Great job, dad. He taught his son how to keep his head in a crisis and when that moment of truth came, the ten-year-old boy was ready.
As the news report explains, Sammy, who is ten, was on his way home from school when a woman claiming to have been sent by family members started following him and attempted to lure him with the promise of buying him whatever he wants from a Wawas convenience store.
The ‘stranger danger’ conversations he had with his dad prepared him for a situation like this one and he thought on his feet, ducking into a store he was familiar with and approaching the clerk.
He whispered to the 17 yo clerk that he wanted her to ‘act like his mom’ because a woman was following him. The young clerk handled the situation like a pro.
Here’s the 2-minute news story detailing the whole thing, complete with dad’s reaction to the situation.
Dad taught Sammy well.
Sammy kept his head in a crisis.
The woman was located by police and taken in for a psych evaluation of some kind.
And we want to add a special shout-out to the 17yo young woman who recognized the situation and did the little things right to be the hero this young boy needed in the moment of truth.
The world could use more young women (or women of any age!) with that kind of real courage to do the right thing in a difficult situation, even one they didn’t necessarily expect to find themselves in.
Stirring up exactly that kind of courage was the motivation beind this book of then Biblical ladies of all ages and walks of life who took whatever unexpected situation they found themselves in and let God use them in amazing ways.
Some of their stories may familiar, and others may be new to you, but you can be sure that you’ve never heard ANY of these stores told quite like this.
In Doug Giles’ latest book, Biblical Badasses: The Women, Giles spotlights ten epic ladies who did awesome things for God with the odds severely stacked against them. These girls weren’t your typical church ladies. They were holy movers and shakers who upset hell with their God-honoring, faith-filled, lives. Giles’ unique take on these terrific women makes the scripture come alive. This book is real, raw, relevant, and irreverent. Giles’ prayer is that after reading, Biblical Badasses: The Women, not only will your noggin be filled with these amazing tales of high and lows from real women who rocked in a hard place, via the power of God, but that you will get off your butt, quit pursuing stupidity, start chasing down your high calling and at the end of your life, you too, like the holy femme fatales featured herein, will have left a massive scar on Satan’s haggard backside.
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