When I was about 12 my first test came, my dog died. Ace was the greatest dog in the world. I buried him. But before that I asked God to bring him back to life, He didn’t. So after the Burial I prayed over his grave every night, Asking God to make sure Ace was in heaven, even if he was the only dog there. This kid earnestly prayed.
Mom had taught Shirl and I to pray each night. One night Shirl kept correcting my prayers and I called mama and told her if Shirl kept messing up my prayers I was going to knock her down (Sisters think they know everything!) Mama fixed it. I learned what mama could not fix, it would take God.I have thanked God for many things in my life, and I have asked him for things much more. Today I got some news that concerns some of you on the net because you are familiar with the guy. Others it concerns because you are a Christian and believe in prayer. This has never been an overly religious BLOG, but there comes a time to ask for prayer.
This is one of those; here is a copy of the e-mail I just received:
hi jack, On Wed Gary suffered a mild stroke at home. he was rushed to Carthage hospital, given tpa a clot buster drug and rushed to upstate university hospital stroke center in Syracuse, Ny. On Fri he had a stent placed in the right carotid. He has regained his strength on the left side. He has had a final test this morning and I should be taking him home after lunch. He said you would know who to let know and ask for prayers. Thanks Anna Mae
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If you read S’gar, the Character ‘Woody’ was inspired by Gary.
I also received some good news. Mrs. Jackson of Jackson’s Cafeteria dropped us a card thanking us for the book ‘Rags’ and thanking us for the gift of the Greek Fisherman’s hat.
Drop by the Boomers Page and wish him well.