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Nybakken loved life especially when he could play a
trick on somebody. At those time, his large Norwegian
frame shook with laughter while he feigned innocent
surprise, exclaiming, Oh, forevermore! But on a cold
Saturday in downtown Chicago, Grandpa felt that God
played a trick on him, and Grandpa wasn’t
father worked as a carpenter. On this particular day, he
was building some crates for the clothes his church was
sending to an orphanage in China. On his way home, he
reached into his shirt pocket to find his glasses, but
they were gone. He remembered putting them there that
morning, so he drove back to the church. His search
mentally replayed his earlier actions, he realized what
happened. The glasses had slipped out of his pocket
unnoticed and fallen into one of the crates, which he
had nailed shut. His brand new glasses were heading for
Depression was at its height, and Grandpa had six
children. He had spent twenty dollars for those glasses
that very morning.
fair,” he told God as he drove home in frustration.
“I’ve been very faithful in giving of my time and money
to your work, and now this.”
months later, the director of the orphanage was on
furlough in the United States. He wanted to visit all
the churches that supported him in China, so he came to
speak on Sunday night at my grandfather’s small church
in Chicago. Grandpa and his family sat in their
customary seats among the sparse
But most of
all, he said, I must thank you for the glasses you sent
last year. You see, the Communists had just swept
through the orphanage, destroying everything, including
my glasses. I was desperate.
Even if I had
the money, there was simply no way of replacing those
glasses. Along with not being able to see well, I
experienced headaches every day, so my coworkers and I
were much in prayer about this. Then your crates
arrived. When my staffed removed the covers, they found
a pair of glasses lying on top.
missionary paused long enough to let his words sink in.
Then, still gripped with the wonder of it all, he
continued: Folks, when I tried on the glasses, it was as
thought they had been custom-made just for me! I want to
thank you for being a part of that!
listened, happy for the miraculous glasses. But the
missionary surely must have confused their church with
another, they thought. There were no glasses on their
list of items to be sent overseas.
quietly in the back, with tears streaming down his face,
an ordinary carpenter realized the Master Carpenter had
used him in an extraordinary
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A Pastor had a
kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then
was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm
milk, etc. The kitty would not come down.
The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor
decided that if he tied a rope to his car and drove away
so that the tree bent down, he could then reach up and
get the kitten. He did all this, checking his
progress in the car frequently, then figured if he went
just a little bit further, the tree would be bent
sufficiently for him to reach the
But as he
moved a little further forward...the rope broke.
The tree went "boing!" and the kitten instantly sailed
through the air - out of sight.
The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the
neighborhood asking people if they'd seen a little
kitten. Nobody had seen a stray kitten. So,
he prayed, "Lord, I just commit this kitten to your
keeping," and went on about his business.
A few days later
he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church
members. He happened to look into her shopping
cart and was amazed to see cat food. Now this
woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked
her, "Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so
"You won't believe this," and told him how her little
girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept
refusing. Then a few days before, the child had
begged again, so the Mom finally told her little girl,
"Well, if the Lord gives you a cat, I'll let you keep
it." She told the pastor, "I watched my child go
out in the yard, get on her knees, and ask Lord for a
Pastor, you won't believe this, but I saw it with my own
eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of the
blue sky, with its paws spread out, and landed right in
COCOA FOR A CROWD
1-1/4 c. Hershey cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
c. hot water
4 qts. (1 gal. milk)
In a 6 quart saucepan combine sugar,
cocoa and salt. Gradually add hot water. Cook over
medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils.
Boil and stir 2 minutes. Add milk; beat to serving
temperature, stirring occasionally. DO NOT BOIL. Remove
from heat, add vanilla. Serve hot. About 22 (6 ounce)
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