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Kandi: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Proverbial words. There is a whole lot of wisdom, peace, integrity, joy and direction in the book of proverbs. A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold. . . .

These are just a few of my favorite things . . . proverbial words . . . and boy, it feeds a hungry soul when someone shares those words encouragement with you. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb. Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs16:24

A precious lady met me in the halls of church and graciously expressed how good it is to laugh. A cheerful heart does good like a medicine. Proverbs 17:22a

I totally agree. When I was talking to some other friends I remembered an event, which brought of whole bunch medicine.

This is the true story I first wrote about four years ago, but it deserves the retelling . . .

Why did the chicken cross the road? If anyone had the answer it'd spoil some pretty good chicken jokes. My grandchildren would have less knock, knock laughs in their repertoire. I don't know why the crazy chicken made the move to cross the street, but I do know this ol' chick's been crossing a lot of roads lately and it certainly has been entertaining.

It was baseball season, we were about to welcome another grandchild into the world and all the other normal stuff. I felt like a chicken with its head cut off trying to remember everything. A little stress will suck the joy out of wonderful days if we don't learn to be fluid. Fluid and caffeinated.

My friend Cheri and I had left a baseball field in Petal. We were in search of some fine dining. While driving around looking for a place to eat there it was -- lo and behold -- a crazy contradiction.

A chicken had crossed the road, y'all. Yep, it had crossed and was standing right in front of a Popeye's Fried Chicken.

We rolled down the windows and started hollering, "Run, chicken, run!" I then hopped out of the truck and hurried to get a photo of the chicken standing in front of the Popeye's sign. Some man stopped his car, jumped out and tried to catch the chicken. He thought it was mine. What a moment of pure fun and the chicken lived to see another day.

That'll preach. Watch which roads you cross. No matter how busy don't forget to "in all your ways acknowledge the Lord, and He will direct your paths." Over there might look really good, might even smell like good ol' fried chicken, but who knows there could be a real frying pan waiting. Heed words of wisdom . . . I have taught you in the way of wisdom;

I have led you in right paths.Proverbs 4:11.

Kandi Farris, a freelance correspondent, also is a speaker on matters of faith and values.