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Piece Worker

Updated on September 23, 2012

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Don’t You Wish Your Job was Piecework?

She was just a dishwasher working so hard in a restaurant. Part of her duties was shuffling of dirty dishes to the kitchen and the return of clean dishes to shelves under the counter.

As she was busily arranging these dishes, a man seated at the counter asked her, “Don’t you wish your job was piecework?”

She looked up with a questioning look. The term was unfamiliar to her. Then, a jagged-toothed smile broke over her expressive face as she replied. “Brother, I’m making peace every chance I get!” I’m doing peace work!”

How wonderful! I wish more people were more concerned with ‘peace work’ than with ‘piecework’.

If HE is our peace, then we should be peacemakers. An overemphasis on piecework to gain wages rather than peace work for an eternal inheritance can never bring satisfaction. Where is our life’s emphasis?

Our God is so Great!!

Have A Heart

Let us not have hate in our heart for another. Let us love no matter what.

I read on another Hub about people trying to pray Gay away!

I say love no matter what! If you believe, you will pray for everyone anyway! You will love no matter what. You will do peace work!!

My Mother taught me to love and pray for all!

Romans 14:19

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Jesus said, ‘those who mourn for others, those who are poor and persecuted and have nothing are happy!’

How could He say such things?

Only In light of another kingdom, another world, another way of seeing this world! He came to bring life---another kind of life altogether. And it is in terms of that life that we must learn to look at our suffering. I have found it possible, when I see suffering from that perspective, whole-heatedly to accept it. But it takes a steady fixing of my gaze on the cross.

If the cross is the place, where the worst thing that could have happen happened! Ultimate hatred and ultimate love met on those two crosspieces of wood. Suffering and love were brought into harmony.

All I know is we all make mistakes. I don’t know anyone that is perfect, except Our Lord!

It’s the love of one another and forgiveness that we need. If only for our well-being if not for anything else!

God is love! He loves us no matter what, and so we have to love others no matter what!

By: Debbie Brooks

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      From your own heart you perspire his love. Not able to write much, but you did so good. Glad to be a friend of yours. Amazing inspiration Debbie!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lord thank you.. so good to see you today.. You are an inspiration to me

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Debbie - amazing piece to glorify our LORD GOD! When you publish a hub, I always say here lately, "This is my favorite one yet," or something along those lines, but now I believe this one is, as you have spoken so much truth here. Yes, blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall inherent the Kingdom of God. You are spot on dear one, Christ came to save the whole world, not just us Christians, as He loved ALL. If we are to truly walk with Him, then we must love ALL, no matter what, as that is what He calls us to do. I know I have said this countless times here in comments on HP, but if we do not love, we do not know God. He is love, divine love. When we have been harmed, we must forgive in order to be truly set free, but that does not mean we have to continually put up with that harm. You have caught His eye here in this stunning write, and all the angels in Heaven are singing your praises dear one, as you have spoken truth here, and it will never come back void. Prayer is that essential connection we have to our Heavenly Father through Christ, and it is a powerful thing to pray for oneself and especially others who need His grace to rain down upon them, that they may truly know Him and be saved. Voted Way Up to the Heavens, except funny. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

      I have not been able to write here lately, so my score dropped from 95 and is on a downward spiral, but this write here has inspired me to write again, so thank you very much.

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Amazing as always. Well done Deboroah!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Faith your comment makes me want to write more.. thank you sweet friend

      blessings to you

      Acaetnna so good to see you thank you for visiting

      Debbie

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Deb,

      Your inner beauty shines brightly in this thought provoking 'peace'.

      Thank you for your inspiration. Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Maria so good to see you again. thank you so much I am honored..

      Debbie

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I like the play on the word peace. It is a job we all need to take seriously: promoting peace. Very inspirational. God bless you, Deborah.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Teaches thank you and God bless you Debbie

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I really love these thoughts Debbie. We can have peace within only if feelings of hatred do not exist. Love gives peace and hatred is the antithesis of love.

      A very thought provoking and peaceful hub.

      Voting it up and awesome. Sharing it forward.

      God bless you.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Debbie, what an inspiring thought.God bless you!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Rajan thank you my friend for voting up and sharing

      unknown spy God Bless you

      Debbie

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Debbie,

      My sweet friend every time I read your hubs I think she is truly an earth Angel---who I feel so blessed to know if only from a far.

      Your words paint a beautiful picture in our minds and visits our hearts even so softly to bring tears to our eyes.

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Bobbi I thank you do much..that. Is so awesome .. you. honor. me. blessings. Debbie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Debbie, I wish every person all over the world could read this. Love thy neighbor means ALL. Cheers

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Ruby So good to see you.

      So glad you liked it.

      God bless you

      Debbie

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      This is a hub to be proud of. Although many must perform endless hours of "piece"work during this terrible economy and practicing "peace" work will get us through those tough times and make the easy times wonderful.

      Such wonderful reminders to love all, for our differences are what make us unique.

      Blessings

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      hi shining irish eyes.. thank you so much.. you are such a dear.. blessings to you

      debbie

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful hub reminding us that God loves us always no matter what and we should do that too. Voted up.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Enjoyed your hub Debbie and your message. I wish we all loved each other. Voted uP!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      vellur

      moonlake

      thank you both and blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Loved this hub. Sorry been gone for a little while happy to be back and see your hubs again :) voted up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hi Michele I have missed you.. so good to see you..

      Debbie

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Missed you also, am glad to be back Debbie :)

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      Anna Sidorova 4 years ago from Russia

      What a wonderful hub. Thanks for this altruistic thought. Some people would mourn for others one moment, then forget it and return to their little world again. For other few people mourning for others is not just the highest way of being. It's their only way of being. How can it be otherwise? Voted up, amazing.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Avorodisa it is so good to meet you. thank you for voting up. blessings . Debbie

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Deb... I do not know a more wonderful person than you.... I have never seen any one who spreads so much love through their words

      Great writing Deb.. just great

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      Deb Welch 4 years ago

      Beautiful thought inspiring Hub and interesting to follow along with music video. Useful. I have done piecework in two factories - the first went very well for me when I was a teen-ager and not very religious. The second factory piecework position - I was 'born-again' and felt no peace @40 there - horrible place. I guess it depends on many extenuating circumstances.Up. Thanks, Debbie.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Rahul my son thank you you are so awesome ..what a wonderful comment

      Deb. it does depend on the circumstances.. you are so right.

      God Bless you both

      Debbie

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