Shirley & Marcy
A mother was concerned about her kindergarten son, Timmy, walking to school.
He didn't want his mother to walk with him and she wanted to give him the feeling
that he had some independence but know that he was safe. So she had an idea of how
to handle it. She asked a neighbour if she would please follow him to school in
the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her.
The neighbour said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would
be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.
The next school day, the neighbour and her little girl set out following behind Timmy
as he walked to school with another young girl that he knew.
She did this for the whole week. As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and
twigs, Timmy 's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed
to do every day all week. Finally she said to Timmy, 'Have you noticed that lady
following us to school all week? Do you know her?'
Timmy nonchalantly replied, 'Yeah, I know who she is.' The little girl said, 'Well,
who is she?' 'That's just Shirley Goodnest ,' Timmy replied, 'and her daughter Marcy
'Shirley Goodnest? Who is she and why is she following us?
'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my Mum makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my
prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley
Goodnest (surely goodness) and Marcy (mercy) shall follow me all the days of my life',
so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!'
May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always
The Kindhearted Scotsman
My wife and I walked past a swanky new restaurant last night.
"Did you smell that food?" she asked. "Incredible!"
Being the considerate person I am, I thought, "What the heck, I'll treat her!"
So we walked past it again.
The Meaning of the Bible
A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, "I know what the Bible
means!" His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible
means? The son replied, "I do know!" "Okay," said his father. "What does the Bible
mean?" "That's easy, Daddy..." the young boy replied excitedly," It stands for 'Basic
Information Before Leaving Earth.'
There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother
in another part of the country. "Is there anything breakable in here?" asked the
postal clerk. "Only the Ten Commandments." answered the lady.
"Somebody has said there are only two kinds of people in the world. There are those
who wake up in the morning and say, "Good morning, Lord," and there are those who
wake up in the morning and say, "Good Lord, it’s morning."
A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short
of time and couldn't find a space with a meter. Then he put a note under the windshield
wiper that read: "I have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss
my appointment. Forgive us our trespasses." When he returned, he found a ticket from
a traffic warden along with this note "I've circled this block for 10 years. If I
don't give you a ticket I'll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation
A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question, "Boys and girls, what
do we know about God?"
A hand shot up in the air. "He is an artist!" said the kindergarten boy.
"Really? How do you know?" the teacher asked. "You know - Our Father, who does
art in Heaven...
Another Sunday School
Sunday after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about.
The daughter answered, "Don't be scared, you'll get your quilt."
Needless to say, the Mum was perplexed. Later in the day, the vicar stopped by for
tea so Mum asked him what that morning's Sunday school lesson was about.
He said "Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming."