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Posted on 11/09/2003 6:09:56 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
THOUGHTS OF FINDING A PENNY
You always hear the usual stories of pennies on the sidewalk being
good luck, gifts from angels, etc. This is the first time I've ever
heard this twist on the story. Gives you something to think about.
Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to
spend the weekend at the husband's employer's home. My friend,
Arlene, was nervous about the weekend. The boss was very wealthy,
with a fine home on the waterway, and cars costing more than her
The first day and evening went well, and Arlene was delighted to have
this rare glimpse into how the very wealthy live. The husband's
employer was quite generous as a host, and took them to the finest
restaurants. Arlene knew she would never have the opportunity to
indulge in this kind of extravagance again, so was enjoying herself
As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant that
evening, the boss was walking slightly ahead of Arlene and her
husband. He stopped suddenly, looking down on the pavement for a
long, silent moment.
Arlene wondered if she was supposed to pass him. There was nothing on
the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped,
and a few cigarette butts. Still silent, the man reached down and
picked up the penny.
He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had
found a great treasure. How absurd! What need did this man have for a
Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up?
Throughout dinner, the entire scene nagged at her. Finally, she could
stand it no longer. She causally mentioned that her daughter once had
a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of
A smile crept across the man's face as he reached into his pocket for
the penny and held it out for her to see. She had seen many pennies
What was the point of this?
"Look at it." He said. "Read what it says." She read the words
"United States of America."
"No, not that; read further."
"One cent?" "No, keep reading."
"In God we Trust?" "Yes!" "And?"
"And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin.
Whenever I find a coin I see that inscription. It is written on every
single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it! God drops
a message right in front of me telling me to trust Him?
Who am I to
pass it by? When I see a coin, I pray, I stop to see if my trust IS
in God at that moment. I pick the coin up as a response to God; that
I do trust in Him. For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it
were gold. I think it is God's way of starting a conversation with
me. Lucky for me, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!
When I was out shopping today, I found a penny on the sidewalk.
stopped and picked it up, and realized that I had been worrying and
fretting in my mind about things I cannot change. I read the words,
"In God We Trust," and had to laugh. Yes, God, I get the message.
It seems that I have been finding an inordinate number of pennies in
the last few months, but then, pennies are plentiful!
And, God is patient....
Have a blessed day!!
The folks who should have denounced such actions--particularly the allegedly watch-dog journalists--followed their script and granted the Clintons latitude to follow their own ends. Following her election as a Senator from New York in November, 2000--and before taking her oath of office--Hillary negotiated a book contract with Simon and Schuster, taking an advance of $8 million, by far the largest such advance offered to any government official (p. 40). Since she was not yet, technically, in office, she avoided the Senates conflict of interest provisos that forbade such deals. Yet her media friends, her fellow Democrats who had howled with outrage at a book deal negotiated by Newt Gingrich a few years earlier, blessed her windfall.
Nor did many object to President Bill Clintons use of his executive power to issue wide-ranging executive orders in his final days.
The nations first five presidents, collectively, issued only 15 executive orders. Following a very different political philosophy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued an astronomical 3,522 edicts in 12 years. Subsequent presidents followed suit, though with less abandon. And Clinton found he could circumvent Congress and implement his agenda through executive orders. Two days after he became president, for example, Clinton appeased his feminist fans by authorizing abortions on U.S. military bases. Stoke of the pen, law of the land. Kind of cool, said Clinton strategist Paul Begala (p. 79).
Clintons final weeks in office witnessed a gusher of executive orders and presidential decrees (p. 79). Carrying through on his commitments to environmentalists, educators, affirmative action activists, anti-tobacco crusaders, and trial lawyers, the president pursued his agenda. He set aside lands in the West as national monuments, creating nine of them on January 17, 2001. He tried to subject America to the International Criminal Court. He established by fiat an abortion rights position, defining a child as a fetus, after delivery, that has been determined to be viable. Thus, instead of regarding an unborn child as a human being, the Clinton rule adopted the feminist language that characterizes a child as a fetus (p. 91).
On his last full day in office, he also extricated himself from his own legal dilemma: perjury. On January 19, 2001 President Clinton finally conceded that he had broken the law (p. 97), lying to a judge. Intricate legal maneuvers, involving the president and his team of lawyers, spared him from disbarment in Arkansas. He signed a carefully-crafted statement, accepting a five-year suspension and $25,000 fine. Though subtly stated, the document is simply a plea bargain. He broke the law, but he sustained only a slight spanking.
Olsons eyes opened while serving as the chief investigative counsel for a House committee which investigated scandals involving missing FBI files and the firing of White House Travel Office employees. Thoroughly familiar with the documentary evidence, Olson came to know Hillary as she is--a woman who can sway millions, yet deceive herself; a woman who has persuaded herself and many others that she is spiritual, but who has gone to the brink of criminality to amass wealth and power (p. 2). Olson has never experienced a cooler or more hardened operator, a more singularly calculating public figure. Her ambition is to make the world accept the ideas she embraced in the sanctuaries of liberation theology, radical feminism, and the hard left (p. 3). Machiavellian to the core, she proved herself a master manipulator of the press, the public, her staff, and--likely--even the president (p. 3).
