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Adventist Life

One day when my oldest daughter was 5, we went grocery shopping and saw a woman come rushing out of the market. We watched as she pulled a cigarette and lighter out of her pocket. As she lifted the lighter to the cigarette perched on her lips my daughter surprised me by speaking directly to the woman. “Smoking is bad for you! It turns you black inside!” she exclaimed.

Slightly embarrassed, I smiled and hurriedly ushered my daughter into the store. As we walked by, the woman replied, “Yes, honey, I know. Don’t you ever smoke!”

The woman was just finishing up as we walked out with our small grocery bag. My daughter waved, and the woman …

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