day. For inspiration, he thought of those people who had the greatest influence on his life. One of them was his Pastor, Eldon Morehouse, and Boltz wrote the song in his honor. “Thank You (for giving to the Lord)” … by sherri
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sherri Ray Boltz was asked by someone from his church to write a song for Pastor Appreciation Day. For inspiration, he thought of those people who had the greatest influence on his life. One of them was his Pastor, Eldon Morehouse, and Boltz wrote the song in his honor. “Thank You (for giving to the Lord)” …
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[on her reaction after watching The Reichenbach Fall for the first time]  I punched him really hard in the arm, I was so excited about it. I went “You BASTARD!” and I punched him, and he went, “OWWW!” I was too excited. “Don’t make me cry, you horrible man!” - AA by hattie
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hattie [on her reaction after watching The Reichenbach Fall for the first time] I punched him really hard in the arm, I was so excited about it. I went “You BASTARD!” and I punched him, and he went, “OWWW!” I was too excited. “Don’t make me cry, you horrible man!” - AA
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I slammed the gun on the table suddenly irritated at him and turned back around. "Did you suddenly lose your ability to freeze anything you touch or hurl sharp projectiles of ice at amazing speeds over great distances?" I asked sounding slightly sharp in my tone tapping my fingers against the granite counter. He shook his head like he hadn't noticed my tone or that I was grinding my teeth together. I gave him a fake smile and said flatly, "Then no." I turned back around picking up the gun trying to calm myself down as I started to load the gun again. A few seconds passed of complete silence when I heard Asher ask, "How about a taser?" "Ugh!" I groaned throwing my hands up. by kathy
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kathy I slammed the gun on the table suddenly irritated at him and turned back around. "Did you suddenly lose your ability to freeze anything you touch or hurl sharp projectiles of ice at amazing speeds over great distances?" I asked sounding slightly sharp in my tone tapping my fingers against the granite counter. He shook his head like he hadn't noticed my tone or that I was grinding my teeth together. I gave him a fake smile and said flatly, "Then no." I turned back around picking up the gun trying to calm myself down as I started to load the gun again. A few seconds passed of complete silence when I heard Asher ask, "How about a taser?" "Ugh!" I groaned throwing my hands up.
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I went shopping on Friday to get some fresh inspiration and to find some things for the online shop. I stopped at a couple of local stores and then one of my favorite local antique malls. When I went to the checkout, one of the vendors said, “I saw that pile on the counter and I knew you were here!” I looked over to the pile and, yep, it was pretty much “me” in a collection of items found spread over dozens of booths. Mostly blue and white finds and lots of ironstone. I’ve been shopping a... by sherri
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sherri I went shopping on Friday to get some fresh inspiration and to find some things for the online shop. I stopped at a couple of local stores and then one of my favorite local antique malls. When I went to the checkout, one of the vendors said, “I saw that pile on the counter and I knew you were here!” I looked over to the pile and, yep, it was pretty much “me” in a collection of items found spread over dozens of booths. Mostly blue and white finds and lots of ironstone. I’ve been shopping a...
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Sasuke was so consumed with hatred and revenge that he lost the feeling of love and family, leading to him almost killing Sakura. The reason she went back for him is because she truly wanted him to come back and relive those feelings, and she saved him from eternal darkness. How people do not see this is beyond me.. by june
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june Sasuke was so consumed with hatred and revenge that he lost the feeling of love and family, leading to him almost killing Sakura. The reason she went back for him is because she truly wanted him to come back and relive those feelings, and she saved him from eternal darkness. How people do not see this is beyond me..
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Ok, so I started to watch this but then it paused for a moment to load, and I was like aww cute but when it stopped the piano was shaking. I stopped and looked at it closed and was just like,"I bet prussia pops out of there", and then he did haha by jillian
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jillian Ok, so I started to watch this but then it paused for a moment to load, and I was like aww cute but when it stopped the piano was shaking. I stopped and looked at it closed and was just like,"I bet prussia pops out of there", and then he did haha
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Presh. And I like the story..."My father used to do this with me when I was a baby. People always looked really anxious and asked him what he was doing. He would simply reply, "I'm teaching her to trust me." by vladtodd
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vladtodd Presh. And I like the story..."My father used to do this with me when I was a baby. People always looked really anxious and asked him what he was doing. He would simply reply, "I'm teaching her to trust me."
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The Sociopath And Lack Of Empathy - He found me when i was in a weak state...I tried to take my life...I begged him to call 911 that i was passing out...the next day when i finally reached him he said he "fell asleep and the phone fell behind the bed"...he is a cop.... by MarylinJ
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MarylinJ The Sociopath And Lack Of Empathy - He found me when i was in a weak state...I tried to take my life...I begged him to call 911 that i was passing out...the next day when i finally reached him he said he "fell asleep and the phone fell behind the bed"...he is a cop....
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I've been debating on whether or not to share this, but I've decided sometimes you just can't hide the goodness of our little people. When we were staying in the hospital Milo's doctor came in to check in on her after she had woken up from a nap. Their conversation went a little like this: Doctor: “Did you have any dreams when you fell asleep?” Milo: “Yes.” Doctor: “What did you dream about?” Milo: “Jesus.” Doctor: “Oh really? What did Jesus do?” Milo: “He gave me a BIG hug.” Doctor: “... by rosemarie
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rosemarie I've been debating on whether or not to share this, but I've decided sometimes you just can't hide the goodness of our little people. When we were staying in the hospital Milo's doctor came in to check in on her after she had woken up from a nap. Their conversation went a little like this: Doctor: “Did you have any dreams when you fell asleep?” Milo: “Yes.” Doctor: “What did you dream about?” Milo: “Jesus.” Doctor: “Oh really? What did Jesus do?” Milo: “He gave me a BIG hug.” Doctor: “...
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This is the man who bought this lion as a cub in the 60’s and then when it got too big he let it into the wild. 10 years later it was the alpha male in a nature reserve in Africa and it was really violent. The guy went to see it and it walked up to him and gave him a hug. Aw :3 by Antonella Fanelli
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Antonella Fanelli This is the man who bought this lion as a cub in the 60’s and then when it got too big he let it into the wild. 10 years later it was the alpha male in a nature reserve in Africa and it was really violent. The guy went to see it and it walked up to him and gave him a hug. Aw :3
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So a little kid was doing something in the audience to make Wendy jealous, so she went and gave him a biiiiig kiss! His face is priceless.... xD by rosanna
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rosanna So a little kid was doing something in the audience to make Wendy jealous, so she went and gave him a biiiiig kiss! His face is priceless.... xD
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So I let him tie me to his bed and then he went all Fifty Shades on me......Needless to say, my vagina was very happy. by minerva
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minerva So I let him tie me to his bed and then he went all Fifty Shades on me......Needless to say, my vagina was very happy.
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"My husband was a sleepwalker, and since he slept naked, he would go out to dance in the corn fields. I suffered  fearing that something bad would happen to him, or that he would walk naked to town and someone would see him. Even when I prayed for him I felt embarrassed with the saints because of his nakedness. That is why I asked for help to Santa Lucia, who has no eyes and hence could not see my husband. She made me the miracle and now Jose by rosanna
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rosanna "My husband was a sleepwalker, and since he slept naked, he would go out to dance in the corn fields. I suffered fearing that something bad would happen to him, or that he would walk naked to town and someone would see him. Even when I prayed for him I felt embarrassed with the saints because of his nakedness. That is why I asked for help to Santa Lucia, who has no eyes and hence could not see my husband. She made me the miracle and now Jose
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