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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    From Mrs. Verna Mae Thomas


    I carry a cross in my pocket
    A simple reminder to me
    Of the fact that I am a Christian
    No matter where I may be.

    This little cross is not magic,
    Nor is it a good luck charm
    It isn't meant to protect me
    From every physical harm.

    It's not for identification
    For all the world to see
    It's simply an understanding
    Between my Savior and me.

    When I put my hand in my pocket
    To bring out a coin or a key
    The cross is there to remind me
    Of the price He paid for me.

    It reminds me, too, to be thankful
    For my blessings day by day
    And to strive to serve Him better
    In all that I do and say.

    It's also a daily reminder
    Of the peace and comfort I share
    With all who know my Master
    And give themselves to His care.

    So, I carry a cross in my pocket
    Reminding no one but me
    That Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life
    If only I'll let Him be.
    Pretty much why I and all other Orthodox Christians wear a cross. It's been blessed by a priest for protection against spiritual assault, but I wouldn't call that magic.
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    See, the Thing is... Cow Poke's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Pretty much why I and all other Orthodox Christians wear a cross. It's been blessed by a priest for protection against spiritual assault, but I wouldn't call that magic.
    Mormons don't want protection from spiritual assault. (I remember when NRAJeff was explaining that Mormons won't wear a "cruciform" (my first exposure to that word) because...... what was the reason again? Because that was idolatry or "worship?)

    I've never been into wearing jewelry other than a wedding ring, but I'm certainly not opposed to folks "wearing" a cross. I have often had the "cross in my pocket" thing going on.
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    I have this cross at home. But I don't wear it, because I never liked wearing jewelry.

    looks neat though.

    ab459612af5d46386e3550b5159c2f23--cross-nails-diy-jewellery.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I have this cross at home. But I don't wear it, because I never liked wearing jewelry.

    looks neat though.

    ab459612af5d46386e3550b5159c2f23--cross-nails-diy-jewellery.jpg
    I think my grandfather has that one.

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    At some point that little cross went missing. I did get a different one eventually. I dont like losing things. I have it with some of my books.

  6. Amen Cow Poke, mossrose amen'd this post.

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