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Psalm 141:5 "Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it"

I was thinking about our church life. Do we want people to lovingly correct us like David did? David wanted others to help him. He didn't avoid help, or even merely accept it, he wanted it and invited it. Is our relationship with Jesus so important to us that we're prepared to make ourselves vulnerable to others?

Trivia question:

Any significance or relationship to "Mary had a little lamb, His fleece was white as snow"?

Thought just came to mind yesterday.

To Adrien,
Interesting thought, especially when you read the final verse about love.
But, from below apparently there was no religious meaning intended:
Mary had a little lamb
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Mary had a little lamb is a popular nursery rhyme. Here it is in its entirety:

Mary had a little lamb,
little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went,
and everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go.
It followed her to school one day
school one day, school one day,
It followed her to school one day, which was against the rules.
It made the children laugh and play,
laugh and play, laugh and play,
it made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school.
And so the teacher turned it out,
turned it out, turned it out,
And so the teacher turned it out, but still it lingered near,
And waited patiently about,
patiently about, patiently about,
And waited patiently about till Mary did appear.
"Why does the lamb love Mary so?"
Love Mary so? Love Mary so?
"Why does the lamb love Mary so," the eager children cry.
"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know."
The lamb, you know, the lamb, you know,
"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know," the teacher did reply.
It was first published as a poem by Sarah Hale on May 24, 1830, prompted by the incident described below.

As a girl, Mary Sawyer (later Mrs. Mary Tyler) kept a pet lamb, which she took to school one day at the suggestion of her brother. A commotion naturally ensued. Mary recalled:

"Visiting school that morning was a young man by the name of John Roulstone, a nephew of the Reverend Lemuel Capen, who was then settled in Sterling. It was the custom then for students to prepare for college with ministers, and for this purpose Mr. Roulstone was studying with his uncle. The young man was very much pleased with the incident of the lamb; and the next day he rode across the fields on horseback to the little old schoolhouse and handed me a slip of paper which had written upon it the three original stanzas of the poem…" (The Story of Mary’s Little Lamb, Dearborn, 1928, p. 8).
There are two competing theories on the origin of this poem. One holds that Roulstone wrote the first twelve lines and that the final twelve lines, more moralistic and much less childlike than the first, were composed by Sarah Hale; the other is that Hale was responsible for the entire poem.

Thomas Edison recited the first stanza of this poem in testing his invention of the phonograph in 1877, making this the first audio recording to be successfully made and played back. In 1923, Henry Ford moved a building to the grounds of the Wayside Inn from Sterling, Massachusetts, which he believed was the original schoolhouse mentioned in this poem. Paul McCartney and Wings released a version of the song, with a new melody by McCartney, as a single in 1972. Nu-Metal band KoRn also included a part of this rhyme in their song Shoots and Ladders. In their live shows, they often attach the part of the song which contains this rhyme with Metallica's One's crescendo.

The rhyme has gained a rather darker meaning in recent science fiction as an archetypal mantra against telepathy, featured in at least Babylon 5 and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri— focusing on it helps shield other thoughts from intrusion.

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you know I was wondering do you think when a woman has a baby angels like heard on high were in the room were in the same room as they were for Jesus?? kinda kewl to think about :)

I heard a song the other day "Where are you Christmas by Faith Hill" the other day on the radio and since my cousin passed away around this time last year I have a hard time to get excited about the holiday season and why it really is Christmas, so this year I did some soul searching and it was a little bit easier and I am still sad...and I know the REAL reason why we celebrate CHRISTmas as in for JESUS birth and I have lost so many friends this year and it is still so sad and I have a 2 year old running around singing Jesus loves me because the bible tells me so..so I smile :)

I still think how sad that Jesus was hurt so badly for our sins but he did that for us and how awesome that he gave his life...how many of us would give our life for someone we love??

Wow! Rev is fascinating stuff...we have studied this many times at church, but its still too amazing. Its important to realize this wont be some sorta fairytale type thing with actual dragons, but men who appear harmless. many pastors and such believer the antichrist is alive and well on the earth somewhere. Just waiting to come on the scene which will take place after believers are raptured. I beleive th antichist will descend from Russia is it? I cant find my notes, but we know the country he will come out of....but I cant recall now.

We have the technology today and everyone pretty much knows about the microchips that ppl can get in their hands or upper brow. in certain government programs, they are doing that already...putting personal i.d. info in that chip. Some jobs are doing that, they do that with pets. Its all getting set up for the antichrist to come one the scene.

What is the number one fastest growing problem around the US lately? Identity theft! So to have a microchip implanted sounds brilliant. I heard from some that perhaps ppl will be getting it in their hands or wrists, but it could lead to crime like ppl getting their hands chopped off from thieves who want to steal the chip. therefore, an even better place to have the chip placed is above the eyebrow (aka forehead). How it all plays out, well, I wont be here to know, but its fascinating, yet crazy!

I love psalms too...'keep a guard over my mouth!' I sure need that as well, we all do. Out od our mouths can come blessings and cursings.

Let us not be drawn to evil. I was listening to a great service on kwave last night and to make a long story short, he was talking about how when Peter walked on the water, then took his eyes off Jesus and his faith weakened he started to sink. he cried out "Lord save me!' ...so the Lord caught him. Its doesnt say how Peter got back to the boat, did he walk? did he swim??? But we know the Lord caught him when he was sinking. Now to apply it to our lives, when we start sinking, examples he was giving, when somone wants to log onto a dirty internet sight, cry out: Lord, save me! when we are tempted in any way, cry out 'Lord save me!' to those who sincerely want out of the temptation, and He will catch you!

Ps. v.6 "But my eyes are fixed on You". ...that's the key! that pretty much sums it up. Keeo our eyes fixed on Christ and we will not stumble. When we take our eyes off him and onto the cares of this world, we start to sink, fast!!!

I would love to write more, and trust me, i could go on and on, but gotta get going.

Great readings! Thank u Bible dude! ;)

Psalm 141:9 stood out for me today ... "Keep me from the snares they have laid for me,
from the traps set by evildoers".
Don't we all want to be kept from evildoers? I think it's just unbelieveable how 'snares can be laid for us'. Sometimes the snares will be obvious and I can get out of the way in time ... other times I didn't see it in time, cause of the disguise. I'm glad that my relationship with God and my worship for God has become so intense, that I know how to find Him at the altar when I slightly went 'off track'. I know His grace will always save me ...

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