God Fixed It

God Fixed It

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Molly was black-balled fifteen minutes after she arrived at church camp. Unable to shake off the unpopularity and low self-image that followed, she turned to God to fix it. God listened, maybe chuckled a bit and probably shook His head in sympathy at Mollya€™s mishaps. Since girls were not allowed to wear pants to school, Molly tells this story: I would do as Mother suggested: whip my pants off in the cloakroom in the morning and straighten my skirt, then put my pants back on for the ride home after school. The storm, true to Mothera€™s prediction, lasted all night. I jumped off my bike at the street crossing and pushed the front tire off the curb. In that split-second, my pants tumbled down circling my shoes. My skirt remained wadded up around my fanny. Kids behind me gasped, and someone started to laugh. The sound pierced the still morning air like laughter on Jack Bennya€™s radio show. Within moments all the kids giggled and pointed at my struggle to get my pants up. The crossing guarda€™s startled look made my face get hot with embarrassment before I could get my pants buttoned. I wanted to tell him he could see I had a skirt on ... Mollya€™s inability to say no followed her into marriage. She used the saying, a€œYou made your bed; now lie in it, a€ to adjust to wrong decisions until what she wanted the most was denied. What would she do now?I used my gloved left hand to hold my bike and yanked on the door with my right. It didna#39;t budge. Tried again. I pushed the kickstand down, and with both handsjerked the door. It opened. A funny smell greeted me. Used my butt to hold the dooranbsp;...

Title:God Fixed It
Author:Molly Fay
Publisher:Inspiring Voices - 2013-08-13


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