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    Stuck in the Mud

    “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire, he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”        Psalm 40:2 The Christian grade school I attended as a child was in the city of Hamilton, but the area had not yet been developed at that time, so there was still a lot of open space around it.  At lunch time, the students would often go out into the nearby field to play and build forts of sticks or goldenrod.  If it had rained, there were spots in the field that could get quite muddy. One day, when the school bell rang, all the other children ran for the building.  But the mud had slurped up all around my boots and I was stuck.  Eventually, in desperation, I stepped out of them, tugged once more to get them loose and ran in stocking feet, my boots in hand. Everyone was already in class ... continue reading