February 20, 2013 Edition

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Aggravations just might
be a gift from God

Dewitt Rowlett
Guest Writer

The rusty 12-year-old Impala wouldn't start that morning. Kinda odd because she was always dependable. It was frustrating because he was already late for work. The starter ground and ground until the battery began to lose its power.

He thought to himself "Why is this happening to me, everything in my life is falling apart. If I am late for work one more time I may loose my job."

He went back in the house to call his brother who lived a block down the street ... maybe, just maybe, he has not left for work yet. Oh no! The phone is dead, disconnected - the bill was due last Thursday and he was hoping they would let it slide until payday on Friday.

He thinks to himself, "I will try to start the old girl one more time" - bingo! She started; thank you Lord.

As he pulls onto the freeway he sees flashing lights ahead, police cars, ambulances, fire and smoke on both sides of the road, a neighbor whom he recognizes is walking toward him with tears streaming down his face.

"Good morning," he says, "Wow there is a 15-car pile up just ahead. They say there is at least six people dead and many are injured, if I had not lost my keys and had to look for them I would have been in the middle of that mess."

Yes friends, sometimes those little aggravations might possibly be God protecting you.

Dewitt Rowlett of Vilonia is a native of Possum Trot Community, five miles west of Swifton. He writes of his life in rural Arkansas and is gaining quite a fan club of people who are of the nostalgic persuasion. Comments can be sent to him through e-mail at deemar1944@yahoo.com.

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