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Old Cowbelle: Life's Mysteries

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Old Cowbelle: Life's Mysteries
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I find myself wondering about so many things. Ordinary things that aren't really ordinary. Like: looking at those teeny, tiny, spindly little legs on small birds, how can those little legs stand temperatures below zero and not freeze?


And how can "Bailey" (my hairy yellow friend) instinctively know when "Dusty" and "Chloe" are coming down the road from the school bus, long before they are close? She goes to the door, perks up her ears and wags, wags, wags, before they even come in sight.

And I wonder why do some people try to "outsmart" the Lord? We are still here; the 21st came and went, and the world didn't end. Another mystery, why do some people think they are smarter than the words of Jesus, trying to predict the end of time?

And why do they stow away provisions? If they really believe that the end is coming soon, what good will that do?

We all know that it will happen one day, someday, but don't know when. So we need to carry on, as though it will never occur...but be ready in our hearts in case it happens in our lifetime. Relax, and trust.

We read (in red letters, which means that they are the words of Christ)...Matthew 2436-39..."No one knows, about that day, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in those days, before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and given in marriage, up to the day Noah went into the ark; and they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away.

That is how it will be at the "coming of the Son"...


Another Reason to be a Packer Backer:

This came as an email, and I want to share it with all of you. A notation came with it from the sender: It's nice to know that highly paid celebrities give back!

A friend who is a retired teacher and involved with the Boys and Girls Club told us someone from the Packer organization called him at the club. He told him to bring 75 kids from the club to the new bowling alley in Howard and they would get soda, pizza and free bowling.

They got a second call upping the amount of kids to 100. When they all got there, there were about 15 Packers players there to visit and bowl with them.

When they were done, all the kids were each given $100 to go to Shopko for Christmas shopping, accompanied by the Packer players.

And it was all funded by Aaron Rodgers. There was no publicity, no television cameras. We are lucky to have him in Green Bay.

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What an uplifting story. If any doubting Thomas out there tells me it's not true, it will break my heart.