"When You Thought I Wasn't Looking"
(Author Unknown)

4-8-2009 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #534
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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”].

Well… today marks the 6 week point after my shoulder surgery and I finally got to remove the Immobilization Sling that has been frustrating my every waking moment. I immediately began my new rehab therapy exercises and realized, “Ouch! This is still going to take a lot of time before I'm going to be able to move with any degree of normalcy again. $%#@X&!!!!!!!” “Such a Life on Such a Planet.”

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
(Author Unknown)

A message every adult should read, because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing, and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking."

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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Children learn more from watching what you do than from listening to what you tell them.

(From: “Celestial Lites” of the Church Within )

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Help me to be an example of Your love.

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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