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GRUMPY’S WORLD TOUR

THIS IS A true story... A woman had Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in her yard as lawn ornaments. One morning she found that Grumpy was missing. A thorough search of the neighbor-hood and many inquiries were fruitless. Grumpy had vanished. Weeks later he suddenly appeared in his usual spot, the same grump's expression on his painted plaster face. But attached to him with duct tape was a photo album. One picture showed him in front of London's Big Ben. An-other showed him grumping in front of the Eiffel Tower. Picture after picture documented his trek around the world. Perhaps the prankster hoped a free world tour would cheer the little fellow. But it did no good whatsoever. He returned as sour as when he left. THOUGHT: Isn't it amazing that God shows us His wonders, yet through this amazing journey many, like the Grumpy lawn ornament, remain unchanged, unaffected, untouched (cf. Psalm 14:1)? Living Water

Glad Tidings of Good Things
Volume 9/November 18, 2004
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