February 7, 2021 at 4:26 pm February 9, 2021 at 9:57 am Ahh Mike, Papa God has given us so many second chances, Wow1 what a wonderful God we serve!! Bless you my friend, Chaz The Anatomy of Fear February 7, 2021 at 5:43 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 17 COMMENTS Richard Mignon Waller This is wonderful…. another delightful read. It is a God given gift to look for the potential in someone and not the bad. But looking for the potential, we practice the “love” of God and focus on lifting up and not tearing down. Thank you Charles for sharing this inspirational story. J and M CSG Reply Reply Faith Fowler, I have been living on borrowed grace all of my life. What a wonderful and loving God we serve! Bless you and yours Sissy, your papa 0 Richard, please Papa God, fill us all with your great love and compassion! You are so good and we are full of confidence and hope because of your great love we need not fear. Thank you Daddy, in Jesus blessed name we ask it, Amen Dear ADP, AND WE AS CHRISTIANS CAN REST ASSURED THAT THE LOVE THAT ORIGINATES IN THE FATHER IS FULFILLED IN US, HIS CHILDREN! WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS! BLESS YOU MY FRIEND. AMEN Very Uplifting. charles towne Reply EDG, HOW RIGHT YOU ARE PAL, CHAZ EdG Reply Reply Reply Please enter your comment! Reply Please enter your name here February 8, 2021 at 12:28 pm Reply February 9, 2021 at 9:24 am Reply February 9, 2021 at 7:47 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter February 9, 2021 at 9:25 am Jimmie and Mignon, I thank you dear folks for the affirmation! May our dear Papa God bless you and yours always. With deepest love always, Chaz February 8, 2021 at 3:58 pm Very clever and lesson learned. Good story. Not everyone gets a second chance and often those that do fail to take advantage. Three cheers for the shopkeeper. charles towne Iluttrell LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply charles towne Reply charles towne February 7, 2021 at 7:43 pm Iluttrel, I am pleased that you appreciated my story. God’s blessing on you both! Chaz TAGSCharles TowneConsequencesFaithInspirationLittle BoyLoveRedemptionResponsibilityShop OwnerShopliftingStealing Previous articleAfter the rediscovery of a 19th-century novel, our view of black female writers is transformedNext articleHow food banks help Americans who have trouble getting enough to eat Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It is amazing what love can do! charles towne Reply Mike February 7, 2021 at 5:45 pm Reply Good story, we could all use a little more compassion towards others! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 February 7, 2021 at 11:22 am Reply It is always a blessing to receive AND to give grace….we all need it! Love the story!!! Reply That was a touching story for this gloomy Sunday morning. The boy was truly blessed to have encountered a wise store keeper who taught him a valuable lesson through kindness instead of harshness. It obviously made a great impression, since the boy not only finished school and went to college, but became an attorney.I’m sure he used the same wisdom in his practice, that he learned as a child. Thankfully, God puts people in our path that add love and kindness, especially in a cold and heartless world.Thanks Chuck. God bless you! charles towne We are blessed to have a God who grants, third, fourth, fifteenth…chances. Reply ADP February 7, 2021 at 3:44 pm February 7, 2021 at 3:46 am charles towne You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here February 7, 2021 at 12:10 pm Reply Dear CSG, “and let it began with me!” Let each of us bring love and mercy to this broken world! May He wrap you in His magnificent love! Bless you, Chaz Herbert L Weissman charles towne Faith & InspirationBy Charles TowneThe owner of the little convenience store knew the boy was shoplifting but he didn’t say anything. He just watched and waited as knew that another opportunity would present itself. It always did.Two days later the kid was back, prowling the aisles.The store owner watched the boy from the register, seeing him clearly in the large security mirror that hung at the rear of the store.The boy’s ragged, threadbare jacket had large over-sized pockets, just right for concealing the pilfered Twinkie and Ding Dong they soon held.As he moved toward the door to make his escape he found his way blocked by the owner.He attempted to dodge around the man, but a large hand reached out and grabbed him by the arm. He attempted to shake off the hand, to no avail. He was caught!He looked up expecting a scowling face to be looking down on him. A scowling face and an angry voice, cursing and scolding him; but instead the expression that greeted him didn’t display anger or portend punishment, sadness perhaps, but not anger.He was led to the register. The hand on his arm was firm, but the thing that held him were those eyes, they never left his face.The boy knew he was in trouble, big trouble, and there was no denying it because the evidence was burning a hole in his pocket. What was he to do?The last time he had been caught shoplifting he was forced to stand before the judge, and that old man had told him in no uncertain terms that if he ever saw him again he would spend time in jail.He could see the judge sitting up there with an angry scowl, and he could hear the judge’s voice growling at him, condemning him, “Jail time!”The store keeper still held his arm. The man’s grip was firm. There was no escape.His accuser looked down at him, and with the index finger of his big free hand he tapped the counter and then dropped his eyes knowingly to the pocket that held the incriminating evidence.