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How many seen classic movie “Shanendoah” starring Jimmy Stewart?


It is about a farmer and his family during Civil War. Outstanding movie! There is one scene where they are praying at dinner table. Jimmy Stewart is father and all sons are sitting with him at dinner table.


This is the way the father prays:


“Lord, we planted this seed, we watered the plants, we picked the food and we cooked it,we did it all ourselves, we worked dog bone hard for this,But, we thank you just the same. Amen”


How many would say that farmer’s perception of how he got so blessed was just a little bit distorted?


By the end of the movie you get the feeling he might have learned something about all that.



From sermon preached October 21, 2001 entitled “Giving That Prompts Greatness” by Eric A. Snyder, Minister at Farwell Church of Christ.

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