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#1 Farmlife OFFLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 07:36 AM

I seen someone had posted this picture on the internet this morning and although it has me in disgust, it is shamefully true. Many shootings have me wondering what is going on in this world but this one, maybe because I have kids this age, has truely saddened my heart. I hurt, I cry, I am not ashamed as a man to say I cried my eyes out because I think of this, imagine now after kissing your kids goodbye in the morning sending them off to school, you recieve a call that says they will no longer be coming home, ever. My heart bleeds for these famalies, and my tears overwhelm my eyes ina way that I do not wish to even control.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 07:46 AM

I believe there is a lot of truth to it. There are so many families affected here, it is hard to think what they are going through today. Prayers to all that are involved, parents, teachers, students, friends, family and the police, firefighters, emt that were called in to help.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 08:42 AM

As a child In America, we started our school day with The Lord's Prayer and The Pledge Of Aliegence. I don't remember these types of violence in our schools back then. They took the prayer out because it might offend someone. This was the administration this country had at that time. I won't mention names or political parties. Well, that law offended me. What about me? What about me?
These days, I still start my day with prayer, end it that way too, and use it throughout the day. In fact, if you catch me in McDonalds about to eat, you will catch me asking whoever is eating with me to bow their heads. I give thanks and ask a blessing OUT LOUD for all to hear hoping that someone there will notice and stop being ashamed to do this in public.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 09:12 AM

Well spoken Robert. God Bless. What is our country coming to killing little children?

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 09:37 AM

So true. We cry out asking God why, but we should be asking ourself that question. Why have we taken God out of everything.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 10:35 AM

So sad were yesterdays events, we need put things back the way they were in school,,, I could go on and on about this, but wouldn't want to offend someones religious belief's.... God bless all that were involved, and hope we can all have a safe and happy holiday !!!!!
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Had these children started their day with the Lord's Prayer, it wouldn't have made any difference. There have been mass shootings in parochial schools and Sikh temples. Madness and evil can strike anywhere. As with everyone, my thoughts are with the families of this unspeakable tragedy.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 12:23 PM

Well said Farmlife, my youngest is 12 and my oldest is 15, this hits close to home for many of us I'm sure. Yesterday my oldest daughter saw that I was upset and asked what was wrong and I explained to her how personal this is to a parent to think how someone could harm children without even thinking about it. This is a sad day and my thoughts go out to everyone that is affected by this tragic event.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Farmlife you expressed my feeling very well. I thought about those same things all day yesterday.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 08:58 AM

As LMiller said, put things back. I agree 1000 percent. And as GGSteve pointed out, saying The Lord's Prayer wouldn't have saved these people that day, but.......The shooter wasn't even born when schools allowed God in. His Mom was a preschooler when they changed things too so perhaps.......
Thank You Farmlife for sharing the picture. It is SHAMEFULLY true.
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 09:32 AM

Twas' 11 days before Christmas
around 9:38,
When 20 beautiful children
stormed through Heaven's gate.

Their smiles were contagious
their laughter filled the air,
They could hardly believe
all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy
they didn't know what to say,
they remembered nothing of what
happened earlier that day.

"Where are we?" asked a little girl
as quiet as a mouse,
"This is Heaven" declared a small boy
"We're spending Christmas at God's house."

When what to their wondering
eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior
the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled
and they smiled just the same,
Then he opened his arms
and he called them by name.

And in that moment was joy
that only Heaven can bring,
Those children all flew
into the arms of their King.

And as they lingered in
the warmth of his embrace,
One small girl turned
and looked at Jesus' face.

And as if he could read
all the questions she had,
He gently whispered to her
"I'll take care of Mom and Dad."

Then he looked down on earth
the world far below,
He saw all of the hurt
the sorrow and woe.

Then he closed his eyes
and he outstretched his hand,
"Let my power and presence
re-enter this land!"

"May the Country be delivered
from the hands of the fools,
I'm taking back my nation
I'm taking back my Schools!"

Then he and the children
stood up without a sound
"Come now my children
let me show you around."

Excitement filled the space
some skipped and some ran,
all displaying enthusiasm
that only a small child can.

And I heard him proclaim
as he walked out of sight,
"In the midst of this darkness
I AM STILL THE LIGHT!"


I found this poem posted today on the web, and I just wanted to share it with all of you. I wish it was me that wrote this, as it is beautiful and warm, but I can't take credit for it. I won't disclose the author of it, as I'm not sure if he would want it known. As far as the whole incident, I don't have much to say, other than it really hit home hard. My heart bleeds for all of the victims, and my heart cries for all of the families involved. I pray for peace and healing, that only time will mend. God Bless them all.

Troy
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 09:07 PM

Wonderful Troy
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 09:18 PM

Awesome poem Troy. Thanks for sharing with us. A reminder of what is awaiting.
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Thanks for sharing this poem Troy. It really hits the nail on the head :thumbs:
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:18 PM

...if you catch me in McDonalds about to eat, you will catch me asking whoever is eating with me to bow their heads. I give thanks and ask a blessing OUT LOUD for all to hear hoping that someone there will notice and stop being ashamed to do this in public.


This is great. My family and I give thanks out loud at each meal whether we are at home, out at a restaurant or driving down the road with a sack of burgers between us. When we have guests over we do the same. I started this because of my wife and we plan to pass it on to our kids... My 2.5 year old has been doing the sign of the cross and clasping her hands for prayer for year now. I just hope that my girls continue it.

And as GGSteve pointed out, saying The Lord's Prayer wouldn't have saved these people that day, but.......The shooter wasn't even born when schools allowed God in. His Mom was a preschooler when they changed things too so perhaps.......


thank you for responding to that... I had the same feeling/belief but don't think I could have put it near as politely.

Prayer is a good thing, if you're not religious use that time to just ponder on the things that you are glad you have and wish that others can have what makes them happy in life. It is not easy to be a good person, it's a lot of work. I am all the time catching myself being hateful and trying to correct it... and I'll continue doing that. But if you spend your time being openly hateful and selfish your kids are going to see it and repeat it... and they are going to think that they are supposed to act that way.




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