She Did Not Know

She Did Not Know

When little bundles of joy begin to grow up, they are on a phenomenal learning curve. My children and grandchildren were honest, quick on their feet, and extremely funny. I really enjoyed these early years of questions, investigation, and trial and error.

I was at home alone with our youngest daughter, Lynnette. She was very young and was playing with a few of her toys in the living room as I was watching a great football game. I think maybe it was the Super Bowl, but I am not sure now (that’s not important). Lynnette would hand me a tiny plastic tea cup and a little plastic dish and I would pretend to enjoy a snack while I was watching the game. We were both having our version of fun.

Then, I heard it. The toilet was running in the main bathroom upstairs. I always hate it when the water does not shut off and keeps running. The temporary cure for this running water is not that difficult but it is a little inconvenient when you are trying to watch a game. Being the good dad that I am, I asked little Lynnette if she wanted to do me a favor. She quickly responded with, “What do you want me to do?” I said, “Listen, short pause; Do you hear the water running in the toilet upstairs?” She listened and said that she heard it. I told her to go upstairs and wiggle the toilet and the water would quit running. She was quickly off carefully climbing the stairs. It seemed each step was a third her height, so it took a while for her to climb the stairs and I became entrenched in the game.

When she didn’t return a few minutes, I climbed the stairs and started calling her name. As I reached the bathroom door I heard her say, “I can’t wiggle it Daddy.” When I she came within my site, she had her little arms wrapped around the toilet bowl and she said, “I can’t move it Daddy.” She did not know I meant to wiggle the handle but she was trying to do what I asked her to do. I let her wiggle the handle and the water stopped running, and now she knew.

When I read that Jesus told me to love my neighbor, I was not so good at it. I did not even know who my neighbor was. Jesus not only told me, to love my neighbor. He showed me how and told me to try it, and now I know and it has become a choice. The same is probably true for you too.

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Bill Fix loves serving the Lord and helping people. For many years he pastored in central Florida and Southern Michigan. He and his family traveled extensively performing illusion, puppets, ventriloquism, chalk art, and comedy as a creative way to present the Gospel. When Bill and his family performed, people listened. Bill is a writer and has written several nonfiction Christian books. He has also written a few books for young children. He writes a monthly blog and a newsletter every two weeks. Pastor Bill has been married to his beautiful wife Dottie. for fifty-one years. Their two adult daughters married Godly men and gave them four amazing grandchildren. In 2022 they became great-grandparents. Pastor Bill Fix, known as The People Pastor. has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He is a popular and frequent officiant at weddings, dedications, and funerals. You can personally email him at or visit his Web page at www.people

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