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Walking With Jesus: Missing toddler found alive in a pond early Saturday morning (Pawhuska, OK)
Pawhuska Journal-Capital ^ | October 18, 2008 | MATT CONLEY

Posted on 10/18/2008 8:10:35 PM PDT by Joya

Little Ali Tuller will soon be sporting a bracelet that contains the inscription “Walking With Jesus.”

That couldn’t be more appropriate, after the night she had on October 3.

Tracy Ali Jo Tuller, who goes by Ali, is the 23-month-old daughter of Shanna and Robert Tuller. She crawled out of her bed and slipped out the sliding glass door of the couple’s home located a few miles south of town. She started her walk sometime between midnight and 1:30 Saturday morning, which was when her mom discovered her missing.

“That night was my birthday, and my husband and I put the children to bed and stayed up late in the living room. When I went to check on the kids at 1:30 that morning before we went to bed, Ali wasn’t in bed,” said Shanna. “We have five children, and three of them were at home that night. We woke up the two boys, and frantically searched the house. She just wasn’t anywhere.”

Shanna called 911, and within minutes rescue workers, firefighters, people from the police and sheriff’s office, family and friends were on the scene, combing the area. The search lasted until nearly 4 a.m., when Gibbie Gibson, a rescue worker from Wynona, found little Ali standing in the middle of a pond about a mile from her home.

“He walked out to get her, and the water was well up past his waist,” said Shanna. “When he got to her, though, the water wasn’t even up to her waist, and she wasn’t standing on anything. It had to have been God holding her up. Gibbie was in shock when he saw it, and really had no explanation other than a miracle.”

The search seemed much more of an ordeal for the family and rescue workers than it was for young Ali. After all, right around the pond where Ali was found, people came across two cougars, a pack of coyotes, and even killed a copperhead snake. Everybody was muddy, scratched up, and wet from the big storm that rolled through the area.

Not Ali, though, who was unfazed, and practically dry despite walking around in the rain and wading out into the pond. She didn’t have a scratch on her, and her hair wasn’t even messed up.

“She went out without her shoes on, walked all that distance, and even had to cross two barbed wire fences to get to where they found her,” said Shanna. “There had to be at least 60 or 70 people out searching for her that night, and after it was all over, they were all in worse shape than Ali. My daughter wasn’t even scared, she was just out for a walk.”

Ali wasn’t sure why she went for her late night walk, and really didn’t have much to say later. But Shanna certainly has thought a lot about the ordeal, and she is convinced Ali wasn’t alone during her trek through the woods.

“There is not a doubt in my mind that God was with her, watching over her that night,” said Shanna. “God must have a special purpose for Ali. Our only guess as to why Ali was in the pond is that God must have put her there to keep her away from the cougars. I hope this story touches people, because it has certainly touched our lives. There is a God out there, and he is watching over all of us. God was definitely with Ali that night.”


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At 4 a.m., 23-month-old child found suspended in middle of pond while two cougars, a pack of coyotes, and a copperhead were nearby.

"This is what it means to be held" as the song goes.

1 posted on 10/18/2008 8:10:36 PM PDT by Joya
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To: Joya

It truly is a miracle, but in the future, they should put a high spring loaded lock on that slider door.


2 posted on 10/18/2008 8:14:23 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Quix; Marysecretary; Alamo-Girl; airborne; American in Israel; AnimalLover; auggy; backhoe; ...

Ping. Miracle in Oklahoma.


3 posted on 10/18/2008 8:14:47 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Joya

wow what an amazing story


4 posted on 10/18/2008 8:15:37 PM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: princess leah

AMEN. And a cowbell.


5 posted on 10/18/2008 8:16:21 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: princess leah

Ditto.


6 posted on 10/18/2008 8:16:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Joya

So was the door open? Don’t think a 23 month old could reach up and open a sliding door. They are heavy. Something fishy about this story.


7 posted on 10/18/2008 8:18:17 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Joya

**“He walked out to get her, and the water was well up past his waist,” said Shanna. “When he got to her, though, the water wasn’t even up to her waist, and she wasn’t standing on anything. It had to have been God holding her up. Gibbie was in shock when he saw it, and really had no explanation other than a miracle.” **

“Be not afraid, I am with you always.”


8 posted on 10/18/2008 8:18:21 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: princess leah

The best way to secure a sliding door is a dowel or broomstick cut to fit in the slide but about one inch short. You’s have to tear out the door to get it open from outside. Trick I learned as a cop. Has stopped many a burglar.


