The Grace Game

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Oscar dies and goes to heaven --- St. Peter meets him at the Pearly Gates and lays out the rules for entry in the form of “The Grace Game.”

Grace Game Rule 1: It takes 1,000 points to get into heaven

Grace Game Rule 2: You tell me why I should let in heaven and I’ll apply points

Grace Game Rule 3: When you reach 1,000 points you are in

Oscar loved games and was more than up for the challenge.

"Okay, let’s do it," Oscar says, "I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart." "Absolutely wonderful," says St. Peter, "that's worth 50 points --- one for each year!"

"Only fifty points?" Oscar says in disbelief. "Well, I attended church all my life and supported it with my tithes, offerings, alms and service." "That’s terrific!" says St. Peter. "Let’s see --- you are 72 years old --- that's also worth a point a year."

"Only one point a year --- I can’t believe it! Those are my best Christian attributes and it is only 122 points --- I have 878 points to go!

Oscar anxiously searches his past and blurts out, “I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for the homeless --- those lasted 15 years each."

"Wow - fantastic, that's good for 30 more points," said Saint Peter.

"Thirty points!" Oscar cries, "At this rate the only way I will get into heaven is by the grace of God.

St. Peter grabs his hand and gives him a huge hug! "That’s it --- the Grace of God is worth 848 points, you win! --- Come on in."

Oscar is escorted into heaven by St. Peter to a Huge Mansion with his name on it. “Is this for me?” asks Oscar. “Yes, you’ve earned it with your faithfulness to your wife, church and neighbors,” says St. Peter.
 

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I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold
He said, "Put all your sorrows in the red,
And all your joys in the gold."

I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
Both my joys and sorrows I stored
But though the gold became heavier each day
The red was as light as before

With curiosity, I opened the red
I wanted to find out why
And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole
Which my sorrows had fallen out by

I showed the hole to God, and mused aloud,
"I wonder where my sorrows could be."
He smiled a gentle smile at me."
"My child, they're all here with me."

I asked, "God, why give me the boxes,
Why the gold, and the red with the hole?"
"My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
The red is for you to let go."​
 

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squirt said:
Oscar dies and goes to heaven --- St. Peter meets him at the Pearly Gates and lays out the rules for entry in the form of “The Grace Game.”

Grace Game Rule 1: It takes 1,000 points to get into heaven

Grace Game Rule 2: You tell me why I should let in heaven and I’ll apply points

Grace Game Rule 3: When you reach 1,000 points you are in

Oscar loved games and was more than up for the challenge.

"Okay, let’s do it," Oscar says, "I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart." "Absolutely wonderful," says St. Peter, "that's worth 50 points --- one for each year!"

"Only fifty points?" Oscar says in disbelief. "Well, I attended church all my life and supported it with my tithes, offerings, alms and service." "That’s terrific!" says St. Peter. "Let’s see --- you are 72 years old --- that's also worth a point a year."

"Only one point a year --- I can’t believe it! Those are my best Christian attributes and it is only 122 points --- I have 878 points to go!

Oscar anxiously searches his past and blurts out, “I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for the homeless --- those lasted 15 years each."

"Wow - fantastic, that's good for 30 more points," said Saint Peter.

"Thirty points!" Oscar cries, "At this rate the only way I will get into heaven is by the grace of God.

St. Peter grabs his hand and gives him a huge hug! "That’s it --- the Grace of God is worth 848 points, you win! --- Come on in."

Oscar is escorted into heaven by St. Peter to a Huge Mansion with his name on it. “Is this for me?” asks Oscar. “Yes, you’ve earned it with your faithfulness to your wife, church and neighbors,” says St. Peter.
that is beautiful doll...what a lovely example of who God is.
smooches:inlove: :inlove:
 

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that is beautiful doll...what a lovely example of who God is.
smooches:inlove: :inlove:
what's amazing is that people just don't get it lol :sigh: I'm glad you liked it love! *smooches!!!* :inlove:
 

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Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe.
It's then I have to remember,
That it's in the valley I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top,
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love,
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn,
And my growth is very slow.
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it's in the valley I grow.

