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Pictures That Speak Volumes #65

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The Boy With A Golden Heart

What would you buy if you found a random $20 bill in a parking lot? One 8-year-old from Ohio bought a lifetime of inspiration for hundreds of thousands of people and one soldier in particular. You have to see what he does. This boy was raised the right way! God bless him and our military and their families.
By the way…you may want to have a box of tissues nearby.
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Source: komando.com

A Soldier and His Deck of Cards

Photo Credit: clarita via morguefile.com

Photo Credit: clarita via morguefile.com

During the North American Campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike, and arrived in a little town called Kasinok. The next morning being a Sunday, several of the boys went to church. A sergeant commanded the boys in church, and after the Chaplain had read the prayer, the text was taken up next. Those of the boys who had prayer books took them out, but this one boy had only a deck of cards, and so he spread them out. The sergeant saw the cards, and said “Soldier, put away those cards.”

After the services were over, the soldier was taken prisoner and brought before the provost marshal.

The marshal said, “Sergeant, why have you brought this man here!”

“For playing cards in church, sir.”

“And what have you to say for yourself, boy?”

“Much, sir,” replied the soldier.

The marshal replied “I hope so, for if not, I will punish you more severely than any man has ever been punished.”

The soldier said, “Sir, I have been on march for about six days, and I have neither Bible, nor prayer book; but I hope to satisfy you, sir, with the purity of my intentions.”

And with that, the boy started his story.

“You see, sir, When I look at the ace, it reminds me that there is but one God. And the deuce, it reminds me that the Bible is divided into two parts, the Old and the New Testaments. And when I look at the trey, I think of the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

“When I see the four, I think of the four evangelists who preached the Gospel: there were Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. And when I see the five, it reminds me of the five virgins who trimmed their lamps. There were ten of them: five who trimmed their lamps, five were foolish and were shut out.

“And when I see the six, it reminds me that in six days God made this great Heaven and Earth. When I see the seven, it reminds me that on the seventh day, God rested from His great work. And when I see the eight, I think of the eight righteous persons that God saved when He destroyed this earth. There was Noah, his wife, and their sons and their wives.

“And when I see the nine, I think of the lepers our Savior cleaned, because it was nine out of ten who didn’t even thank Him. When I see the ten, I think of the Ten Commandments that God handed down to Moses on a table of stone.

“When I see the king, it reminds me that there is but one King of Heaven – God Almighty. And when I see the queen… I think of Mary, the mother of Jesus. And when I see the jack of knaves, it is the devil.

“When I count the number of spots on a deck of cards, I find 365, the number of days in a year. There are 52 cards, the number of weeks in a year. There are four suits, the number of weeks in a month. There are 12 picture cards, the number of months in a year. There are 13 tricks, the number of weeks in a quarter.

“So you see, sir, my pack of cards serves me as a Bible, almanac and prayer book.”

With a tear, the marshal just waved the soldier away.

A Soldier’s Story: Unconditional Love

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Photo Credit: California National Guard via Flickr

The following story is an awesome tale, (that I found on academictips.org) of a deep and unconditional love that a person had for their friend. It demonstrates in a heart-touching way, how out love for our partners should ALWAYS be. Through an unfortunate circumstance, this individual never changed their mind about how much they loved their friend…

 

One day, a young guy and a young girl fell in love.

 

But the guy came from a poor family. The girl’s parents weren’t too happy.

So the young man decided not only to court the girl but to court her parents as well. In time, the parents saw that he was a good man and was worthy of their daughter’s hand.

 

But there was another problem: The man was a soldier. Soon, war broke out and he was being sent overseas for a year. The week before he left, the man knelt on his knee and asked his lady love, “Will you marry me?” She wiped a tear, said yes, and they were engaged. They agreed that when he got back in one year, they would get married.

 

But tragedy struck. A few days after he left, the girl had a major vehicular accident. It was a head-on collision.

 

When she woke up in the hospital, she saw her father and mother crying. Immediately, she knew there was something wrong.

 

She later found out that she suffered brain injury. The part of her brain that controlled her face muscles was damaged. Her once lovely face was now disfigured. She cried as she saw herself in the mirror. “Yesterday, I was beautiful. Today, I’m a monster.” Her body was also covered with so many ugly wounds.

 

Right there and then, she decided to release her fiancé from their promise. She knew he wouldn’t want her anymore. She would forget about him and never see him again.

For one year, the soldier wrote many letters—but she wouldn’t answer. He phoned her many times but she wouldn’t return her calls.

 

But after one year, the mother walked into her room and announced, “He’s back from the war.”

 

The girl shouted, “No! Please don’t tell him about me. Don’t tell him I’m here!”

 

The mother said, “He’s getting married,” and handed her a wedding invitation.

 

The girl’s heart sank. She knew she still loved him—but she had to forget him now.

With great sadness, she opened the wedding invitation.

 

And then she saw her name on it!

Confused, she asked, “What is this?”

 

That was when the young man entered her room with a bouquet of flowers. He knelt beside her and asked, “Will you marry me?”

 

The girl covered her face with her hands and said, “I’m ugly!”

 

The man said, “Without your permission, your mother sent me your photos. When I saw your photos, I realized that nothing has changed. You’re still the person I fell in love. You’re still as beautiful as ever. Because…I love you!”

 

How much better would our world and families be if we all had a spirit and co

mmitment to love like this…unconditionally?

A Story to Melt Your Heart

How many of us take our lives and the everyday things we do for granted? Today’s story will touch your heart and hopefully, give our lives, proper perspective.

Generally, for most of us, life is good. We have healthy bodies, we can walk, talk, hear, see, and feel things. We can exercise, eat, drive our cars, live in a nice house and having loved one who care for us. On the most part, we have all been blessed, beyond measure. If you think about it, even on our worst days, we can still do all of these things…we should ALWAYS be thnkful for EVERYTHING that we have.

But what about the people that have to deal the unfortunate situations such as mental and physcial handicap? Terminal diseases? Lifelong sicknesses or deformities? Have we ever sat back and wondered about the immense amount of dedication, love, and endurance that millions of people have to have EVERYDAY just to help these people?

How many of us complain because of silly little things…zits…a sore muscle…a headache, etc. ?

It has always been very inspiring to me to watch people who have suffered hardships and unfortunate circumstances, use their determination and willpower to overcome their disabilities.

The video that I included in this story, really has two sweet messages…a father coming back from military duty and the heart touching moment when the father sees his son, who has Cerebral Palsy, walk for the first time!!

Beautiful!!

LIFE IS PRECIOUS..