9 posted on 10/18/2008 8:18:54 PM PDT by pankot
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To: princess leah

I didn’t know they had cougars in Oklahoma!


10 posted on 10/18/2008 8:19:11 PM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: visualops

Yep. Barefoot and crossed two barbed wire fences in the dark. An angel must have been holding her hand.


11 posted on 10/18/2008 8:20:10 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Hattie

Depends on the child and depends on the glass door.


12 posted on 10/18/2008 8:22:21 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Salvation

Amen. God is good.

His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He cares for me.


13 posted on 10/18/2008 8:23:35 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Joya

That story makes me smile.

Thanks for posting.


14 posted on 10/18/2008 8:24:04 PM PDT by Fichori (ironic: adj. 1 Characterized by or constituting irony. 2 Obamy getting beat up by a girl.)
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To: Joya

Cool.


15 posted on 10/18/2008 8:24:35 PM PDT by Kevmo (I love that sound and please let that baby keep on crying. ~Sarah Palin)
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To: pankot

A plain old broomstick, eh? Excellent.


16 posted on 10/18/2008 8:24:42 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: NativeTxn

http://www.thejump.net/blog/index.php?/archives/16-TWO-MOUNTAIN-LIONS-CONFIRMED-IN-WESTERN-OKLAHOMA.html

Thursday, December 15. 2005
TWO MOUNTAIN LIONS CONFIRMED IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA
The push East continues. On October 29, 2005, Ron Mills, the manager of Black Mesa State Park, encountered two mountain lions traveling together in the park. They were apparently stalking several deer that were bedded near the residence. The larger cat went into the brush before Mr. Mills was able to get a photo, but he was able to get a good photograph of the second smaller cat as it walked away (see below). He later confirmed tracks made by the larger animal. Ron has been the park’s manager since 2003


17 posted on 10/18/2008 8:26:50 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Joya

i SUSPECT that future fact checking will prove this to be a true one.

I doubt it’s on the fact checking sites yet.


18 posted on 10/18/2008 8:26:54 PM PDT by Quix (POL LDRS GLOBALIST QUOTES: #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Hattie
So was the door open? Don’t think a 23 month old could reach up and open a sliding door. They are heavy. Something fishy about this story.

You haven't been around any two-year-olds have you? They could probably figure out a combination lock faster than a safe cracker and move objects to get to said lock.

19 posted on 10/18/2008 8:27:47 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Fichori; Kevmo

It is a heartwarming story. Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed Sunday.


20 posted on 10/18/2008 8:28:08 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: madison10

INDEED.

some are incredibly resourceful, creative, clever, smart, determined, tenacious, strong willed.

some will simply not stop until they’ve reached their objective.

I’ve certainly seen plenty that could open a lot of sliding glass doors. Most such doors are designed to slide easily, after all.


21 posted on 10/18/2008 8:29:57 PM PDT by Quix (POL LDRS GLOBALIST QUOTES: #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Joya
...nearly 4 a.m., when Gibbie Gibson, a rescue worker from Wynona, found little Ali standing in the middle of a pond about a mile from her home... “When he got to her, though, the water wasn’t even up to her waist, and she wasn’t standing on anything. It had to have been God holding her up. Gibbie was in shock when he saw it, and really had no explanation other than a miracle.”... right around the pond where Ali was found, people came across two cougars, a pack of coyotes, and even killed a copperhead snake. Everybody was muddy, scratched up, and wet from the big storm that rolled through the area.

Somewhere, M. Night Shyamalan is staying up late writing a draft.

22 posted on 10/18/2008 8:36:12 PM PDT by Sloth (Pontius Pilate voted 'present'; Barrabas was community organizer.)
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To: Joya

With everything else that’s going on in the Nation and the world, this is just one way God has to remind us that He is still in control and He knows and cares.

And Miracles do still happen.

Teary smile on my face tonight. Wow, God is so Good.


23 posted on 10/18/2008 8:36:19 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (All You Need is Money [Soros] and a Candidate Who Can Be Coached to Look Sincere [Obama]. A. Huxley)
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To: madison10
We had seven kids in fact. I wasn't referring to the lock but the weight of our sliding glass door would not be possible for a 23 month old to move. It's even difficult for me. Maybe just the glass doors in our area or maybe the door was open.

