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The Chauffeur

GREAT STORY, UNEXPECTED PUNCHLINE, ENJOY THIS Y’ALL !!!

 

PRICELESS

Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement and when his plane arrived there was a limousine there to transport him to his home. As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver. “You know,” he said, “I am 87 years old and I have never driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove it for a while?”

The driver said, “No problem. Have at it.”

Billy gets into the driver’s seat and they head off down the highway. A short distance away sat a rookie state trooper operating his first speed trap. The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone. The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo then got out of his patrol car to begin the procedure. The young trooper walked up to the driver’s door and when the glass was rolled down, he was surprised to see who was driving.

He immediately excused himself and went back to his police car and called his supervisor.

“I know we are supposed to enforce the law,” the young trooper told his supervisor.  “But I also know that important people are given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person.”

The supervisor asked, “Is it the governor?”

The young trooper said, “No, he’s more important than that.”

The supervisor said, “Oh, so it’s the president?”

The young trooper said, “No, he’s even more Important than that.”

After a moment, the supervisor finally asked, “Well then, who is it?”

The young trooper said, “I think it’s Jesus, because He’s got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!”

Priceless.  Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement and when his plane arrived there was a limousine there to transport him to his home. As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.  'You know' he said, 'I am 87 years old and I have never  Driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove it for a while?'  The driver said, 'No problem. Have at it.'  Billy gets into the driver's seat and they head off down the highway.  A short distance away sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap.  The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone.  The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo then got out of his patrol car to begin the procedure. The young trooper walked up to the driver's door and when the glass was rolled down, he was surprised to see who was driving.  He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor. 'I know we are supposed to enforce the law.... but I also know that important people are given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person.'  The supervisor asked, 'Is it the governor?'  The young trooper said, 'No, he's more important than that.'  The supervisor said, 'Oh, so it's the president.'   The young trooper said, 'No, he's even more Important than that.'  After a moment,the supervisor finally asked, 'Well then, who is it?'  The young trooper said, 'I think it's Jesus, because he's got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!'

DIVINITY

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The time will probably come when you’re about to lose a family member or someone you love.  It’s especially painful if they are young and it’s way before their time.  The injustice of it can be overwhelming.  So can the shock and unpreparedness of it.  And it may be that you will try everything to save that person.  Then realize there’s nothing you can do but pray.  This is what happened to me once some years ago.  And this poem is the conclusion about it that I came up with and wrote.

Patrick The Poet

 

DIVINITY

So wild and dark tonight, and the winds hiss and curse
Such poignant refrains in me…begging creation.
But if I am to soothe your heart with a single verse…
I fear it will require divine inspiration.

Worse still, your life has fallen to diminished thirds
And to silencing strains of your own invention.
Still, though I would save you if I could with mere words…
I fear it will require divine intervention.

IN GOD WE TRUST!

Check out these preambles to our 50 states.  And all this time I thought we were an Islamic or atheistic country and that  Christianity and God had and have absolutely nothing to do with our heritage and founding as a nation.  I mean, the liberal media told me so, so it has to be true, right? lol
Patrick The Poet
Do you know your State’s Preamble? This is Food for Thought:
Alabama 1901, Preamble: We the people of the State of Alabama , invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution..
Alaska 1956, Preamble: We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.
Arizona 1911, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Arizona , grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…
Arkansas 1874, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Arkansas , grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government…
California 1879, Preamble: We, the People of the State of California , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…
Colorado 1876, Preamble: We, the people of Colorado , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe…
Connecticut 1818, Preamble: The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.
Delaware 1897, Preamble: Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.
Florida 1885, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Florida , grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution…
Georgia 1777, Preamble: We, the people of Georgia , relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution…
Hawaii 1959, Preamble: We , the people of Hawaii , Grateful for Divine Guidance … Establish this Constitution.
Idaho 1889, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Idaho , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.
Illinois 1870, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil , political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.
Indiana 1851, Preamble: We, the People of the State of Indiana , grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.
Iowa 1857, Preamble: We, the People of the St ate of Iowa , grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution.
Kansas 1859, Preamble: We, the people of Kansas , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.
Kentucky 1891, Preamble: We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties..
Louisiana 1921, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Louisiana , grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.
Maine 1820, Preamble: We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity .. And imploring His aid and direction.
Maryland 1776, Preamble: We, the people of the state of Maryland , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty…
Massachusetts 1780, Preamble: We…the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction
Michigan 1908, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Michigan , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution.
Minnesota, 1857, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:
Mississippi 1890, Preamble: We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.
Missouri 1845, Preamble: We, the people of Missouri , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness . Establish this Constitution…
Montana 1889, Preamble: We, the people of Montana , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..
Nebraska 1875, Preamble: We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . Establish this Constitution.
Nevada 1864: Preamble We the people of the State of Nevada , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution…
New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V: Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.
New Jersey 1844, Preamble: We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.
New Mexico 1911, Preamble: We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty..
New York 1846, Preamble: We, the people of the State of New York , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.
North Carolina 1868, Preamble: We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those…
North Dakota 1889, Preamble: We , the people of North Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain…
Ohio 1852, Preamble: We the people of the state of Ohio , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common.
Oklahoma 1907, Preamble: Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this
Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2: All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences
Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble: We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance…..
Rhode Island 1842, Preamble: We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing….
South Carolina , 1778, Preamble: We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
South Dakota 1889, Preamble: We, the people of South Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties .
Tennessee 1796, Art. XI..III: That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience…
Texas 1845, Preamble: We the People of the Republic of Texas , acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.
Utah 1896, Preamble: Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.
Vermont 1777, Preamble: Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man ..
Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI: Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other
Washington 1889, Preamble: We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution
West Virginia 1872: Preamble Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God …
Wisconsin 1848, Preamble We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility….
Wyoming 1890, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Wyoming , grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution…
After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong!

