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Taking for granted God’s gift of health
Unprepared for unexpected problems dealt
Brought to a screeching halt and afraid
We are reminded to stop and pray

Why is it when we are in trouble we call
But when we are busy we don’t until we fall
Our Father wishes to hear from us everyday
Take time from your work and play

When we are in trouble He sends help our way
Humbling us to remember He is just a call away
Using others to show His love is always there
We at least can take time to talk to Him in prayer
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Posted: Nov 2018
About this poem:
This week I came to a screeching halt with a torn cartilage in my right knee. He sent my church family to help me out so very much. Not sure how long will be laid up but I know I am loved by him - my brothers and my church brothers and sisters.

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A lot of truth in this poem Kathy..sometime we are forced still...and know
Sorry to hear about your injury I did that many moons ago was painful and slow healing process ..
Hope you are better soon teddybear
Kathy ~ Beautiful write ~ and so inspiring ~ as always.

Unfortunately I'm afraid that we all sometimes take too much for granted, and so often forget or don't bother ~ to give thanks.

Mady teddybear
Your Poem, so True!
Tis truly a poem that touched
the inners of us all ~
Well Done!

Hoping our C/S Poet friend gets well soon ~
JimEeesad flower
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Thank you Happy. I'm being referred on to orthopedic doctor. Very stiff and doesn't bend very well. Oh well - at least not broken. Thankful for that.

Kathy teddybear
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That's true Mady and I'm really guilty of it when I get busy doing supposedly church work, family stuff, etc. I need to take time to chill out more and talk to my Father and let Him calm me and guide me.

Kathy angel teddybear
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I agree with you. Our bodies heal with time and prayers. I injured my knee once a broke my ankle last year. Now I am most thankful I am healed.Great poem for those in distress. Helps to know God everyday. angel
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Thank you Yankee4You - grateful that you healed fast. Praying I will soon. I'm not the most patient person in the world and I definitely don't like being able to do things right now that I can't do because lifting anything the least bit heavy causes discomfort and swelling. Go to to see the orthopedic doctor this week. Praying for a simple solution.

Kathy banana cheering
It is truly shameful that it usually takes a tragedy for some to humble themselves, I run guilty of this constantly. It is still better to be compelled to be humbled than not at all. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season despite your challenges. purple heart
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Kathy, I'm not a believer, as you know; however, please try to get well
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Spiritual, but not religious,
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Thank you LoveCanBeReal. What exactly does spiritual and not religious mean? Either you believe or you don't. You can believe in God and not go to church. If your spiritual - you must believe in The Spirit. And Father and the Son are connected by One Spirit. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Kathy wave
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you dear Christian. Praying you have a wonderful 2019!!

Kathy teddybear
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Spiritual but not religious (to me) means that there is something out there much bigger than ourselves. We call that thing the universe. It is full of strange energies and matter, interwoven with the space time continuum; in a way that we do not understand. This vast (and maybe infinite universe) is none the less completely amoral (in terms of being good or evil) and is subject to the laws of physics only; and as far as I can see, nothing else.

The spiritual part is those mysteries, that which we do not understand. Having said all of this; I do not think that there is any type of benevolent being out there. Possibly, (and quite likely), there are other intelligent life forms out there; however, regarding the "Big Man Upstairs", well he in my opinion, is nowhere to be found. (Either that, or he went on permanent holiday, a long time ago, and is not intending to return).

To give you an example, Google the recent tidal wave in Indonesia. This killed well in excess of several hundreds of people, and must have permanently maimed many more, (not to mention all of the innocent animals). Included here are blameless children, and adults ranging from the very good and devout, to the very wicked "evildoers." No doubt, devout people around the world have offered up their prayers for the poor unfortunates caught up in that particular catastrophe.

You would have to ask yourself, however, why would God, (who makes all things perfectly) include an inbuilt system of tsunamis (and Earth quakes, avalanches etc etc, for our planet) when he apparently made Heaven an Earth "perfectly" (as you seem to think is the case). Add to this, all of the cruelty, unfairness, and mayhem in the world; and most rational people would have to conclude that there is nothing up there, nothing down there, and btw, nothing off to either side as well. You see, natural disasters (to give but one example) are caused by the laws of Physics (only) as I have pointed out above. That is my view on the situation, Kathy, and if any of this may upset you, then just be aware that I am merely answering the question that you have asked me regarding my comment (above).

I would wish to make clear, however, that I respect your right to be as religious as you like, and to believe anything that you like, and that is entirely your right. I wish to make that abundantly clear. I do not wish to offend you in any way.