I do not always understand,
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing,
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing,
When I picture Christ on the cross.
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining,
When I'm feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder,
That it's in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me,
Lord, And use my life each day
To share your love with others,
And help them find their way.

Thank you for valleys,
Lord, For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious,
But it's in the valleys I grow!!​
 

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Sometimes life seems hard to bear,​

Full of sorrow, trouble and woe.
It's then I have to remember,
That it's in the valley I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top,
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love,
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn,
And my growth is very slow.
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it's in the valley I grow.

I do not always understand,
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing,
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing,
When I picture Christ on the cross.
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining,
When I'm feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder,
That it's in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me,
Lord, And use my life each day
To share your love with others,
And help them find their way.

Thank you for valleys,
Lord, For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious,
But it's in the valleys I grow!!
i love this one...i got a card the other day that had this written on the inside...i agree that it is in the valley i grow...thanks squirt for the hand up
luv ya smooches:inlove::inlove:
 

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i love this one...i got a card the other day that had this written on the inside...i agree that it is in the valley i grow...thanks squirt for the hand up
luv ya smooches:inlove::inlove:
it is my privilege love ... *smooches!!!* :inlove: :inlove:
 

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squirt said:
it is my privilege love ... *smooches!!!* :inlove: :inlove:
lol thank you:) ...lets pray that the top is flat for a while..lmao:tounge:
smooches doll:inlove::inlove:
 

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In the deepest recesses of my thoughts alone
I listen carefully to the soft tone
Of ancient laughter, sobs and cheers
The stillness of voices I silently hear.

I recognize some of family, mother, father, friend
Some make me smile, some I don't comprehend
Even today, after years of remembering what was heard
The chattering takes on the twittering of birds.

But in the darkness, in moonlight soft and quiet
The Whisperings present a tumultuous riot.
Wondering faintly, is this my conscience speaking
Or sounds of angels' comments, as they are peeking?

I know the Angels are around, I feel them in my heart
Whispering quiet and low, soft, never sharp
Asking one another if they have guided me right
Gently beseeching Him to keep me in his light.

All children know their Angels' Whispers, but forget as they grow
That the Angels will watch through all of the times
Whether troubled, happy, or seemingly ruined in kind
Nevertheless, angels stay and whisper soft hope to the mind.

Is it Conscience or Angels' Whispers do you think?
Which would cause you more to smile?
I'd like to think it is my Father's voice in the guise of an angel,
Taking care of me all the while.

So keep Whispering on, my Angels near
And guide me with your thoughts of care
Knowing that you trust in me to step kindly through
My Father's world, and his creations dear.

Amen​
 

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In the deepest recesses of my thoughts alone​

I listen carefully to the soft tone
Of ancient laughter, sobs and cheers
The stillness of voices I silently hear.

I recognize some of family, mother, father, friend
Some make me smile, some I don't comprehend
Even today, after years of remembering what was heard
The chattering takes on the twittering of birds.

But in the darkness, in moonlight soft and quiet
The Whisperings present a tumultuous riot.
Wondering faintly, is this my conscience speaking
Or sounds of angels' comments, as they are peeking?

I know the Angels are around, I feel them in my heart
Whispering quiet and low, soft, never sharp
Asking one another if they have guided me right
Gently beseeching Him to keep me in his light.

All children know their Angels' Whispers, but forget as they grow
That the Angels will watch through all of the times
Whether troubled, happy, or seemingly ruined in kind
Nevertheless, angels stay and whisper soft hope to the mind.

Is it Conscience or Angels' Whispers do you think?
Which would cause you more to smile?
I'd like to think it is my Father's voice in the guise of an angel,
Taking care of me all the while.

So keep Whispering on, my Angels near
And guide me with your thoughts of care
Knowing that you trust in me to step kindly through
My Father's world, and his creations dear.

Amen
awwww that is another good one sweety:blush:
smooches hun
 

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squirt said:
Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe.
It's then I have to remember,
That it's in the valley I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top,
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love,
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn,
And my growth is very slow.
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it's in the valley I grow.