So maybe God flew her to the pond but to go thru two barbed wire fences and walk a mile barefooted and in the dark too. All that just adds up to more than strange to me.

It just seems to me some questions should be asked of these parents as I still think it sounds fishy.

24 posted on 10/18/2008 8:41:41 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Hattie

Hmmmmm

Lots of rescuers evidently affirmed various aspects of the scenario.

The family members as well.


25 posted on 10/18/2008 8:48:06 PM PDT by Quix (POL LDRS GLOBALIST QUOTES: #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: All

Where in the heck was the family dog?


26 posted on 10/18/2008 8:51:22 PM PDT by Spatha
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To: Joya

Praise The Lord....He watches over us.


27 posted on 10/18/2008 9:08:04 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Spatha

My collie—Lassie type—would not let my adopted todler sister pass our fence line going up to grandma’s place which was across the fence. There was a private dirt road between us but the collie would not let Bonnie walk past that fence line. Collie kept putting Collie’s body between Bonnie and Grandma’s.

No one trained her to do that.


28 posted on 10/18/2008 9:13:04 PM PDT by Quix (POL LDRS GLOBALIST QUOTES: #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Joya

Thank you for such a heart warming post.

Warms my heart.

mrs


29 posted on 10/18/2008 9:19:16 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (Obama wants to spread the wealth around. My wealth.)
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To: Sloth

Why would you refer to this as fiction?

If you had faith the size of a grain of a mustard seed, you could say to a mountain, be removed, and it would be cast into the sea.

I believe God truly did this to protect a toddler from harm.

May He Who is able to keep you from falling touch your heart, remove the coldness, so that you have a heart of flesh, instead of a heart of stone, and may you, with your own eyes, see the salvation of the Lord.


30 posted on 10/18/2008 9:27:47 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated; shield

Yes, He is good. All the time.

And we, by faith, share with those who have an inheritance in His eternal Kingdom.


31 posted on 10/18/2008 9:29:44 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Spatha

Great question, Spatha.

Should have been preventing the baby from leaving or shepherding that little one back home or barking its head off to raise the alarm.


32 posted on 10/18/2008 9:33:19 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Joya

This sort of story scares the crap out of me. I’m a toddler’s dad, too...


33 posted on 10/18/2008 9:33:47 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: proudmilitarymrs

You are quite welcome, my dear. All thanks to Him.


34 posted on 10/18/2008 9:35:34 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: B-Chan

God hears our prayers. He answers those prayers.

Father in Heaven, we ask You to watch over our children, to keep them safe, to be with them always. We ask this in the Name of Jesus. Amen.


35 posted on 10/18/2008 9:37:35 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: B-Chan

You are right, toddlers sure keep folks on their toes. I used to make notes in my kids’ baby books when they would have near misses. Once, when my son was a very little guy, I woke up to the smell of melting plastic. He had climbed out of his crib, gone downstairs, found a Tupperware lid, and put it in the toaster oven. He was too young to even explain “why” he did that.

Mommy’s little helper !?!

I’m just glad I woke up when I did. Up till that point, he hadn’t been able to climb out of his crib. There’s a first time for everything.

God bless you and watch over your little one.


36 posted on 10/18/2008 9:46:44 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Joya

Let’s also pray for the parents and families of young children who are allowed by God to suffer and die. We can’t see the Big Picture, but we have to trust that God can, and that He has good reasons for staying His protective Hand.

Every night I pray that God will shift any bad thing that may happen to Baby Chan over to my account. Let me suffer, but spare him! I can’t imagine how I’d feel if something happened to our little fellow. I pray that God spares us such a trial.


37 posted on 10/18/2008 10:03:17 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Joya

We put a childproof plastic knob cover on the INSIDE of the nursery, a radio on in the child’s room, and take ac-powered monitors into whatever room we are in. That way as long as we can hear the radio, we know the baby monitor is working and we can hear if the tot needs us. And the child simply cannot get out.

G-d bless this little one; so glad she is safe.


38 posted on 10/18/2008 10:07:06 PM PDT by Yaelle (One candidate fought America's enemies and one candidate owes all he has to America's enemies)
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To: Hattie

We bought a house with a heavy Anderson sliding door at the end of the living room that led to a two-story drop. The previous owners ran out of money before they built a deck. I can assure you a two year old can open the door, which is a key reason why we added on to the house at that spot.


39 posted on 10/18/2008 10:26:40 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Joya
Wow, glory to God, praise Jesus! Oh, and thanks for the ping.

