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The Secret Burden
A much loved-minister of God once carried a secret burden of long- past sin deep in his heart. He had committed the sin many years before, during his Bible school training. No one knew what he had done, but they did know he had repented. Even so, he had suffered years of remorse over the incident without any sense of God’s forgiveness.

A woman in his church deeply loved God and claimed to have visions in which Jesus Christ spoke to her. The minister, skeptical of her claims, asked her, “The next time you speak to the Lord, would you please ask Him what sin your minister committed while he was in Bible school.” The woman kindly agreed.

When she came to the church a few days later the minister asked, “Did He visit you?” She said, “Yes.”

“And did you ask Him what sin I committed?”

“Yes, I asked Him,” she replied

“Well, what did He say?”

“He said, ‘I don’t remember.'”

 

Time and Money
A man was taking it easy, lying on the grass and looking up at the clouds. He was identifying shapes when he decided to talk to God. “God”, he said, “how long is a million years?”

God answered, “In my frame of reference, it’s about a minute.”

The man asked, “God, how much is a million dollars?”

God answered, “To Me, it’s a penny.”

The man then asked, “God, can I have a penny?”

God said, “In a minute.”

 

Contacts
A policeman stops a lady and asks for her license. He says, “Lady, it says here that you should be wearing glasses.”

The woman answers, “Well, I have contacts.”

The policeman replies, “I don’t care who you know! You’re getting a ticket!”
Why is exercise so important?
So that you can die healthier!
Do you have holes in your socks? NO!
Then how do you get your feet in?
Why can’t you play practical jokes on snakes?
You can’t pull their legs!
What do invisible people drink?
Evaporated Milk!
Did you hear about the cemetery that raised its burial cost and blamed it on the cost of living!

 

ANNIE AND VANIE’S FIRST REAL PRAYER.
Two sisters, one about five years of age, the other next older, were accustomed to go each Saturday morning, some distance from home, to get chips and shavings from a cooper shop.
One morning, with basket well filled, they were returning home; when the elder one was taken suddenly sick with cramps or cholera. She was in great pain, and unable to proceed, much less to bear the basket home. She sat down on the basket, and the younger one held her from falling.
The street was a lonely one, occupied by workshops, factories, etc. Everyone was busy within; not a person was seen on the street.
The little girls were at a loss what to do. Too timid to go into any workshop, they sat a while, as silent and quiet as the distressing pains would allow.
Soon the elder girl said: “You know, Annie, that a good while ago mother told us that if we ever got into trouble, we should pray, and God would help us. Now you help me to get down upon my knees, and hold me up, and we will pray.”
There, on the sidewalk, did these two little children ask God to send some one to help them home.
The simple and brief prayer being ended, the sick girl was again helped up, and sat on the basket, waiting the answer to their prayers. Presently Annie saw, far down the street on the opposite side, a man come out from a factory, look around him, up and down the street, and go back into the factory.
“O sister, he has gone in again, “ said Annie. “Well,” said Vanie, “perhaps he is not the one God is going to send. If he is, he will come back again.
“There he comes again,” said Annie. He walks this way. He seems looking for something. He walks slow, and without his hat. He puts his hand to his head, as if he did not know what to do. O sister, he has gone in again; what shall we do?
“That may not be the one whom God will send to help us,” said Vanie. “If he is, he will come out again.”
“Oh yes, there he is; this time with his hat on, ” said Annie. “He comes this way; he walks slowly, looking around on every side. He does not see us; perhaps the trees hide us. Now he sees us, and is coming quickly. “
A brawny German in broken accents, asks “O children, what is the matter?”
“O sir,” said Annie, “sister here is so sick she cannot walk, and we cannot get home.”
“Where do you live, my dear?”
“At the end of this street; you can see the house from here.”
“Never mind, “ said the man, “I takes you home.”
So the strong man gathered the sick child in his arms, and with her head pillowed upon his shoulder, carried her to the place pointed out by the younger girl. Annie ran round the house to tell her mother that there was a man at the front door wishing to see her. The astonished mother, with a mixture of surprise and joy, took charge of the precious burden, and the child was laid upon a bed.
After thanking the man, she expected him to withdraw, but instead, he stood turning his hat in his hands, as one who wishes to say something, but knows loot how to begin.
The mother, observing this, repeated her thanks, and finally said: “Would you like me to pay you for bringing my child home?”
“O no,” said he with tears, “God pays me! God pays me! I would like to tell you something, but I speak English so poorly that I fear you will not understand.”
The mother assured him that she was used to the German, and could understand him very well.
“I am the proprietor of an ink factory, “ said he. “My men work by the piece. I have to keep separate accounts with each. I pay them every Saturday. At twelve o’clock they will be at my desk, for their money. This week I have had many hindrances, and was behind with my books. I was working hard at them with the sweat on my face, in my great anxiety to be ready in time. Suddenly I could not see the figures; the words in the book all ran together, and I had a plain impression on my mind that some one in the street wished to see me. I went out, looked up and down the street, but seeing no one, went back to my desk, and wrote a little. Presently the darkness was greater than before, and the impression stronger than before, that some one in the street needed me.
“Again I went out, looked up and down the street, walked a little way, puzzled to know what it meant. Was my hard work, and were the cares of business driving me out of my wits? Unable to solve the mystery, I turned again into my shop and to my desk.
“This time my fingers refused to grasp the pen. I found myself unable to write a word, or make a figure; but the impression was stronger than ever on my mind, that some one needed my hell). A voice seemed to say: “Why don’t you go out as I tell you? There is need of your help.”
This time I took my hat on going out, resolved to stay till I found out whether I was losing my senses, or there was a duty for me to do. I walked some distance without seeing any one, and was more and more puzzled, till I came opposite the children, and found that there was indeed need of my help. I cannot understand it, madam.”
As the noble German was about leaving the house, the younger girl had the courage to say: “O mother, we prayed.”
Thus the mystery was solved, and with tear-stained cheeks, a heaving breast, and a humble, grateful heart, the kind man went back to his accounts.
I have enjoyed many a happy hour in conversation with Annie in her own house since she has a home of her own.
The last I knew of Annie and Vanie, they were living in the same city, earnest Christian women. Their children were growing up around them, who, I hope, will have like confidence in mother, and faith in God. JEIGH ARRH
Annie was the wife of James A. Clayton, of San Jose, California. I have enjoyed their hospitality, and esteem both very highly.
JAMES ROGERS,
Of Alabama Conference, M. E. Church.

