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    There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods; but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. As he was walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck.

    Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head and killed it. He was shocked and grieved!

    In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile; only to see his sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing.

    After lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the dishes." But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen." Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?" So Johnny did the dishes.

    Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing and Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make supper."

    Sally just smiled and said, "Well that's all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help." She whispered again, "Remember the duck?" So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help.

    After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's; he finally couldn't stand it any longer.

    He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug and said, "Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you."

    Thought for the day and every day thereafter? Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done... And the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.)...whatever it is...You need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing. He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven.

    He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you. The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness; He not only forgives you, but He forgets. It is by God's grace and mercy that we are saved.
    Being happy doesn't mean every thing's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections!

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    Thats a great story! very true.......
    “Any woman who does not thoroughly enjoy tramping across the country on a clear, frosty morning with a good gun and a pair of dogs does not know how to enjoy life.” ~ Annie Oakley

    Do you listen to God as well as your dog listens to you? Can God run "Blinds" with you?

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    Good story. Grace is amazing.

    I do think that we should remember from whence we came though. There is a clear difference between slavery to guild and memory of how far we can slide from the Lord's will.

    Does that make sense?


    "You may not think I'm funny but I do, please don't take anything I say seriously because it's probably not."

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    Senior Member Ken Bora's Avatar
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    cute story, I bet they did not have a dog, this one is real-
    I was about fifteen, I remember because I had my Jeep. I was given the task of butchering some chickens. Dressing, washing and getting into the freezer on a Sunday afternoon. I had one bird get away after loosing it's head on the chopping block. I was not that eager to find it and did not look that hard. Told Dad "Chickens are done, I am going to the parts store". for a teenager that can be a time consuming trip. I get home and Dad meets me on the porch. " Go into my bedroom" is all he says. This made me curious. I had been sent to my room before but never to his. I walk in and there is Cindy (Female Walker hound, very old, strike dog that rode on the hood of the pickup and sounded scent, my Dads personal dog) happily laying on Dads bed with not too much left of a chicken. Feathers, Blood, nasty chicken stuff all on Dads bed and all over the dog. I feel his hand on my shoulder and he asks "So, you got all the chickens in the freezer you said?" That was a long Sunday afternoon.
    Ken Bora
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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