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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 14, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough. - Benjamin Franklin

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"Mommy, Mommy," my daughter called out in the middle of the night when she was 4. "I'm scared. Come quick!" I stumbled down the hall to her room, muffling a yawn. "It's that awful dream again. A monster's in my closet!" she said trembling. "There's no monster in here," I said, checking her closet as I had done every night for the past week. "I'm afraid in the dark," she said. "When I'm afraid, I pray to God, and He always takes care of me," I said. "Just tell God how frightened you are, and He'll take care of you too, OK?" "OK, Mommy."

The next night, I woke up again. The house was quiet; my daughter wasn't crying-so why was I awake? I got out of bed, tiptoed down the hall, and paused at the door to her room. "Are you awake, honey?" I asked softly. "Yes, Mommy," she said. "My prayer worked. I had that dream again, but I didn't yell for you. I asked God to bring you to me. And He did!"

As I hugged her close, I thought about God answering prayers in mysterious ways. All we had to do was ask, and, just as He had brought me to my daughter in the middle of the night, He would find a way to take care of all the "monsters" in our lives. - Nancy Burcham, Sullivan, Illinois - Signs of the Times, October 1996

(Dale Galusha http://www.pacificpress.com/signs )

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Libby's three year old daughter's restaurant meal came with a sundae. Of course, all her daughter knows is "ice cream". When the waitress asked her daughter, "Would you like your ice cream sundae?", her daughter replied, "No, I want it now."

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Finding one of her students making faces at others on the playground, Ms. Smith stopped to gently reprove the child. Smiling sweetly, the Sunday School teacher said, "Bobby, when I was a child, I was told that if I made ugly faces, it would freeze and I would stay like that."

Bobby looked up and replied, "Well, Ms Smith, you can't say you weren't warned."

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A five year old was discussing Noah's Ark with Grandma. Grandma asked, "How many animals went into the Ark?" The youngster replied: "One mail and one e-mail."

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At the local cafe, my husband and I were having hamburgers with our grandson who is 7 years old. The discussion centered around why hamburgers were not called ground beef burgers because they were not made from ham. Trying to draw the grandson into the conversation I asked him why he thought they were named "hamburgers" and he said simply, "That's because you pick them up with your hands." Now I wonder why I didn't think of that. Being able to spell doesn't give you all the answers in life. - By Denise Fernald, Utopia, TX


Little Jimmy's prayer: "Dear God, it must be hard for you to love everybody in the world, because I only have two brothers and I don't even do so good with them."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Will has a tip that will help you survive your toddler: "After my grandson had written all over his bedroom furniture with a magic marker and crayons, his mother asked me for help. I told her scrubbing with a little white toothpaste on a clean rag would do the trick." And it did.

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