 

(Collection of my funny pictures below)

For many years I have done a devotional at an assisted living facility in Mocksville. When I first started a friend shared that the residents love it when you give them something to hold onto after you leave. Thus I began writing down the jokes and cute stories I would open the devotion with and printing them for the residents. To say they were a big hit would be an understatement, I became known as  “The man with the Papers”.

 

Over the years I have collected quite a few and thought that they would be a cool resource for someone who wants to do a devotional somewhere.

 

So here is my collection in progress, yes they are all plagiarized and taken from other devotional sites, emails and anything else I came across.. The good news is they are edited for devotional use and words changed to not offend if possible…

 

PLEASE, PLEASE Copy and paste at will and go make someone laugh, cry or just plain Glorify God…. Love, Robby

The links below represent each weeks papers I used… the bottom was the Old, Old Archives a huge file

November 15, 2018

November 8, 2018

October 18, 2018

October 11, 2018

October 3, 2018

September 27th, 2018

September 20, 2018

September 6th, 2018

August 30, 2018

August 9, 2018

August 2, 2018

July 12th, 2018

July 5th, 2018

June 27, 2018

June 21, 2018

Father’s Day 2018

June 7, 2018

May 31, 2018

May 24, 2018

May 18, 2018

Mother’s Day 2018

May, 3 2018

April 18, 2018

Easter 2018

March 22, 2018

March 14, 2018

March 8, 2018

February 28, 2018

February 19, 2018

January 18, 2018

January 10, 2018

January 4, 2018

December 28, 2017

December 21, 2017

December 15, 2017

November 16, 2017

November 2nd 2017

October 25, 2017

October 19th, 2017

October 12th, 2017

October 5th, 2017

September 27, 2017

August 31, 2017

August 17, 2017

August, 9, 2017

August 3, 2017

July 6, 2016

June 29, 2017

June. 22, 2017

June 15, 2017

June 8, 2017

May 25, 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

April 26, 2017

April 19, 2017

March 30, 2017

March 23, 2017

March 16, 2017

March 9, 2017

February 17, 2017

January 26, 2017

January 18, 2017

New Years 2017

December 22, 2016

December 8, 2016

December 1, 2016

November 18, 2016

November 10, 2016

September 29th 2016

September 22nd, 2016

September 15th, 2017

September 10, 2016

September 1, 2016

August 25, 2015

August 18, 2016

August 11, 2016

August 3, 2016

July 28, 2016

July 21, 2016

July 1, 2016

June 24, 2016

June 16th 2016 Father’s Day Funnies

May 26, 2016

May 18th, 2016

May 5, 2016 Mother’s Day Week

April 14, 2016

April 7, 2016

March 31, 2016

March 10, 2016

March 2, 2016

February 19, 2016

February 12, 2016

January 28, 2016

January 22, 2016

January 14, 2016

December 17, 2015

December 3, 2015

November 19, 2015

November 12, 2015

November 6, 2015

October 6, 2015

September 31, 2015

September 16, 2015

September 3, 2015

August 29, 2015

August 13, 2015

August 6, 2015

July 30, 2015

July 15, 2015

July 8, 2015

July 1, 2015

June 24, 2015

June 18, 2015

June 11, 2015

June 4, 2015

May 29,2015

May 22, 2015

May 5, 2015

April 23, 2015

April 16, 2015

April 9, 2015

March 24, 2015

March 12, 2015

February 19,2015

February 12, 2015

January 29, 2015

January 22, 2015

January 12, 2015

December 19, 2014

December 12, 2014

December 5, 2014

November 19,2014

November 13, 2014

November 4, 2014

October 30, 2014

October 22, 2014

October 10, 2014

October 4, 2014

September 17, 2014

September 9, 2014

September 2, 2014

August 28, 2014

August 21,2014

August 14, 2014

August 7, 2014

July 31,2014

July 24, 2014

July 17, 2014

July 2, 2014

June 27, 2014

June 19, 2014

June 12, 2014

Robby’s Hobbies prior to June 2014…A huge page with all those years

new-years-2017

orginal-christmas-present

hermans-hermits-walker

Nerdvana

7 Wonders of the world

Gorilla

Snow White Judge

Four Chin Teller

Henry III

Zero

Game Plan(1)

Life Alert

North Polish

Humpty

Vegy(1)

Camel Lot(1)

 

Bi Son

Dachshund

Build a Dam

A Croc

Anti Gravity

Keeper's Brother

Concentrate(1)

Keeper

Two Feet of Snow

Holes in Socks

scare crow(1)

Devotions June 17

Seal of Approval

Three Little Pigs

Cold Shoulder

Brazilian

Toy Yota

Fowling+OutSir Render

Gummy Bear

Minnie Van

tinsel-kitty

Husky

Rock it

Juggular

WordsDuck filled Fatty PussNun-chucksbrokerJesterSenoir Short CodeMOSESJesus Flightrtgh set 2No-BellMount Rushmore

 

 

Pewey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witch

Noah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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