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the heroine of my novel,
Ruthe's Secret Roses
Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile
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The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
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The Rat Trap
Found in WhistleBlower 5-13-02
[ED NOTE] I don't know who wrote this but it's so appropriate to what I tell you every week, that
I'm going to run it. If you know the author, please let me know and I'll go back and give credit
where credit is due.
A rat looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package. What
food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a rat trap. Retreating to the
farmyard the rat proclaimed the warning ...
"There is a rat trap in the house, a rat trap in the house!"
The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Excuse me, Mr. Rat, I can tell this
is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it."
The rat turned to the pig and told him, "There is a rat trap in the house, a rat trap in the house!"
"I am so very sorry Mr. Rat," sympathized the pig, "but there is nothing I can do about it but
pray. Be assured that you are in my prayers."
The rat turned to the cow. She said, "Like wow, Mr. Rat. A rat trap. I am in grave danger. Duh?"
So the rat returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's rat trap alone. That
very night a sound was heard throughout the house, like the sound of a rat trap catching its prey.
The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see that it was a
venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer's wife.
The farmer rushed her to the hospital. She returned home with a fever.
Now everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the
farmyard for the soup's main ingredient. His wife's sickness continued so that friends and neighbors
came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them the farmer butchered the pig.
The farmer's wife did not get well. She died, and so many people came for her funeral that the
farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide meat for all of them to eat.
So the next time you hear that someone is facing a problem and think that it does not concern you,
remember that when there is a rat trap in the house, the whole farmyard is at risk.
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