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Saturday, December 22, 2007
Where's the B?
Four out of five DWU Professors find that Jerry Hinkle is an A Student. That B in History was a computer glitch that has evidently taken care of itself. That fifth Professor, who will remain nameless in case some radical Hinkletons try to kidnap him and torture him into an A, has classified Jerry as a Work In Progress. We may find a B there, as that's what Jerry got on his last two papers and his 8 page paper. Don Grungio, is not gonna like that. He may have to find another 40 year old University Student to worship.
Were They a Dollar Long as Well?
Ken Hansen told our Publisher that he, Joan, and Anne Hansen would be passing by Mitchell on their way to the Come Hahn Inn on December 22. Last night, Jerry was surprised, pleasantly so, that his uncle aunt and cousin showed up a full day ahead of schedule. Nobody was day late and dollar short there. At least not until they tipped their server (they did tip their server, didn't they? Of course they did!).
Christmas Plans Finally Set
It took a while, but Jerry Hinkle knows his Pizza Hut Schedule. He will be working from 11 am-7 pm on December 24, with December 25-27 off and back to work on December 28 at 3pm. Hopefully in that time he'll be able to see the Capital Christmas Trees, but that's not what Christmas is all about. Refer to the "Charlie Brown Christmas" special before the ACLU discovers that Linus is quoting from the bible in that and shuts the whole thing down. All of us here at the Holabird Advocate want to know just one thing. Would Jerry have gone if Prime Rib hadn't been mentioned?
God and the Spider
During World War II, a US marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades.
Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his direction. Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge to several small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one of the caves. Although safe for the moment, he realized that once the enemy soldiers looking for him swept up the ridge, they would quickly search all the caves and he would be killed.
As he waited, he prayed, "Lord, if it be your will, please protect me. Whatever your will though, I love you and trust you. Amen."
After praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw close. He thought, "Well, I guess the Lord isn't going to help me out of this one." Then he saw a spider begin to build a web over the front of his cave.
As he watched, listening to the enemy searching for him all the while, the spider layered strand after strand of web across the opening of the cave.
"Ha, he thought. "What I need is a brick wall and what the Lord has sent me is a spider web. God does have a sense of humor."
As the enemy drew closer he watched from the darkness of his hideout and could see them searching one cave after another. As they came to his, he got ready to make his last stand. To his amazement, however, after glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on. Suddenly, he realized that with the spider web over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while.
"Lord, forgive me," prayed the young man. "I had forgotten that in you a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall."
We all face times of great trouble. When we do, it is so easy to forget what God can work in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways. And remember with God, a mere spider's web becomes a brick wall of protection.
Lord, I thank you for all our Military, and their families. I Pray for your Brick wall of protection,to protect them everyday!!! Amen
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