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As a young mother, I was surprised when my telephone rang and a radio station identified themselves as a quiz program, explained what the call was about, asked my name and requested for me to hold for a moment.
The Master of Ceremonies was chipper as he came on and told me that there was a nice prize available if I could correctly answer the question - - he paused then asked.
Who was Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of War?
History was something I studied for the test, and then promptly forgot about it. Had I been a current school girl with studies about the Government, I probably would have remembered the name, but instead I mumbled, I am sorry but I don’t know the answer.
The MC acknowledged his sorrow, but said that as an alternative for the nice prize, the advertiser was sending me some free samples of their product in the mail.
If only I had thought to give my maiden name, I would have won the grand prize. The answer was Edwin Stanton. That name had actually crossed my mind, but I considered it not a good answer, brushed it off and lost by not paying attention to recall.
Often a hunch will give good direction when you listen to it. Actually I prefer not to call it a hunch or a premonition, but I believe God speaks to us in that inward voice giving insight when we will stop and tune in.
The prize I might have won was actually not that great! I remember being disappointed at the prize in the Cracker Jack box.
Paul reminded us to strive for the grand prize of heaven which will be presented to all who finish their race.
2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
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And with Hazel at Tell Me a True Storyhttp://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/