FROM A DUCK TO A SWAN

FROM A DUCK TO A SWAN                                                                                                                 Andy Hollifield 11-19-19
Pro 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a wounded spirit who can bear? (KJV)

 
“I hate piano momma, I don’t want to play anymore!” Sarah said as she ran into her room crying and slammed the door. She had just been taking lessons for three months. You can’t be ready to give a concert in that short of a time.

Sarah had worn leg braces until she was three and glasses all of her ten years. Glasses could help her see and braces had helped her learn to walk but what can you do for a broken spirit? While the other fourth grade girls were playing basketball in the winter soccer all summer, Sarah had been forced to take piano lessons by her mom. The doctors had warned her mom that any rough contact to Sarah’s legs would put her back in braces and maybe even permanently.

None of that mattered to the girls in the lunchroom that made a pastime of making fun of Sarah until she started crying. Marjorie was the worst and all of the others followed her lead. Her beauty with her long blond hair and bubbly personality, endeared her to all of the other girls in the school. Sarah had tried to be friends with all of them but her glasses and her slight limp were magnets for ridicule and this day was no different. Hop-a-long and four eyes were their favorite names for Sarah. She longed so bad to be able to play ball with them and just fit in but it wasn’t worth the risk to her legs.

Her childhood was full of memories Sarah chose not to recall. She remembered all the laughing at her expense. Even though her family had moved fourteen years earlier, at twenty-four years old those memories still hurt. Now, as she walked on the stage at the Metropolis Music Center in front of 3000 people, that time of life seemed so far away. Mom was right. The piano lessons had paid off and now she was the official pianist for the city orchestra that played all of the big venues throughout the country.

After the show on a cool rainy night, Sarah was stopped by a lady that looked like she had lived a pretty rough life. The three kids with her were polite but their clothes weren’t fashionable by any standard. This lady asked, “Aren’t you Sarah from just outside of Abilene, Kansas?” “Yes,” Sarah replied; “But do I know you?” “You probably wish you didn’t,” the lady answered, “I am Marjorie. When I heard you were going to be here I just had to come. I owe you an apology for the way I treated you in fourth grade. As my oldest girl entered fourth grade this year, with her coke bottle glasses, it made me think of you and how terrible I had been to you. I hope you can someday forgive me.” “You didn’t have to come here to tell me that but thank you and you can consider it forgiven” responded Sarah, flabbergasted by this unforeseen apology. “Oh, by the way, Sarah, when I asked my daughter if she wanted to be a homecoming queen like me, she said not really. She said when she grows up, she hopes she can play the piano just like you. Fate has a not-so-funny way of teaching us hard lessons, doesn’t it? Who would have ever dreamed you would not only be so talented but so beautiful as well. I am glad she has you for a role model to encourage her to reach for the stars. The little duckling from Abilene truly has become a graceful and beautiful swan.”

TOUCHING YOUR NOSE TO THE FENCE

TOUCHING YOUR NOSE TO THE FENCE                                                                                     Andy Hollifield 12-6-17 (11-20-19)
Romans 6:12 let not, therefore, sin reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Hebrews 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (ALL SCRIPTURE USED IS KJV)
The word “sin” is used in the bible 448 times in 389 verses. “Sins,” with an “s,” appears 172 times in 166 verses. If I had read all the verses that contained the word sin, I would not have finished this post this week. The thought I had was the title of this post. I was feeding the cows and calves last night when I noticed something I had seen before but this time it got me to thinking about spiritual things. I preached a message one time years ago entitled, “Things I Learned In The Barn.” This time, I wasn’t in the barn but standing out at the fence. I had just dumped some grain out on the ground and was watching the cows eat. I have 3 cows and their calves on my pasture right now. It has amazed me how mean cattle can be. When I feed them, I will dump out the grain in five or six piles just so they all can get a little and especially so the two older calves can get some. The thing I noticed is that cattle are a lot like people; they can’t be satisfied. They will be feeding on one of the piles but when they see another pile, they will butt each other out of the way just to feed on the next pile while the one they just left often still has as much as the other one does. Jealousy is almost as rampant with cattle as it is with people.
The thing that I wanted to talk about today isn’t about watching the cows but watching the calves. The youngest one is a little steer that was born I think on November 27th or 28th. It is just over a week old. Last night while I was watching the cows, I began to notice the newest calf getting his nose ever so close to the electric fence. He was looking to poke his head through and see what was on the other side. I wasn’t worried about him walking through the fence because where he was at was on the lower side of a retaining wall. I don’t know if he had already been shocked by the fence, which was probably the case, or if he smelled the electricity. I have heard that they can smell electricity and water. I don’t know if they can or not but regardless of his reasons, the calf never did touch the electric fence but just backed away from it. I got to thinking about it and figured that he may have already been shocked and learned from his mistake.
As I thought about this calf I thought, “why are we not that smart?” Whether from learning by experience or by God-given ability, this calf either knew what would happen or just wasn’t willing to take the risk. He might have even seen one of the other cows get shocked and didn’t think it was worth it. We can’t seem to catch on to that. We will try the same stuff over and over expecting a different result. When I was in the freight business, we called that the definition of stupid. The oldest calf is 3 months old now and the fence isn’t an issue with her. The day she was born, the mom and the baby, along with the other cows, were going to the lower pasture. When “Little Bit” got tired she would stop and lay down wherever she happened to be. My pasture has just a walkway from the upper to lower pastures. I was afraid the calf would get stepped on while laying in the trail so I got her up and was trying to move her. She finally, very reluctantly got up and when she did she backed up a little into the fence behind her. As she lunged forward from the shock she made contact with the fence in front of her. Naturally, she began to panic and just tried to run through the barbed wire and electric. Fortunately, I was standing by the fence and was able to stop her from coming through. In the process of doing that, she got tangled in the barbed wire and fell across the fence after grounding it out. I got her untangled and gave her some real strong incentive to go to the lower pasture. She may get out today, but so far she has never offered to get out. I believe she learned about the consequences of her actions.
As I said, I was watching the littlest one, he gave it some thought but for whatever reason decided that it wasn’t worth the pain it would cause him. I continued to ponder that and the Lord stirred my heart about “touching our nose to the fence.” You may think that is silly but it is amazing what God can use to teach you if you are willing to learn. I started thinking about how we know the consequences of sin but we still touch our nose to the fence to see if it is really as bad as everyone says it is. We figure if the shock ain’t too bad, it might just be worth it to do what we want even if it is not pleasing to God. We will often try to justify it when we get caught by saying that everyone else is doing it and they don’t have a problem with it. Everyone else that’s doing it may not be a child of God or are otherwise not trying to live pleasing to him. The blame game didn’t work in the Garden Of Eden when Adam tried to blame God for giving him Eve and tried to blame Eve even though he voluntarily took the fruit from Eve and ate it. The main thing to remember is that if you get to close to the fence, even for a split second, it will shock you. Your reasons for getting too close won’t matter, who else is doing it won’t matter, or who else you think has gotten away with it won’t matter. If you touch the fence, you will get shocked!
That brings me back to the original question; “Why aren’t we that smart?” Why do we not learn to just back away like that calf did? We know that according to Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Why do we repeatedly touch our nose to the fence or, get too close to sin knowing what the outcome will be? Looks like we should probably do like that calf did and just back away when we get too close. I hope this has been a help to you. Have a blessed day in the Lord!!!

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FROM A DUCK TO A SWAN

FROM A DUCK TO A SWAN                                                                                                               Andy Hollifield 11-19-19
Pro 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a wounded spirit who can bear? (KJV)
“I hate piano momma, I don’t want to play anymore!” Sarah said as she ran into her room crying and slammed the door. She had just been taking lessons for three months. You can’t be ready to give a concert in that short of a time.

Sarah had worn leg braces until she was three and glasses all of her ten years. Glasses could help her see and braces had helped her learn to walk but what can you do for a broken spirit? While the other fourth grade girls were playing basketball in the winter soccer all summer, Sarah had been forced to take piano lessons by her mom. The doctors had warned her mom that any rough contact to Sarah’s legs would put her back in braces and maybe even permanently.

None of that mattered to the girls in the lunchroom that made a pastime of making fun of Sarah until she started crying. Marjorie was the worst and all of the others followed her lead. Her beauty with her long blond hair and bubbly personality, endeared her to all of the other girls in the school. Sarah had tried to be friends with all of them but her glasses and her slight limp were magnets for ridicule and this day was no different. Hop-a-long and four eyes were their favorite names for Sarah. She longed so bad to be able to play ball with them and just fit in but it wasn’t worth the risk to her legs.

Her childhood was full of memories Sarah chose not to recall. She remembered all the laughing at her expense. Even though her family had moved fourteen years earlier, at twenty-four years old those memories still hurt. Now, as she walked on the stage at the Metropolis Music Center in front of 3000 people, that time of life seemed so far away. Mom was right. The piano lessons had paid off and now she was the official pianist for the city orchestra that played all of the big venues throughout the country.

After the show on a cool rainy night, Sarah was stopped by a lady that looked like she had lived a pretty rough life. The three kids with her were polite but their clothes weren’t fashionable by any standard. This lady asked, “Aren’t you Sarah from just outside of Abilene, Kansas?” “Yes,” Sarah replied; “But do I know you?” “You probably wish you didn’t,” the lady answered, “I am Marjorie. When I heard you were going to be here I just had to come. I owe you an apology for the way I treated you in fourth grade. As my oldest girl entered fourth grade this year, with her coke bottle glasses, it made me think of you and how terrible I had been to you. I hope you can someday forgive me.” “You didn’t have to come here to tell me that but thank you and you can consider it forgiven” responded Sarah, flabbergasted by this unforeseen apology. “Oh, by the way, Sarah, when I asked my daughter if she wanted to be a homecoming queen like me, she said not really. She said when she grows up, she hopes she can play the piano just like you. Fate has a not-so-funny way of teaching us hard lessons, doesn’t it? Who would have ever dreamed you would not only be so talented but so beautiful as well. I am glad she has you for a role model to encourage her to reach for the stars. The little duckling from Abilene truly has become a graceful and beautiful swan.”

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GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS

GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS                                                                                                                     Andy Hollifield 11-16-19
Alright folks, someone better hurry! We cannot possibly have all of this impeachment stuff going on past Thanksgiving. I think that might would be illegal. That would put us in the one month out of the year that we are supposed to have peace on earth and goodwill toward men. To quote a very famous American actor who everyone knows and loves; “Good grief!” These words repeatedly spoken by Charlie Brown sum up things pretty good don’t they? Hey, I have an idea. Why don’t we put Charlie Brown on the ballot for maybe, I don’t know, Speaker of the House? He’s a cartoon character I know but at least he can make us laugh without doing any harm or costing us anything. We probably can’t do that though because Congressman Jerry Nadler of New York probably wouldn’t allow it. Since Adam Schiff of California has taken Jerry’s place in front of the cameras, trying to get Charlie Brown on the ballot would probably be grounds for more Congressional hearings.

Do you want to hear something really funny? Today is “International Day For Tolerance.” I did not know that. While writing this I stumbled across a website called “wincalendar.com.” All of this information is from that site. It struck me as curious that today is “International Day For Tolerance” but tomorrow is “National Unfriend Day.” Just hang on because the moron friend you have to tolerate today can be unfriended tomorrow. I know that is a load off of your mind. Maybe if they get time, our House and Senate might could find the time to hold hearings and actually take a vote and make all of these days official. They might have to put that off until Tuesday the 19th because that is “World Toilet Day.” I kid you not; the world actually has a day on which we celebrate toilets! What a mess! Oops, poor choice of words. Of course, if you have ever visited an outhouse, I can kind of understand why you would create a stink about celebrating toilets. Sorry, I did it again. I just can’t help myself. It’s too easy.