I could go further, and site many other examples; but I am running out of space in this comments section. I believe I have answered your question, and I sincerely wish that you will not be offended in any way....

hooray kathy another good one and so true i have been busy giving to the homeless and helping them in need i became homeless 4 months ago the v.a. wanted to give me a nice apt only i have 5 cats and they only take 1 so im back to sleeping on the bus bench.
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LCBR - no offense taken. However, it is very sad that you feel this way. I have never said that the earth is perfect - far from it. Heaven - yes. Earth - No. Yes - bad things do happen. "First Corinthians 13:12 says, “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” From an article on Bible Gateway "This answers the question you hear so often: “Why didn’t God merely create a world where tragedy and suffering didn’t exist?” The answer is: He did! Genesis 1:31 says: “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”

But if God is not the author of tragedy or evil or death, where did they come from? Well, God has existed from eternity past as the Father, Son and Spirit, together in a relationship of perfect love. So love is the highest value in the universe. And when God decided to create human beings, he wanted us to experience love. But to give us the ability to love, God had to give us free will to decide whether to love or not to love. Why? Because love always involves a choice."

he second kind of evil is called natural evil. These are things like wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes that cause suffering for people. But these, too, are the indirect result of sin being allowed into the world. As one author explained: “When we humans told God to shove off, He partially honored our request. Nature began to revolt. The earth was cursed. Genetic breakdown and disease began. Pain and death became part of the human experience.”

The Bible says it’s because of sin that nature was corrupted and “thorns and thistles” entered the world. Romans 8:22 says, “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” In other words, nature longs for redemption to come and for things to be set right. That’s the source of disorder and chaos.

Let’s make this crystal clear once more: God did not create evil and suffering. Now, it’s true that he did create the potential for evil to enter the world, because that was the only way to create the potential for genuine goodness and love. But it was human beings, in our free will, who brought that potential evil into reality.

So much more to the article this man wrote. But basically the human race caused it's own problems.

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Oh Travis! So sorry for your sorrows. Wish you didn't live so far away. There is a group in the town where I live that would have been more then happy to help you with your kitties. I know they are your children but could you foster/adopt all but one out until you could find a place for all of you? Take care - will be praying for you.

Kathy teddybear
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Just a few more more things. It would appear that you believe all of this stuff in the absolute (literal) sense. Now I am not a Biblical expert, as I can see that you are. I just wish to say this: It is beyond me, in this day and age how anyone can believe that we were somehow "created" by God when there is more than ample fossil evidence for evolution. As Dostoyevsky says in his classic existential essay: Notes From Underground: "when some body much smarter than you proves that you were descended from a monkey...don't get upset and jump up and down, accept it for a fact" (slightly paraphrased; however they are words to this effect). Now that smarter person to whom Dostoyevsky refers was in fact Charles Darwin (you may have heard of him).

Commonsense would tell you that we have to be descended from a previous animal ancestor, and in our case that just happens to be a particular branch of the primate family (monkeys). It would appear that you really do believe that we came into existence like a puff of smoke (as in a magician's trick). I suppose that was 6000 years ago was it? I find that sad, personally, particularly now that we are well and truly out of the Dark Ages. Did God throw in a few dinosaur and mammoth fossils just to confuse us? Well if he did, he certainly has a sense of humor.

Anyway we could go on and on about this, and I can see that you have your beliefs regardless (despite ample tangible/physical evidence to the contrary). Once again you are entitled to these beliefs, just as I am entitled to mine, and I respect this. I wish you well, and I would still consider you a friend in the Poet's Corner...bouquet
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ps, that should be Poets'
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LCBR - always friends. Dinosaurs? Mammoths? Remember the Flood? Have a great day and all the best to you.

Kathy hug
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You too Kathy...angel
Kathy, I love your poem. It's speaks to the unconditional love and devotion of God. Thank you for sharing!thumbs up
"Just a call away"". I keep connected hug
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Thank you K_Ann - yes God is Love - you cannot have Love without God. There are no strings attached other then to accept Him and follow Him.

Kathy teddybear
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Glad to hear it Rusticbink! I don't know how I could get along in life without Him. Especially lately.

Kathy hug
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Running back through the comments, I noticed I accidentally missed you Christian. You may be the last but definitely not the least. Thank you for your support good friend.

Kathy teddybear
It's a very rare (and special) trait, Kathy.
Which you describe well.
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WalRU - He has made sure I have plenty of time to be humble lately. Slowed down quite a bit these last few months but trying to get back up and running but hit another little hiccup! Thanks for reading.

Kathy teddybear
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