By Lisa Cherry

My family is quite enthused with my monthly menu system. On any given day for the next six months, I can tell you what we will eat for each family meal. Ah, the power of organization!

But I have to confess that my system keeps me hopping. I must thaw, mix, and bake at the right times or alas, we still might have to order pizza.

Recently I had planned chicken rollups for the next day’s lunch on the run, so the night before I needed to throw some chicken strips in the oven.  Once they are done I quickly cool them, stuff them in a zip lock bag and the system works like clockwork.

Well, I remembered to bake the chicken, but it was a little later in the evening than I hoped it would be. I got sidetracked on a late night computer project and Doug headed to bed before I did. When I got there about an hour later, I found the most interesting handwritten note on my pillow.


Remember the chicken….and cat’s wife.

Ber (a sweet nickname I call him.)

I was so grateful for the chicken reminder! Lunch would have been ruined without it. But I could not for the life of me figure out the other strange part of the message.

Did I have an appointment with someone named “Cat?” Was it a pastoral need for his poor wife?

My tired, middle-aged mind could not solve the puzzle at that late hour. As I was on my way to awaken him, it suddenly hit me…

Remember Lot’s wife! It wasLot’s…not Cat’s!  I had taught a lesson on that scripture the week before!  AHHHH!

 Perhaps Doug needed a slight penmanship adjustment, but I sure did need the late night laugh!


About frontlinemama

I am a mom who is passionate about equipping moms and parents to help their children through the challenging times we live in today.

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