Sunday, December 7, 2008

Blessings of Having the Internet

I was sent this by a special friend and thought I would add it here. I had been thinking these last few days how nice it is to stay connected to family and friends when we aren't able to be together. It has even enable me to find family that I haven't seen or talked to for many years. When doing Family History, I have felt a bond to my family and greater sense of bridging the gap between past and present. The other blessing is the opportunity to have access to geneology records. Marissa has been a wonderful example of doing Family History and I appreciate her helping me catch the vision of the work that needs to be done. So here is to all my family and friends that I am able to be with, even if it is only on the Internet.

Every single evening
As I'm lying here in bed,
This tiny little Prayer
Keeps running through my head:
God bless all my family
Wherever they may be,
Keep them warm and safe from harm
For they're so close to me.
And God, there is one more thing
I wish that you could do;
Hope you don't mind me asking,
Please bless my computer too.
Now I know that it's unusual
To Bless a motherboard,
But listen just a second
While I explain it to you, Lord..
You see, that little metal box
Holds more than odds and ends;
Inside those small compartments
Rest so many of my friends.
I know so much about them
By the kindness that they give,
And this little scrap of metal
Takes me in to where they live.
By faith is how I know them
Much the same as you.
We share in what life brings us
And from that our friendships grew.
Please take an extra minute
From your duties up above,
To bless those in my address book
That's filled with so much love.
Wherever else this prayer may reach
To each and every friend,
Bless each e-mail inbox
And each person who hits 'send'.
When you update your Heavenly list
On your own Great CD-ROM,
Bless everyone who says this prayer
Sent up to

1 comment:

Alisa (Hanny) said...

Hey! I'm so happy I saw your name on the Skabelunds blog! I remember a long time ago when we were both serving in Young Womens we had a lesson on journaling and you said you blogged and it was like keeping a journal. You inspired me to start my own blog! I've been doing it for awhile now.It's so much fun! Our family blog is

See you Sunday! Alisa