And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. - Matt 14: 28-29

I was just thinking, has ANYONE walked on water since St. Peter with Christ Jesus?

40 posted on 10/19/2008 12:02:26 AM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly. 2 Cor. 10:3-5)
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To: Joya
This story is wonderful. It reminded me of a story of my own. I am sure that God allowed for my friend and I to be at the right place and time to save a tiny little girl. We were at a park and decided to go for a walk. A small path led around some bushes next to the pond. I decided we should take the little path less taken which led to a place secluded and hidden from view. To our surprise there was a tiny little girl standing on the very edge of the large pond staring completely mesmerized into the water. She was all alone with no one anywhere in sight. My friend and I took her hands and preceded to try to find her family. On a nearby hill we found some people who were picnicking. We asked them if the little girl belonged to them. They said yes. They had thought she had left with her mother who had a while back driven off to they didn't know where. They were totally unaware that her mother had left her with them. My friend nor I had ever been on that path before we found the little lost mesmerized girl nor since.
41 posted on 10/19/2008 1:15:48 AM PDT by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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To: B-Chan

Amen. May He shelter and comfort those suffering and those who have lost a young one.

God does see the Big Picture, you’re right.

...

I ask God to cause my kids to dwell in the secret place of the Most High, under the shadow of the Almighty, to be their refuge, and their fortress, their God, in Whom they put their trust. And that He will deliver them from the snare of the fowler, and from any perilous pestilence. I ask Him to cover them with His feathers, and that under His wings they shall take refuge, and that His truth shall be their shield and buckler. That they shall not be afraid of any terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. That even if a thousand fall at their side and ten thousand at their right hand, that it shall not come near them, but that only with their eyes shall they look, and see the reward of the wicked.

I ask that they shall make Yahweh, Who was King David’s refuge, (also mine), even the Most High their dwelling place, and that no evil shall befall them nor shall any plague come near their dwelling, that He will give His angels charge over them to keep them in all their ways. And that in the angels’ hands they will be borne up, lest they dash their feet against stones. I ask that He enable them to tread upon any lion or cobra, and that the young lion and serpent they shall recognize and trample under their feet.

I ask Him to work in their hearts so that they will always set their love upon Him and therefore He will deliver them, that they will know His Name, and that He will set them on high. That they will call on that Name, and that He will answer them, that He will be with them in trouble, that He will deliver them and honor them, and that with long life He will satisfy them. And that He will show them His salvation.

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http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm%2091;&version=50;


42 posted on 10/19/2008 3:46:43 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Yaelle

Wow, sounds as if you all are vigilant over your little one. All blessings on you.

Yes, so glad little Ali is safe.


43 posted on 10/19/2008 3:49:35 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: oprahstheantichrist

This story does bring that to mind. Glory to God, amen.


44 posted on 10/19/2008 3:51:58 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Bellflower

I think you were divinely led to that child, to bring her back to safety. What a lovely account. Thanks.


45 posted on 10/19/2008 3:56:34 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: oprahstheantichrist

I think there’ve been one or two fairly well documented cases.

Either they are similar or I’m generalizing.

I thought one was in Indonesia about 30 years ago. The other narrated by HEAVENLY MAN’s autobiographical author . . .

I think the nature of the cases was that Christians had to walk across a flood swollen river. And those who knew the river and the height of the flood knew that the people would have been well over their heads but were visibly wlking only in knee-deep water by the looks of where the water came up to them. Rather like the little girl.


46 posted on 10/19/2008 4:39:25 AM PDT by Quix (POL LDRS GLOBALIST QUOTES: #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Joya

This is an excellent example of what God is - loving!


47 posted on 10/19/2008 5:42:03 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com)
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To: BCW

Yes, He is!


48 posted on 10/19/2008 6:01:50 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Hattie

Could be just the screen was closed on the slider...They slide easily...


49 posted on 10/19/2008 6:36:49 AM PDT by Iscool (If Obama becomes the President, it will be an Obama-nation)
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To: Joya
I believe God truly did this to protect a toddler from harm.

Could be more...If his only intent was to protect the child from harm, He could have locked or jamned the sliding door, preventing her adventure...

And although God doesn't protect all children from disaster, this is a good lesson for the parents and searchers and readers to trust God...

50 posted on 10/19/2008 6:47:14 AM PDT by Iscool (If Obama becomes the President, it will be an Obama-nation)
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