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It was only four days
before Christmas. The spirit of the season hadn't yet
caught up with me, even though cars packed the parking lot of
our local discount store. Inside the store, it was worse.
Shopping carts and last minute shoppers jammed the
Why did I come today?, I wondered. My
feet ached almost as much as my head. My list contain the
names of several people who claimed they wanted nothing but I
knew their feelings would be hurt if I didn't buy them
anything. Buying for someone who had everything and
deploring the hight cost of item, I considered gift-buying
anything but fun.
Hurriedly, I filled my shopping cart
with last minute items and proceeded to the long checkout
lines. I picked the shortest but it looked as if it
would mean at least a 20 minute wait.
In front of me
were two small children - a boy of about 5 and a younger girl.
The boy wore a ragged coat. Enormously large,
tattered tennis shoes jutted far out of his much too short
jeans. He clutched several crumpled dollar bills in his
grimy hands. The girls clothing resembled her brother's.
Her head was a matted mass of curly hair.
Reminders of an evening meal showed on her small face.
She carried a beautiful pair of shiny, gold slippers.
As the Christmas music sounded in the store's stereo
system, the girl hummed along, off-key but happily.
When we finally approached the checkout register, the
girl carefully placed the shoes on the counter. She
treated them as though they were a treasure.
rang up the bill. "That will be $6.09," she said.
The boy laid his crumpled dollars on the stand while he
searched his pockets. He finally came up with $3.12.
"I guess we will have to put them back," he bravely
said. "We will come back some other time, maybe
With that statement, a soft sob broke from
the little girl. "But Jesus would have loved these
shoes," she cried.
"Well, we'll go home and work some
more. Don't cry. We'll come back," he said.
Quickly I handed $3.00 to the cashier. These
children had waited in line for a long time and, after all, it
was Christmas. Suddenly a pair of arms came around me
and a small voice said, "Thank you lady."
you mean when you said Jesus would like the shoes?" I asked.
The boy answered, "Our Mommy is sick and going to
Heaven. Daddy said she might go before Christmas to be
The girl spoke, "My Sunday school teacher
said the streets in Heaven are shiny gold, just like these
shoes. Won't Mommy be beautiful walking on those streets
to match these shoes?"
My eyes flooded as I looked
into her tear streaked face. "Yes," I answered, "I am
sure she will." Silently, I thanked God for using these
children to remind me of the True Spirit of
Helpful Holiday Diet
1. If no one sees you eat it, it has no
you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, they cancel each
you eat standing up, it doesn't count!
STRESSED is just DESSERTS spelled backwards
you eat the food off someone else's plate, it doesn't
Cookie pieces contain no calories because the process of
breakage cause calorie leakage
Food used for medicinal purposes have no calories. This
includes: any chocolate used for energy, brandy,
cheesecake, and Haagen-Daz Ice Cream
When eating with someone else, calories don't count if
you both eat the same amount
Movie-related foods are much lower in calories simply
because they are a part of the entertainment experience
and not part of one's personal fuel. This includes: Milk
Duds, popcorn with butter, Junior Mints, Snickers, and
Outrageous Chocolate Chip
- 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup
- 1/3 cup
packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup
teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup
- 1 teaspoon
- 1/2 cup
- 1 cup
semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a
medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar
and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut
butter, vanilla and egg until well blended. Combine
the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter
just until moistened. Mix in the oats and chocolate
chips until evenly distributed. Drop by tablespoonfuls
on to lightly greased cookie sheets.
for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the
edges start to brown. Cool on cookie sheets for about
5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool
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