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#MoralStory: 11 Lessons From Noah’s Ark

Genesis 9:12-15

Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds, and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life.”

Here’s everything we need to know about life, we learned from Noah’s Ark;

1. Don’t miss the boat.

2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.

3. Plan ahead! It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.

4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

5. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

6. Build your future on high ground. Read more…

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#MoralStory: The Parable of the Flood

A man was trapped in his house during a flood. He began praying to God to rescue him. He had a vision in his head of God’s hand reaching down from heaven and lifting him to safety. The water started to rise in his house. His neighbour urged him to leave and offered him a ride to safety. The man yelled back, “I am waiting for God to save me.” The neighbour drove off in his pick-up truck.

The man continued to pray and hold on to his vision. As the water began rising in his house, he had to climb up to the roof. A boat came by with some people heading for safe ground. They yelled at the man to grab a rope they were ready to throw and take him to safety. He told them that he was waiting for God to save him. They shook their heads and moved on.

The man continued to pray, believing with all his heart that he would be saved by God. The flood waters continued to rise. A helicopter flew by and a voice came over a loudspeaker offering to lower a ladder and take him off the roof. The man waved the helicopter away, shouting back that he was waiting for God to save him. The helicopter left. The flooding water came over the roof and caught him up and swept him away. He drowned. Read more…

#MoralStory: The Power of Prayer

Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and then just put it on a list and said, “I’ll pray for them later?” Or has anyone ever called you and said, “I need you to pray for me, I have this need?”

Read the following story that was sent to me and may it change the way that you may think about prayer and also the way you pray. You will be blessed by this one. It is said that a missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan.

Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting, one of whom had been seriously injured. I treated him for his injuries and at the same time talked to him about the Lord Jesus Christ. I then traveled two days, camping overnight, and arrived home without incident. Two weeks later I repeated my journey. Upon arriving in the city, I was approached by the young man I had treated.

He told me that he had known I carried money and medicines. He said, “Some friends and I followed you into the jungle, knowing you would camp overnight. We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs. But, just as we were about to move into your camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards.” Read more…

#MoralStory: Rosary Saved A Child’s Life

I am a 40 year old who recently married and renewed Catholic faith through my wife. She taught me how to properly say the Rosary and Novena.

My neice Christie, a neice who I had dismissed from the family after she moved to L.A, had 2 children with a man who went to jail for murder in Texas. That was 14 years ago. June 2010 Christie notified the extended family that her 9 year old daughter had received a most horrible diagnosis. She had noticed a lump in the neck of her daughter, sought medical attention, it was on the MRI that the radiologist diagnosed the lump to be angiosarcoma (a very aggressive cancer). I immediately texted her (Christie) and told her to be strong, her daughter needed to know she was in control.

Our research on the net found that this type of tumor was very brittle and spreads very easily, I found only 7 cases or so documented in children (most under the age of 2). In these cases the tumor was unusually aggresive (compared to adult versions). Only 7% survived after 5 years. Even worse the tumor was attached to the carotid artery (bloodflow in the direction of the brain would allow easy spread there, the child would loose her mind) and attached to the jugular vein (which would provide conduit for spread to the rest of the body). Read more…

#MoralStory: “God If You’re here, please open this door!”

It was Sunday morning and I was almost ready for the church. I had to conduct the choir for Bach’s song, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring. For someone who can’t play any instrument and never learned musical notation, I found this song is very challenging. But I did practice with the choir group since 3 weeks ago and I listened to it from youtube everyday. I even practiced it early this morning too.

As I was almost ready for the church, I saw my phone was lying on the bed still charging 89%, so I thought to wait for another 1 more percent. I left my bag next to my phone so I didn’t forget to put it inside before I walked out from the house, then I walked to the kitchen to grab a glass of water. I slammed my bedroom door slowly.

In a split second, I noticed the door was locked from the inside! My keys, my phone, and everything was in my bag, on the bed next to my phone! I was locked in the living room! I looked around, and told myself that this must be a dream!

It can’t be happening, right? Lord Jesus, you know I supposed to go to church! You know I’ve been practicing this song everyday! You know the choir was expecting me to attend the Mass and conduct for that special song! I need to go to church! God if you’re here, please open this door! It can’t be happening now!! Read more…

#MoralStory: The Two Fishes Parable

Two fishes were swimming when they saw a piece of meat dangling before them.

The younger fish darted toward it with an open mouth. The older fish cried out, “Stop”!
“You can’t see it, but there is a hook inside that meat. It is connected by an invisible line to a pole outside the water. There is a man holding the pole”

THE TRUTH is, if you eat the meat, the hook will catch in your jaw and the man will pull you out of the water. He will cut you open with a knife, roast you on a fire and eat you. Then he will throw your remains to his cat.”

The young fish stopped. The two swam away. But when the young fish was alone, he thought to himself,
“Let me investigate the truth myself how accurate these lousy claims are”

He went back to the meat, swam around it, above and below it. He swam as far as he could in widening circles around the meat.

After a long search, he said to himself, “I’ve looked far and wide, and I haven’t found any sign of a man, a pole, a knife, a fire or a cat. In fact, I’ve found nothing outside this water we live in I have come to realise my truth. These must just be stories made up to limit our freedoms”

He went back to the meat and ate it… Read more…

#MoralStory: A Lady Who Decided Not Going To Church Anymore

A lady went to her Pastor and said “Pastor, I won’t be going to your church anymore.”

The Pastor responded, “But why?”

The lady said “Ah! I saw a woman gossipping about another member; a man that is a hypocrite; the worship team living wrong; people looking at their phone during service; among so many other things wrong in your church.”

The Pastor replied “OK. But before you go, do me a favor: take a full glass of water and walk around the church three times without spilling a drop on the ground. Afterwards, leave the church if you desire.”

The lady thought: too easy! She walked three times around the church as the Pastor had asked. When she finished she told the Pastor she was ready to leave. Read more…