Thursday, April 30, 2009


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So here's my dilemma.

I had a wonderful class of college students last semester. Each Tuesday and Thursday, we all looked forward to being together. It was a special group indeed.

One of those students is graduating on Sunday. I found a beautiful, manly card at the Christian bookstore ($2.79! I hate spending money on cards) and I wrote some sappy God stuff that just sounds dorky, and now I have to go buy another manly and beautiful card to send to him.

So, do tell. What words of wisdom would you have appreciated from a believing professor when you were in college -- and let's say you weren't quite a believer yet but were open to God-talk?

All I can think of is "Seek God". But that would be kind of cold, you know, just writing two words followed by my name.

Alright. You may start. Eyes on your own computer. When you are finished, hit "submit" and go enjoy your day.


Paul said...

I think I might write something like:

You were part of a special class. I looked forward to our gatherings and I thank you for all your contributions.

I offer you two thoughts and one prayer:

'Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.' – Teddy Roosevelt.

We do not know all the answers. We do not even know all the questions.

And, finally, a Cavalier prayer from the English Civil War [paraphrased] :

'Lord, I will be busy some days and may forget thee.
Please do not forget me'.

patty said...

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that
has been given to you....
May you be content knowing you are a child of God....
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

can't help it... it's my favorite. it seems to apply to everything. prayer of st. teresa

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