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Sunday Scripture November 3, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlawordsmithblog @ 4:49 pm



As we wind down from the Halloween hullabaloo and head into the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas, I thought it’d be a good time to think about pumpkins in a whole different way.  I’ve always liked this little passage I received years ago from my sister Patti:


“Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin.  God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you.  He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff, including seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.  He then carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see.”


Last week in my class we said the following “Pumpkin Prayer” as we carved a pumpkin.  Maybe next year as your carving your Jack-o-Lanterns, you can do the same:


Dear God:

Open my mind so I can learn about you

Take away all my of sins and forgive me for the wrongs I do

Open my eyes so I can see your love

Forgive me for turning my nose up at all the blessings you have given me

Open my ears so I can hear your word

Open my mouth so I can tell others about you

May your light shine in all I say and do.



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