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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends . . .


Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
- Les Brown
(Make your own opinion of yourself!)

THE PASTOR'S CAT (Thank you Jerry)

This particular story just made me laugh. Every time I think about it,
the vision of that poor cat just amuses me to no end.
Hope the story leaves a bright spot in your day.

Whoever said the Creator doesn't have a sense of humor?

Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his church.
He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc.

The kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb,
so the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car and pulled it
until the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten.

That's what he did, all the while checking his progress in the car.
He then figured if he went just a little bit further,
the tree would be bent sufficiently for him to reach the kitten.
But as he moved the car a little further forward, the rope broke.

The tree went 'boing!' and the kitten instantly sailed through the air-out of sight.

The pastor felt terrible and walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they'd seen a little kitten.

No! Nobody had seen a stray kitten.
So he prayed, 'Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping,' and went on about his business.

A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church members.
He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see cat food.
This woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her, 'Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?'

She replied, 'You won't believe this,' and then told him how her little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing.

Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the Mom finally told her little girl, 'Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep it.' She told the pastor, 'I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her knees, and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor, you won't believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with its paws outspread, and landed right in front of her.'

(God answers prayers!)

Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth , Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker , the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch . The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a
man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show
business, but his later life was filled with turnovers.. He was considered a
very smart cookie, but wasted much of his dough on half-baked schemes.
Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was
considered a positive roll model for millions. Doughboy is survived by his
wife Play dough, three children: John Dough , Jane Dough and Dosey Dough,
plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father,
Pop tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the
occasion and take time to pass it on and share that smile with someone else
who may be having a crumby day and kneads a lift. (Thank you Katie!)

A harmonica in Carnegie Hall. [VIDEO]
Click here: Buddy Greene

Dear God,
All I ask for in 2011 is a big fat bank account and a slim body.....please don't mix these up like you did last year.

Love y'all,


Melanie said...

Hi, Sandie~
That story about the pastor's cat is so cute and funny!
Have a great weekend!♥

Stella said...

Good morning, thanks for a bright start to my day. Love the cat story. We never know how he will answer are prayers.

The Boston Lady said...

Hi Sandie! What a great way to start the day! Loved the stories and pictures! BTW your picture of Muttley at the top made me laugh as my family sometimes calls me that for my occasionly wheezy laugh - Ann

Life is good! said...

once again- i'm a smilin!!!! have a great weekend.

Barb Hodges said...

This was a darling post about the kitten. The photographs are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for "rising" to the occasion in making us smile.

sarah said... are too funny...loved these and got to share them. woo hoo. you made my day....

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Sandie, you made my day! I'm going to take these stories home with me tonight to share with the sisters I live with! And that cleaning service--what a wonderful idea.

Sandra said...

cute kittie cat story, made me smile. love the puppy that makes me think of Adam in the garden of eden

Home In The Hollow said...

Oh, Kiddo...a big fat bank account and a slim body!!! You are definitely too much...:)JP

Ginny said...

These are hilarious!!! It wouldn't surprise me if that kitten story is really true. Hope you are continuing to feel better and have a great weekend!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Glad to learn of the cleaning for a reason! And, I am so very sorry to hear about the Pillsbury Dough Boy. May he rest in peace. hee hee

DaCraftyLady said...

Oh my oh my...I laughed so much after reading about the Pastor's Cat...I could just immagine myself seeing this...a great little tale...glad you are feeling better and back...have a great weekend...Debb

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

The cat story is too funny! I'll have to be careful and not say that my kids can have something if God gives it to them! lol

Have a Great Weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You know I loved the cat story! So funny!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie! Great post. Loved that harmonica video. Is that on My son plays the harmonica and I'd love to send that to him.

Cat story was funny, too. Take care. Susan

Sue said...

untiplatyour crazy posts always make me smile....Love the Dough Boy dying...and what adorable puppy pictures....Almost makes we want to get another dog....Almost.

Sharon Kirby said...

OK, got tears in my eyes from LOL'ing!!

I didn't know that Doughboy was dead. That just burns my toast...

Love the story about the pastor's cat - wonder if that would work for that big fat bank account - like a flying wallet or something...


Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Cute story I have read already but it still made me laugh...I'd like to have the same slim body and fat bank account...put in a good word for me won't you please. Trish

FishHawk said...

Whoa, I hadn't heard about the Pillsbury Doughboy yet. It sure sounded like a delicious ceremony.

Just Be Real said...

Hallelujah! Enjoyed the stories and always the adorable pictures Sandie. Blessings.