MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL

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In Remembrance of 9-11…

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You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.

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 I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say,

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“Good-bye.”

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I held his fingers steady as he dialed.

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I gave him the peace to say,

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“Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK…I am ready to go.”

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I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.

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I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help.

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“I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!”

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I said. “Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.”

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I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls.

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I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

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I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken.

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I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith had saved them.

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I was in Texas, Kansas, and London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

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Did you sense Me?

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I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name -though not all knew Me.

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Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

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Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the smoke

 and flames;

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“Come to Me… this way… take my hand.”

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Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.

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But, I was there.

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I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do.

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However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time would you have reached for Me?

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September 11, 2001 was not the end of the journey for you.

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MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL

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You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.

.

 I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say,

.

“Good-bye.”

.

I held his fingers steady as he dialed.

.

I gave him the peace to say,

.

“Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK…I am ready to go.”

.

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.

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I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help.

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“I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!”

.

I said. “Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.”

.

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls.

.

I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken.

.

I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith had saved them.

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I was in Texas, Kansas, and London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

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Did you sense Me?

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I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name -though not all knew Me.

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Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

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Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the smoke

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Serenity in Chaos‏

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SERENITY IN CHAOS

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As an airport skycap checked through a customer at curbside, he
accidentally knocked over the man’s luggage. He quickly collected
the fallen bags and apologized for the mishap. Unappeased, the
traveler burst into an angry tirade, raging and swearing at the
skycap for his clumsiness.

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Throughout the traveler’s rant, the baggage handler calmly
apologized and smiled. The livid customer continued to berate the
man, even as he turned away and headed for his gate. Through it all
the baggage handler smiled and remained calm.

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The next customer in line witnessed the incident and marveled at the
skycap’s professionalism and self control. “I have never seen such
restraint and humility,” he said. “How do you keep your cool when
somebody is attacking you so viciously?”

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“It’s easy,” the skycap answered. “He’s going to London, but his
bags are going to Tokyo.”

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I won’t recommend that we use revenge to relieve stress. But let me
tell you about someone who has found a way to go through most of his
life unfazed by the turbulence that affects most people.

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He is one of the calmest people I’ve ever known and he describes how
he keeps his cool no matter how turbulent a situation becomes. He
says, “I look at it this way. A traffic jam has no power to make me
angry. It just stops my car. And that’s the way I try to look at
most of what happens to me.” With that philosophy, this guy goes
through life with a serenity I can only envy.

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My friend likes to say things like, “A rude customer has no power to
make me angry; he just fusses.” And, “A mistake I made has no power
to make me upset; it’s just a chance to do better.” He shows how we
can truly find calmness in the midst of chaos.

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Eminent 20th Century American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote a
short prayer that has been reprinted countless times. Bill Wilson,
co-founder of the support group Alcoholics Anonymous, became
familiar with the prayer about 1941. He edited and adapted it, and
then circulated it with the title “Serenity Prayer.” You are likely
familiar with his version:

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“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.”

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Ride To The Airport‏

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Ride To The Airport
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Billy Graham had just finished a tour of the Florida East Coast
and was taking a limousine to the airport.

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Having never driven a limo, he asked the chauffeur if he could
drive for a while. The chauffeur didn’t really have much of a
choice, so he got in the back of the limo and Rev. Graham took
the wheel.

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He turned onto I-95 and accelerated to about 90 MPH.

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Soon the blue lights of the State Highway Patrol flashed in his
rearview mirror.

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He pulled over and a trooper came to his window.

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When the trooper saw who it was, he said,
“Just a moment, please, I need to call in.”

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The trooper radioed in and asked for the chief.

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He said, “I have a REALLY important person pulled over and I
need to know what to do.”

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The chief replied, “Who is it, I hope not Ted Kennedy?”
The trooper said, “No, even more important.”

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“It isn’t the Governor, Jeb Bush, is it?” asked the chief.

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“No, even more important,” replied the trooper.

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An Unforgettable 3 Minute Movie!‏

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Peter Drucker once said, “It is easier to come up with new ideas than it is to…let go of the old ones.” I couldn’t agree more! That comfort zone is…well, pretty comforting for all of us. 

 

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What are some of the secrets to taking risks and turning problems into new

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SACK LUNCHES - A GOOD READ‏

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  The Sack Lunches
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I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. ‘I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,’ I thought.

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Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation.

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‘Where are you headed?’ I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.
Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re being deployed to Afghanistan

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After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time…

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As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch.  ’No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn’t be worth five bucks.  I’ll wait till we get to base.’

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His friend agreed.

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I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty  dollar bill.  ’Take a lunch to all those soldiers.’ She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. ‘My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it’s almost like you are doing it for him.’

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Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, ‘Which do you like best - beef or chicken?’
‘Chicken,’ I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went
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