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    A Thick Frog on the Road

    One letter can make all the difference, but no one needs a slice of dread. May 20, 2020 by Phil Callaway
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    Faith & Friends
    Few things make me laugh more than children. Here are some hilarious spelling errors they have made on tests and assignments. I am not making any of these up:

    • “There was a very thick frog on the road last night and it made a car crash.” Ah, yes, watch out for those very thick frogs. Sounds like that car had to be toad. OK, I apologize for the puns. I just can’t help myself.

    • A little girl wrote, “The best place to put pants is somewhere warm and damp, where they can live happily.” I think she meant plants.

    • “I didn’t get to sleep much all night because next door’s dog was baking.” That kid had a ruff night. A dog baking? Paws and think about it. Sounds like a dog’s breakfast to me.

    • One boy wrote, “I like to pick up sea smells on the beach and keep them in my room.” What a difference one letter makes.

    • “Mr. Brown walked into the room and sat on his favourite choir.” I hope the child meant chair.

    • And the final Bad Spellers Hall of Fame sentence: “Every morning Dad has a slice of dread before he goes to work.”

    All’s Well …
    Well, that one made me smile then stop and think a bit. Because this morning when I should have been eating bread, I got one letter wrong and picked up a slice of dread instead. Over family concerns. Decisions. A relationship that needs mending.

    If you picked up a thick slice of dread lately, here’s something that’s helped me: Allow the arrival of worry to trigger an acknowledgment of your own inadequacy and your need to turn it over to God. There is no situation or circumstance that we face alone. Proverbs 15:3 says, “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” He is with us. He cares. Matthew 6:8 says, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”

    My wife sees my dread and sometimes jokes, “Why pray when you can worry?” If, like me, you find yourself worrying, talk to yourself this way: God is big enough to bring me through this, strong enough to carry this for me, and loving enough to cause all of it to work together for my good. According to Romans 8:28, it will be alright in the end; so if it’s not alright, it’s not the end.

    I hope that brings a smile to your face today. And watch out for that thick frog on the road. I don’t want you to croak.

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