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Little Jo No

I’ll tell you the story of little boy Joe,

Who disobeyed his parents and always said no.

“Take out the trash,” his father would say.

But Joe would just laugh and then walk away.

“Pick up your toys,” his mother would tell.

But Joe would snap back with a mind-numbing yell.

“No! No! No!” he’d always cry,

With a deep reddened face and a squint of the eye.

He’d pout out his chin. He’d puff out his cheeks.

At times they would stay fixed for several weeks.

But something was happening to little boy Joe.

He’d get a little smaller each time he said no.

Then one day he stood at the door,

And the knob seemed higher than ever before.

He looked in the mirror to check out his height,

And to his great horror he knew he was right.

He was shrinking, yes sir, everyday,

Inches by inches, he was growing away.

“Joe, brush your teeth,” his mother did call.

But Joe threw up his arms and stormed down the hall.

“No! No! No!” as he ran he did holler,

And that’s when he realized he’d just gotten smaller.

“Come here right now,” came the words of his mother.

So Joe plugged up his ears with a pillow and cover.

“No! No! No!” he said without thinking.

Then he looked around. Now he was shrinking.

He was the size of a dog or a little bit smaller,

But that didn’t stop him, he continued to holler.

“Open this door,” the father spoke to the boy.

“No! No! No!” He was the size of a toy.

“You cannot make me,” came Joe’s boo-who.

“And I’ll never do it.” He was the size of a shoe.

“Never! No! Never!” came his last plea.

Then no one heard him. He was the size of a flea.

Little boy Joe learned a lesson that day:

You must watch your mouth and the words that you say.

So Joe decided to be a good boy.

Then with the wink of an eye, he was the size of a toy.

“Yes, mother,” he said. “I’ll brush my teeth.”

Zip-bang-zip. He’d grown beyond his belief.

Now he was nearly as tall as the bed.

The words, “I’ll obey you,” rang in his head.

“I’ll do what you say,” he muttered at last.

Then he shot up with a mind-soaring blast.

He was normal again or so he could see.

Yet something was different. How could that be?

He’d learned a big lesson, during that day,

To do what he’s told, and always obey.

Then it struck him as clear as a bell:

BIG boys don’t scream or holler or yell.

“No” is a word that you say to a stranger,

Or to someone else who might put you in danger.

“I’ve learned my lesson,” he said with delight.

“I’ll obey my parents. I’m a BIG boy tonight.”


The Bible says in Colossians 3:20, “Children, obey your parents in all things, for this pleases the Lord.”

A Really Rotten Day

“It’s a happy, shiny, bright, new day.”

The mom said to Jonathan Gray.

“Get up. Get up.” She patted his head.

It’s time for you to get out of bed.

He closed his eyes,

Then jumped up in a dash,

Grabbed hold of his clothes,

And was dressed in a flash.

But after that,

The good was gone.

Everything that happened,

From there went wrong.

He tripped when he walked.

He fell down the stairs.

His toast was burnt,

And he grew nose hairs.

His fingernails turned blue.

“Oh what will kids think.”

Then he smelled a bad odor.

He was starting to stink.

His socks didn’t like him,

So they jumped off his feet.

His shoes just laughed,

And ran up the street.

Then it started raining spaghetti,

Which he thought was quite weird.

Then he had an odd feeling.

He’d grown a pink beard.

Suddenly a hurricane arrived,

And blew his house away,

And there he stood alone.

Poor Jonathan Gray.

Spaghetti covered him,

From his head to his toes.

Then a monkey came from nowhere,

And pinched him on his nose.

Without warning the moon fell down,

And hit him in the knee,

“Ouch!” he screamed,

“Why me? Why me?”

“Its a happy, shiny, bright, new day,”

Jonathan heard his mother say.

“Get up. Get up.” She patted his head.

It had all been a dream,

And he was glad to get out of bed.


The next time you have a really rotten day, remember what the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18: “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.” It is God’s will for us to give thanks in everything—not just good things or happy things but in everything, even bad things—not because we like what happened but because not matter what happens we can always trust God. Remember, you can always give thanks in the middle of hard times because Jesus is right there with you and He is bigger than any bad situation you will ever face.