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Something old and something deliciously new (standard:humor, 947 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 07 2010Views/Reads: 1429/806Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Nobody hates change more than Yours Truly. I do not even like change jingling in my trouser pocket. After all, I lived long enough and have seen enough change that I do not care to see anymore. Some may accuse me of living in a rut, but it is my rut and I

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last one." 

She whirled around and headed back to the kitchen and her new convection
oven to try out a new batch of cookies. 

"This is okay but there does seem to be something missing," I mused with
the next batch of cookies. 

All afternoon the cookies flowed in my direction and I, being the cookie
aficionado that I am, gave her my best advice. I curiously enough, 
detected the least little problem with each one. She was getting so 
close to perfection. 

My wife being so interested and committed to mastering her brand-new
convection oven had forgotten the house rules, the one that she made up 
namely, one cookie per month for me. I had just consumed enough cookies 
for the next 10 years. I was willing to break the rules just to help 
her in her new project. That's the kind of guy I am. 

Later that evening, I am glad to say, she had mastered her new
convection oven as well as her cookie recipe. I, on the other hand, had 
a new appreciation of all things new. Sometimes change can be 

The Bible speaks of change. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a
new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become 
new. (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). 

Many people like to hang on to the old, even though it is not working
and is actually dragging them down. Christ offers change. Real change. 
Change you can really believe in. 

The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471
Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver 
Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail The church web site is 


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