Posts Tagged ‘FAITH’

Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest. On May

29, 1953 he scaled the highest mountain then known to man-29, 000

feet straight up. He was knighted for his efforts. He even made

American Express card commercials because of it! However, until we

read his book, High Adventure, we don’t understand that Hillary had

to grow into this success. You see, in 1952 he attempted to climb

Mount Everest, but failed. A few weeks later a group in England

asked him to address its members. Hillary walked on stage to a

thunderous applause. The audience was recognizing an attempt at

greatness, but Edmund Hillary saw himself as a failure. He moved

away from the microphone and walked to the edge of the platform. He

made a fist and pointed at a picture of the mountain. He said in a loud

voice, “Mount Everest, you beat me the first time, but I’ll beat you the

next time because you’ve grown all you are going to grow… but I’m

still growing!”



Posted: June 20, 2012 in STORY
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A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill.

In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands

started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do


He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up. He then asked, “Who still

wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground

and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now

all crumpled and dirty.

“Now who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter

what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not

decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground

into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances

that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no

matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never

lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it.



Posted: June 20, 2012 in STORY
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This story might strengthen our faith! May God! They tell the story of a

mountain climber, desperate to conquer the Aconcagua, initiated his

climb after years of preparation. But he wanted the glory to himself;

therefore, he went up alone. He started climbing and it was becoming

later and later. He did not prepare for camping but decided to keep on

going. Soon it got dark . . . Night fell with heaviness at such high

altitude and there was zero visibility. Everything was black, no moon,

and the stars covered by clouds. As he was climbing a ridge at about

100 meters from the top, he slipped and fell. Falling rapidly he could

only see blotches of darkness that passed in the same darkness and

a terrible sensation of being suctioned by gravity. He kept falling and

in those anguishing moments’ good and bad memories passed

through his mind. He thought he would die. Nevertheless, he felt a jolt

that almost tore him in half. Like any good mountain climber he had

staked himself with a long rope tied to his waist. In those moments of

stillness, suspended in the air he had no other choice but to shout,

“HELP ME GOD”, “HELP ME!” All of a sudden he heard a deep voice

from heaven. “What do you want me to do?” “SAVE ME” “Do you

REALLY think that I can save you?” “OF COURSE, MY GOD” “Then

cut the rope that is holding you up.” There was another moment of

silence and stillness. The man held tighter to the rope. The rescue

team says that the next day they found, a frozen mountain climber

hanging strongly to a rope TWO FEET off the ground . . .

What about you? How trusting are you in that rope? Why don’t you let

it go? I tell you, God has great and marvellous things for you.