Reared in a prosperous, Republican home, Hillary the Goldwater girl slowly turned to the left, politically, as a result of her exposure to the social gospel in the Methodist church her family attended.
Mia T hits this one out of the ballpark: MEMOGATE UPDATE: Answer this one question and you've nailed the traitor(s)
Click on the picture. But I warn you! Don't look at the eyes.
I've heard lots of goofy things blamed on the Methodist Church, but this is a first!
Apologies to any Methodists reading this thread,,, no insults intended. I grew up in the Methodist Church, served as President of MYF, taught Sunday School and Sang in the Choir.
It's always the other guy's fault when it comes to the Hillary Witch.
You've got that right.
HOW desperate is presidential hopeful Gen. Wesley Clark to appear hip to the Democratic masses? So desperate, he's put the boys of Outkast, Andre 3000 and Big Boi, into a Rock the Vote television spot. Clark's clip shows the general sitting around a table with college students and ending the discussion by saying: "I don't care what the other candidates think, I don't think Outkast is really breaking up. Big Boi and Andre 3000 just cut solo records, that's all." Then he gives one kid a high-five. A rep for Arista said: "We were shocked by this. We had no idea [Clark] was using Outkast."
Looks like the beginning of the end for Weasley.
Turns out CNN producers planted that stupid "PC vs. Mac" question at last week's debate. The student revealed it on her college newspaper website.
CNN will never "get it" that, to most Americans, "hip" is genuine-ness.
Elaine Davidson of Brazil, who holds the Guinness world record for being the woman with the greatest number of body piercings, 1903 altogether, sticks her tongue out at the Tate Modern art gallery in London, November 11, 2003. The gallery held an event on Tuesday to mark the release of the 100th millionth copy of the Guiness World Records books. REUTERS/Lee Besford
I'll BET 'it' was abused as a child.
How's this for really disgusting (leave it to a Clintonista):
A skin mag claimed yesterday it has pictures of Iraqi POW Jessica Lynch frolicking topless with male soldiers before she went off to war. A spokesman for the 20-year-old Army private - the subject of Sunday's TV movie on NBC that drew 14.9 million viewers - called the plan by Hustler magazine to publish the purported photos "unspeakable." ....
Flynt said the pictures - which he claimed to have gotten from two former soldiers who served with Lynch - would prove "she's not Joan of Arc." "I'm not interested in bashing Jessica Lynch, who really was a victim in this," Flynt insisted. But he said the Lynch book and movie "should have been an honest portrayal of her role in the war. Everyone wanted a hero from this war." .... full story
MICHAEL JACKSON IS telling people he wants to adopt more children. The baby-dangling star whose career was nearly derailed because of child molestation accusations already has three children, but now hes saying hed like to adopt at least seven more. I want a big family, he recently told L.A. radio host Rick Dees. More and more children. In fact, he said that hed eventually like to have more kids than his father did. There were nine siblings in the Jackson family. Its not like he has a specific strategy or hes in touch with adoption agencies about this, Jacksons rep told the Scoop. If indeed he did say that, he was just speaking about his love of children. msnbc
Sputter, gag, gag.
The Lizzie Grubman website. It's lean, it's mean, and you may even find your dead monkey.
E, the conflict you describe between the Bush I people and the Bush II folks is quite plausible, and I agree with Utah Girl about the likelihood of (subversive) Clintonistas still embedded in the administration. It's hard to understand why someone like Cheney or Rumsfeld hasn't insisted that GWB clean house at State, CIA and FBI.
In other news, please remind me why we're supposed to care what this Dem sockpuppet has to say:
ARTHUR Schlesinger Jr., a lifelong Democratic stalwart, says there is only one Democratic candidate for president he wouldn't vote for - Sen. Joe Lieberman. "He's the most sanctimonious member of the U.S. Congress," the eminent historian tells Avenue columnist Richard Turley in a wide-ranging conversation. Schlesinger says that on the 40th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, "I've always been agnostic about the theory of the possibility of a conspiracy. I've always felt that at some point, someone involved in the conspiracy would have sold out to the National Enquirer for $1 million." Is there anyone whose judgment he respects who believes the Mafia did it? "My wife, Alexandra, does," he tells Avenue.
Schlesinger opines that Bill Clinton should not have been impeached because, in his own mind, Clinton was not committing perjury when he denied having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky because the ex-prez is one of the Southern-school types who believes that oral sex doesn't count. (PageSix)
No, Art, Clinton said it wasn't sex because he's a freakin' liar.
Magazine writer Judith Newman must rank fairly high on Rosie O'Donnell's enemies list. On the witness stand Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court, O'Donnell likened the 42-year-old Newman - who wrote a Vanity Fair piece about the nasty death of Rosie magazine - to "the nebbishy Jewish girl who worked for the [audiovisual club]" in high school.
Yesterday, Scarsdale High School alumna Newman responded to AdAge.com's report of O'Donnell's under-oath comments. "I can only say what I said to all my friends: If you're under 10 years old, she definitely loves you. If you're a Jewish girl or a breast cancer survivor, it's a little iffier," Newman said, referring to a former Rosie staffer's testimony that O'Donnell told her that her breast cancer would return if she lied. "For the record, I wasn't in the A/V club." full story
What else is new? But pretty interesting statement coming from a fellow rat.
Wow! Howard Dean's affliction is contagious.
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