I do not always understand,
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing,
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing,
When I picture Christ on the cross.
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining,
When I'm feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder,
That it's in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me,
Lord, And use my life each day
To share your love with others,
And help them find their way.

Thank you for valleys,
Lord, For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious,
But it's in the valleys I grow!!​

I love this one Squirt, I am a valleys girl, born and bred!! thank you soo much for sharing!
 

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I love this one Squirt, I am a valleys girl, born and bred!! thank you soo much for sharing!
I'm glad you liked it, you're such a beautiful soul ... *BIG hugs!!! :inlove:
 

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awwww that is another good one sweety:blush:
smooches hun
I'll be back with more, I have tons lol *smooches!!!* love! :inlove: :inlove:
 

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Evening's Answers

As the scarlet sunset slowly fades,
And dusk introduces the night,
The crescent moon on center stage,
Gives forth a semblance of light.
Perching on the mossy dock,
Staring out at the mirrored lake,
I reflect on this new battle,
Unsure of which road to take.
In this dark serenity,
I humbly look up to You,
Asking for Your guidance,
To show me what I must do.
Gulls appearing as angels,
Are soaring through the skies,
A congregation of wispy clouds,
Have taken control of my eyes.
Billowing sleeves of purest white,
Seem coming through the haze,
Majestic, gentle, outstretched arms,
At once command my gaze.
Asking for some answers,
You've come with Your embrace,
Through the just born evening,
You've filled me with Your grace.
The water without a ripple,
Reflects this scene from above,
A most magnificent masterpiece,
Painted wholly with Your love.​
 

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squirt said:
Evening's Answers

As the scarlet sunset slowly fades,
And dusk introduces the night,
The crescent moon on center stage,
Gives forth a semblance of light.
Perching on the mossy dock,
Staring out at the mirrored lake,
I reflect on this new battle,
Unsure of which road to take.
In this dark serenity,
I humbly look up to You,
Asking for Your guidance,
To show me what I must do.
Gulls appearing as angels,
Are soaring through the skies,
A congregation of wispy clouds,
Have taken control of my eyes.
Billowing sleeves of purest white,
Seem coming through the haze,
Majestic, gentle, outstretched arms,
At once command my gaze.
Asking for some answers,
You've come with Your embrace,
Through the just born evening,
You've filled me with Your grace.
The water without a ripple,
Reflects this scene from above,
A most magnificent masterpiece,
Painted wholly with Your love.​

Beautiful Squirt, absolutely awesome! :inlove:
 

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Beautiful Squirt, absolutely awesome! :inlove:
in His loving hands, I place myself completely, I'm glad you thought so too sweetie ... thank you! :inlove:
 

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squirt said:
Evening's Answers​


As the scarlet sunset slowly fades,
And dusk introduces the night,
The crescent moon on center stage,
Gives forth a semblance of light.
Perching on the mossy dock,
Staring out at the mirrored lake,
I reflect on this new battle,
Unsure of which road to take.
In this dark serenity,
I humbly look up to You,
Asking for Your guidance,
To show me what I must do.
Gulls appearing as angels,
Are soaring through the skies,
A congregation of wispy clouds,
Have taken control of my eyes.
Billowing sleeves of purest white,
Seem coming through the haze,
Majestic, gentle, outstretched arms,
At once command my gaze.
Asking for some answers,
You've come with Your embrace,
Through the just born evening,
You've filled me with Your grace.
The water without a ripple,
Reflects this scene from above,
A most magnificent masterpiece,
Painted wholly with Your love.
these are all so beautiful my sweet...it warms my heart to know end...seems the top wasn't very flat for too long doll..but this valley isnt so deep or long ..family..cant choose'm and cant shoot'em...where is an SUV when you need one...lmao
smooches sweety:inlove::inlove:
 

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these are all so beautiful my sweet...it warms my heart to know end...seems the top wasn't very flat for too long doll..but this valley isnt so deep or long ..family..cant choose'm and cant shoot'em...where is an SUV when you need one...lmao
smooches sweety:inlove::inlove:
lmao ... right here in texas love lol *take my hand, I'll help you back up onto the mountain top! *smooches!!!* :inlove: :inlove: