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This  is a poem written by Chaplain Timothy Burdick, Minister of Abilities for Friday Study Ministries:

A Special Gift

Once I received a special gift but kept it to myself;
I didn’t want to share it, so I put it on the shelf.
When I passed the corner where my gift was all alone,
What it added to my life I counted for my own.

But it grew old and dusty and lost its brilliant shine,
And I knew that I had erred by keeping it as mine.

"Please share your gift today," the Father said to me,
"For the light of my love is what folks need to see."
So I polished my gift and took it from its place,
And tried to share its beauty that once I had erased.

Don’t do what I did and keep things to yourself,
For He asks you, "Is My beauty just sitting on a shelf?"

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" (James 1:17)

You can join a discussion/prayer/Bible study with Chaplain Timothy on the telephone each week on Tuesday evenings at 6 PM Arizona time for his Bible study, by dialing 1.218.936.7979 (US) and entering access code number 139535.

You can also telephone Pastor Timothy at 623-692-6472.  Leave a message and he will get back to you.

Contact me:
Pastor Timothy Howard Burdick
www.mynvm.org

Friday Study Ministries
www.FridayStudy.org
www.FirstChurchOnTheNet.org

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