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Adventuring with God
When Spencer was six, his mother, his little brother, Christopher, and some friends were going to a big lake to have a picnic. There would be lots to do, and he was really looking forward to their trip. He had fun doing things for Mom to prepare for it. While she was getting his little brother ready, he ran to get the picnic basket. Then he helped her pack lunch and gather up their swim things.
When they got to the lake, everyone went swimming near the picnic area. For a while, Spencer splashed around with the other kids. Then, without telling anyone, he took off to do some exploring on his own.
Beyond the dock and out of sight of the others, he came to a place that looked good for more swimming. After he waded out from the shore to where the water was above his waist, the lake bottom began giving way under his feet. The harder he tried to pull free, the deeper he sank into the sandy bottom. While he was sinking, the thought came to him, "you know how to swim. Lean forward and start swimming." That's exactly what he did. As he paddled with his arms and wiggled his legs, his feet gradually came loose from the sandy bottom and he was able to swim the few yards to the shore.
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