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If It Ain't One Thing It's Another
Ecclesiastes 10:15; Proverbs 14:30; Luke 12:15; Luke 10:38-42; Ephesians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 13:13
July 1, 2007
Perky the Duck soared in the international attention when she shocked a hunter's wife when the lady opened the refrigerator door and the duck that had been in there for two days suddenly started moving around. So, she rushed the duck to the vet and the vet began to do surgery to try to fix the damaged duck and as he began to do surgery, the duck stopped breathing. The doctor started thumping on the chest and the duck rallied. Then as he was sewing the duck up, she quit breathing again. Again, thump, thump, thump on the chest, but nothing. Then he tried to manipulate the beak a little bit and see if that would arouse the duck and it didn't work. Then he took needles and started poking at the duck. Still nothing. Then, in desperation, he put a mask on the duck and gave the duck pure oxygen. He turned to the people in the room and said, "I'm sorry." "It's over." And the ladies in the room begin tearing up just to hear that awful news after going through so much. Then, all of a sudden Perky raised her head and started flapping her wings. Now, the end of the story is that Perky is still doing fine, but she's not as perky as she used to be. But when you think of a story like that or a story like George; you remember George who had to get some bricks up to the second story so he gets a barrel and a pulley and rope and he gets it all rigged up and he pulls that barrel up to that second story and ties the rope to a tree. Then he goes upstairs and he fills that barrel full of bricks. He comes back down the stairs and he unties the rope from the tree forgetting that now the bricks weigh more than George does. So, the bricks come down and George goes up and they collide in mid air. He crushes his shoulder and cracks his skull. Now George is up here and th ...
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