“…You know…., these really aren’t my boots…”


A kindergarten teacher was having trouble helping a little boy put on his cowboy boots at the end of the school day.  It was a bit like that scene in Cinderella where the evil stepsister kept trying to shove her large foot into a glass slipper that just wouldn’t fit. The teacher pushed and pulled in every direction to squeeze the boots onto the sock-clad feet.  By the time she finally succeeded, sweat was dripping down her forehead. Her relief immediately disappeared when the small cowboy looked up and said, “These are on the wrong feet.”  Sure enough, they were. She took a deep breath and began tugging the boots loose. When they finally came off, she and the little boy worked together to put them back on the right feet. Success at last! The child looked up and her and smiled, “You know, these really aren’t my boots.” Biting her tongue to keep from scolding him, she calmly struggled to pull the ill-fitting boots off his feet. As soon as she had wrestled them off, the little boy pointed to a name written inside one of the boots and said, “See, they’re my brother’s boots . . . but my Mom said I could wear ’em!”  The exasperated teacher didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Nevertheless, she mustered up what little patience she had left and wrestled the boots back onto his feet one more time. There!—completely shod.   She helped him into his heavy winter coat and asked, “Now, where are your mittens?” The boy said, “Oh, I stuffed ’em in the toes of my boots so they wouldn’t get losted.”   I Thessalonians 5:14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the faint-hearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.  (Source: Anonymous)…Blessings…cjlb…1/10/14

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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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