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114. Smile
113. To All The Teachers
112. Id Rather See a Sermon
111. Programmers Fate
110. The 23rd channel
109. School prayer
108. The most beautiful flower
107. Just remember
106. Jims prayer
105. I AM
104. God, are you real?
103. A garden
102. Two boxes
101. A disciple, but…
100. If Jesus came
99. Did Jesus use a modem?
98. The Dash
97. What are you counting?
96. Today
95. It is between you and God
94. Happy Mothers Days
93. On your terms
92. Tears of joy
91. Your choice
90. God's daughter
89. All in
88. Kingdom dating
87. God knows
86. Twice a year
85. Blame God
84. Good enough
83. Desire Vs Need
82. Woman
81. An Ordinary Man
80. Eternal Valentine
79. Uvalde, etc…
78. Viral Racism
77. Deadly date
76. I do
75. Drifted away
74. GOD CANt
73. Beg & plead
72. Pretty or handsome
71. Reap whats sown
70. Memorial Day
69. Stifled dreams
68. Affairs of the heart
67. Easter… No eggs
66. Eternal love
65. Define love
64. Hell bound
63. Seasonal
62. A break from God
61. The ultimate father
60. Heroes
59. Mothers
58. Single focus
57. Repentance required
56. Perfectly flawed
55. Salvation Vs Salary
54. #1 Dad
53. Perfect love
52. Dating - Christian or not
51. Divine Dining
50. Love you
49. Satans gifts
48. Divorce - 4
47. Happy New Year
46. Ex-life
45. Façade
44. Pews Blues
43. Sharing is caring
42. Marital Motives
41. Ripple effect
40. Relationships
39. Kneel
38. Divorce - 3
37. Divorce - 2
36. Divorce
35. Dating… Again
34. Leaving for Love
33. Dear future wife…
32. Encouragement Dating - 2
31. The love left behind
30. Encouragement Dating
29. Sacrifice
28. Are we part of the building or wrecking crew?
27. Empty Words
26. Deathly Fellowship
25. Divide And Conquer
24. Challenging Times
23. Merry Christmas
22. More Or Less
21. Step Down
20. Prideful Silence
19. Be A King
18. You're Worth It
17. Deadly Date
16. The Morning After
15. 9-11
14. More than a month
13. Stronger
12. Who Are You
11. Tag… You're It
10. Virtues Exposed
9. Valentine's Day
8. No Title Required
7. Everyone's Losing Something
6. Young And Old
5. Only whats done for Christ will last
4. When I say… I am a Christian
3. Speak, Lord, in the stillness
2. My dying conscience
1. On a day like this

 
Jim’s Prayer
 

A minister passing through his church in the middle of the day,
Decided to pause by the altar and see who had come to pray.
Just then the back door opened, a man came down the aisle,
The minister frowned as he saw the man hadn’t shaved in a while.

His shirt was kinda shabby and his coat was worn and frayed.
The man knelt, he bowed his head, then rose and walked away.
In the days that followed, each noon time came this chap,
Each time he knelt just for a moment, a lunch pail in his lap.

Well, the minister’s suspicions grew, with robbery a main fear,
He decided to stop the man and ask him, Whatcha doin here?
The old man, he worked down the road. Lunch was half an hour.
Lunchtime was his prayer time, for finding strength and power.

I stay only moments, see, cause the factory is so far away;
As I kneel here talking to the Lord, this is kinda what I say:

“I just came again to tell you, Lord, how happy I’ve been,
Since we found each other’s friendship and you took away my sin.
I don’t know much of how to pray,
But I think about you every day.
So, Jesus, this is Jim checkin’ in.”

The minister feeling foolish, told Jim, that was fine.
He told the man he was welcome to come and pray just anytime.
Time to go, Jim smiled, said ‘Thanks.’ He hurried to the door.
The minister knelt at the alter, he’d never done it before.

His cold heart melted, warmed with love, met with Jesus there.
As the tears flowed, in his heart, he repeated old Jim’s prayer:

“I just came again to tell you, Lord, how happy I’ve been,
Since we found each other’s friendship and you took away my sin.
I don’t know much of how to pray,
But I think about you every day.
So, Jesus, this is me checkin’ in.”

Past noon one day, the minister noticed that old Jim hadn’t come.
As more days passed without Jim, he began to worry some.
At the factory, he asked about him, learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried, but he’d given them a thrill.

The week that Jim was with them, brought changes in the ward.
His smiles, a joy contagious. Changed people, his reward.
The head nurse couldn’t understand why Jim was so glad,
When no flowers, calls or cards came, not a visitor he had.

The minister stayed by his bed, he voiced the nurse’s concern:
No friends came to show they cared. He had nowhere to turn.

Looking surprised, old Jim spoke up and with a winsome smile;
The nurse is wrong, she couldn’t know, that all the while
Everyday at noon He’s here, a dear friend of mine, you see,
He sits right down, takes my hand, leans over and says to me:

“I just came again to tell you, Jim, how happy I have been,
Since we found this friendship, and I took away your sin.
I always love to hear you pray,
And I think about you every day,
And so Jim, this is Jesus checkin’ in.