"Rainbows And Thank You's"
(By: Joseph J. Mazzella)

5-11-2006 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #390
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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, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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"Rainbows And Thank You's"
(By: Joseph J. Mazzella)

I owe a double "thank you" to God right now for the glorious sight I was blessed to see a few moments ago. It happened after a huge storm full of tree-bending winds and roof pounding showers.

It seemed like the rain was intent on falling forever when, just as suddenly, it stopped and a wonderful, peaceful silence replaced it. It was then that I heard my oldest boy call to me from his room, "Daddy, come see the rainbow."

I went quickly to his room and was delighted to see not one but two beautiful rainbows arching across the sky. They were a spectacular sight, full of purples, yellows, oranges, reds, pinks and blues. It filled my soul with joy and my heart with love just to see this gift from God. That is why I say now, "Thank you dear God for them both."

The truth is that, if I thanked God for every gift He gave me, I would use up every second of my day, then every second of my life, and still not be done. God's gifts, like His love for us, are limitless and are given unconditionally. All we need to do is smile and accept them with an open, joyous, and grateful heart.

Always start your day out with a huge, "Thank you" to God for your life. Remember that every sunrise, sunset, rainbow, flower and tree is a gift to you from a God, who loves you and wants you to be happy. Know that there is limitless love, joy, peace, happiness, goodness and delight waiting to fill your heart and soul to overflowing if you only accept them.

Always feel the oneness with God that is yours when you accept these gifts and share them with the world. Choose to make your own life a gift full of love, joy, thank you's and rainbows

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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        To some individuals prayer is the calm expression of gratitude; to others, a group expression of praise, social devotions; sometimes it is the imitation of another's religion, while in true praying it is the sincere and trusting communication of the spiritual nature of the creature with the anywhere presence of the spirit of the Creator.

(From: The Urantia Papers - Paper-91 Section-8)

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The Prayer
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For all that we have received, let us be truly Thankful.
Thank You God!        
        

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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