"Value"
(Author Unknown)

7-11-01 SOW Seeds Service of the Church Within - Story #144
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds]

This week's SOW Seeds Story #144, contributed by: Alicia

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Story of the Week
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"Value"
(Author Unknown)

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill in the room of 200. He asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up.

He said, "I am going to give this to one of you, but first, let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple the bill up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" He dropped it on the ground, and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.

"Now, who still wants it?" Still hands went into the air.

"My friends, you all have learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it, because, it did not decrease in value. It was still worth 20 dollars. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel that we are worthless, but, no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value, dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives come not in what we do, or who we know, but, by who we are. You are special, don't ever forget it!"

Always count your blessings, not your problems.

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        It is YOU who give me my Value!

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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