Trader Jakes – Issue 947- June 18, 2021
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the old fashioned way.
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LAS PALMAS CUBAN RESTAURANT
- AUTHENTIC CUBAN
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KISSIMMEE BAKERY & RESTAURANT
- Latin Food. Best
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PEGGY’S COUNTRY KITCHEN
The Best Breakfast around.
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FISH CAMP and RESTAURANT
Tuesday - Sunday - State Road 46
My family spent one summer vacation enjoying the beaches of
beautiful Gulfshores, Alabama. My oldest daughter was about 6
years old and the youngest was 3. We bought a two-man inflatable
boat thinking this would make for a really fun day at the beach for
the two girls. And so it did, they played all day the two of them in
that boat. But the little one got tired and was beginning to look
pretty pink with too much sun. So, I took her to our spot on the sand
and placed an umbrella over her as my older girl continued to play
in the boat. I probably became a little too involved with my younger
daughter and spent a little too much time not noticing what was
going on the small distance to the water. But as I looked I became
concerned as I saw the little boat with my oldest daughter in it had
moved far out from the shore and was moving even further.I called
to her to come in closer to shore and she seemed to be frightened
and doing all she could to accomplish just that. But the thing we
hadn't thought to buy for the boat were any oars. Her little arms
were too short to reach across the boat and into the water. All she
could do was paddle hard to one side and was just making small
circles. About this time, others on the beach are noticing this little
girl so far out but no one seems to be doing anything but watching.
I'm standing as far out in the water as I can - shouting instructions
to her with no success. There's a sailboat of teenagers not far from
her, who start her way and then flip their boat.I stood watching her
go farther out - then looked to Heaven and confessed to God "Lord
I don't believe you gave me this beautiful child for me to watch her
float out to sea. Lord, you know I am a pitiful swimmer but some-
how Lord I'm trusting You to get me out there". And so went my
prayer.The first stroke of my arm seemed to be in slow motion, I
couldn't believe I was doing this. I swam until I no longer knew or
could feel that I had legs. But I just kept praying and keeping my
eyes on her. I saw my arm somehow operating on its own hook over
the edge of that small boat and began making my way back pulling
her and calming her, when everything inside me was screaming We
made it back to shore and even got some applause but my life was
forever changed by that experience. I learned we don't always have
to operate on our own strength. But, if we can trust enough and take
that first stroke we have all the strength we need. I must say it
changed my daughter's life too. She hates boats! But I hope she
has gained more than that in the retelling of the story. She's 22
years old now and graduates from college this May. I see her hori-
zons as limitless and I know with her faith she can go wherever God
Stroke Of Faith...
A 'RealLife' Story
T hrowing a Cast Net
in the 40’s