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From my family to yours,
Author Michael T. Powers
By Ken Pierpont
Lois said, "Leave it there. Tomorrow night we will try to remember to get it and leave you some money." Hope is a lot like her mother, she likes it when people give her money and she's not above reminding you to do so.
That night, when she put us to bed, she brought us a little card and said, "Do you have a pen? You need to write yourself a note so you won't forget to give me money for my tooth tonight."
Lois wrote a note, "Remember Hope's tooth." Hope stuck it on our headboard where we would see it in the morning. Early that morning Lois found the note and slipped some cash under her pillow. She doesn't have all her teeth, but she had a big smile this morning anyway.
When you get our age things begin to change. You don't always tuck your children in at night. Often they tuck you in. You notice aches and pains you didn't notice before. You get in earlier at night and you like quiet more and sometimes you have to write yourself a note to remember the simplest things.
I forget why I wrote this. I am getting older and I forget stuff. Yesterday I sent the boys on a trip. They excitedly packed the trunk of the car with their snowboards and luggage and they were off to spend a few days visiting Kyle in Indiana. A couple hours later they called me.
"Is everything OK," I asked.
"You forgot to give us the keys to the trunk," they said.
They say when you get old you repeat yourself because you can't remember if you said it before and you start forgetting things more. I can't remember where I heard that. I'm glad God has a better memory than I do. Since I became a child of God when I put my faith in Jesus Christ's death to pay for my sin He has promised to intentionally forget my sin and remember everything else about me.
"Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.". (Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV)
When I get old and lose my teeth and hair and end up wandering around the WalMart parking lot trying to remember where I left my car, or when I can't remember which car I drove, it's a comfort to know that my name will still be engraved on the palms of God's hands. If you are a child of God He will never lose sight of you or forget you.
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I have been married to Lois, my college sweetheart since 1979. We have eight children, four sons and four daughters. We live near Chicago in Hinsdale, Illinois where I work for the Institute in Basic Life Principles. (www.iblp.org)
On the weekends we are free to minister in Churches within driving distance. My goal in life is to communicate truth about Jesus Christ and demonstrate that truth in my own life and family every day.
Ken sends the Stonebridge Newsletter, a free weekly electronic newsletter, to over 5,000 subscribers every Monday morning. You can visit his site http://www.kenpierpont.com
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Questions and Answers
Q: Some people try to discredit Genesis by saying snakes don't eat dust, as Genesis 3:14 claims. So is the Bible in error?
A: Although we don't know for sure that the serpent referred to in Genesis 1 really was the same as a snake, we do know that snakes do eat dust! After the serpent deceived Eve, God cursed it, saying, "On your belly you shall go and you shall eat dust all the days of your life." And since most people don't realize that many snakes eat dust, they use this as a reason not to take Genesis literally. See, a snake has an organ in the roof of its mouth called "Jacobson's organ" that helps the snake smell. Here's how it works: with its darting, forked tongue, the snake picks up bits of dust and pulls them into its mouth. Once the dust is inside the mouth, a pair of sensory organs takes over and the snake is able to smell the trail for possible prey. The point is, no matter what the serpent was, nothing contradicts the Bible's clear statements in Genesis.
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"How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened." --Thomas Jefferson
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life." --Matthew 6:27
"The main reason kids eat supper is to get dessert. But the better the dessert is, the less supper they eat."-- Bruce Lansky
"Confidence is the invisible cement that binds a team together." --Bud Wilkinson
"Writing is hard work. A clear sentence is no accident. Very few sentences come out right the first time, or even the third time. Remember this as a consolation in moments of despair. If you find that writing is hard, it's because it is hard. It's one of the hardest things that people do." --William Zinsser
"The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves." -- W.C. Fields
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