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Memorial
« on: February 26, 2012, 09:31:21 pm »
Disclaimer, I know we have varying religious beliefs here but I wanted to share this with you.

Two weeks ago my grandfather passes away. He was many things in life, a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, sailor, electrician, carpenter, and pastor.

Today we had a memorial service for him and I was taken back to a moment that happened a few years ago.

My life was in shambles, everything I touched seemed to be crumbling apart. I had lost my job, my marriage and my home where all on shaky ground. I went over to his house to talk to him as my grandmother, to whom he was married for 58 years, had just passed. I had intended on consoling him, what happened was entirely different.

It didn't take long for him to see how troubled and hurt I was, he knew the basics but was in the dark on some of the more personal issues. As I recounted my tale of hurt, pain and suffering he stopped me and said "Son, You are the strongest man I have ever met, I don't believe that I would still be standing after what you have been through. God has a lot more trust in you than you have in yourself and I can tell you as sure as I'm standing here that you will make it through. God will not test you more than you can bare, and God has great things in store for you,"

When I had arrived I was ready to toss everything, my faith included. I had a small bag packed in my car and was planning on walking into the woods and never coming back. Those words changed me, they changed my view and changed me from a victim to an overcomer.

As each of you go about your daily life I'd like you to remember one thing. It may be your words that change a life.


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    Re: Memorial
    « Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 09:34:09 pm »
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    Re: Memorial
    « Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 11:45:03 pm »
    I can truly empathize with you brother. Been in that same dark alley.
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