Maybe by Thursday the 21st we can make sense of it all. That will be the day to do it since it is “World Philosophy Day.” Just to help me understand, I looked up the definition of “Philosophy.” You’ve gotta hear this: the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Such questions are often posed as problems to be resolved. Huh? Since when did my existence become a problem for me that needed to be studied or resolved. I do agree with the part about studying a language. We have a lot of people in this country that need to study “English” since that is officially our national language. Can I get a witness?

I have to stop with the philosophy before I fry my last working brain cell. If it isn’t fried from the philosophy already, I can do that on Thursday the 21st which is “World Television Day.” “Good grief!” There are several other days but they have legitimate causes so I am not going to make fun of them. But then, we come to Monday, December 9th which is “Anti-Corruption Day.” We don’t celebrate that in this country, or maybe we do. We just do it all year and create as much of it as we can. It’s good to know our country is doing its part to make that day necessary.

Finally on the 9th is the day that will make politicians the world over just plumb giddy. It is “Green Monday.” Maybe that would be a good day for us all to go and get an “Impossible Whopper” from Burger King. I would imagine the veggies in it are organically grown (not knocking that) using green methods. Why is it that some people want to make veggies taste like beef?  Cows have been doing it forever.  But, no one is trying to make beef taste like veggies?    Just remember this: “Beef, it’s what’s for dinner!”

Wednesday the 18th is “Arabic Language Day.” Hey, I have an idea. If we don’t already have one, why don’t we have an “English Language Day” in this country to celebrate our national language? I seem to have missed the days for “Southern English Day” and “Cajun Language Day.” Both of those are languages that are often imitated but never duplicated “Y’all.”

The 18th is also “International Migrants Day.” Maybe we could get a day and call it, “American Born and Naturalized Citizens Day.” Maybe we could share the 10th of December with “Human Rights Day” which follows “Green Monday.” No, that would never work because our government is trying to take away our rights.

Well, like they used to say on “Hee Haw” “I’m through playin’ now.” I just couldn’t help myself. Ain’t this been fun? Don’t forget; if you don’t like this article, it is still “International Day For Tolerance” but don’t worry, you can unfriend me tomorrow! Have a great day…or is there a different day for that already? Oh well, have whatever kind of day you want to!

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THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM

THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM                                                                               Andy Hollifield 11-15-2019
1 Samuel 16:7 “…for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” (KJV)
Kicking the can down the road, Everette didn’t seem to mind the rain that was pelting him. He had kind of gotten used to it over the years. His clothes were a little ragged and dirty but I guess that was to be expected. You just couldn’t live the way he did and stay clean and presentable.

Times had been especially hard for Everette since the mill closed down three years ago. In what seemed like a past life, he had been a department supervisor with 20 people working for him. The money was good and life was even better. The pickup truck he had been so proud of was now a distant memory. A lot of the friends he had grown up around his whole life were now gone. Those who hadn’t died already had moved when the mill closed. He couldn’t see the point in transferring to Mexico. He would have a job but would be making far less than here in his hometown. What if the mill decided to move again? There he would be, stuck in southern Mexico in a country where he couldn’t even speak the language and crime was rampant. He had decided to cut his losses and stay here. At least he knew the streets here and what people were left. That was better than not knowing anyone in a strange place hundreds of miles away from the life he had known.

It’s funny how when you kind of have nothing, you begin to see the reality of things around you. Poverty and hard times make you appreciate what little you do have and also makes you more aware of the needs of others. A quest for survival takes the place of greed and while it may be miserable at times, it comes with a certain amount of peace of mind.

As he walks along whistling, the rain starts to fall harder and there is a bite in the cool fall air. He picks up his pace a little and starts up the drive to a nearby house. It wasn’t much but he was sure he could at least find some warmth and get out of the rain and probably even a bite to eat. As he knocks on the door, he can hear children hollering for their mom that someone was at the door.

After a minute that seemed like forever standing in the cold rain, a woman comes and unlocks and opens the door. She rushes him in and takes his coat while asking if he is hungry and offers to bring him a plate and tells him to take a seat at the table. Before he sits down, he puts his lunchbox on a counter then washes his hands. You get a lot of black rubber on you when you work maintenance in a tire plant. As he finally takes his seat, his wife brings him a plate as a little three-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy rush over to give their dad a hug. Life may not be like it used to be, but walking four miles home from work in the rain isn’t such a big deal when you can come home to a warm house, hot food, and people that love and appreciate you.

