Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Not too often do people associate me with being serious. Though times will change, for right now, I am enjoying being serious. Through the past few days I have been quite sobered by the goings on, mainly Mr. Langemann's passing. As the last few days have gone by I have spent much more time praying and reading the Bible than ever in my recollection, and I believe that God is teaching me many important lessons. Lessons for me are often learned by observing. One of the traits that I saw Mr. Langemann exemplify was turning away from sin and turning to Christ; Time after time he would share a testimony of what God had shown him and then how God was working in his life. God has blessed me and my life through the testimony of Mr. Langemann, and I will never forget him singing this song in the first few weeks of first meeting him.
TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conquerors we are!
His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!
RefrainThis song meant a lot to me before Mr. Langemann's passing; now it is a wonderful and powerful reminder to me of not only what to do (by turning my eyes to him) but what is to come as well (death into life everlasting).
Praise the Lord for his truth and love!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts." - Isaiah 55:8-9
"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31
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When he weighed himself that night, he was astonished!
His size now exceeded any he had ever known.
Without any exercise, Ben grew to an even more extraordinary bulk.
The 5-hour drive home only increased the fatness, due to Christmas goodies that had been given to him.
One day, Ben discovered fast food.
He thought 300 burgers a day from Burger King might be a good plan.
Although Ben liked burgers, he thought this might be a little much. But he tried it anyway.
But there was still a problem. He couldn’t find any clothes that fit.
After trying out several plus size stores and not finding any sizes over 5XL, Ben knew he would have to try something different.
Then one day, he saw 3 street people standing under a bridge. Their names were Arnold Bill, Harold Bill, and Edna Bill. They looked really hungry.
His sympathetic side thought, "Oh my, I don't think they have anything to eat".
So Ben decided to cut down a little and every day give a half of a burger to these 3 street people.
Ben felt really good about his decision.
But … his life was about to change for the worst.
One day while he was sitting in Burger King, eating his 76th burger for the day, he started feeling a little bit pale. He had to put down his burger.
And that was the last of Ben. Poor Ben.
This notice, along with a picture, was found in the paper the very next morning.
Benjamin Tillotson died of a sudden heart attack at 9:35 pm, January 6, 2009. Burger King Employees noticed that he had stopped eating and notified police of abnormal behavior. Tillotson was rushed to the Emergency Room, but doctors were unable to revive him. Burger King officials say that this will down the business and they will have to lay off over 300 employees. "There was nothing we could do", President Robinson says. "This is devastating news to the fast food companies not only here, but across the whole country." However, due to cracked sidewalks, meat shortage, and other losses, city officials say this might actually be a good thing.
Surviving family members are Parents: Keith and Roxanne Tillotson. Siblings: Vanessa Tillotson, Michael Tillotson, Kristin Tillotson, John Tillotson, and Heidi Tillotson.
Story © SLM 2009