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by Roger Dean Kiser, Sr.
Five or six of us boys had capture several lighting bugs in a jar. We sat
"It's like a special nature thing." said another boy.
"We can't keep them in a jar for very long or they will die," said Robert
"We can give them food and water and they will live for a long time. Won't
"We can't keep them locked up in a jar. The church lady says that it's wrong
"If God didn't want us to have them then he wouldn't let us catch them.
"If God wants us to let them go then he could give us a special sign," said
All at once the small bugs stopped lighting up. The jar sat on the ground
"Maybe they're dead now," I said.
"They're not dead.That is a sign from God to let them all go," said little
"That ain't no sign," said one of the boys.
"If God wants us to let them go then he should make them blink just one
Everyone fell totally silent and all eyes were glued upon the glass jar with
All of a sudden there was one small flash of light and then the jar fell
"That was just an accident," said Wayne.
"That ain't no accident. You better let them go or you're breaking a promise
"We'll do it one more time. This time they have to blink two lights. Then
Once again we sat in a circle around the jar, silently waiting for the sign.
"Holly Mackerel." said one the boys as two lights appeared in the small jar.
Slowly one of the boys reached over and unscrewed the lid to the jar. We
The next morning we boys were loaded onto the church bus and we were taken
Roger Dean Kiser, Sr.
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Roger and his wife, Judy, also a writer, live in Brunswick, Georgia. As a child Roger was raised in a very abusive orphanage located in Jacksonville Florida. He has written many stories which tell of the horrors that he and other children suffered daily, for more than ten years.
He now writes and speaks to children in the Georgia School system about child
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"I have always thought the actions of men the great interpreters of their thoughts."--John Locke
"As he thinketh in his heart, so is he."--Proverbs 23:7
"As soon as you can walk, you never want to crawl again."
"The best way to prevent your children from eating fatty, greasy, disgusting, unhealthy food is: Don't let them eat from your plate."--Bill Dodds
"No one knows what he really can do. We all put a limit on our activities. We are our own worst enemies. If we really work, really drive ourselves to our utter limits, we accomplish things we never thought possible. All we have to do is not be afraid to start."--Vince Promuto
"Reading and weeping opens the door to one's heart, but writing and weeping
My favorite bumper sticker: "The closer you are, the slower I go."
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the beautiful video you made for me! It was so special to see both of my parents in tears as they watched their children grow up in pictures before their eyes! I loved the way you made Estania's part set aside from the rest--that was the part that really got them! The music was beautiful. My mom kept blubbering, "What song is that?" I don't know how you did such a beautiful job with the video in such a short time. I really appreciate your doing it so quickly. You have a wonderful gift, and I thank God that you are using it to create such sentimental memories. I hope that I can find my niche like that in an area that I love. Your video gave us one of our most lasting Christmas memories! I hope yours was filled with moments to be treasured forever!
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