Everette realized that he may have lost a lot but nothing that can’t be replaced. He still had all of the important stuff that you can’t put a price on. And the best part was that both of the kids were too young to know how hard things were.

He slips off his muddy work boots and puts them over a heat vent to dry overnight. He knows that tomorrow he will put them on before daylight and walk the four miles back to work. He quietly looks at his family and realizes just how rich the Lord has made him. He knows in his heart that come rain or shine in the morning, it will be worth the trip for the privilege of coming back to his little castle and the little family God has blessed him with.

A lot of people passing by may have seen him and thought by his dirty clothes he was some poor, lazy, homeless, person. It was quite the opposite. He was rich beyond compare and content with the blessings of the Lord.

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OOH GOO GA MOOSKA

OOH GOO GA MOOSKA                                                                                                                      Andy Hollifield 11-14-19
Can you pronounce the title? Do you know the meaning of the word or phrase? Some say it came from a song called, “Squaws Along The Yukon” released by country star Hank Thompson in 1958. His lyrics were a little different and were just “Ooga Ooga mooska.” In all my reading I found it is supposed to mean “I love you” in Eskimo language. Since there are three different languages used by Eskimos that isn’t likely.

Western explorers first arriving in Alaska observed Eskimos rubbing noses together and called it an Eskimo kiss. Actually, it is just a standard greeting in that region such as a handshake is to us. It really has no meaning and nose-rubbing has nothing to do with romance.

That’s enough party-pooping facts. We always pronounced it like I wrote it in the title and were told it was what was said to say ‘I love you” and was said when rubbing noses together. That brings me to my point and believe it or not, as much as I love truth, I believe I will keep my childhood definitions and Eskimo kiss in spite of the fact the phrase has no meaning and the act is just a greeting.

Diane started something Wednesday morning with my number two grandson Hetzel who spent the night with us for the first time. She picked him up and rubbed noses with him and said the phrase and he thought it was out of this world hilarious. She got so tickled at him laughing she could barely keep saying it for laughing. It doesn’t matter what you say or what you might think it means, that baby loved it and had a big time with someone paying attention to him. He probably couldn’t care less what it means but was most likely laughing about rubbing noses. He is only ten months old so it’s not like he would have understood it anyway.

You may be thinking this is all pretty ridiculous and wondering why I would waste time writing about it. If that’s your opinion, don’t write about it on your Facebook post. I can promise you from watching little Moose laughing, it meant something to him. And yes, when he starts talking you can bet Diane will teach him to say it and I am sure based on his laughter, she will be rubbing noses with him for a long time to come.

Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in facts and details that we forget to take time to enjoy life. I personally think it is a very important phrase and greeting. If for no other reason, it created a moment that will always be a memory of him laughing repeatedly. Wouldn’t it be great if we could forget everything and chill out and enjoy life more than what we do? This may not mean anything to you but if you have contact with small children, it will almost always mean a few moments of laughter to them.

When I first learned it as a small child, it was fun. As I got a little older, I thought it was pretty cool that I knew a foreign word. I am not advocating going up to women or men you know and trying to rub noses because they would probably consider it an invasion of their personal space. I do believe though, if we did this and other silly little things to entertain our children, they wouldn’t be having to look elsewhere to find love and affection. Maybe on second thought, it does mean “I love you.” Our lives have always had ups and downs but maybe if we did take a little time to enjoy life the way a child does, maybe some of the problems we have in the world wouldn’t seem so insurmountable. The laughter of a child sure helps put stuff into perspective, doesn’t it?

Maybe that is what our politicians need to do; just give each other a good nose rub and see where it goes from there. As a matter of fact, if you are grumpy about everything, maybe you just need a good nose rub to help you lighten up a little bit and not be so serious about everything all the time.

Ooh goo ga mooska and have a blessed day in the Lord!!!

