God’s Sneeze

 This is a True story,  It was a widely-publicized controversy surrounding the 2001 graduation ceremonies of Washington Community High School in Peoria, Illinois.  According to an Associated Press report from May 17, 2001

They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two Students filing into the  already crowded Auditorium.  With their rich  maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps,  they looked almost as grown up as they  felt. Dads swallowed hard  behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed  away tears.

This class would NOT pray during the commencements, not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting  it.

The Principal and  several students were careful to stay within the  guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave  inspirational and challenging speeches, but no  one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked  for blessings on the graduates or their  families.

The speeches were nice,  but they were routine until the final speech received a standing  ovation.

Ryan Brown,  one of the speakers  paused during his speech to bow his head and pray silently.  The Peoria Journal Star newspaper said that after the silent prayer, Ryan “feigned a sneeze” so the audience could respond with a “God bless you.”  

And he walked off the  stage…

The audience exploded  into applause. This graduating class had found a  unique way to invoke God’s blessing on their  future with or without the court’s  approval.

 Isn’t this a wonderful  story to encourage and uplift.

To Confirm Story – http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/g/graduationsneeze.htm

We Love you  Americans  – God bless you in your walk with the Lord –  Anne and Ron 

 

About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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16 Responses to God’s Sneeze

  1. Jackie Paulson says:

    Celine Dion is my favorite female singer…thanks for the video and Celine’s voice is wonderful.
    xoxoxo Jackie

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Jackie I’m pleased you enjoyed it and yes Celine Dion has a beautiful, powerful voice which I very much enjoy, we are all gifted in many differant ways, I can see you think outside the Box but I will enjoy getting to know what is in your Box or should I say Blog both no doubt will be very interesting.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  2. andtheword says:

    According to a website that checks stories this is partly true, Blessings

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi andtheword thanks for your e-mail I received it and the link as I shared with you my story now is the correct one, as far as other websites reported it the name of the University was in error but I have corrected it and added a link to confirm it’s Truth.

      But to be honest I take what some websites say when reporting on Christian stories very lightly, their ok with most others because they can be sued but not so with Christian stories. In the past I have found that it is them who is in error, one of their writers claimed to be Christian but then said the cross has no relevance and another time implied Christians are liars but after checking on their facts I found what they present as truth was mostly hearsay, they had no real facts and others follow their lead.

      Because they don’t believe they can’t understand the things of God including Miricles and signs and wonders 1Corinthians 2: 9-16 . I wrote a few times with proof they were in error but they did not reply and still left their reporting saying what they believed which was in error, other times when there is no doubt that a Christian story is True even though they have been asked, they don’t report on it … we need to be very careful what we accept on the Internet.

      Christian Love – Anne

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  3. ron says:

    Political correctness biggest humbug of all time ,great answer of the class ,young can see the foolishness of it all . But more fools those who go along with it, thanks Anne for highlighting.
    Ron

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    • Freedomborn says:

      So Ron was that a female humbug if so then was she a Madam or a M/S and if it was a male is he a Sir or Mr… sorry error made, it is not Politicaly correct to refer to the female first unless she has a higher position then the male.

      Glad we sorted all that out now lets move on, Love Anne.

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  4. Political correctness has gone mad, but there are many instances – as this one – of people getting round the rules. God’s witness will NOT be silenced.
    Let us do our part by speaking out whenever and wherever we have opportunity, because the way things are headed, it won’t be long before “they” try to silence us.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Angela, sorry I missed some of the comments on this post but yes I agree 100% with you and so does the Scriptures, our time is short going by prophesy and what is happening in the world, like Political correctness.

      If we back down then we will loose the Joy that comes from faithfulness God is great lets tell the world and lets reasure those who are hurting that God’s Loves them.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  5. caedsspot says:

    Nothing wrong with getting God’s blessing any way possible. Love this post!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi caedsspot, sorry I missed some of the comments on this post and yes I agree with you God’s blessings are Awesome as He is Awesome they are part of Him, like His Love, Mercy and Holiness, they come from His heart.

      Thanks for sharing – Christian Love Anne.

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  6. Deborah says:

    And God bless you.

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  7. Beautiful piece! God bless you!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi teeceecounsel, sorry I missed some of the comments on this post, thank you for your blessing and kind words and like you I pray you also will be greatly blessed.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  8. Naphtali says:

    Anne, love this! keeping it in case I want to link it….

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Cathy, sorry I missed some of the comments on this post, thank you for yours, I loved it too and your a blessing, your kind words of encouragment always uplift me, thank you my friend I look forward to sharing more with you in the good times and the bad.

      Christian Love Anne.

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