[Dr. Charles Ashcraft, Evangelist]

The Horse
How To Love
How To Live Another Year
The Word Of God
How To Grow Old Gracefully
The Hitchin' Post
The Atonement
Animal Brain Duster
From My Observation

[GospelWeb.net Globe]


Charles Ashcraft

Jesus made reference to Herod as a fox when Herod thought he could outsmart Him. When Jesus made reference to His own purpose and plan, He said to the Pharisees: "Go and tell that fox," (Luke 13:32). Thus, one reason for the following "Animal Brain Duster."

Though I have been referred to as the black sheep of the family, I have never been called a snake in the grass. Most men are said to be as stubborn as a mule, and I am one of them. I have been known to let the cat out of the bag, especially when someone tried to rat on me. A few times in my life, I have been accused of getting the cart before the horse. I admit, I have gone on a wild goose chase once in a while. I have never made it a habit, because I usually thought something was fishy.

To my knowledge, I have never been hen pecked; though a few times I have thought I might have been made a guinea pig.

Ask my friends; I have never tried to weasel out of anything. And, to my knowledge, I have never tried to take the lion's share. To tell you the truth, I am dog tired and it is raining like cats and dogs though I am not really a weather prophet. But, when I do put my eagle eye on something, I don't want to be like the fellow running around like a bull in a china closet. I admit, I do eat high on the hog once in a while, though I have never been known to open up a can of worms.

I never waste my time shedding crocodile tears because they are fake. Another good reason is: I could not see to hit the bull's eye.

All of this animal talk may sound kind of squirrelly, and if I make my next appointment, I must measure my distance as the crow flies. You see, as an Evangelist and a preacher of the Gospel, it has been rumored that I have been referred to as that old goat: not to mention the fact that I will be a little slow, because I am slightly pigeon toed. You can plainly see, if I don't go now I might have to eat crow.