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Murphy Geer Toerner

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Austin TX and Baton Rouge, LA, United States
I enjoy helping people. I am an encourager and I can see the good in others. I want people to understand what it means to be an authentic Christian and not just a religious "nut." I believe if Christians lived and loved others as Jesus lived and loved others, we would experience more of heaven on earth than hell on earth. These thoughts and writings are intended to encourage you to be who God originally designed you to be. They are also intended to challenge you and make you think. Also, I want you to know that I'm praying for you every day. Blessings, Murphy Blessings to you, Murphy

Monday, January 11, 2010

Pay It Forward

Have you ever had a friend drive 500 miles to help you convalesce after a medical procedure?

Have you ever had a friend bring an ice chest of food to your house because she knew that after being away for two weeks, there would be no milk, bread, eggs or lunch meat in the refrigerator?

Have you ever had the cashier in a fast-food drive-thru tell you that the driver of the car pulling away donated five dollars toward your meal?

Have you ever had friends give you an intimate birthday dinner party and said you could invite 14-16 special people to share the evening?

Have you ever had folks from church come to your home after hearing about your house fire? Or have you ever had (over a three day period) about 50 people come and help you account for everything in your home that was decimated by a fire; accomplishing in three days what a couple could do in several weeks?

If anyone has ever been sweet or kind or thoughtful to you, try today to "pay it forward."

1 comment:

  1. Good reminder - one I give often when someone wants to repay. Over the years in ministry I've met folks who can't receive and must repay the kindness. It's almost as if the person's generosity has humbled them too much. I work in a senior's home and have heard from parents whose adult children say that they can't possibly repay what the parents have done for them. They thank them, but never seem to show their thanks with a short note, a small bouquet of flowers, or even a visit. Their family dynamic may go a whole lot deeper than I get to see, but it makes one wonder. To the parents it feels like their gifts were expected! Excellent discussion starter!