"ordinary"
(© 2009 By: Bob Perks)

7-2-2009 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #546
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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, contributed by: Bob Perks

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Story of the Week
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"ordinary"
(© 2009 By: Bob Perks)
 
"I'm just an ordinary man," he said.
 
I knew what he meant.  He really was saying average.
 
I don't believe in either ordinary or average.
 
Average is for numbers, math class. 
 
The only place ordinary has in our life is right behind, extra.
 
"Extraordinary!"
 
How can anything God created be average?
 
How can anyone be "ordinary?"
 
I see the miracle in a grain of sand.
 
I see beauty in a blade of grass.
 
Did He not create both?
 
"You are not ordinary," I replied.
 
"God does not make ordinary." 
 
He makes "brilliant!"
 
He makes "dynamic."
 
He makes even the meek powerful beyond measure.
 
If we see ordinary, we choose to see it.
 
If we feel average, we make it so.
 
For each and every element in life is a miracle.
 
Therefore, if it is true that God created man in His image, how could anyone of us be less than extraordinary! Nothing average or ordinary about you!

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the ordinary.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        To they who know You well, nothing is ever ordinary.

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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