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He said: "I was in my early forties, "With a lot of life before me, "And a moment came that stopped me on a dime. "I spent most of the next days, "Looking.

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1 He said: "I was in my early forties, "With a lot of life before me, "And a moment came that stopped me on a dime. "I spent most of the next days, "Looking at the x-rays, "And talking about the options and talking about sweet time.“ I asked him when it sank in, That this might really be the real end? How’s it hit you when you get that kind of news? Man what you gonna do?

2 And he said: "I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing, "I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu. "And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter, "And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying.“ And he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance… "To live like you were dying."

3 And he said: "I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing, "I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu. I loved deeper "And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter, "And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying.“ And he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance… "To live like you were dying."

4 And he said: "I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing, "I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu. I loved deeper I spoke sweeter "And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter, "And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying.“ And he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance… "To live like you were dying."

5 And he said: "I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing, "I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu. I loved deeper I spoke sweeter "And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter, I gave forgiveness I'd been denying "And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying.“ And he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance… "To live like you were dying."

6 Speak Sweeter So others will be encouraged So others will be encouraged – Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven

7 Speak Sweeter By letting God in on the conversation By letting God in on the conversation – James 3 8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. – Ps Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression. 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.

8 Speak Sweeter By being quiet By being quiet – James 1:19 be swift to hear, slow to speak – Prov 10:19 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise – Prov 17:28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive – A. Lincoln said… – Remember S. A. T. A. W. – Prov 15:1 A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath

9 Speak Sweeter By making sure we always BELIEVE the BEST! By making sure we always BELIEVE the BEST! – No time for gossip – 1Cor 13: Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – Always looks for the best

10 And he said: "I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing, "I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu. I loved deeper I spoke sweeter "And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter, I gave forgiveness I'd been denying "And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying.“ And he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance… "To live like you were dying."

11 What Can I Do? Encourage someone this week Encourage someone this week When someone makes you angry, respond in kindness When someone makes you angry, respond in kindness Pray for someone, and let them know it Pray for someone, and let them know it Be ready to forgive anyone who repents Be ready to forgive anyone who repents Tell your family that you love them more often Tell your family that you love them more often


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