"What My Dad Taught Me"
(By Mary Tonge)

7-18-2014 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #787
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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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What My Dad Taught Me
(By Mary Tonge)

When I was little, I loved roller coasters. They scared me, but I still loved that it was something I could do with my dad alone. My mother wouldn't go near a roller coaster. I, however, would always get on a roller coaster, no matter how afraid I was, to show my dad that I was his brave little girl.

Granted, I also usually ended up terrified underneath the bar that held you in place.

After one of these rides, my father got me off the roller coaster and looked at me, then he told me, "Sweetie just go with the flow, it isn't scary if you learn to just go with the flow."

We got off the roller coaster, and he immediately got me back in line to go on it with him again. He held my hand the entire ride, telling me to just go with the flow.

I probably enjoyed that ride more than any other that I had been on prior or since. He taught me a valuable life lesson: In life, we need to "go with the flow," and that when we try to fight things, it often becomes worse, but when we relax and go with the flow of things, God always sees us through to the other side.

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.

(From: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902), 1890 )

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        You flow in but do not flow out.

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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