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10/7/11 12:28 A

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PJ, that's wonderful! If you don't mind I think I'll pass that along to my Pastor. She loves things like that around which she builds her weekly sermons. (one time I told her the joke about the guy in the flood waiting for God to rescue him, and not 2 weeks later that was what she preached about!)

For those that have never heard me tell that story here goes:

A man living in a flooded area decided to challange God. He said to himself and his neighbors that he would wait for God to rescue him. So when the water was up just inside the first floor of his house, some fire fighters offered to boat him to safety along with his neighbors. His reply, "I don't need your help, God will save me." Hours later, the water was up to the 2nd floor of his house, some rescuers in a helicopter came and offered to take him to safety and again he said "I don't need your help, God will save me!" More time passes and the water just rises and rises, finally the man is on the roof of his house, and oddly enough a Submarine pulls up and offers to take him aboard. He yells at them "I DON'T NEED YOUR HELP, GOD WILL SAVE ME!!!!" Well, the man drowned.
He gets to have his chance before God and the man says to him, "What Happened? You were supposed to save me!" And the Lord replied "Well I sent a boat, a helicopter and a submarine... what else should I have sent?" (the moral? God helps those who Help themselves!)

*edited to add the actual joke, since it just dawned on me that since we have so many new members some might never have seen it before! lol

Edited by: QTLIONESS13 at: 10/7/2011 (00:35)

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To my Jewish acquaintances and friends, I always say, "Happy Hanukkah". In return, they wish me a Merry Christmas. An altogether delightful time and experience.

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Last Sunday the Pastor at the Church I attend said that as Christians we have to get angry just like Jesus did in the Temple and stop quietly walking away and protect our faith. I am so happy to see that this is happening one step at a time.

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an early Merry,.....Merry Christmas to everyone


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First Christmas victory of the season - company reverses course from last year
October 5, 2011

Remember the Texas businessman who decorated a 9-foot-tall tree last Christmas in the lobby of a JP Morgan Chase Bank branch as a favor to the manager? The branch manager was quickly told by the bank that the tree had to go, and it was removed.

Under pressure from AFA supporters, the bank conceded and allowed the tree to be placed back in the branch, but said it made an exception in this case only. Still, Chase said it would NOT be changing a company policy prohibiting local branches from displaying Christmas trees in their lobbies.

AFA continued to contact Chase through 2011, asking it to revise its policy. It paid off!
In an internal document to branch managers, obtained by AFA, Chase has changed its policy for 2011 and will now ALLOW branch banks to display Christmas trees in their lobbies.

"Trees and menorahs will arrive the week of November 21 and can be displayed as soon as you receive them." - JP Morgan Chase Bank internal memo - September, 26, 2011

Friends, we are slowly winning the "War on Christmas," but the work is not finished. We must continue to show retailers and national companies that, "It's OK to say Merry Christmas."

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