Let us bring God back into America !
GOD BLESS AMERICA !

HAPPY EASTER, ONE AND ALL!

EASTER SUNRISEI want to wish all my friends and clients and colleagues and followers here a very, very Happy Easter.  Be happy, be cheerful and be safe!  And remember to cherish everything you have in this life!

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You Should…

‘Tis the ultimate holiday season, the one for which everyone always intones: “Goodwill to all people [men],” and the time to be especially caring and compassionate and charitable.  Three Big Cs are these three special words.  Add the Big L word (love) and the Big F word (friendship) to them and you pretty much have cornered the market on what the Christmas season is supposed to imbue–along with the fact that it was and is the birthday of this guy who was a prophet who lived some two thousand years ago and who many believe was and is “the” son of God.   

Keeping it all in prospective and of course desirous of avoiding unnecessary controversy, I have no problem celebrating the whole holiday season and December 25th for all these sentiments and good meanings, especially in consideration of the Big L word and that gentle prophet who, no matter what you believe or say, was a man of love and peace.  In any event, here is a poem I wrote a few years ago that accentuates some of these goodwill to all people qualities, I do believe.  I hope they are qualities you share and this is a poem you enjoy reading.  And of course, you experience a wonderful Christmas!

 

YOU SHOULD

It doesn’t matter if your heart is misunderstood
Or if the love you give others does not outlive them.
Though you have been cheated and betrayed and seen no good,
When someone begs for forgiveness–you should forgive them.

And it doesn’t matter if your heart feels misbegotten,
Or if the love you give others is years above them.
Though you have been lost and deserted and forgotten,
When someone prays and pleads to be loved–you should love them.

The Stranger

In this holiday season I think I see more silence and despair than usual.  It seems to me that more people are barely surviving and making ends meet, and the Christmas season seems to only accentuate the travails and adversity they are experiencing.  I see more local shops and businesses gone out of business or barely hanging on.  I see more homeless people than before, and more people barely existing from week to week on paycheck to paycheck. 

Meanwhile, prices keep going up and our government keeps spending more money and raising their own pay and benefits while nothing nowhere seems to cost less or come with a discount. 

Sometimes I hate the holidays because I can’t but help notice all these despairing things, and more.  One: a lot more people aren’t celebrating Christmas; nope, no holiday shopping for them.  A Christmas tree, dinner, and lots of gifts for everyone?  Forget it.  It’s McDonalds for Christmas and forget even going to the movies and enjoying a popcorn, soda, and candy bar.  That’s almost thirty bucks just for one person!  Likewise, it feels more accentuated the plight that others are experiencing not only in loss of income and business and work, but the loss of friends and loved ones–important people to us who have become ill or died from disease or crime or were a casualty from one of our recent wars in the Muslim world.  It’s all accentuated to me, and all so palpable.  In essence, so much looks so bleak.   

So, all I can do is pray and get religious.  And look to spirituality to amend or end the plight and suffering of so many, maybe including me.  Feeling this very same way a few years back, one thing I could do and did was write a poem.  And herewith is that poem I wrote.  I’m not sure if it will make you feel better.  I certainly hope it does.  It certainly made me feel better after I wrote it and now every time I read it.  So all I can do…is hope.  Hope that 2012 will be a better year for the world and all the people suffering in it.  And hope that you and yours may enjoy a warm and bountiful holiday season.  Or at the very least, The Stranger will come and give you strength and courage.  And hope. So that you and yours may find some joy during this difficult holiday season.   

THE STRANGER

Now surrounded here by death and doom and disaster,
Despair is my pilot and tragedy my master!
(And my only hope is to be saved by a Stranger).
But yes, I knew a life of warmth and joy and laughter
And one that was guided by faith and the Hereafter;
It was one that could confront any fear or danger!

But now when I became a drowning man in the sea
With nothing around but drowning waves and tides and me,
I would pray some stranger came to set my life anew.
And though I have no hopes or friends here now to save me
Nor even the faith in God that God Himself gave me,
I pray to hear His voice say: “Hold on, I will save you!”