THEN SINGS MY SOUL: WHY

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WHY

Why did it have to be a friend
Who chose to betray the Lord
Why did he use a kiss to show them
That’s not what a kiss is for

Only a friend can betray a friend
A stranger has nothing to gain
And only a friend comes close enough
To ever cause so much pain

And why did there have to be thorny
Crown pressed upon His head
It should have been the royal one
Made of jewels and gold instead

It had to be a crown of thorns
Because in this life that we live
For all who seek to love
A thorn is all the world has to give

And why did it have to be
A heavy cross He was made to bare
And why did they nail His feet and hands
His love would have held Him there

It was a cross for on a cross
A thief was supposed to pay
And Jesus had come into the world
To steal every heart away

Yes, Jesus had come into the world
To steal every heart away

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FRIDAY FUNNIES: GRANDPARENTS

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Grandparents

1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she’d done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said “But Gramma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper goodbye!” I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye…

2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, the then he asked, “Did you start at 1?”

3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her pateince grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three year old say, with a trembling voice, “Who was THAT?”

4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. “We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire, it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods.” The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said “I sure wish I’d gotten to know you sooner!”

5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked “Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?” I mentally polished my halo and asked “No, how are we alike?” “You’re both old” he replied.

6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather’s word processor. She told him she was writing a story. “What’s it about?” he asked. “I don’t know” she replied, “I can’t read”.

7. I didn’t know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying “Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these yourself!”

8. When my grandson Billy and I entered out vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered “It’s no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights.”

9. When my grandson asked how old I was, I teasingly replied “I’m not sure.” “Look in your underwear, Grandpa” he advised, “mine says I’m 4 to 6”.

10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother “Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today.” The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. “That’s interesting” she said, “how do you make babies?” “It’s simple,” replied the girl, “You just change ‘y’ to “i” and add “es”.

11. Children’s Logic. “Give me a sentence about a public servant” said a teacher. The small boy wrote “The fireman came down the ladder pregnant.” The teacher took the lad aside to correct him, “Don’t you know what pregnant means?” she asked. “Sure” said the young boy confidently “It means carrying a child.”

12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog’s duties. “Thye use him to keep crowds back” said one child. “No” said another, “He’s just for good luck.” A third child brought the argument to a close. “They use the dogs” she said firmly, “to find the fire hydrants.”

13. A 6 year old was asked where his grandma lived. “Oh”, he said , “she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we’re done having her visit, we take her back to the airport.”

14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things, but I don’t get to see him enough to get as smart as him!

15. My grandparents are funny, when they bend over, you hear gas leaks, and they blame their dog.

A LESSON: HOW TO STOP GOSSIP

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HOW TO STOP CHURCH GOSSIP

Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church’s
morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon.

She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that everyone seeing it there WOULD KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING! Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend, or deny.He said nothing.

Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred’s house… walked home…and left it there all night!!!

FRIDAY FUNNIES: INSANITY

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How to Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don’t disguise your voice!

3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

4. Put Decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks .  Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to Espresso.

5. In the Memo Field of all your checks, Write ‘For Marijuana.’

6. Skip down the hall rather than walk and see how many looks you get.

7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

8. Specify That your drive-through order Is ‘To Go’.

9. Sing along at the opera.

10. Five days In advance, tell your friends you can’t attend their party because you have a headache..

11. When the money comes out the ATM, scream ‘I Won!   I Won!’

12. When leaving the zoo, start running toward the parking lot, yelling ‘Run for your lives!  They’re loose!’

13.   Tell Your children over dinner, ‘Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.’

14. Pick up a box of condoms at the pharmacy, go to the counter and ask where the fitting room is.

FRIDAY FUNNIES: THE TINY CABIN

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The Tiny Cabin

A social worker from Massachusetts recently transferred to the Mountains of North Georgia was on the first tour of his new territory when he came upon the tiniest cabin he had ever seen in his life. Intrigued, he went up and knocked on the door.

‘Anybody home?’ he asked. ‘Yep,’ came a kid’s voice through the door.

‘Is your father there?’ asked the social worker.

‘Pa? Nope, he left afore Ma came in,’ said the kid.

‘Well, is your mother there?’ persisted the social worker.

‘Ma? Nope, she left just afore I got here,’ said the kid.

‘But,’ protested the social worker, ‘are you never together as a family?’

‘Sure, but not here,’ said the kid through the door. ‘This is the outhouse!’

THEN SINGS MY SOUL: SITTING AT THE FEET OF JESUS

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Sitting at the Feet of Jesus
sung by Signature Sound
and The Gaither Vocal Band

Sitting at the feet of Jesus,
Oh, what words I hear Him say!
Happy place! so near, so precious!
May it find me there each day;
Sitting at the feet of Jesus,
I would look upon the past;
For His love has been so gracious,
It has won my heart at last.

Sitting at the feet of Jesus,
Where can mortal be more blest?
There I lay my sins and sorrows,
And, when weary, find sweet rest;
Sitting at the feet of Jesus,
There I love to weep and pray;
While I from His fullness gather
Grace and comfort every day.

Bless me, O my Savior, bless me,
As *I sit low at Thy feet; [*I’m waiting]
Oh, look down in love upon me,
Let me see Thy face so sweet;
Give me, Lord, the mind of Jesus,
Keep me holy as He is;
May I prove I’ve been with Jesus,
Who is all my righteousness.