Lorita Atwell InspirationBy Charles TowneWhen my mama was carrying me she prayed for a little boy just like Huckleberry Finn. This just goes to prove that praying, like playing with dynamite and swimming with great white sharks has its own share of risks.Eventually, mama’s prayers were answered to the affirmative, which just goes to prove that our wonderful God has a very good sense of humor. As a youngster I must admit that I didn’t have the good sense Papa God gave a goofy gopher and usually the principle that governed my life was, ACT, DON’T THINK! Which has worked so well up until now I see little need to change.At a very early age I was smitten with a desire to explore and experiment. Turning over rocks to see what lived under them, sticking my hands into holes in the ground, and hollow trees and molesting bald faced hornet’s nests, as well as all the other poor wild critters in the woods and streams in our neighborhood was the focus of most of my exploring and experimenting.You will notice that both of these activities began with the prefix, ‘ex’ which might very well have described my condition if it hadn’t been for mama’s prayers, therefore, the whole point of this brief missive is to prove that prayer does work, so keep praying, by all means, keep praying! January 18, 2017 at 8:30 am Charles Towne Dear Lorita, thanks for the vote of confidence. Your comment is greatly appreciated. Charles Towne Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here TAGSCharles TowneInspirationPrayer Previous articleHousing Is Healing—and Health Systems Can HelpNext article10 of the World’s Most Expensive Cars Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. January 18, 2017 at 12:27 pm 4 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Thanks Keep up the Good work, Reply January 26, 2017 at 6:53 am January 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm Charles Towne I love Charles Towne’s missives. They have such a delightful visual that I am left smiling while understanding the message that is delivered, some honey with the vinigar. When I was pregnant with my second child I prayed for a son just like the younger boy I grew up with. I was the neighborhood nanny for the younger kids. I was keeping him, constantly, out of trouble. He was a wild, free child and. I loved him as my brother. Low and behold if I didn’t get my prayer answered. To this day, at 52, he is still my wild child. I was carefully not to pray that prayer again. Thanks so much for the encouragement E.J., I will be doing it as lomg as Papa God give me the strength. Give Him the credit. Again, thanks so very much. Charles Towne Please enter your comment! Reply EJ Live Fully,Love OpenlyAnd make a difference, todayCharles Towne is a longtime Apopka resident, member of Insp!re Church and a published author.