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March 14, 2010 11:57 PM
God Gave The All Impossible To Me
God Gave Me My Chances To Believe
By D.K. Milgrim-Heath
God gave me my chances to believe-
Help from my adversities I did receive.
By immediate family deaths emotionally did choke-
God took me in his arms spiritually within His yoke.
I drew now so heavily upon His prayers of love-
Giving me a new lease on life I've dreamed of.
Writing of spiritual thoughts becoming your thoughts too-
That makes us cope with healthier lives for me and for you.
By writing my life underwent a drastic change in His design-
I clearly tell all of His messages that He's quite divine.
With ever written poem I do feel closer to God our Lord-
Change your lives get closer to God come on aboard!
March 9, 2010 9:42 PM
I read this man's book 20 years ago and it made me sit up, take note, inspire me to believe that G_d is important and with Him all things are possible. He inspired me to become at teacher in my 30s and I now show Ben's film every year to my class. I will be meeting Ben in 2 weeks time. Can't wait.
March 9, 2010 5:45 PM
Re: rje -
How proud I am to have a way of life that says to me as Dr Carson does, and more. It reminds me that instead of just doing what the world around me tells me is "natural", I can instead spend the time needed to discover what gifts I have. I have intellect to plumb the mysteries and beauty of G-d's Will in my life and in His Torah; the emotions that enable me to empathise and sacrifice for the sake of others' benefit; the vision to accept that there is more that wht meets the eye in reality, and more...
These are basics of Torah, and with more people like Dr Carson out there more of us would see past our own cupcakes (as Rav Noach zt"l would put it) and become devotees to Good in this short life. Thanks do much for the reminder, Dr C!
March 8, 2010 3:41 AM
Dr. Ben Carson
To Akiva & Jackie: Yes, I agree with you, but there is so much more to this man than the few words his character speaks here. Type "Ben Carson" in your search box, and learn what he has done and is doing. This is one of the things he says: "Our Creator has endowed all of us not just with the ability to sing, dance or throw a ball, but with intellectual talent. Start getting in touch with that part of you that is intellectual and develop that, and think of careers that will allow you to use that."
He is truly an amazing man.
March 7, 2010 4:45 PM
I loved what you had to say Jackie. You rock!
March 7, 2010 2:43 PM
Speak from the heart
Once again, this proves that it is alway best to speak from the heart especially when you desire something such as a particular job. He could have said anything, but he spoke from his heart out of faith what he realy believed. That's inspiration. If we could develop that open sincere passion for for the "things" in life that move us, if we could just be open about the love of G_d, then we could see a different in the world. But let us just begin with us. Find something to be "passionate" or "In love" with and make it a goal to achieve the highest level of growth "faith" attainable. If your goal is to deepen your faith then come to know the Creator by studying His word. Whatever it takes, just do it. We don't get do-overs on yesterdays. Each day is it for that day. Look for the little things and make them especially important in you life. One of my passions, besides studying Torah, is making sure the wild birds have food to eat. I know it sounds silly, but I really enjoy watching them fly to and from the feeder. They call to each other, chase each other, share with each other. It makes my heart feel good to watch them. We all need to find the "somethings" in life that makes our hearts feel good. So all that to say this, find your passion and the faith to stand up for it, speak from your heart, and you too can achieve miracles. Oh by the way, a little kindness couldn't hurt either.
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