“Oh God,” he offered up. “If you help me out of this thing, I ain’t never going to steal ever again.” And with that thought he dug into his pocket and pulled out the Twinkie in it’s familiar red, yellow and white wrapper. He quickly dropped the Twinkie on the counter, never realizing just how hot a Twinkie was until at that moment. He plunged his hand into his pocket again and pulled out the Ding Dong. Good name, Ding Dong. He was the ding dong. He could hear a mean, whiny voice laughing at him, Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Ding Dong! over and over again.He laid the darned Ding Dong next to the Twinkie.It was a good thing the man still retained his grip on his arm because the boy was sure that without it, he would have fallen down.The store keeper was speaking. “Son, I want you to do something for me, something very important.” The boy looked up into the man’s face with a question in his eyes.The store keeper continued.“I want you to pay for the Twinkie and the Ding Dong.”There were tears in the boys eyes as he whispered, “But mister,” he choked on his words, “I don’t… have any money.”“Well now, that does pose a problem, doesn’t it? But it is a problem that I think can be solved.”“How mister?” As he asked this question the boy knuckled tears from his eyes.“Well now, you look to me to be a right clever young man, yes you do. There is a broom over there behind the counter. And this floor looks to me like it needs a good sweeping. What do you think?”“Yes sir, I can do that!” This was said with a little more enthusiasm than he intended.And the boy was right, he could “do that!”The boy grew into a man, and due to the store keeper’s kindness, love, and generosity he went to school, and then on to university to study law. He graduated with honors, went on to pass the state bar exam, and became an attorney. And wouldn’t you know, his office ended up right next door to the neighborhood convenience store, with the same old man tending the shop.The old man was much loved by everyone that knew him, as he was always searching for a ‘cause’, as he liked to call them. The attorney next door, and many others, were examples of his causes.It’s amazing what love can do. Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. February 8, 2021 at 7:17 am February 19, 2021 at 12:39 pm February 7, 2021 at 7:50 am Reply Faith Fowler Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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Statement of the Governor on Economic Stimulus PlanMay 1, 2008Montpelier, Vt. – At his weekly press conference Thursday, May 1, 2008, Governor Jim Douglas delivered the following opening statement:”As we approach Friday’s adjournment and final agreement on the two remaining items of the economic growth initiative – the sales tax holiday and targeted assistance for high unemployment areas – I want to thank the Special Committee on Economic Recovery and Opportunity, and House and Senate leadership for evaluating, enhancing and passing the 15-point Economic Growth Initiative I presented. They’ve done swift and diligent work on this important task.”Some said that this couldn’t be done – or that it was somehow a distractionbut this is a good example of what state government can achieve when all points of view are considered, strengthening the economy is the top priority and progress triumphs over partisanship.”This economic growth initiative will create jobs and help to ensure that Vermont emerges from this challenge with a stronger and more resilient economy.”In total, the package I presented could generate more than $214 million in direct economic activity and millions of dollars more in indirect economic multipliers. The Legislature’s additions add several million dollars more in value.”These proposals will help Vermonters who are struggling to afford housing; spur new industries and job growth, while strengthening existing businesses and our environment; provide tax relief to consumers; and make responsible investments in our infrastructure.”I’m also pleased the budget process is nearing a favorable resolution. Restoring Building Bright Futures early education funding and providing the necessary resources for Next Generation Scholarships, workforce training and mentoring programs are important investments in economic security.”###