MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Are You Doing Enough to Help Those Around You In Need?

June 11th, 2015 Viewed 830 times

Morgan Wheeler

Morgan Wheeler is an Internet Celebrity, but not for the normal reasons.  Morgan Wheeler helped out a veteran at a West Virginia WalMart that she saw was in need.

As Morgan helped him around the store, she picked up all of the items on the man’s meager shopping list of bread, soup, peanut butter and bananas, but then asked why he didn’t need other essentials, such as milk and eggs.

‘He told me that he might not make it home, without them going bad,’ said Morgan. ‘So I questioned how he got to the store. He told me that he did what he was doing in the parking lot until he got to 119 and then hitch hiked with a trucker to the parking lot.’

Without hesitation, Morgan ordered the man a taxi and picked up a gallon of milk.

‘After placing a gallon of milk in his cart he was crying,’ she said. ‘People were passing by us, looking sideways at him.

‘I knelt down and asked him what was wrong and he replied, that I “was doing far too much for an old man that I barely knew”.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3118666/I-gallon-milk-cart-cried-Woman-praised-social-media-sharing-emotional-post-helping-disabled-veteran-shopping.html#ixzz3cktyMICZ

Shopping

July 9th, 2014 Viewed 1107 times
He wants to find the best deal.  She doesn't care as long as she gets to buy something and hold his hand.

He wants to find the best deal. She doesn’t care as long as she gets to buy something and holds his hand.

Dating

July 8th, 2014 Viewed 731 times

Dating HeimlichAlways knowing there’s someone around to give you the Heimlich Maneuver-just in case.

Lovers

July 7th, 2014 Viewed 713 times

Lovers Motivational PosterBeing Lovers means that you never have to smile for the camera!

The Fiance

July 6th, 2014 Viewed 566 times

During the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, sentenced a soldier to be shot for his crimes. The execution was to take place at the ringing of the evening curfew bell. However, the bell did not sound. The soldier’s fiance had climbed into the belfry and clung to the great clapper of the bell to prevent it from striking. When she was summoned by Cromwell to account for her actions, she wept as she showed him her bruised and bleeding hands. Cromwell’s heart was touched and he said, “Your lover shall live because of your sacrifice. Curfew shall not ring tonight!”

Our Daily Bread.

How I Got Engaged

September 5th, 2007 Viewed 3221 times

I’ve started a new meme over at Weekend Kindness asking “What’s Your Story”– How you got engaged.  Since I started it, I think that it is only fair that I share my story as well.

The funny thing about my engagement is that there’s an official story and multiple side stories.  You see, from pretty shortly after we started to date, Virtuous Blonde and I believed that we were the ones for each other.  We talked about getting married shortly after we had started dating– whether it was because of my break up six months ago, or just because we believed we were the right ones for each other.

So, I had purchased the ring in December.  At the time, I was still living in my parents’ house, and she was attending a community college close to where I worked and was attending my church.  We were seeing each other regularly, and the first time that I truly asked her to marry me was Jan 1, 2001–the first thing after the new year hit (she was spending the evening with us).  Of course, that wasn’t the official time, because I wanted something more special and my family wasn’t totally on board yet.

So, I waited until the anniversary of the day we started dating, in February right next to Valentines Day, and I came into her apartment after work to take her out and I got down on one knee and asked her if she would marry me.  We were both dressed up so we went out to eat Chinese Food– her favorite so you’ll have to ask her– before taking her back home and announcing it to our friends and family.

The neat thing was that we were able to share this with the church at the Sweetheart banquet we were attending at the end of that week.  We were in the “soon to be wed” category.  We were married in June of that year, so needless to say there was a lot that happened in a short period of time.

Here are the three bloggers I’d like to nominate:

  1. Meg Logan
  2. Rebecca
  3. Colleen

Here’s How it Works:

  • Copy the link to this image (hot – linking is fine by me!)
  • Write your story of how you got engaged.
  • Select 3 bloggers that are married or have gotten engaged and let them know that you want to know their story.
  • Make sure you link back to this How Did You Get Engaged post.

Relationship Building

July 30th, 2007 Viewed 1246 times

Today starts the introductions for the contributors for Weekend Kindness.

Weekend Kindness, as you may recall, has always been about encouraging people to be kind to each other, and use our blogs as ways to encourage one another in the endeavor.  Well, starting this week, we have a new focus– talking about relationship building and being kind to those around us.  We’ll talk about marriage, family, friends, and what’s going on in each and how we can make them better.

So, come on over and welcome those that have joined to write, and read the great writings of people wanting to explore their relationships!

What I Love About My Wife

November 20th, 2006 Viewed 1929 times

This week’s assignment was to write a letter to our spouse telling them why we love them so much. It’s a challenge for me to get much time to do something in secret– especially with all the time that I take in writing blog posts!– so this was something extra special for me to write.

Weekend Kindness is Back!

November 1st, 2006 Viewed 1082 times

I’m pleased to announce the return of Weekend Kindness!

What is Weekend Kindness? It’s a site devoted to helping you reach out to those around you with a kind spirit in the effort to make a difference.

Each week (on Wednesday) a new “mission” is presented to you to accomplish by the following Monday.  We’ve done crazy things like give treats to people in line at the grocery store, attempt to babysit children for parents, and give secret surprises.

With this new installation, we’ve streamlined the “code” a little and we’ve added a new wrinkle in that we’ll be providing you with ways to help build your relationships with others around you– particularly your spouse!

How does it work?  We give you a mission, you sign up, you perform the mission (or write about a time when someone was kind to you) and write a post about it on your blog.  We’ll link to you and then others will go around, read your kindness and link to theirs!

This first week’s mission is posted, so go on over to Weekend Kindness and sign up today!

Calling a College Friend

August 21st, 2006 Viewed 1801 times

This weekend I called a college friend that I haven’t called in quite a while. A little backstory: He and I were roommates my freshman year. He was a sophomore. We stayed close all the way through college, trying to arrange to be in the same prayer group and on the same floor. Even after he finished, we still did things together, and when I graduated and returned home, we started visiting each other (he, and another mutual friend).

The year after I finished, the other friend and I flew back down to the campus for Bible Conference, the two of them were in my wedding– with this friend being the best man. He’s flown to my house more times than I’ve been to his (and he may be coming up this Thanksgiving!) and we’ve kept in touch that way.

But it’s been hard to keep up via e-mail and calls simply because of how busy we are and the different interests/activities we find ourselves in. He’s single, I’m married with kids, the whole thing. So, he wrote an e-mail last and I knew that I had to call him, so I used the call I knew I had to do as this week’s weekend kindness.

It’s amazing how you can not talk for a while and then talk like nothing’s changed, isn’t it? Same sense of humor, same insight– we’re both a little wiser, I’m sure. In any case, it was great talking to him for eighty-eight minutes (long time!) and I appreciated the push to get it done.

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