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Cazzy’s Corner – “Our Father, Who does art in heaven, Harold is His name.”

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A little boy was overheard praying: “Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry about it. I’m having a real good time like I am.”

After the Christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car. His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy replied, “That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, and I want to stay with you guys.”

A four year old prayed, “and forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.”

A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they were on the way to church service, “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” A bright little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.”

A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons Kevin five, and Ryan, three. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a real moral lesson. “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say “Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.” Kevin turned to his younger brother and said “Ryan, you be Jesus!”

One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and with small American flags mounted on either side of it. The seven year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the young boy, and said quietly, “ Good morning Alex.”

“Good morning Pastor” he replied, still focused on the plaque. “Pastor, what is this?” he asked. The Pastor said “Well, son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who have died in the service.” Soberly, the two of them stood together, staring at the plaque. Finally, little Alex’s voice, barely audible and trembling with fear asked, “Which service? The 9:45 or the 11:15?”

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Just having spent a wonderful weekend with family I was reminded firsthand of some basic truths, in my life. We are a strong family, we like to hug and smile a lot. We do a lot of laughing and embellishing our many stories. It seems we are always there with strength and support when needed. To give comfort and show compassion is most often the normal. Our memories and our family traditions are now more important than ever—since my wife passed away nine months ago. But most of all we know the meaning of love. Next time you pass by your Bible—open it and read 1st Corinthians 13:3. Remember the old song, “Love makes the world go round”. Yes, it does. And even more.

Dave “Cazzy” Caswell