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THOSE MOMENTS

THOSE MOMENTS                                                                                                                                 Andy Hollifield 11-7-19
Matthew 21:16 “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?” (ALL SCRIPTURE IS KJV)
When it comes to honest and sincere worship, we have to look no further than the heart of a child. I have written before of Tyler’s experience with seeing a man in his room that I couldn’t see and was talking to him when he was still pretty much non-verbal. I have also written of the time he was in bed and I heard him talking. When I checked on him and asked who he was talking to he replied, “God.” He was still unable to talk for the most part but had been subjected to the Lord and the gospel enough that he had no trouble believing in him at an early age. I believe the first event was simply a visit from his guardian angel. Whoever it was, Tyler saw him and wasn’t the least bit afraid of him and was very comfortable talking to him.

There was also the Talent Show at the end of his first year of sixth grade. At Open House at the beginning of the year, his teacher told us Tyler was going to be in the talent show and sing with her. He wanted to sing “I’ll Fly Away.” The fact he picked a gospel song was a big blessing. The bad part was what I told his teacher. I said “good luck with that.” We had been to every school program that his teachers said he was in throughout elementary school. Time and time again we watched as he either refused to get on stage or just stood there with his class while they did all the work. Little did I know that the talent show was going to be different. Not only was his mom glowing when she related the details to me, but his teacher couldn’t wait to talk about it the next time she saw me. She said that not only was Diane and her crying, but there wasn’t a dry eye in the place. It isn’t every day you get to see an autistic kid step out of his comfort zone in such a dramatic fashion.

I have had some other instances where Tyler shocked me with something he said that I wouldn’t have thought about him saying. Once when we were delivering shoeboxes in McDowell County, we were stacking them on a hand truck and he suddenly grinned and said, “I love this stuff” referring to the work we were doing. Other times while listening to either preaching or gospel music, we would hear him singing along and sometimes even shouting. I know he may have been mimicking to a certain degree but even then you know it comes from his heart.

The best one of all was on a Saturday night in March a few years ago. He had just finished walking the treadmill and proudly got off and proclaimed to his mom that he had just been saved. He had been watching a Gaither Homecoming cd while he was exercising. After asking him all the usual questions you would ask a child, I was convinced that he knew exactly what he was talking about.

Just recently we were driving and out of the blue while listening to music he said, “I like that.” Today he gave me another one of “those moments.” We had just left the credit union and were talking about one of the young ladies there who plays gospel music in her office all the time. Neither of us could remember her name. He made the statement about her; “She’s a gospel music fanatic like I am.”

The reason I wrote this is for those parents, grandparents, or caretakers of children who aren’t behaving quite that way. We are having some issues with Tyler that we never thought we would have concerning church attendance. We have taken him to church all of his life only to have him get to the place where he refuses to go. Sometimes my mom reminds me that God knew about it when he gave him to us to raise.

I know there are a lot of other folks going through similar situations. You have been faithful, kept them in church, taught their memory verses, taught them to sing and love God, only to have them rebel years later for no good reason. As you have to answer endless questions from concerned folks, you are embarrassed and wonder where you failed as a parent. We beat ourselves up a lot with Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” We blame ourselves for their lack of faithfulness all the while taking the verse out of its context. It says when he is old he will not depart from it. It never said they wouldn’t stray and wander off at times. Some of the greatest folks in the bible wandered off but at some point but turned again to the Lord and did great things. Their experiences during that time may humble them and also teach them lessons God couldn’t teach them any other way.

You’re not alone! You hide the pain and doubt behind your best Sunday smile all the while slowly dying inside. What makes it worse is the Devil will call your attention to how bad you failed as a parent and how bad God has let you down. God hasn’t let you down and he will honor his word. You just keep training and doing the best you can to “bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4). They might ignore you but they can’t ignore God. So, when those hard times come, don’t give up on them because they might be able to get out of your sight, but they will never get so far that God can’t see them. That is the time you need to think back to easier times as a parent and seek comfort from the Lord and remember all of “Those Moments” from better times. Have a blessed day in the Lord!!!

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