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He came to the checkout line,

A couple ahead and behind…

Was his turn

And then learned

He’d surpassed his credit line!

The woman in back offered

To pay the difference erred…

A bagful returned

He accepted her terms,

Thank you’s and God Bless you’s aired!

She said was a Mother’s Day gift,

I told the cashier I’d wait to sip…

My soda at home

With the Missus alone,

But I’m gratefull her hand tipped!

–Jonathan Caswell


FIRST CHURCH THOUGHT….shared by Carol Perkins***

Jul 21 (1 day ago)


Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,

the people he chose for his inheritance.

From heaven the Lord looks down

and sees all mankind;

from his dwelling place he watches

all who live on earth–

he who forms the hearts of all,

who considers everything they do.

No king is saved by the size of his army;

no warrior escapes by his great strength.

A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;

despite all its great strength it cannot save.

But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,

on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

to deliver them from death

and keep them alive in famine.

We wait in hope for the Lord;

he is our help and our shield,

In him our hearts rejoice,

for we trust in his holy name.

May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord,

even as we put our hope in you.

Psalm 33:12-22

***FIRST CHURCH THOUGHT….is an E-mail service provided by the The First Congregational Church of Douglas, Mass., for its members.