Who Has The Greatest Job In The World?

Written by Rev. James L. Snyder

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On a hot day in August, there was nothing cooler than a root beer snow cone fromrepparttar SCM. Moreover,repparttar 105581 best part of it was, it only cost a nickel. Of course, a nickel was sometimes hard to come by.

I well remember one day when I didn't have a nickel. I don't rememberrepparttar 105582 reason, but I was being punished for some naughtiness on my part, and my mother would not give merepparttar 105583 coveted nickel.

Time came forrepparttar 105584 Snow Cone Man to come down our street and he stopped right in front of our house. Like a snowstorm in Vermont, kids descended upon him from all overrepparttar 105585 place to get their daily snow cone.

I looked on, through teary eyes, regretting whatever I did to deprive myself of one ofrepparttar 105586 greatest pleasures in life.

One by one,repparttar 105587 kids melted away as they got their snow cones and soon he was all alone. I just hated to see him go. He was ready to start his motorcycle when he looked up and saw me sitting onrepparttar 105588 porch.

"Hey, Jimmy, don't you want a snow cone today?"

"Hain't got no nickel," I sobbed.

"Come on down," he called back. "You can use one of my nickels today."

Leaping offrepparttar 105589 porch and smearing tears from my face, I went to him for my snow cone. When I got there he pressed a nickel into my trembling hand and asked, "Now, which flavor do you want? Don't tell me. Root beer, right?"

Root beer was more than all right for me.

As I exchanged his nickel for my root beer snow cone, I could not speak for fearrepparttar 105590 effort would distract fromrepparttar 105591 smile, which had taken my face by storm. It wasrepparttar 105592 best root beer snow cone I ever had.

Watching him drive away, I thought to myself, that'srepparttar 105593 greatest job inrepparttar 105594 world.

More than 40 years separate me from that childhood memory. Looking back, I smile when I realize I have, today,repparttar 105595 greatest job inrepparttar 105596 world.

What could be greater than helping people receive from God what they can't afford. God's marvelous grace is for all who, for one reason or another, do not haverepparttar 105597 needed "nickel."

Upon further reflection, a verse fromrepparttar 105598 Old Testament came to mind. "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye torepparttar 105599 waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." Isaiah 55:1 KJV.)

No matter how much money a person thinks he or she has, they are always one nickel short of God's grace.

Reverend Snyder is currently ministering at the "Family of God Fellowship" in Ocala, Florida. More of his articles are available for reprint at his website: http://www.godspenman.com/ Rev. Snyder is available as a guest speaker. He writes a weekly column and is the author of "You Can Always Tell a Pastor; But Not Very Much " available at: http://www.jamessnyderministries.com/

Beware of Thick Ankled Women!

Written by Ed Williams

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Thatís a pretty profound statement. It also makes tons of sense. Thereís just no upside to thick ankled women. If one is out walking around somewhere, her ankles just might clunk together and create a potential accident situation for both herself and others. And thick ankles canít be disguised, ifrepparttar woman wears white socks, theyíll look like softballs, if she wears orange socks itíll be even worse as theyíll look like basketballs. Or maybe even pumpkins. And I donít guess that there are any plastic surgeons out there who can help with this problem, after all, I donít think Iíve ever heard of anyone getting an ďankle liftĒ before. Itís a bad situation anyway you happen to look at it, and then some.

Iíve talked this over withrepparttar 105580 Happy Divorcee, akarepparttar 105581 Pip, and he swears that heíll never date a thick ankled woman. Iíve also talked it all out with Ray and Hugh, and weíve decided that weíll immediately institute a ban on any potential future visits by thick ankled women over atrepparttar 105582 IHOP. We donít needrepparttar 105583 potential liability involved, nor can those thick ankles banging around together sound very good, it might even interfere withrepparttar 105584 BTO, Elvis, and 2 Live Crew music that we all like to listen to. And that by itself is plenty of justification forrepparttar 105585 ban.

Young men ofrepparttar 105586 Southeast (and beyond), take this column as a public service reminder for yourselves - youíve been warned both byrepparttar 105587 Godfather and The Brotherhood about thick ankled women, so take heed. Remember - you can live with a woman who has mean relatives, uses too much perfume, or makes you buy feminine hygiene products. That can all be dealt with by gritting your teeth and cussing under your breath. But big ankles? Man, if you go out and get hooked up with a thick ankled woman, you deserve to have your bank accounts drained as only Dr. Sholls can do it....

Edís latest book, ďRough As A Cob,ď can be ordered by calling River City Publishing toll-free at: 877-408-7078. Heís also a popular after dinner speaker, and his column runs in a number of Southeastern publications. You can contact him via email at: ed3@ed-williams.com, or through his web site address at: www.ed-williams.com.

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